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11 enter race for Lovell’s vacated House seat

As of Wednesday, 11 people had pulled petitions to run for the position in District 95 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Mark Lovell recently vacated the position for the district, which includes part of Germantown and Collierville. The contenders are Julie Byrd Ashworth (D)*, Curtis D. Loynachan (R), Melissa “Missy” R. Marshall (R), Billy Patton (R) […]

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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, a silver and gold medal winner in Rio, was in town over the weekend to attend the Southern Women's Show at the Agricenter on Saturday. Hernandez, who is just 16 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the "human emoji" for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam. She also went on to win the “Mirror Ball” on Dancing with the Stars last fall. She is pictured with Victoria Stinett, 13, who attends Appling Middle School and hopes to compete in the Olympics some day.

Gold Medal Guest

Photo by John Collins Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, a silver and gold medal winner in Rio, was in town over the weekend to attend the Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter on Saturday. Hernandez, who is just 16 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the “human […]

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GMSD names top teachers

The Germantown Municipal School District has named its 2016-17 Teachers of the Year. They are three teachers in kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. Brianna Gould Third Grade Farmington Elementary School Gould’s accomplishments as an educator do not end in the classroom. Long after the bell has rung, […]

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Lady Mustangs fall in state semifinals

Two days after a dominant 58-45 win over Clarksville in the TSSAA Class AAA state basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, Houston fell to Riverdale Friday in the semifinals. Riverdale (33-0) went on to beat Memphis Central 66-59 in the championship game to claim the state title. Both teams struggled to score the ball. Houston […]

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Nine enter race for Lovell’s vacated House seat

As of Monday morning, nine people had pulled petitions to run for the position in District 95 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Mike Lovell recently vacated the position for the district, which includes part of Germantown and Collierville. The contenders are Julie Byrd Ashworth (D), Robert Paul Schutt, (I), Melissa R Marshall, (R), […]

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Germantown intersections, road to get overhauls

Three Germantown intersections and a heavily traveled segment of roadway will soon be updated and mended. The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved $357,521 in service agreements for signal upgrades and roadwork Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. First, board members approved new signage and traffic signals at three Germantown intersections: Poplar […]

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Town addresses trash disposal on public property

By Graham Sweeney The town of Collierville is taking steps to address the disposal of household and yard waste on public property. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance on second reading Monday night that will punish residents who improperly dispose of “garbage, rubbish, leaves, grass clippings, yard trash, brush and bulk […]

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First year Head Coach Ben Moore has helped guide a talented but young Lady Mustangs team to the State Tournament.

First year head coach helps guide talented but young Houston squad to state

First year Head Girls Basketball Coach Ben Moore and the Lady Mustangs began the season with many questions that only time could answer. With Saturday night’s gutty Sectional win over Arlington that secured the girls another trip to the State Finals, they’ve shown with every test put before them this year…they won’t need a curve […]

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According to Germantown Director of Economic and Community Development Cameron Ross, the Hampton Inn & Suites in the city's new Thornwood development will begin taking reservations for stays beginning on April 15.

Third phase of mixed-use development nearly complete

The latest phase of Germantown’s $150 million mixed use development is nearly complete as Hampton Inn & Suites prepares to open its doors next month. According to Germantown Director of Economic and Community Development Cameron Ross, the Hampton Inn & Suites in the city’s new 18-acre Thornwood development will begin taking reservations for stays beginning […]

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Houston High School English teacher Halle Griggs (standing center) hosted a Yoga Session for Mustang football players last week. Griggs is also an instructor at Bikram Yoga Memphis. Winter/Spring workouts have begun for the Mustangs on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

Yoga Time

Houston High School English teacher Halle Griggs (standing center) hosted a Yoga Session for Mustang football players last week. Griggs is also an instructor at Bikram Yoga Memphis. Winter/Spring workouts have begun for the Mustangs on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

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