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2018 LAMP Concert Series! ...Five concerts running June 2nd through September 22nd. All from 7 - 10 p.m. Free, family-friendly, evening concerts sponsored by the City at the outdoor amphitheater at IH Park, 4527 Canada Rd. Read on...

Lakeland Summer Camps! Soccer, tennis, basketball, and drama camps! Read on...

Early Voting for Shelby County Primary Election Began 4/11/18 ...Early voting runs through 4/26/18. Two Lakeland residents are on the ballot: Bennie Cobb for sheriff and Chris Thomas for probate court clerk. Additional Info...

Spotlight on Lakeland! Past, Present and Future Lakeland is to be featured in a Shelby County historical display in downtown Memphis this spring. Do you have any memorabilia that you’d be willing to loan us for the exhibit? Read on...

Lakeland Chamber's April Membership Luncheon, Wed, 4/25, 11:30 am - 1pm. Speaker will be Terry Roland, Shelby County Commissioner. $10 lunch catered by Baby Jacks BBQ ($15 for non-members). Please RSVP by 4/23. Read on...

Lakeland Chamber's Sporting Clays Tournament, Friday, April 27, 11:30 am - 3 pm, Location: Memphis Sport Shooting Association in Lakeland. Lunch will start at 11:30 am with a shot-gun start at 1 pm. Read on...

Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 28th Semi-annual collection of unwanted items like computers, bulky waste, tires, etc. Lakeland residents only (IDs will be checked). Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Location: Fireworks City, 3509 Canada Road. Flyer

City of Lakeland's Youth Football Registration Now Open! Registration dates: April 5 - June 24 (Late registration June 25 - 29). This is a different program than the middle school. Read on...

Annual Children's Fishing Rodeo! ...Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Info at LakelandTN.gov/events! LakelandTN.gov/events

A Reminder Regarding Tree Removal... Tree removal permits are required for all trees 10” in diameter or greater. Read on...

Lakeland Senior Center Events, for Age 55+ ...March & April events incl. Wed, March 7 & March 28, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. “Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis,” a historic seminar presented by Jimmy Ogle. RSVP by calling Kim Odom at 901-746-8195. List of events...

Lakeland Youth Baseball is back for the summer! 3 yr. old & 4-5 yr. old T-ball, also 6-7 yr. old & 8-9 yr. old Coach Pitch. Read on...

2018 Spring and Summer Tennis Clinics ...Kids, teens, and adults. Various clinics running March through July. Hosted by USPTA tennis instructor Dave DeGutis, a tennis instructor and coach with over 20 years of teaching experience. Read on...

Lakeland's Bulk Waste Pickup! ...The City of Lakeland has purchased a boom truck. Read on...

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

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 Available! IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery... Read on...

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Downtown display to feature Lakeland: Past, Present and Future

Lakeland is to be featured in a Shelby County historical display in downtown Memphis this spring and staff members are gathering memorabilia for the exhibition.

City-picture-640x480.jpgKim Odom, special events coordinator and Senior Center manager for Lakeland, said the display in three large glass cases will be in the lobby of the Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. May through August.

“We will begin soliciting historical memorabilia Monday (4.2.18). I will be the main point of contact for anyone who has something they’d like to donate or loan us for the exhibit. They can call me at the Lakeland Senior Center at 746-8195.” (Full story)


The_LAMP_concert_series.jpg2018 LAMP Concert Series!

Line-up announced:


June 2: Thump Daddy
June 23: Memphis Funk N Horns
July 28: Ghost Town Blues Band
August 25: Nick Black
September 22: Bluff City Bandits

All from 7 - 10 p.m.

(More details, when available)

   

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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McDonald's in Lakeland
Eat Local...Keep Tax Dollars Local!
Photo courtesy of Lakeland Currents

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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!
Read on...

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Over 1,000 people enthusiastically attended the dedication and grand opening at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (LMPS) July 30.

Dr. Ted Horrell, Lakeland School System (LSS) superintendent, opened the ceremony, thanking previous and current commissioners and school board members.  He thanked engineers, architects and regional dignitaries who helped create the dream of LMPS.
                       
Tanya Wallace, head of the Lakeland Education Foundation, presented an $8,000 check to Dr. Horrell from the foundation. Also speaking were Matt Adler, principal of LMPS; Kevin Floyd, Lakeland School Board chairman; and Wyatt Bunker, Lakeland mayor.

Photo/Copy by Lakeland Currents. More photos, here.
Memphis Daily News article. Commercial Appeal article.

Video of LMPS dedication
and open house from former LSS school board member and current Lakeland commissioner, Matt Wright.

           
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