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Teen drivers, parents encouraged to get smart about auto insurance

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With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving. “It’s […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 7-13, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 7-13. 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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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 31-Aug. 6

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of July 31-Aug. 6. 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 […]

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MLGW begins program to inspect gas pilot lights

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To ensure gas appliance safety, MLGW offers Pilot Safety Inspections through Feb. 28, 2018. Customers are encouraged to begin scheduling appointments now for the period between Sept. 2 and 30, when they are free. After Sept. 30, inspections will incur a $55 fee, which covers up to three gas heating appliances. Each additional appliance will […]

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Arlington man threatens with crowbar, gets shot

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ARLINGTON — A domestic shooting in the Kroger parking lot sent one man to the hospital in critical condition Saturday night. Names have not yet been released, but Earle Farrell, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department’s public information officer, described what happened. A man and woman were sitting in a car in the parking lot just before […]

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Fireball ride from Ohio fair fatality banned in TN

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips issued an order on July 27 prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices manufactured by KMG from operating within the state. This is the device involved in a fatal accident on July 26 at the Ohio State Fair. Commissioner Burns Phillips said, “After much consideration […]

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MLGW disputes claims of impure, unsafe water

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water has reviewed the report issued by the Environmental Working Group that raised alarms about water quality. The utility’s July 27 press release stated, “Their report, which utilized MLGW’s data, confirms what we already knew and that is that we are blessed to have great drinking water.” The EWG, a nonprofit […]

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Bartlett Police Reports

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of July 24-30, including a domestic incident on Jenny Lane that drew a lot of neighborhood speculation on NextDoor.com. 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 […]

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Shelby County mayor’s Fight Blight Team holds closing ceremony

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr., thanked the members of the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team at a ceremony this past Friday, at Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event honored the young people and their supervisors who have been part of the 10 work teams since June 5. “I’m so pleased […]

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Trio convicted in Bartlett meth trafficking scheme

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Two men and a woman have been convicted in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in Bartlett — a plan they carried out while the men were serving time in separate prisons. They used contraband jail phones to arrange the purchase and delivery of illegal drugs, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich in a July […]

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No charges in SCSO’s fatal shooting of Arlington man

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No criminal charges will be filed against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies involved in the fatal shooting last December of an Arlington man, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich on Monday. The two deputies fired shots that killed 48-year-old Jimmy Lee Lawson on Dec. 17, 2016, while they were responding to […]

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