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Mayor gives State of the City

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By Brian Bloom Citing an expansion in housing permits and the annexation of additional property from Bartlett’s zone, Mayor Keith McDonald provided what was primarily a positive State of the City address to a Bartlett Chamber of Commerce audience Tuesday. Bartlett’s executive officer also touched on the subject of commercial airline service in the Memphis […]

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Bartlett School Board Candidates

Bartlett School Board Candidates   Position 1 Dr. William J. (Bill) Busler, 67, retired CBU chemistry professor (professor emeritus) and partner in Millionaire Properties, LLC (real estate investments) Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Family:  Karen D. Busler, principal flutist of Memphis Symphony Orchestra Organizations:  Memphis Astronomical society (since 1957); […]

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Bartlett softball hopes to create field of dreams

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By Brian Bloom A fund raiser by the Lady Panther softball team in Bartlett will help beautify a park and preserve donations in perpetuity, according to long-time high school coach Katie Maroon. Softball supporters are being asked to purchase bricks bearing a name or company of the individual’s bequest. The bricks, sized as either the […]

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Town Square Shopping Center to be destination

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By Julie Ray The smell of crepes, baguettes, fruity wines and coffee waft from the doorway of a bustling bistro. Laughter and conversation abound with Chef De’Marcus who is at work behind the counter where patrons watch crepe creations being made to order. This quaint little picture could be in France. It could be but […]

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Arlington School Board Candidates

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Position 1 Steve Bierbrodt, 43, Chief Investigations Officer for the Shelby County Clerk’s Office, two years of college. Family:  Married for 14 years with 2 beautiful girls. Organizations: Arlington health and safety committee, coach of the Arlington Lady Tigers 10u fast pitch team, and active member of Faith Baptist in Arlington. Most pressing issues:  A […]

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School Board Debate

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BHS students learn dangers of texting while driving

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Fletcher Cleaves speaks to Bartlett High School students.   In a second – your world can change – that was the message presented by 21-year-old Fletcher Cleaves Tuesday at Bartlett High School. Cleaves, a Cordova High School graduate, spoke to Bartlett High School students about the dangers of texting while driving. He was the guest […]

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Bartlett Alderman candidates

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Bartlett Alderman, Position 4 (unopposed) Bartlett Alderman, Position 5 (unopposed) Jack Young, 63, Retired Facility Director, Medtronic, Graduate Bartlett High School, Bachelor Business Administration, Memphis State University. Family: Wife, Susan 42 years, Daughter Missy – Kevin Wilkes, grandchildren, Maddie 5, Turner 3, another grandchild due in March,’13.  Daughter Megan – David Williams, granddaughter, Aubry 4 […]

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A surprise in fatigues

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By Julie Ray Lakeland resident and member of the Bartlett extreme swim team, Mila Sesay, participated recently in swim competitions at the Bartlett Recreational Center.  Sesay may not have won in the competition, but she and her family were winners with a surprise visit from LSC (SW/AW/EXW) Yayah Sesay. Yayah is in the Navy Special […]

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Wildcats fall to Dyer County

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Photo by Kevin Lewter/bigKphotos.com   The Bolton High School varsity football team fell 7-6 against Dyer County last Friday at home. The Wildcats are now 4-4 on the season and will play at Arlington on Oct. 19. Above, quarterback Kal Granderson picks up some yards with his feet Friday. Granderson scored the Wildcat’s only touchdown […]

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Talking green at the energy conference

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The “Reality of Green” conference hosted by Smith and Nephew drew attendees interested in sustainable energy efficiency.  The speakers, some from Team Green Zone, an energy efficiency, corporate sustainability and building operations resource initiated out of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, made presentations regarding creating efficient buildings to not only promote clean energy but […]

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Fulfilling her literary dream-Bartlett author Elaine Meece practiced what she preached

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For 27 years Bartlett writer Elaine Meece taught at Alturia, Bartlett Elementary, Elmore Park, Millington Central and Riverdale telling her students that she wanted to become a writer when she grew up.  So that after retirement, a writer she became.  With two published books under her belt and one to be released in January, Meece […]

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