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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 13, 2016

Support legislation to limit out-of-pocket medication costs Letters to the Editor Have an opinion? Write a letter to the editor at The Bartlett Express. We want to know what you think about city activities, your pet peeves or wishes, notes of thanks, or your comments on broader state, national, or global topics. All views, respectfully […]

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Letter to the Editor: BPD chief thanks Bartlett citizens for support

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Dear Bartlett Community, The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for the law enforcement family. We have experienced extreme lows with the intentional deaths of our brothers and sisters nationwide, but we have also experienced warmth and love from our community. You have demonstrated your support through prayer vigils, thank you cards, […]

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Relay for Life matters in fight against cancer

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Dear Editor, What started as one man walking around a track in Tacoma, Wash., in 1985 has turned into the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. I’m talking about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which unites more than four million participants in 6,000 communities across the globe to celebrate […]

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Letter to the Editor: We need to expand de-annexation bill

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Deannexation HB bill 779 passed 68 to 25, giving residents in Gestapo-like annexations the right to vote to stay in the municipality or be deannexed. Unfortunately it only pertains to Tennessee’s largest municipalities and does not address the smaller cities such as Bartlett that used the same tactics as these larger cities in tramping over […]

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Lakeland resident calls for ‘Mayor Alderman’ type of charter

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In the Jan. 11, 2016, Commercial Appeal was an article titled “In the Loop” by Clay Bailey. Let’s be fair and reasonable and allow Lakeland voters to choose. I have a fair and reasonable solution for the Mayor and Commissioners to consider. If the Mayor and Commissioners want to have elections in November instead of […]

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Take Spoontember photos and pledge to fight hunger

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Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Feeding America’s Spoontember and Power Your Lunchbox Pledge. September is Hunger Action Month and Spoontember is the social media activation launched by Feeding America in order to raise awareness of the 1 in 7 people struggling with hunger in America. In order to participate in Spoontember, grab […]

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Letter: ‘No Kid Hungry’ supports children in need

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Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the Spoontember challenge that Feeding America is implementing this month to raise awareness of hunger in America. Child hunger still is a problem in the United States. One out of six Americans struggle with hunger. Three out of the top five states having the highest-rate of food-insecure […]

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Vet proclaims readiness of U.S. military

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Dear editor, In 1917 and 1942 when our young men and women went off to war, they were told it was “a war to end all wars” and “a war to make the world safe for democracy.” Well, here we are 97 years later and we have less of a democracy now than we had […]

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Letters to the Editor for April 30, 2015

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The following letters to the editor were submitted for April 30 publication. Readers are encouraged to submit their own views. For guidelines, see the Bartlett Express policy for letters to the editor. Obsession with testing damages school system Editor’s note: Jennifer Proseus delivered the following remarks during the public commentary section of the April 14 […]

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Lakeland must move on to other issues

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The Lakeland $50 million dollar bond referendum election is over. The people have voted, and a 60 percent majority have spoke. The 2015/2016 annual city budget is coming up shortly to be passed by the mayor and commissioners between now and June 1, 2015. As a Lakeland former mayor, I respectfully suggest all Lakeland citizens […]

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A new year, the same need

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Sometimes it’s not what we want, but what we need. Here are a few things we need for our city. We need more of our citizens to be engaged in how our city is being shaped and developed. We need more people to recognize areas for improvement and lend their time and talents. We need […]

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Trust doctors and patients to make abortion choices

Dear Editor, Pregnancy always poses some health risks for women. Even young and otherwise healthy women can develop serious, sometimes life-threatening complications during pregnancy. Women and their families have to make difficult decisions when complications threaten a woman’s health or when a fetus has a tragic congenital defect incompatible with life. The last thing that […]

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