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Collegiate Corner

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Universities and colleges have announced news about students from Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland. Universities announce dean’s and president’s lists Melanie Sevilla, a junior English major from Lakeland, was among approximately 890 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2017 dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during […]

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MLGW donates heaters, blankets via ‘Power of Warmth’

MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW customers. The Neighborhood Christian Centers will be accepting applications and screening eligible households for heaters […]

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Lifeblood urges donors to become a First Blood Responder

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MEMPHIS — Just like first responder groups, our blood supply must be at-the-ready when patients need it. Lifeblood is asking for donors to pledge to be a First Blood Responder and donate three times in 2018, starting in January. First Blood Responders will help ensure that blood is already at the hospital BEFORE emergencies and disasters […]

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Stagecoach champs

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Shelby County homeownership dropped for 2009-2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Recent data shows that homeownership has decreased between 2009 and 2015, which indicates that owning one’s own home is becoming less grounded in American life. Specifically for Shelby County, there has been a decrease in homeownership across all age groups below 60. The information was produced by Gavop.com, which analyzed long-term housing […]

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Area recycling options for live Christmas trees

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That dried-out live Christmas tree that once looked so crisp and smelled so wonderful has to go out the door when the strings of lights come down and the ornaments are packed away for another year. Shelby County and local suburban governments are clear about how they can help with disposals. In Bartlett, residents can […]

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SBA sponsors Drone Studio for students

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St. Benedict at Auburndale (SBA) High School Media Center/ Library Class Activity Director Lisa DuFur didn’t know what to expect when Principal Sondra Morris and an office assistant carried in box after box of gear recently delivered to the school. She opened the boxes and found out that federal funds had provided nine drones and […]

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BRC to host annual Aerobathon Jan. 6

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Eager to try a new exercise format or just needing a morning of cross training? The Bartlett Recreation Center has the ultimate “try it out” morning arranged for you. The annual Aerobathon will be 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the BRC. It gives guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of group […]

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Bartlett reminds homeowners of loose leaf collection guidelines

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Tidy homeowners in Bartlett are reminded that the city is still in the middle of its “Loose Leaf Season.” Bartlett has guidelines in place to make the process as streamlined as possible. Those who want their leaves collected are advised to put them a dome-shaped pile within 10 feet of the roadway so the city’s […]

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Top 10 new TN laws for 2018

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Tennesseans welcoming the new year on Monday will be under 16 new laws. Some are so highly specialized the average person won’t need to know them, but citizens should know at least these top 10, listed in no specific order. In this list, the specific bill is noted in the description (SB for Senate Bill […]

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Arlington schools unveil new district office in 2017

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One of 2017’s highlights for education in Arlington was the construction and recent dedication of the new district office for Arlington Community Schools. It was built at 12060 Arlington Trail on land donated by the town. The district began construction on Feb. 27 and held the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Dec. 14. The […]

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Who’s closing for New Year’s Day?

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The Bartlett Express office at 2850 Stage Village Cove, Suite 5, will be closed on Monday in honor of New Year’s Day. Area municipalities also have announced their remaining holiday closures. Bartlett Bartlett City Offices, the senior center, library and animal shelter will be closed on Jan. 1, 2018, for New Year’s Day. Trash pickup […]

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