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At a Glance for Jan. 1, 2015

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Tenn. residents eligible for free flowering trees Residents of Tennessee can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. The 6- to 12-inch trees will be shipped at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31. To join, send $10 […]

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Obituary: Rose “Frances” Colvett Bruce

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rose “Frances” Colvett Bruce, age 102, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Alamo Church of Christ. Interment followed at the Alamo Cemetery. Ronk Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Frances, born in the Nance community of Alamo, Tenn., on Aug. 23, 1912, departed this earth […]

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LSS board calls for state standards, not Common Core

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The Lakeland school board sent a message to Tennessee state officials Monday night by approving a resolution that supports developing new state standards. The board supports Tennessee-developed standards instead of the current Common Core State Standards. The resolution encourages the governor, state legislature and Tennessee Department of Education to repeal the state’s adoption of Common […]

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At a Glance for Oct. 2, 2014

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Spooky Nights invites shivers Oct. 3-Nov. 1 Are you up for a scare? Experience Memphis’ only haunted trail at 2014 Spooky Nights in Shelby Farms Park. Every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 3 to Nov. 1, Spooky Nights also includes nocturnal nature hikes for families, zombie paintball hayrides, pumpkin painting, zombie laser tag and headless […]

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Preventing shutdown was the right choice

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Congress has a responsibility to both keep our government running and keep the American people safe. I am pleased that many on both sides of the aisle came together this week (Sept. 14-20) to pass H.J.Res.124, which prevents yet another government shutdown and shows our support for President Obama’s plan to degrade and ultimately destroy […]

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Senator calls for ban on intrusive personal cell phone calls on planes

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) issued a press release on Aug. 25, stating that he has called on the U.S. Department of Transport-ation to propose formal rules that would prohibit cell phone conversations on commercial airline flights, preserving the “last vestige of quiet in our busy skies.” Alexander commented, “I’m glad the Department of Transportation […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 7, 2014

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Bartlett readers pick honorees The 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! See this week’s issue for profiles on the Man and Woman of the Year, as well as details on the best businesses and people you honored. Time to make your vote count Citizens who missed out on early voting still have time to cast their […]

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Decision against TNVA is criticized

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The Center for Education Reform strongly condemns the recent directive by the Tennessee Education Commissioner to un-enroll 626 students from the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), denying them their school choice rights. “It’s an outrage that these 626 legally enrolled students are now being forcefully turned away, just two weeks before the start of the school […]

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Arlington earns $15K grant for Depot Square

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Years of focus on revitalizing Arlington’s historic Depot Square, sustained work by local merchants and the support of the town’s leaders paid off on June 19. Arlington was named one of only six communities statewide selected for the Tennessee Downtown Revitalization program. That earned the town a $15,000 reimbursable grant, as well as training for […]

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Clark honored for career spanning 1980-2013

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RELATED STORY: Bartlett well represented at annual All-Star game.

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Bartlett man appointed to appellate courts

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has named James M. Hivner of Bartlett as the Clerk of the Appellate Courts. Hivner, 47, is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Shelby County Chancery Court. He will be replacing Mike Catalano, who is retiring in early June after more than 10 years as clerk. Hivner will take office on […]

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Dairy numbers: Short, but ‘udderly’ vital

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With National Dairy Month quickly approaching in June, let’s honor the contributions of our dairy farmers who look after our good health and provide us with fresh, wholesome dairy products. The industry has generated billions of dollars for our state’s economy for years and continues to do so even though the number of dairy farms […]

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