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Bartlett OKs superintendent’s contract

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bartlett’s new school superintendent will take office Jan. 6 with a $160,000 salary and the potential for up to $20,000 in a yearly bonus tied to performance. The school board unanimously approved the negotiated contract for Supt. David Stephens at a Dec. 30 meeting. The contract also includes a $500 […]

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Morris named new St. Benedict principal

Sondra Morris, Principal SBA

The Dec. 16 announcement came after a national search that led to Morris as the best candidate, according to Bishop J. Terry Steib of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and Janet Donato, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Donato said, “Mrs. Morris was appointed as interim in April of 2013 and has done an outstanding job of […]

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Lakeland, Arlington share candidates for school superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Lakeland and Arlington school boards separately interviewed the same four candidates for superintendent on Jan. 20. Although the leading candidate was not yet chosen at press time on Monday, one or more job offers may soon be on the table. The boards planned to meet separately Monday afternoon to compare […]

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Boys basketball camp planned for Jan. 2-4

St. Benedict at Auburndale Varsity Boys’ Head Basketball Coach Caleb Marcum is hosting his annual SBA Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-8 on Jan. 2-4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school, 8250 Varnavas Drive at Germantown Parkway in Cordova. Take the extra days after the holidays to work on […]

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Panthers fall to Southwind Jaguars

The Bartlett Panthers fell to Southwind 70-45 Friday night at home. Bartlett played the 8-2 Jaguars neck and neck in the first quarter but lost momentum in the second, taking a 39-31 deficit into halftime. While the Panthers nearly matched Southwind bucket for bucket in the third period, they were outscored 17-4 in the closing […]

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Bolton wins against FCA

Bolton beat FCA 75-53 on Dec. 16 to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Wildcats trailed 19-17 after the first quarter but put together a strong second quarter to take a 36-32 lead into the half. Bolton put it all together to open the second half, going on a 26-5 run. Trebor Jackson led […]

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Miss. State to honor Bartlett vet Feb. 7

A Bartlett native will be among the honorees at the annual Mississippi State University Alumni Association awards banquet on Feb. 7. The College of Veterinary Medicine is honoring Susanne Taylor of Bartlett as its alumni of the year. A 1983 doctor of veterinary medicine graduate, she owns the Wolfchase Animal Hospital. Each of MSU’s eight […]

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Local students perform on TV for Belmont

Two Shelby County students were among the performers in a nationally televised Christmas concert this month. Aileen Fitzgerald of Arlington and Jeffrey Arnold of Cordova were among more than 800 Belmont University student musicians, singers and faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir performing in “Christmas at Belmont.” Hosted by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, the […]

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Lakeland native among USM’s grads

Paul Robert West of Lakeland was among the graduates at the University of Southern Mississippi’s fall commencement exercises on Dec. 13 in Hattiesburg, Miss. He earned a bachelor of science degree. The event was held at Reed Green Coliseum. Mississippi Supreme Court Justices James Kitchens and Randy Pierce served as commencement speakers.

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Stephens named superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor The Bartlett school board is now negotiating the superintendent’s salary and benefits with its chosen candidate, Bartlett resident David Stephens. At a Dec. 20 special-called meeting, board members unanimously voted to offer the job to Stephens, who currently serves as Deputy Superintendent for Shelby County Schools (SCS). School board members […]

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Local athletes compete in All-Star game

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sports Editor The annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game was getting ugly real fast. As some spectators were still finding their seats in the MUS Football Stadium Saturday, the Red Team was ahead 24-7 after one quarter. But the 12th edition of the All-Star game would end up being […]

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Bartlett boys down Eagles while Lady Panthers fall

The Bartlett boys’ basketball team improved to 3-5 on the season Friday by holding on to beat ECS 47-45 at home. After storming to a 14-5 lead early in the game, the Panthers lost some momentum in the second quarter and clung to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Bartlett began the second half hot, pushing […]

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