May 2015

Town of Arlington Projects

Forrest Street Park

According to Arlington Public Works, the Forrest Street Park is running behind schedule due to weather and muddy conditions.  The new projected finish date for it is August 1, 2015, weather permitting.

The Town of Arlington recently opened bids on an additional parking lot to be constructed on the west side of the Forrest Street property. This lot will add 36 parking spaces to the historical downtown area and new soccer fields. 

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I-40/I-240 Interchange

Tuesday May 26 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (night)

  • I-40 westbound ramp to Little Rock will be closed for a deck pour on the new I-40 eastbound flyover. Detour will be signed for Walnut Grove Exit.
  • I-240 westbound between Sam Cooper Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road will have 2 lanes closed for construction activities (sound wall deliveries).

Tuesday May 26, and Wednesday May 27, each week day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Ramp @ I-240 EB to Sam Cooper will be closed for deck pour on the new I-40 westbound flyover. Detour will be signed for Covington Pike Interchange.  Covington Pike will be down to one lane in each direction at I-40 for bridge work.
  • I-240 (Flyover) – Intermittent lane closures on the I-240 flyover for bridge work. One lane will remain open at all times. I-40 west and Sam Cooper Boulevard will have intermittent closures with the Little Rock exit remaining open.

Wednesday May 27 through Friday May 29 and Sunday May 31 through Tuesday June 2, each night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

  • I-40 westbound ramp to Little Rock will be closed for a deck pour on the new I-40 eastbound flyover. Detour will be signed for Walnut Grove Exit.
  • I-240 westbound between Sam Cooper Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road will have 2 lanes closed for construction activities.

Thursday May 28, Friday May 29, and Monday June 1 through Wednesday June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Ramp from I-240 EB to Sam Cooper will be closed for deck pour on the new I-40 westbound flyover. Detour will be signed for Covington Pike Interchange.

Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31 from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • I-40 westbound ramp to Little Rock will be closed for a deck pour on the new I-40 eastbound flyover. Detour will be signed for Walnut Grove Exit.

38002-area High School athletes competed this week at the TSSAA State Track & Field Championships in Murfreesboro. Arlington and Bolton girls each brought home a state title, with AHS’s Celine Rone winning the 800 Meter Run and Dionna Warner winning the High Jump for BHS. Senior Wildcat standout Jamara Washington finished second in the Girls Pentathlon, one of four events in which she competed.

Women – D-1 AAA – Team Rankings

8th Bolton (30 pts)

20th  Arlington (10 pts)

 Girls 800 Meter Run

1st  Celine Rone (12 Arlington) 2:16.35

Girls High Jump D-1 AAA

1st Dionna Warner (11 Bolton) 5-02.00 (1.57m)

Girls Outdoor Pentathlon

2nd Jamara Washington (12 Bolton) 3024 pts (2nd  100 Meter Hurdles, 15.07 sec; 2nd  High Jump, 1.47m; 5th  Shot Put, 7.98m; 2nd  Long Jump,5.20m; 5th 800 Meter Dash, 2:38.38 min)

Girls Triple Jump

4th  Jamara Washington (12 Bolton) 36-08.00   1.2    11.17m

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

5th  Jamara Washington (12 Bolton) 46.61

Girls Long Jump

6th  Jamara Washington (12 Bolton) 17-01.25   2.1     5.21m

Girls Pole vault

10th  Hannah Leatherwood (12 Arlington) 8-00.00 (2.43m); 11th Laurel Hansen (11 Arlington) 8-00.00 (2.43m); 15th  Madison Roberts (10 Bolton)  7-00.00

 

Men – D-1 AAA – Team Rankings – 19 Events Scored

41st    Bolton  4 pts

Boys High Jump

5th Latarius Lloyd (12 Bolton)  6-06.00 (1.98m)

Boys Discus Throw

10th Lawrence Guyot (12 Bolton)  130-02 (39.67m)

Boys Pole Vault

13th  Brody Myers (11 Bolton)10-00.00 (3.04m)

Boys 1600 Meter Run

13th  Sena Murray (10 Arlington) 4:37.27

 

 

Pell City Exterior

Exterior View of Pell City, Alabama Veterans Home. The Arlington Veterans Home is planned to be a very similar design. Photo courtesy of West Tennessee Veterans Home, Inc.

wtvh-logo-HiResHolly Swogger is a woman on a mission to help vets. Since 2008 she has been part of a group working tirelessly to  build a Veterans Home in West Tennessee.

Currently, Swogger explains, the closest Veterans Home  to the Memphis metro area is located 100 miles away in Humboldt, Tennessee. That means  a Shelby, Tipton, or Fayette County vet living there would be over an hour and a half away from family and friends.

Plus, the numbers indicate that West Tennessee needs another facility, Swogger says. There are over 71,000 veterans living in the three-county area, and more could be eligible due to Tennessee ties.

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Amy Lafaver, Sprouts-Lakeland GM

Amy Lafaver, Sprouts-Lakeland GM

How long have you been with Sprouts Farmers Market?

I started my grocery career when I was 19 years old and enjoyed the atmosphere so much, I made it my career. I’ve been with Sprouts since January 2010. I started as a grocery clerk and moved my way up to store manager.

Are you from the Memphis area or new to this market?

I relocated to the southeast from my Colorado home because I was excited to bring Sprouts to the Southeast region. I’m loving calling Memphis home.

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