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24 Houston High students make All-State Choir

Last Saturday, Houston High School hosted the WTVMEA All-State Auditions. Students from across the state were singing their hearts out to take the top spots in this year’s elite All-State Choir. Eighteen GMSD musicians who were selected for the TN State Honor Choir. Comparatively, HHS had the most students selected for the choir in our […]

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Last week, Farmington Elementary School sent its students out all across the world — in a virtual way. Skype-a-thon, a national and annual event, went live at Farmington Elementary School Nov. 29-30. The event, sponsored by Microsoft Educator’s Community, offered teachers easy, canned lesson opportunities with Skype. The event cleverly gave teachers the choice between activities like Mystery Skype, Virtual Field Trips and "Find a Guest Speaker." Technology Trainer Ashley Smith over a dozen teachers participated in the event, bringing experiences afar right into the classroom. According to Smith, some classes took virtual field trips to Mt. Ranier, Intrepid Air and Space Museum and the World War II Museum while others had more pointed chats about “amazing alligators” or the USS Missouri.

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Last week, Farmington Elementary School sent its students out all across the world in a virtual way. Skype-a-thon, a national and annual event, went live at Farmington Elementary School Nov. 29-30. The event, sponsored by Microsoft Educator’s Community, offered teachers easy, canned lesson opportunities with Skype. The event cleverly gave teachers the choice between activities […]

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Residents encourage to ‘Fill the Fountain’ this holiday season

Residents interested in leaving an indelible mark on the city this holiday season are in luck. Leadership Germantown has announced that around 100 bricks are still available on the city’s Fountain of Youth. For a donation, residents can honor a loved one, celebrate an organization or preserve the family’s name with an engraved brick at […]

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GPAC looks to expand with outdoor venue

The Germantown Performing Arts Center is taking steps toward developing a new amphitheater. Last month, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen authorized Mayor Mike Palazzolo to enter a $282,394 professional services agreement with Archimania to provide design work for the outdoor venue. GPAC has raised $141,197 for the design services. The city has approved […]

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Germantown athletes nominated for All-State team

More than 30 Shelby-Metro players have been nominated to Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State teams by Journal West 10 Media staff. Nominations were made after recommendations from coaches, media, statistics provided by high school sports information directors and by local statistician Keith Gentry. Members of other Memphis media outlets nominated additional players. The All-State teams […]

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Houstons #2 Kavious Newsom lets it fly over CBHS #2 Zachary Hamlet

Mustangs handle CBHS

Photos by Kevin Lewter The Houston Mustangs improved to 4-2 on the season by beating CBHS 43-36 Tuesday night at home. Bruce Guy Jr. had 15 points and Ryan Boyce chipped in 11. Jacob Lyons paced the Purple Wave with 16 points. Houston will play Nettleton of Jonesboro, Ark. on Friday in the West Memphis […]

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Local high schooler works to increase AIDS awareness

For Juli Anna Stanford, the issue of HIV/AIDS hits very close to home. A student at Houston High School in her junior year, Stanford is aiming to do something big to increase awareness amongst her suburban peers. “Although many teens in our community joke about AIDS, for the 300 teens that die a day of […]

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Contract OK’d for corporate headquarters

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a development contract for the third phase of the TraVure development, which will include the future corporate headquarters of Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA). The 5-story office building will be 150,620 square feet. The primary tenant will be MAA, which will use around 83,265 square feet of the […]

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City authorizes holiday gift cards for all full-time employees

The holidays will be a little more merry this year for city employees. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen authorized the purchase of 400 Kroger gift cards for city employees Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The city budgeted $19,200 to allow employees to purchase food for the holidays. Full-time city employees will […]

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Germantown Police Reports

November 4 Crimes • An adult was arrested for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop at S. Germantown Road and Farmington Blvd. at 2:03 a.m. • A victim reported being threatened by an acquaintance during an argument on the 7000 block of Corsica Drive at 9:15 a.m. • A forged /counterfeit check was passed […]

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