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City makes annual payment to Shelby County Schools

The city will make its annual installment of $355,453 to the Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE) as part of a settlement from a lawsuit filed by the Shelby County Commission. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen upheld the agreement of compromise and settlement payment Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The payment […]

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Residential development approved in Germantown

A new 45-lot residential development has been approved north of Poplar Ave. and east of Johnson Road. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the 23-acre Chapel Cove subdivision Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Twenty three lots will be completed in the first phase of the project. The minimum lot size […]

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Sixth case of Zika confirmed in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation of the sixth case of Zika virus disease in Shelby County in an individual who traveled to one of the affected areas. At this time, Zika cases in Shelby County are the result of travelers returning from countries where Zika is prevalent. Since the mosquito that […]

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Board tables motion to buy land for school

The Germantown Board of Education has decided to hit the pause button on plans to purchase land for a future school. Noting “angst” over the location of the property, board members voted 4-1 this week to table a motion to purchase 31.3 acres near Winchester Road and Crestwyn Drive in the southeast portion of the […]

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Four men arrested in connection with local auto burglaries

Last week, Germantown police apprehended four men linked to the recent rash of car burglaries. On Tuesday, officers responded to a call regarding an auto burglary in progress on the 7300 block of Bellville. Two men fled the scene on foot when officers arrived. The suspects were located a short time later and identified as […]

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Lorelei, a second grader from Memphis, recently found a freshly painted rock on a water fountain while visiting Collierville's Historic Town Square. The message "Dare to Be Different" was painted on the rock.

Thousands work to spread joy one rock at a time

By Julie Turner Special to The Times Cartoon and children’s literary characters. Sports team logos, animals and insects. Hearts, rainbows and hot air balloons. Inspirational messages, Bible verses or even just one simple word like “Love” or “Family.” Tiny masterpieces are popping up all over Shelby County and can be found in the simplest of […]

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Bartlett's Jacob Robinson nearly pulls down the interception against Houston wide receiver Terrell Tatum Friday night. Tatum finished the game with three receptions and 66 yards.

Houston edges Bartlett 14-13

By Bill Sorrell Tim Haney’s return to Houston High School brought tears to his eyes and to others. The school’s new jumbotron displayed a pre-game video “Welcome Back Coach Haney” which showed clips of his 21-year tenure as head coach. Haney was 115-75 and went to the state semifinals in 1999 and 2001. “I have […]

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Two men arrested for Germantown auto burglaries

On Tuesday, Germantown Police responded to a call regarding an auto burglary in progress on the 7300 block of Bellville. Two men fled the scene on foot when officers arrived. The suspects were located a short time later and identified as Jeremiah Smith, 23, and Louis Carlisle, 31, of Memphis. The men have been charged […]

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By Kevin Lewter 
One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the 45th annual Germantown Festival provided a free family fun weekend on Sept. 10-11. The festival hosts nearly 400 local and regional artists and craftsmen, offering a wide range of unique items including jewelry, pottery, metal, woodwork, hand-stitched garments, paintings, photography and many other popular and trendy items such as purses, fabrics and garden accessories. It also features the annual Running of the Weenies. PICTURED: A race participant yawns after a hard fought race.

Germantown Festival

One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the 45th annual Germantown Festival provided a free family fun weekend on Sept. 10-11. The festival hosts nearly 400 local and regional artists and craftsmen, offering a wide range of unique items including jewelry, pottery, metal, woodwork, hand-stitched garments, paintings, photography and many other popular […]

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Betsy Landers, former president of the National PTA, and David Pickler, president of the National School Boards Association, talk in Pickler’s Collierville office. Landers was appointed to the vacated seat of the Germantown Municipal School Board Monday night.

Former national PTA head named to school board

Betsy Landers has been unanimously named the newest member of the Germantown Municipal School District School Board. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen appointed Landers Monday night with a 5-0 vote, heaping praise on the former national president of the PTA. “We believe (she) has a vision of where the district aspires to grow,” […]

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