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Job Posting: Receptionist Application deadline is July 28th... Skyward link...

Upcoming Lakeland Chamber Luncheon 7/26 Chamber Luncheon: Dr. Ted Horrell, Superintendent; Matt Adler, LMPS Principal; Joretha Lockhart, LES Principal. http://goo.gl/tLW6ZP Read on...

2017 Concert Series at IH Park !!! The next LAMP concert is 8/26/17, Ted Horrell and the Monday Night Card, then Nick Black! Lakeland's 40th Anniversary Celebration, too! Read on...

Proposed Athletic Complex Envision athletic fields, walking trails, a playground, splash pad and a recreational lake, all on an already-owned piece of property in the City of Lakeland... Lakeland Currents story...

City of Lakeland on Next Door! The City is expanding its presence on Nextdoor... Read on...

Upcoming Annual Chamber Projects Mark your calendars: Business Expo is Aug. 19th and the Golf Tournament is Oct. 23th! Chamber of Commerce website...

Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed! Board of Commissioners meetings are livestreamed at Livestream.com/Lakeland. More info at LakelandTN.gov/livestream. Livestream.com/Lakeland...

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

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Lakeland Middle Preparatory School Dedication & Ribbon cutting!
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Sunday, 7/30/17, 4:30 pm, 5020 Lions Crest Drive, Lakeland, TN. Press Release, here.
        

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Remaining Concerts:  

Aug. 26: The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Lakeland as a City. Ted Horrell and the Monday Night Card, then Nick Black.

Sept. 23: Seeing Red for Lakeland Homecoming, featuring cheerleaders and football players.

Oct. 28: Bluff City Bandits
           
 
City Manager Speaks at Chamber Luncheon
-by Kim Odom

Chamber_lunch_City_Mgr_6.28.17.jpgWil Ashworth, president of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, welcomed members and a few new faces, joining the monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 28, sponsored by Fireworks City (Kevin Bailey) and hosted at IH Clubhouse.
 
City of Lakeland Manager, Jim Atkinson (pictured), was the guest speaker for the event. Atkinson spoke about growth of the City and presented updates on current and future projects, including the Lakeland Middle
Preparatory School and I-40 Interchange.

The room was filled with career professionals and business owners coming to hear updates on the many things happening in the City, while enjoying a delicious lunch catered by Caliente’. For more information about the Lakeland Chamber, visit mylakelandchamber.org or call 901-867-6141.

          
Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes BBQ Dinner
Seniors_Stars_Stripes_6.16.17.jpgInternational Harvester Clubhouse was draped in red, white and blue, for the Seniors 55+ annual Stars & Stripes Dinner, Friday, June 16, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett and Trustmark Bank.

The event started with all heads bowed, as retired Chaplain, Randy Brown presented the Benediction; followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans in attendance were asked to remain standing to be recognized. The sound of applause rang out as veterans stood with pride. All guests stood again, and joined in patriotic harmony, as singer/keyboardist and event entertainer, Charles Norman, performed the National Anthem. (Full story here)

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager    

 

Tie-Dye Camp at IH Park
  
tie_dye.jpgTying in some fun during summer break at the Tie-Dye Camp presented by Memphis Botanic Garden, hosted at IH Park in Lakeland.

Campers learned about the many different plants that are used to create fabrics and dyes during the outdoor classroom. Each camp participant tie-dyed their own t-shirts using modern-day dyes.
 
After the tie-dye session, youth got creative making a few crafts, with help from City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation staff.   
                                      
                      
Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

Lakeland's Livestream link, here. 
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360° Virtual Tours: IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery!
           


New Ranking!!! Lakeland Ranks among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking! LakelandTN.gov/rankings

           
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. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/best-places-young-families-tn-2015/
           
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz