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10/12/18: Press release from the Lakeland School System Regarding Lakeland Elementary School's security enhancements Read on...

St. Jude Dream Home Groundbreaking...right here in Lakeland, TN! Join us on Wednesday, October 24th, at 10 am. Location: 5046 Adagio Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002. DreamHome.org Read on...

Lakeland Halloween Festival Sunday, October 21st from 1-4 pm at IH Park, 4523 Canada Road. Read on...

Mayor Bunker Gives State Of The City Address The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce held their monthly lunch meeting, on 9/26/18, at Stonebridge Golf Course. Mayor Wyatt Bunker was the special guest and gave a “State of the City” address to the crowd. Read on...

Memphis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has chosen Lakeland neighborhood for 2019 Dream Home! The 2019 St. Jude Dream House will be built in Lakeland, draw thousands of visitors, and ultimately will be awarded to one lucky ticket-holder for the one-of-a-kind house. Read on...

Lakeland Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School! In a press release from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell, he states, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…” Read on...

Lakeland Elementary School Named a Reward School for the 2018! The Tennessee Department of Education has named Lakeland Elementary School a Reward School for the 2018 school year - the top distinction that a school can earn, in Tennessee! Read on...

There will be no scheduled BOC work sessions for the remainder of 2018... Regular meetings have been moved to the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Hit arrow to right...

$500K grant awarded to Lakeland for new Park Lakeland has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the state to start construction on the City’s first sports park at Memphis Arlington and Canada Roads. Read on...

Meet the newly-selected Lakeland City Manager Shane A. Horn was selected as the new Lakeland city manager during a special Board of Commissioners meeting on 8.20.18. Full story...

360° Virtual Tours Available! IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery... Read on...

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Mayor Bunker's State of the City Address:
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Lakeland Currents article.

State of City Address, here.

Mayor Bunker's video, after the luncheon.




St. Jude Home Groundbreaking!
Wednesday, October 24th, at 10 am. Location:
5046 Adagio Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002. (More info)


Memphis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has chosen Lakeland neighborhood for 2019 Dream Home!            

St_-Jude-check-presentation-640x296.jpgThe City presented $10,000 to the St. Jude Dream Home on 9/18/18.

The builder for the home, Greg Bridgers with Southern Serenity Homes, said this is his 12th year to build a St. Jude Dream Home. "Never before have I had a municipality step up like you guys. You wrapped your arms around this."

Lakeland Currents story, here.

Mayor Wyatt Bunker's announcement
(Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents)


           
Blue-Ribbon-School-Award.jpgLakeland Elementary Named a Blue Ribbon School!

The US Department of Education has announced, 10/1/18, that Lakeland Elementary School has received the distinction of being named a National Blue Ribbon School! In a press release, Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell stated, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…”.

Once nominated, the school goes through a series of comprehensive evaluations to determine if they qualify for the award.

Dr. Horrell and Principal Joretha Lockhart will travel to Washington, D.C., in November to receive the award.  Congratulations to LES for this prestigious honor!


Unique First Home Football Game at LMPS

9/6/18 Lakeland Currents story

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Photo by Jim Willis/Lakeland Currents



Lakeland One-step Closer to Dog Park After Receiving $25,000 Grant from the Boyd Foundation

The Mayor, Vice-Mayor, Commissioners, and others were on-hand to accept the grant checkDog-park-grant-8.8.18.jpg




















           


Lakeland Designated an Adventure Tourism District! LakelandTN.gov/tourism


Have you seen the "Come Discover Lakeland" video and website?
It's here.

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LMPS: Excellence in Design State Award

Lakeland Middle Preparatory School named “School of the Year” for excellence in architectural design!
Details. 
Photo by Renaissance Group
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Lakeland School System is #1 for Second Year in TCAP Achievement!
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Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

Lakeland's Livestream link (or click image)

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360° Virtual Tours: IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery!
           


New Rankings!!! Lakeland Ranks among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking!


Lakeland made Wallet Hub's 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee list! Full study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-raise-a-family-in-tennessee/36936/.
           
           

NLakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey.
           
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz