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Bartlett woman charged with Walmart arson

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MEMPHIS — A Bartlett woman accused of setting fire to a rack of clothes in a store last Thursday has been charged with aggravated arson and released after posting a $50,000 bond. The fire happened around 7 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Walmart store at 3950 Austin Peay, in the Raleigh area. If found guilty, she […]

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Tigers take it to Gryphons

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The Tiger quarterback and running back tandem of Tate Kolwyck and Kenneth Walker helped power Arlington’s offense past St. George’s to the tune of a 48-29 win last Friday on the road. Kolwyck, who threw for 174 yards, was able to nimbly elude swift defensive pressure much of the game, while Walker used downfield vision […]

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News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2017

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Gelato Café in Bartlett to close by end of August The Gelato Café in Bartlett announced via Facebook late Monday night that it will be closing at its current location on Aug. 31. It is in the Bartlett Towne Center at 5985 Stage Road. Owner Maher Garada wrote, “We are sad to announce that Gelato […]

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Mid-South’s partial solar eclipse sparks awe and smiles

Patchy clouds and spots of rain kept some in the Mid-South from seeing Monday’s partial solar eclipse, but when the sky cleared those who got a peek through their protective glasses were oohing about the bright orange circle with a clear bite taken out of one side. At Bartlett High School, a flurry of students […]

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Second Saturday Divorce Workshop to launch in Memphis Aug. 12

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When WIFE.org co-founders and KPBS Local Heroes Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall founded Second Saturday Divorce Workshops through their non-profit organization 25 years ago, they never imagined that they would be offering support to tens of thousands of women struggling with divorce processes. These workshops have cropped up around the country, and with over half […]

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Immigrant families get rock star treatment on the first day back to school in Memphis

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Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido” and “Every Student is Welcome,” clusters of people gathered at the entrances of about 25 […]

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Princeton Review rates Rhodes College among tops in U.S.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhodes College in Memphis announced that it has been ranked highly among the country’s top colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s respected annual survey. The education services company features the college in the newly released 2018 edition of its guide, The Best 382 Colleges. Rhodes also earned top spots on The […]

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Trap stars wrap up season

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Extravaganza to spotlight hunting, fishing Aug. 11-13

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You wanted more and you got it: The Mid-South Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza (MSHFE) is back, and it’s bigger and better. For more than 20 years this event at the Agricenter International in Memphis has served as the “kick-off” for the fall hunting and fishing seasons. The MSHFE is a three-day event on Aug. 11-13 […]

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TDCI lists fines, penalties levied against local businesses

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One Bartlett business, along with several in Memphis, Cordova and other area communities, was among those cited in last week’s June disciplinary action report issued by the Division of Regulatory Boards within Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI). The June report is the most recent currently available. Download the full .pdf file at tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/DAR-06-2017.pdf. […]

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Donors sought for Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund

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As the one-year anniversary nears for the passing of singer/actress Ruby Wilson, “The Queen of Beale Street,” a Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund has been set up to help a new generation of female singers. Funds will be managed by the Soulsville Foundation, the Memphis-based nonprofit organization that operates and raises funding for the Stax Museum […]

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Briarcrest Christian School’s fall 2017 calendar

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July 27 Alumni girls soccer game Aug. 14 Registration — Last names from A to J at 8 a.m. and last names from K to Z at 9 a.m. at the Houston Levee campus Aug. 15 First day of school Aug. 22 Elementary parent meetings for junior kindergarten through first grade Aug. 24 Elementary parent meetings […]

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