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Shelby County Jericho Project wins 2015 award

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Jericho Project has been chosen as one of eight programs across the country approaching criminal justice challenges in new and effective ways. The recipients of the 2015 “Innovations in Criminal Justice Award” were selected by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 9-17, 2015

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Crimes of opportunity were the theme for most recent incidents in Bartlett, from a wide-open garage to unlocked vehicles and unsecured bicycles —all tempting targets for thieves. These are among the incidents the Bartlett Police Depart-ment (BPD) handled March 9 through March 17. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty […]

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Bartlett welcomes 7 new officers

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Essay winner

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  Congratulations to St. Ann Catholic School Bartlett fifth-grader, Anna Trakul, for winning the citywide “Take a Bite Out of Crime writing contest” hosted by the Exchange Club. The theme of the essay was, “If I were an FBI SAC Agent for the day I would …..” St. Ann students took seven of the eight […]

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Lakeland board approves new subdivision, promotes special census

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Lakeland’s city board approved modifications to a new subdivision, got an update on this winter’s abundant potholes, got updates on the city’s special census and discussed a hike in the county fire fee during the March 12 regular board meeting. Lakeland Commons The board approved the Lakeland Commons Planned Development, bounded by U.S. 70 on […]

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Memphis sports bar to raise firefighter funds March 26

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fox & Hound in Memphis is teaming up with The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation to support Memphis fire fighters and their families. The business, located at 5101 Sanderlin Road, will host a celebration to benefit The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation on March 26. The party will be 6-9 p.m., where […]

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Driver crashes into Christian book store, no injuries

For the second time in six years, a driver smashed through the front glass wall of the Family Christian book store in Bartlett Sunday afternoon. No one was injured in the crash. Anita Smith, 66, a Memphis resident, accidentally jumped the curb in her 2014 Hyundai Elantra and crashed into the store at Bartlett Town Center, […]

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2 Shelby County volunteers honored for fire department work

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A community leader from north Shelby County and an Explorer with the Shelby County Fire Department were presented Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Volunteer Stars Award at a March 9 ceremony in Franklin, Tenn. They joined winners from the other 94 counties in Tennessee. Leah Sticklin has worked for more than 25 years with the Northaven […]

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Assault rifle shots fired in air during Bolton High argument

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Students who were massed around a parking lot argument at Bolton High School Friday afternoon scattered when one party pulled a .223 assault rifle from a car trunk and fired into the air. No one was injured in the fracas. Shelby County Sheriff’s Officers responded to the scene and got details of the event from […]

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Shots fired at Bolton High

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department has released the following statement regarding gunshots being fired near Bolton High School Friday afternoon. Just after school dismissal, a group of teens began fighting a male student. During the physical altercation, someone fired at least 2-3 gunshots after which everyone scattered. There were no injuries and the victim will […]

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