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A Man for all Seasons

By Bill Sorrell Bobby Wade has a way of keeping Buck Towner on his toes. “He always comes by my office at school and messes with certain aspects of my office. For example, he will hide my keys and leave a clue to where they may be. Another time he hid all of my pens […]

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DOWN PAT: Houston punter is also school’s valedictorian

By Bill Sorrell The nickname fit Houston High School punter Pat Gardner perfectly. “His nickname was ‘36’,” said teammate Jacob Painter. “We joked about him being the valedictorian of our school.” Gardner made a perfect score – 36 – on his ACT and with a 4.72 grade-point is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. […]

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Just under 200 square feet of living and storage space has enough elbow room for two when it's planned well. Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry say they love traveling in their tiny home with their two dogs.

TREND OF THE FUTURE: Couple hits the road for open-ended travel

Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry are young professionals who could work almost anywhere, so they poured their dreams into a mobile lifestyle. And they pack light, even though they bring their whole house with them. The two have what’s popularly called a “tiny house” pulled behind their truck. It’s just under 200 square feet, but […]

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Bridge near G’town rated among five worst in state

Shelby County has five of the state’s most heavily traveled bridges rated as “structurally deficient,” including U.S. 72 over I-240 just outside of Germantown. Nearly 463,000 vehicles cross them daily. With the exception of one bridge, they all date from the 1960s (the other is from 1936). The data comes from the latest American Road […]

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Germantown Calendar of Events

Feb. 23 • Beginning on Feb. 23, Germantown High School will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Poplar Pike Playhouse. This “show within a show” is adapted from Charles Dickens’ unfinished book and follows the story of Edwin Drood, a rich and popular young man set marry the beautiful Rosa Bud. Due to […]

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Beer permit approved for Germantown movie theater

By Graham Sweeney Times Editor The Germantown Beer Board has approved a permit for Malco Theatres Inc. to sell beer for on-premise consumption at the Forest Hill Cinema 8. Board members voted 4-1 in favor of the permit, with Dean Massey dissenting. Larry Etter, senior vice president of Malco Theatres, told the board he hopes […]

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Mayor addresses plans to accommodate GMSD growth

By Mayor Mike Palazzolo For The Sun Times I’m sure our entire community is fully aware of the exceptional accomplishments of our Germantown Municipal School District. The success of our students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and district leaders has led to greater enrollment demands on our local schools. So much so, that our three elementary […]

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Houston girls named district champions

The Houston Lady Mustangs dominated Collierville Tuesday night on their way to being Dist. 15-AAA champions. Houston took a 20-13 halftime lead and eventually won 53-28 over their district rivals. Sophomore Jayla Hemingway had 10 points in the game and was named tournament MVP. Hemingway was coming off of a 29-point flurry in Houston’s second […]

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PICTURED: Germantown's Ashton Taylor looks upcourt for the open after being surrounded by the Mustang's defense.

No. 6 seeded Germantown upsets Houston

The Germantown Red Devils outscored Houston 14-5 in overtime to pick up a 77-68 post season district win Wednesday night on the road. With the score tied at 27 at halftime, the Red Devils struggled to stop Houston in the third quarter, as the Mustangs took a 43-39 lead. Houston was paced by Ryan Boyce […]

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Houston High teacher, student honored for excellence

On Monday night, the Germantown Education Commission Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting honored Doreen Penrod as Teacher of the Month and Patrick Gardner as a Youth Excellence Award winner. Penrod, a German teacher and Foreign Language Department Chair at Houston High School, was selected for her reputation as a positive role model for students […]

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