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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 20-26, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for the period of Jan. 20-26: Simply the Best Cleaners: While on routine patrol around 2:02 a.m. on Jan. 20, the officer observed a shattered glass sliding door at Simply the Best Cleaners. Officers cleared the building and did not find any suspects. The cleaners recently went […]

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Fiery pet rescue burns Bartlett woman

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Friends and family begin repairing destroyed room By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Going back into her blazing bedroom for her pet was Melody Slaughter’s second mistake on Jan. 21. Falling asleep smoking – the likely cause of her bedroom’s destruction – was probably the first. Her mother, Tobey Slaughter, said her daughter dashed into her room, […]

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Bartlett cemetery owner bonds out

Witnesses report grisly scenarios of smashed caskets Staff reports Long yellow streamers of crime scene tape still blocked entrances to Galilee Memorial Gardens in Bartlett on Monday, when the owner bonded out of jail. Cemetery operations remain shut down because of a temporary restraining order. A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patrol car was parked just […]

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Lady Panthers handle Millington

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By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sports Editor The Bartlett Lady Panthers had a mission entering the William Osteen Gymnasium in Millington last Friday. Head Coach Lynn Whitfield’s bunch wanted to use speed, quickness and good shot selection to beat rival Millington. The plan worked, giving the Lady Panthers a 21-2 first quarter advantage. Bartlett kept the […]

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Lady Wildcats beat Millington 50-33

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sports Editor Things were going well for the Millington Lady Trojans last week, until a missed layup here and a thrown away pass there transformed a close game into a comfortable 43-26 advantage for the Bolton Lady Wildcats by the end of the third quarter. When the buzzer sounded in the […]

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Arlington town superintendent rejects Millington offer

Staff reports Arlington town superintendent Ed Haley has changed his mind about accepting a new job Feb. 1 as Millington city manager. The move, announced on Jan. 14, is officially off, according to a press statement by Arlington mayor Mike Wissman and the board of aldermen. “After careful consideration, Mr. Haley has decided to reject […]

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Memphis Habitat: Super Bowl partiers could win NFL trip

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites people to help Habitat tackle poverty housing by participating in the 10th annual MX Skill Master Home Team Huddle fundraising event during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party in their homes, businesses, schools or houses of worship and collect […]

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Severe cold changes Optional Schools application ticketing process

Memphis, Tenn. – Because of low temperatures and a wind chill advisory for Shelby County, the Optional Schools application ticketing process has been adjusted. The district will be issuing “place-holder tickets” through Jan. 27 for bar-coded applications, which are available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. The standard plan for distributing bar-coded applications […]

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Youth Villages seeks caring adults to be kids’ mentors

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During National Mentoring Month in January, Youth Villages is looking for more caring adults to serve as friends and role models to children with emotional and behavioral problems. Mentors commit to spending four to six hours per month with a child for six months. Mentors must be at least 21 years old, pass a background […]

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Mid-South planners launch second phase of transportation study

Beginning in January, some Mid-South residents will receive a phone call or a postcard inviting them to participate in a region-wide transportation survey of households. By answering a few travel-related questions and keeping a one-day travel diary, participants will help regional transportation decision makers gain a better understanding of the travel patterns of residents getting […]

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Starting Jan. 27: Meetings set for proposed school closures

Shelby County Schools will host multiple community meetings regarding the district’s proposal to close 13 schools for the 2014-15 school year. All meetings are at 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 27: meetings at both Alcy Elementary School and Vance Middle School Jan. 30: meetings at both Riverview Elementary School and Gordon Elementary School Feb. 3: meetings at […]

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Free program Jan. 27 teaches parliamentary procedures

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library located at 5094 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Anyone interested in expanding his or her knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order is invited to attend.

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