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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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Tow to Go service available May 23-26

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AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Memorial Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, May 23-26. “If you are going to drink this holiday weekend, having […]

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Locals attend DAR’s 109th State Conference

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Rural School Act provides $1.1M to Tenn.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that over $300 million will be paid to 41 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in support of local schools and roads as part of the Congressional reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. For Tennessee, that means a total of $1,157,176, including: […]

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Survey kicks off bike/pedestrian plan update

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A lot has changed since the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted its current Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in late 2011. So much so that the agency is already preparing an update of the two-and-one-half-year-old plan, which provides recommendations on projects and programs to increase biking and walking in the four counties […]

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Tenn. State Library and Archives releases 3 black history collections

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has posted new and improved versions of three important black history collections. The collections are: The Beautiful Jim Key collection, which documents the career of Dr. William Key, a former slave from BedfordCounty who worked as a veterinarian and horse trainer. Key used […]

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Free online test prep software comes to Tenn.

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) now includes the latest version of LearningExpress Library, an online test preparation resource for academic and career development. LearningExpress Library offers materials that provide basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, and basic sciences test preparation for academic and career testing. This newly updated version features easier access to skill-building […]

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Tenn. meth report shows no big dip in production labs

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The illicit production of methamphetamine remains a serious public health, safety and fiscal issue in Tennessee, yet two of the most popular methods aimed at curbing meth production have shown inconclusive results. These are among the key findings of an updated study of meth production released by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability […]

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