Lakeland

Election Featured PhotoLast month, The View 38002 contacted the four candidates running for the Lakeland School Board.

On September 17, Lakeland residents will be voting for two school board members. School board members do not hold specific positions, but the top two candidates with the most votes will be elected to a four-year term.

Participating candidates were given a 350-word limit for their responses. The responses printed here are unedited, except for formatting that does not change the content or intent of the answer.

The responses are grouped alphabetically by position and separated by municipality, as that is the way that they will appear on the ballot.

Two Electoral Candidate Forums are planned for Lakeland BOC candidates. The first, hosted by the Lakeland Elementary School PTA will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24 at Lakeland Elementary School. On Monday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m., Partnership Lakeland will host a Candidate Forum at the Refuge Church,  9871 Huff N Puff Rd, in Lakeland.

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Last month, The View 38002 contacted the four candidates running for Lakeland’s Board of Commissioners.

On September 17, Lakeland residents will be voting for two commissioners. Commissioners do not hold specific positions, but the top two candidates with the most votes will be elected. The commissioners serve four-year terms.

Participating candidates were given a 350-word limit for their responses. The responses printed here are unedited, except for formatting that does not change the content or intent of the answer.

The responses are grouped alphabetically by position and separated by municipality, as that is the way that they will appear on the ballot.

Two Electoral Candidate Forums are planned for Lakeland BOC candidates. The first, hosted by the Northeast Shelby County Republicans will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25 at Lakeland Elementary School. On Monday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m., Partnership Lakeland will host a Candidate Forum at the Refuge Church,  9871 Huff N Puff Rd, in Lakeland.

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With the qualifying deadline for returning petitions to the Shelby County Elections Commission fast approaching, several races in the September 17 municipal elections for Arlington and Lakeland will be decided at noon on June 18 unless last-minute candidates appear.

At press time. Arlington Mayor Mike Wissman, Arlington School Board Chair Kay Williams, and Arlington School Board Member Barbara Fletcher are all unopposed.

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A year to the day after the Lakeland School Board voted on June 3, 2014 to proceed with a Capital Improvement Plan for a new middle school, they did it again.

Forced to re-group after the April 16 defeat of  a resolution to issue municipal bonds, Lakeland Superintendent presented a revised CIP request at the June 1 work session.

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Story and Photos by Kim Odom, City of Lakeland

“Hey Tennessee!” That was the shout-out made by Sprouts Farmers Market staff as they gave a friendly wave to a growing crowd gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony early on May 13, 2015, just before the grand opening to the first Sprouts location in the state.

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