Mayor Bunker's State of the City Address:
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!
The 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)
Lakeland 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
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
Lakeland Designated an Adventure Tourism District! LakelandTN.gov/tourism
Have you seen the "Come Discover Lakeland" video and website? It's here.
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
Lakeland School System is #1 for Second Year in TCAP Achievement!
Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!
Lakeland's Livestream link (or click image)
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/.
Lakeland 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