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Bartlett Panthers fall to Spartans 45-17

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Despite amassing more than 300 passing yards the Bartlett Panthers struggled to score against White Station Friday night on the road and eventually fell 45-17. The Spartan’s strong run attack punished Bartlett throughout the night as White Station scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter and two more before halftime. Down 21-0 going into […]

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BCS sports roundup

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• Saints Track and Field athlete Savanna Owens of Briarcrest Christian School, a Bartlett resident, finished sixth at the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships. After qualifying for the finals, Savanna was able to face the top competition in the nation in Friday’s final. The two-time defending State Champion earned her first All-American honor with her […]

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Bartlett High School Marching Band brings home 4 honors

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Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

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Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. […]

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2 Arlington students named as National Merit Semi-Finalists

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Two Arlington students and others from the Mid-South recently joined the ranks of the nation’s top students as the National Merit Scholarship Program named its semi-finalists last week. The Arlington High School students who made the prestigious list are Taylor A. Dempsey and Luke M. Durkee. Students on the list also represented schools in Collierville, […]

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LSS tweaks budget for growing technology needs

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The Lakeland School System board added a technology position and an on-call substitute nurse at the Sept. 7 special-called meeting, as well as conducting other business. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell asked for funds to hire an additional full-time technology employee for the district. Currently, the district and the city of Lakeland share one tech employee, […]

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Students can apply for UTM leadership program

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MARTIN, Tenn. — Oct. 13 is the application deadline to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program for the class of 2018. The program consists of eight specially designed seminar programs programs addressing contemporary major issues important to West Tennessee’s development. Each seminar takes place over one-and-a-half days. The program begins Dec. […]

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Children’s memorial honors 9/11 victims, first responders

Altruria Elementary School hosts its 9/11 Ceremony each year to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terroristic attacks in the U.S. They also honor the first responders who helped the victims and the survivors. The entire school filed outside Monday morning to a crowd of parents, and all recited the Pledge of […]

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Charter school operates in Bartlett despite location issues

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A charter school that opened in Bartlett last month drew the ire of Shelby County commissioners when it decided without permission to move from downtown Memphis to their new location at 6165 Stage Road in Bartlett. A Gateway University Charter School’s spokesman on Friday declined to provide any statement about the location decision, whether he […]

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Student’s knife at a Bartlett school was a simple mistake

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Local speculations about how a Bartlett student brought a knife to school on Aug. 31 have sounded much more alarming than the truth, according to school officials. Bartlett City Schools’ Communications Coordinator Jason Sykes explained what happened at Bon Lin Middle School: A female student brought a steak lunch from home, so she also packed […]

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Germantown tops Tennessee in high school test scores

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Three years after breaking off from Memphis schools, most of Shelby County’s six suburban school systems showed modest improvements on state test scores for high schools – and one outpaced all districts across Tennessee. Germantown Municipal School District had the highest gains of high schoolers passing the state’s new TNReady test in 2017, besting all […]

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LSS approves architect, consultant for LMPS athletic fields project

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In a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, the Lakeland school board approved two items to advance their athletic fields project. The board first approved an agreement with Renaissance Group Inc. to provide architectural services for the athletic fields project at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The project makes use of surplus funds from the LMPS building’s […]

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