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Germantown Schools has highest average ACT score in state

By Grace Tatter Chalkbeat According to reports released Wednesday, Germantown Municipal Schools logged the highest average ACT score for its public school students, at 24.1. Knox County Schools had the highest average score of the state’s four large urban districts, a 20.5. The average ACT score for public high school students in Tennessee didn’t budge […]

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Germantown Police looking for suspicious man

On Aug. 23, the Germantown Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious person in the area near the intersection of Level Creek Drive and Yester Oaks. The complainant reported that a white male with a dark complexion, in a white van, approached her 12-year-old daughter as she walked home from the bus stop at […]

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Site plan approved for new Orgill corporate headquarters

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development agreement for a 4-story office building that will house Orgill Corporate Headquarters. The 121,600-square-foot building will be constructed on 12 acres at 4100 S. Houston Levee Road, north of Bailey Station Road. Board members unanimously approved the final site plan Monday night during their […]

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Cell tower lease renewals to generate $750,000 for city

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to renew five lease agreements for wireless transmission facilities that will generate around $750,000 for the city over the next 25 years. Board members unanimously approved the lease agreements Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The new lease agreements with SBA Properties for access to […]

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Annual Taste of Town event to feature 24 local restaurants

By Julie Turner If your idea of a perfect night out includes good music, supporting a good cause and incredible food, then you don’t want to miss this year’s 16th annual Germantown Chamber’s Taste of the Town Benefit and Auction. The event will be held this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be able to […]

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City to replace 10 culverts underneath Poplar Ave.

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a construction contract to replace 10 metal culverts underneath Poplar Ave. The project will cost more than $450,000 and is funded through the Surface Transportation Program There are 48 storm drain culverts crossing under Poplar Ave. within the city limits. “A significant portion of the culverts […]

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Board approves site plan for new Starbucks, Mattress Firm

After rejecting plans for a Starbucks and Mattress Firm earlier this year, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the final site plan for the two businesses on a 1.19-acre lot between Perkins Restaurant and the AT&T Store on Poplar Ave. Board members cited parking, traffic and safety concerns as reasons for rejecting […]

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Mark Lovell upset 18-year incumbent Curry Todd on Aug. 4 to win the seat for District 95 State Representative.

Lovell aims to cut spending, revisit unemployment laws

By Julie Turner He is a local businessman whose endeavors include everything from the popular Delta Fair & Music Festival and Memphis Air Show to Stonebridge Golf Course, a real estate development company and even Duck Commander Fireworks. And now he is also the newly elected District 95 Representative for the state of Tennessee. “I […]

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Germantown receives grant for Riverdale School area

Germantown has received a TDOT Safe Routes to School grant for the Riverdale School area. The grant totals $215,795, of which $190,811 will be used for the addition of new sidewalks in neighborhoods within one mile of Riverdale School. The remaining $24,984 will go toward supporting educational activities for all K-8 Riverdale students. This includes […]

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Shelby Drive lane widening project will begin next month

Construction could begin as soon as September to widen a 4/5-mile section of Shelby Drive to accommodate the future Collierville High School. On Monday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a $6.8 million contract with Madden Phillips Construction to add two traffic lanes to 4,400 linear feet of Shelby Drive, install a […]

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