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Bartlett City Schools

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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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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2013 Christmas parade: You’re a winner, Mr. Grinch

Not shown: La Luz Del Mundo Church took home the trophy for Spirit of Christmas-Church. (The church’s photo was not available at press time and was published the following week; see it online here.) Photos by Tyrone Randall  

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Superintendent choices narrowed to three


By Carolyn Bahm By this weekend, Bartlett residents could know who will lead the new city school district. Candidate interviews on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights will conclude with a special-called school board meeting on Friday to review the choices. The vote is expected to come as early as that Dec. 20 meeting. Although the […]

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School district projects $727K start-up costs

Bartlett’s new school board has projected start-up costs of $727,800 for the first quarter of 2014, with more than two-thirds going toward central office personnel costs. On Dec. 5, the Bartlett Board of Education approved the spending projection, which was drawn from the municipal school district feasibility study provided by Southern Educational Strategies (SES). See […]

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Miss Bartlett High 2014 crowned


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Bartlett sprints toward city school district and lawsuit settlement

By Carolyn Bahm Bartlett has passed four milestones toward launching a new city school district and settling the pending municipal schools lawsuit. The negotiated settlement gained these approvals: • Shelby County School Board on Nov. 26 • Bartlett Board of Aldermen on Nov. 27 • Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Dec. 2 • Bartlett […]

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Panthers fall to Mustangs

The Bartlett Panthers fell to 1-1 on the season Friday night after losing to Houston 59-34 on the road. The Panthers hung with the Mustangs in the first half and went into halftime down only six points. However, Houston used a 18-7 run in the third quarter to pull away from Bartlett for good. The […]

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Panthers use late surge to pull away from FCA

The Bartlett boys’ basketball team turned on the afterburners when they needed to Monday night at home to pull away from a pesky FCA team and earn a 70-52 win. The Nighthawks kept the game close for the first half of the contest. However, the Panthers outscored FCA 39-23 in the second half thanks in […]

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Lady Panthers lose home opener

The Bartlett Lady Panthers fell to the FCA Nighthawks 57-52 Monday night at home in their first game of the season. The Nighthawks jumped on Bartlett early, taking a 14-12 lead into the second quarter. However, the Lady Panthers answered with 15 points in the second to take a 27-25 lead into halftime. Both teams […]

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