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Panthers suffer first loss of season as Collierville rolls

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Scoring was plentiful last Friday night at Panther Stadium as the visiting Collierville Dragons improved to 2-1 on the season with a 49-21 victory over Bartlett High in Region 7-6A action. After falling 42-12 to Olive Branch (Miss.) to start the season, the Dragons have outscored their opponents 94-21 in the two games since. Meanwhile, […]

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Bartlett woman charged with Walmart arson

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MEMPHIS — A Bartlett woman accused of setting fire to a rack of clothes in a store last Thursday has been charged with aggravated arson and released after posting a $50,000 bond. The fire happened around 7 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Walmart store at 3950 Austin Peay, in the Raleigh area. If found guilty, she […]

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Legals for Sept. 7, 2017

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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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Collegiate Corner

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about Mid-South students. Scholarships The Educational & Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) in Brentwood, Tenn., recently awarded scholarships to 18 Memphis-area residents for the 2017-18 academic year. The recipients include Michelle Swain of Lakeland and Baylor White of Cordova, both of […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 21-27, 2017

The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 21-27. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for […]

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BCS selects architect, construction manager for high school project

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The Bartlett school board approved an architectural firm and construction management for the high school renovations, and it also bought new air conditioning units for one school at the Aug. 24 board meeting. School board members unanimously approved the agreement between the school district and Fleming Architects in Memphis for the next two years of […]

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Luncheon, expo bring accomplished professionals together

The Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo, hosted by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 18, brought a crowd to The Racquet Club of Memphis with a panel discussion, shopping, entertainment, networking and inspiration. The phrase of the day for the event was, “Be empowered, renewed & pampered.” Memphis jazz singer Joyce Cobb, who […]

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Happy 40th, Lakeland!

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Bartlett wins renewed Battle of the BHS

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Editor’s note: In the printed version of this story, we erroneously changed “BHS” in the first sentence to “Bartlett High School.” The writer’s original intent was to refer to BHS being the acronym for both sides, Bartlett High School and Bolton High School. Whoever won would still be “BHS.” Before the game was played, BHS […]

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Bartlett OKs $52M bond issuance for capital projects, BHS renovations

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The Bartlett city board unanimously approved issuing up to $52 million in general obligation public improvement bonds at the Aug. 22 meeting. Dick Phebus, Bartlett finance director, said the funds will cover the city’s own capital improvement program for the current fiscal year as well as Bartlett High School renovations. The board also approved another […]

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