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Jordan signs with UM

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Bartlett falls to Cordova

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2-sport Arlington athlete rises to the top in football and baseball

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With a passion for roller coasters, Tate Kolwyck has often turned the football field into his own theme park, complete with thrills, spills and chills. It has given Arlington head football coach Adam Sykes fits. Tate’s parents, Johnny and Julie Kolwyck, feel Sykes’ pain. A senior who quarterbacked Arlington since he was a freshman, Kolwyck […]

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AHS Knowledge Bowl contenders

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Girls in grades 4+ can enter Girl Scouts infographic contest

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The Girls Scouts Heart of the South regional council, based in Memphis, is calling for girls to enter the nationwide One Heart One Voice National Infographic Contest. It is open to all girls in grades 4-12. The event is in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

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Higher court denies Lakeland’s appeal in bond lawsuit

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Lakeland lost an appeal last Wednesday and now faces a handful of its citizens in court. The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn., announced Jan. 30 that the court denied an interlocutory appeal filed by the City of Lakeland in the lawsuit, Melton vs. Lakeland. (According to uslegal.com, an interlocutory appeal is “an appeal […]

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Apply now for Youth Citizens Police Academy

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Bartlett Youth Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications from teens ages 14-16 now through May 28. The purpose of the academy is to increase the understanding of law enforcement by young citizens through education and interaction with members of the city’s police department. The academy gives youths the opportunity to learn firsthand, in an educational […]

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L.A. Fitness ribbon cutting

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Bartlett Exchange Club welcomes founding member as speaker

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Members of the Bartlett Exchange Club met at El Molino’s restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 1, and welcomed former president and founding member Bobby Simmons as the evening’s speaker. Simmons, a Bartlett alderman, shared his vision of the upcoming Shelby County elections where he is a candidate for Juvenile Court Clerk. Simmons, a career Shelby County […]

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Bartlett High softball seeks community support

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The Bartlett High School Lady Panthers have faced some financial challenges caused by a major theft and weather-related field damage, and they are asking for the community’s help. With the spring just around the corner the Bartlett Lady Panthers are busy with pre-season workouts and have tryouts scheduled later this month. For first year Head […]

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Bartlett schools announce Teachers of the Year

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Bartlett City Schools has announced that the following teachers have been selected as BCS Teacher of the Year division winners: Anthony Richardson — Pre-K-4 Category, Oak Elementary, for music Nick Wammack — 5-8 Category, Appling Middle for choir Catherine Solomon — 9-12 Category, Bartlett High School for English Jason Sykes, BCS communications, volunteer & outreach coordinator, said, “Congratulations […]

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Election commission launches redesigned, streamlined website

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The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) launched its redesigned website, shelbyvote.com, on Jan. 31. The new site has a cleaner look and is designed to be more user friendly. Though the web site name itself is unchanged, the difference in the URL is that it now begins with https://. (This indicates that the session between […]

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