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Arlington defeats Bartlett 62-53 Friday

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Bartlett’s Lady Panthers fall to Arlington Tigers, 59-40

After falling behind early to Arlington on the road, the Lady Panthers were never able to claw their way back into Friday’s contest. After being outscored 15-5 in the first period, Bartlett matched the Lady Tigers basket for basket in the second. Down 30-20 to start the second quarter, Bartlett relied on senior Shondria Scruggs […]

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AHS secretary indicted, $172K missing

An estimated $172,000 missing from Arlington High School funds led to the indictment last week of former financial secretary Toni Cox. An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s office found that she allegedly misappropriated at least $142,000 of school collections from Arlington High School for herself and took an additional $30,000 – much of it collected […]

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Bartlett ‘State of the City’: School budgeting, housing growth ahead

Bartlett mayor Keith McDonald said last Tuesday that 2014 is already proving to be a “mathematical year,” with all the number-crunching necessary to help the new city school district and also manage the city’s own balance sheets. Success is worth the effort, and he sees supporting both the city and its new school district as […]

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Bolton survives late Trojan surge

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sports Editor Trailing Bolton by as many as 15 points early in the fourth quarter, Millington rallied to make the score 57-52 with 15 seconds left on the clock. Trojans Head Coach Rob Sabau called a timeout to set his defense. The move paid off when Millington forward Devontae Winston was […]

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Bartlett boys, girls fall to Bolton in Friday games

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Lakeland School System gets initial 3-month budget

By CAROLYN BAHM Express Editor The Lakeland school board approved a $62,000 three-month start-up budget at Monday’s meeting. The start-up funding for January through March came from $100,000 allocated by the city of Lakeland. Using those funds, Supt. Ted Horrell proposed an initial budget with these categories: wages and benefits for the district’s first few […]

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BHS student arrested with pistol at school

“Gun at school” is never a phrase parents want to hear, but a Bartlett High School student made that fear come true on Jan. 9. Luckily, the weapon was not fired. Students told administrators that a 16-year-old had a loaded handgun at school, earning a quick response by the School Resource Officer, Bartlett Police Officer […]

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Part 4: Good test results buoy teacher with cancer

Dianne Young

Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of the occasional “Learning to Live Again” series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April 2013 that she has a rare form of brain cancer. By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bolton High School teacher Dianne Young is managing monthly rounds of exhausting […]

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Arlington evaluates car for superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor A vehicle for the Arlington school superintendent was part of discussions at the Arlington town board meeting Monday night. The town board approved buying and owning the vehicle with plans to transfer it over to the school district at a later date. Mayor Mike Wissman said that approving only a […]

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Arlington, Lakeland approve superintendents’ contracts

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Arlington unanimously approved Supt. Tammy Mason’s contract with an annual salary of $143,000, a business vehicle, health insurance, and other benefits. No performance bonus is included. Lakeland approved Supt. Ted Horrell’s contract with an annual salary of $132,600, a $200 monthly car allowance, mileage reimbursement for business-related travel beyond 60 […]

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Mr. and Miss BHS named

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