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Galilee cemetery case continues to evolve

A Nashville judge ruled on March 28 that legal teams seeking class-action status in lawsuits against Galilee may not interfere with the work of former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, who was appointed deputy receiver in the state’s takeover of the cemetery. The lawsuits represent family members whose loved ones were supposed to have been interred […]

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More defendants named in Galilee cemetery abuses

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A legal document filed on April 2 contains a newly updated list of the people suing and those being sued about misburials and mishandling of corpses at the Galilee Memorial Gardens in Bartlett. The “First Amended Class Action Complaint” was filed in Shelby County Circuit Court by Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC, (NST Law) the […]

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Military Matters

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Air National Guard Airman Nathaniel C. Huntley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

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Anderson signs with UMass

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Stopping another one

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Best of the ’50s: Bon Lin principal gets birthday surprise

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Bon Lin Elementary principal Kasandra Berry got the birthday surprise of her life when the student body, faculty and staff donned 1950s attire to honor her 50th birthday on March 21. During “Operation Birthday,” she was called to the gym, where her Bon Lin family was gathered to surprise her as they sang “Happy Birthday.” […]

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Math Champs: St. Ann students earn ribbons

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SBA receives national service award

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St. Benedict at Auburndale High School was one of five U.S. recipients of this year’s Charity & Social Service Honor presented by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The school submitted a student-produced video to the Memphis Diocese, describing how they serve the greater community. The video was […]

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Bon Lin Elementary names PTA honorees

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Bon Lin Elementary recently announced national and state recipients of the PTA Life Achievement Award at the Shelby County Council PTA Founders’ Day Luncheon. Art teacher Karen Luellen was selected for the National PTA Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders. It recognizes a person who lives out his or […]

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Donations accepted April 1-3 for World Relief Memphis

Local residents are invited to support the Spring Cleaning Donations Drive for World Relief Memphis on Tuesday, April 1, through Thursday, April 3. Collected items will be used to furnish homes of refugees new to Memphis. Donations can be given in two ways: Items can be dropped off behind World Relief’s office at Union Avenue […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 17-23, 2014

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Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for the week of March 17-23: March 17 Pinnacle Point: Responded to Pinnacle Point on March 17 regarding a reported vehicle burglary. The complainant said someone entered his vehicle parked in front of his house between 11 p.m. on March 16 and 6:45 a.m. on March 17. He […]

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Sen. Alexander urges excise tax repeal, says 2.3% tax could hurt medical device makers

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At a roundtable in Bartlett on March 20 with a panel of leaders in the Memphis-area medical device industry, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) discussed repeal of the health care law’s 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers. “Memphis has become one of the nation’s most important centers for medical devices, an industry that […]

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