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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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1,000-year flood: Sept. 11 rain soaks Bartlett and overflows storm drains

Bartlett residents, business owners and city employees were sweeping water out of their buildings or calling their insurance agents after last week’s rapid flooding damaged walls, floors, carpets and belongings. Mike Adams, assistant director of Bartlett public works, said the city got 7.35 inches of rain in a two and one-half hour period on Sept. 11. […]

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Monday thunderstorms scattered damages

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High winds associated with an early evening thunderstorm on Monday, July 14, knocked down trees and utility lines in Shelby County. More than 30,000 people were left without power. In Bartlett, police directed people away from downed tree limbs and guided motorists through several intersections where traffic lights were out. In Collierville, the storm also […]

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Bartlett cuts overuse of its sirens

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Bartlett residents can take the emergency sirens a little more seriously as of this month because they’re expected to go off less frequently. Emergency management officials with the city believe people will respond better if the sirens only go off when Bartlett is directly threatened by a storm that could produce a tornado. To reduce […]

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Bartlett on ice

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