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Bartlett’s crisp, bright snow days

Bartlett had 0.9 inch of snow by midday Friday, Jan. 6, and the aftermath was a pretty winter scene that tempted children of all ages to come out and play. Photos by Amanda Swain. (Mouse over the photos for captions.)

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At a Glance for Jan. 12, 2017

How much snow did you get this weekend? By midday Friday, local snow reports included 0.9 inches for Bartlett, 2 inches for Germantown, 1 inch for Cordova and 2.5 inches for Memphis. Let us see what fun you had or what snow and ice challenges you faced. Send your snow photos to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com for publication […]

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Snow Day!

Even a light sprinkling of snow can put a sparkle into an everyday landscape. Mid-South residents were bracing for severe weather and ended up with icy roads, closed schools, and just enough powder to scrape off the yard into snowballs and some small snowmen.  

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Beware of price gouging on essentials after winter storm

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging following the severe winter storm that swept across Tennessee last weekend. Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, […]

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At a Glance for Jan. 21, 2016

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MLGW pledges ‘no cut-offs’ in icy weather Because of the low temperatures that were expected to worsen overnight, MLGW said Tuesday they will not be disconnecting residential services. According to company policy, when the windchill is lower than 33 degrees for four or more hours in a 24 hour period, service will not be disconnected […]

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TDCI cautions about price gouging after last week’s storms

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) cautions consumers to be alert to potential price gouging following last week’s storms. Unreasonable price increases after the federal government has declared an emergency are not permitted for necessities such as gasoline, food, ice generators, lodging and other essentials. A state of emergency was declared […]

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Shelby County advances in disaster funds competition

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Damages and flooding from three April 2011 storms were severe enough to keep Shelby County eligible for federal funding. The county made the cut for Phase 2 of the National Disaster Resili-ence Competition (NDRC), held by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help hard-hit areas. Forty states and local communities are […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Bartlett faced another bout of snow and ice starting last Wednesday night, but people managed to go about their business despite weather delays. We have three photos that capture some of the local weather’s beauty and challenges. In order, they are: BEAUTY: The landscape behind Bartlett City Hall was a winter beauty. Photo by Amanda […]

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‘Snowpocalypse’ barely chills home sales

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When snow blankets much of the Volunteer State, icy roads, closed schools and shuttered businesses can cause a slight slowdown — or “snowdown” — for real-estate activity. But industry leaders say weather’s effects are barely a blip on Tennessee’s upward momentum in transactions of single-family homes and condos. The inventory of available homes continues to […]

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School districts evaluating snow days

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Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland schools are weighing make-up days for the classroom time lost to recent wintry weather. For now, spring break days are off the table , according to Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens. Both Arlington and Lakeland superintendents said the same for their districts. The local school districts have this flexibility because […]

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Spills, chills & thrills

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Durham lists bus safety improvement measures

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Durham School Services met with all of Shelby County’s municipal school superintendents in Bartlett on Nov. 13 to reassure them about safe and efficient bus operations. At the Bartlett City Schools’ Nov. 13 meeting, superintendent David Stephens said, “We just want to make sure that our children are transported safely, that we have professional drivers.” […]

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