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2nd BCS Cheer and Pom Showcase draws area talent

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On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Bartlett High School Cheerleading program hosted its second Bartlett City Schools Cheer and Pom Showcase. The exhibition showcased the cheer, dance and pom squads from elementary and middle schools in the district, the Bartlett Youth cheer programs and a performance by the four competitive cheer teams of Bartlett High School. […]

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Smokin’ D’s Bar-B-Que fulfills multiple missions from Millington

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MILLINGTON — Pastor Darrell Boyd has several passions in his life. He loves family and friends, meanwhile dedicating some time to being a big-time NASCAR fan. Boyd always had a love for making barbecue working alongside the late David Stroud winning a world championship in 2001. Add Boyd’s calling of being a minister, and all […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for Jan. 22-Feb. 4, 2018

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The Bartlett Police Department handled these and other incidents for the period of Jan. 22-Feb. 4. Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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No criminal charges warranted in 2017 fatal shooting of Lakeland woman

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LAKELAND — Circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a Lakeland woman last year do not support the filing of criminal charges against the two deputies who shot her, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said on Feb. 1. The case involved the March 17, 2017, shooting death of 59-year-old Nancy Jane Lewellyn, who had said […]

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Journal West 10 Media’s Power 10 Basketball Rankings

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible. Each week throughout 2018 district basketball play see how the poll shakes out. JW10 will rank the Top 5 boys’ varsity teams and Top 5 girls’ varsity teams until Regionals in February. Power 10 Rankings as […]

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Former Houston head coach accepts job at St. Benedict

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After five seasons at the helm of the Houston High School football team, Will Hudgens announced Wednesday that he has accepted a job at St. Benedict at Auburndale as the offensive coordinator for the varsity football team. St. Benedict Athletic Director Caleb Marcum announced that Hudgens will join his former coach John Cooley next season. […]

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Panthers sweep season series with Arlington

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‘Foodscaping’ beautifies property with edible plants

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Bartlett had a taste of winter in January with bitter cold, snow, ice and the many closures that resulted from the inclement weather. Perhaps you took advantage of the snow days to contemplate your garden to envision how you might want to improve it or which new plants you will add to your beds. If […]

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Legals for Jan. 18, 2018

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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Kroger parking lot

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Law enforcement is investigating an armed robbery at Kroger in the 9000 block of Highway 64 in Lakeland. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with victim who said she was robbed at gunpoint. According to the report, the victim was loading her groceries into her car when she was approached by a man. The man […]

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Authorities investigating attempted carjacking at Sonic

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Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a carjacking that just doesn’t make sense. It happened at the Sonic in Lakeland in midnight. The Sheriff’s Office says two brothers and two of their friends were sitting in the car when armed men stole their watches and the car. At least, that’s how the brothers described it. […]

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Germantown law firm selected as first ‘Wise Choice’ by Andy Wise

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Since leaving the Memphis television market late last year after nearly two decades as a consumer investigative reporter, Andy Wise has formed a new company called Wise Choices which will be a direct resources for consumers to save money, avoid scams, and make wise choices. He will be recommending top-notch businesses after a thorough and […]

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