Nov. 7-11 Happenings: Elections, Auctions, Football and Veterans Day

Next!This week we’re having a special Early Edition due to the number of activities scheduled for Thursday:

Voting for Municipal School Board Elections will be held from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm in Arlington and Lakeland.  To find your polling place, visit; for more information on the candidates, read our Q&A with the Lakeland and Arlington candidates online.

Thursday evening, you can choose between the Lakeland City Meeting, Buddy’s Birthday Bash & Silent Auction at Donelson Elementary, and the 9th Annual Silent Auction for the Down Syndrome Association at First Citizens National Bank.

Big game on Friday:   the District 16 champion Arlington Tigers (8-2) host District 9 runner-up Hendersonville Commandos (7-3) in the first round of the TSSSA Division 1 Class 6A Football Playoffs. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $8 at the gate.  Season Passes and Student Activity Passes are not accepted.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration at 3:00 pm in Depot Square and featuring music by the Arlington Middle School 8th grade band. band.  Click here to read more about a local veteran, Chief Warrant Officer Annie L. Grimes, USMC, Retired, and her place in history.

As a final reminder–no school for Shelby County students on Monday, November 11 and many government offices will be closed.  Arlington and Lakeland trash will pick up on its regular schedule next week.

Check the complete  Community Calendar at for all the details.


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