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‘Pistols & Petticoats’ dances welcome newcomers

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Round and round they go, and it’s a fun evening for square dancers in Bartlett. Pistols & Petticoats, the group that meets regularly at Bartlett United Methodist Church, periodically offers lessons on Wednesday nights to get newcomers interested in the pastime. Glenda Torvik of Collierville, a member, said dancers also come from throughout the region […]

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Stomp Out Suicide event

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BBB of Mid-South elects 2017 officers, directors

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The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected officers and new directors for 2017. Officers are: Chairman: Kent Ritchey, president od Landers Auto Group First Vice Chairman: Ron Becker, owner of The Great American Home Store Second Vice Chairwoman: Dotty Summerfield Giusti, owner of Summerfield Associates Secretary: Reginald Peyton, president of The Peyton Company, […]

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March home sales rise 9.1% in Bartlett

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The Memphis Area Association of Realtors shows home sales are up in Bartlett but down in Lakeland and Arlington for last month compared to March of 2016. March is the most recent month in 2017 for which complete numbers are available. The MAAR data system includes records of all property transactions in Shelby, Fayette and […]

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New Neighbors group to meet April 13

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Bartlett center to hold Midsouth Autism Conference

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Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is bringing in national experts, vendors and special needs guests for its 2017 Midsouth Autism Conference from 8 a.m. on March 30 until noon April 1. The event will be at The Guesthouse at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The conference offers medical, legal, parental, and professional tracks, […]

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Summer program helps minority students explore legal careers

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MEMPHIS — For the past 10 years, the Memphis Bar Association has sponsored the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), which seeks to develop and nurture an interest in the legal profession among young people from underrepresented groups. During the program, students: Are placed in law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies and accompany attorneys […]

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11 enter race for Lovell’s vacated House seat

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[UPDATE: This is an earlier story on this topic; see our latest story, listing which 10 of these candidates made the first cut by getting their petitions in on time.] MEMPHIS — As of Wednesday, 11 people had pulled petitions to run for the position in District 95 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Mark Lovell recently […]

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Girl Scouts hit the booths

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Lifeblood urges: March up to donation sites

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MEMPHIS—Lifeblood is urging the community to “march” up to the challenge to make an impact by donating blood in March. If you haven’t found time to donate yet this year or if you are eligible to donate again, or if you have never donated before, don’t miss out on your chance to make an impact. […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 23, 2017

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See what’s happening in our ‘Progress’ magazine for 2017 Look for the 40-page 2017 “Progress” magazine in this issue, showcasing growth in businesses and industry and highlighting some of the Mid-South’s citizens. Special tea in Bartlett to celebrate literacy with Miss Tennessee “Tea with Miss Tennessee” will celebrate literacy 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the […]

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AWA honors Bartlett attorney Mary Wolff

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The Association for Women Attorneys honored the late Bartlett attorney Mary Wolff at the organization’s annual banquet Jan. 31. It was the first time the AWA has given the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award posthumously. Wolff, a Germantown High School graduate and valedictorian, was known for her tenacity and the high bar she set for the […]

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