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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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Bolton beats Germantown

The Bolton boys’ basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season Friday on the road after defeating Germantown 79-68. The Wildcats will compete in the Ridgeway High School Thanksgiving Classic during the holidays before playing at Collierville on Dec. 3. ABOVE: Bolton senior guard Trebor Jackson attempts to block Germantown senior Jake Miller’s shot. 

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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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BHS drumming up funds with bazaar

By Carolyn Bahm For a band rated as superior, raising $4,000 in travel funds is an achievable goal. Bartlett High School band students plan to earn more than half that by showcasing local crafts and businesses at their Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23. The bazaar will be in the gym of Bethel Church in Bartlett […]

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Tigers toppled in tourney

Hendersonville’s offense proved too much for Arlington Friday night in the TSSAA Class 6A tournament game as the Tigers gave up more than 400 yards on the ground in a 49-31 loss. While Arlington gave up only 35 passing yards in the contest, Hendersonville’s vaunted run attack was virtually unstoppable from start to finish. The […]

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