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St. Benedict renovating football field, facilities

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School has announced the resurfacing of its football field. The resurfacing is the first phase of a three-phase renovation plan to the entire football facility. In announcing the large scale project, SBA Athletic Director Caleb Marcum said, “The decision to resurface was based on the needs of a legitimate practice […]

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County’s prescription program has saved participants more than $4 million since 2010

Shelby County recently marked the fourth anniversary of its partnership with the Coast2Coast Rx program, the county’s free prescription discount card that offers savings on prescriptions and other health care services. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has now saved Shelby County residents more than $4 million. Since its launch in June 2010, nearly 14,000 participants have used […]

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$11.5 million needed for Shelby County veterans’ home

Carolyn Bahm Building a veterans’ home in northern Shelby County will require $11.5 million in local funds over the next year, organizers said at the town board’s June 25 work session. The funds are expected to come from the city as well as area businesses, churches, organizations, and individual citizens. Project organizers asked the town’s […]

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Health conscious grocery chain to open July 8 in Germantown

Mac Trammell A new grocery option focused on bringing healthy and affordable products to its customers will be making residence in Germantown next week. Sprouts Farmers Market, a relatively new grocery chain, will open a 28,700-square-foot store at 3150 Village Shops Drive on July 8. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. with […]

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GCT, GPAC among local arts groups to get state funding

Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) announced Monday that five arts grants have been awarded in Germantown from the Tennessee Arts Commission for a combined total of $60,340. The grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts and by residents who buy […]

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TCAP scores continue to show gains

STAFF REPORTS Gov. Bill Haslam recently unveiled the results from this year’s annual statewide TCAP assessments. The compiled scores show many promising gains for students in most grade levels, especially in mathematics and science. In those subject areas, the state saw strong increases in proficiency levels, with roughly 131,000 more students in math and 60,000 […]

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Rugby squad dominates state championship

The Mustang Middle School Rugby team of Germantown recently won their second consecutive Tennessee Middle School Rugby State Championship at MTSU. The Mustangs advanced to the championship game after dropping Stewarts Creek of Middle 35-5. In the championship game, the Mustangs got their seventh shutout of the season dominating Woodland Middle School from Brentwood 20-0. […]

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Back in Business

After being closed for slightly more than a week, the W.C. Johnson Spray Park re-opened on Monday to an excited contingent of local children and parents. The park was temporarily closed so that a fence could be erected around it. Beginning today, Collierville residents will need a Spray Park Pass and non-residents will be required […]

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Town’s animal shelter seeing benefits of feline trap and neuter program

Mac Trammell The Collierville Animal Shelter is constantly working to reduce kitten overcrowding during the dog days of summer. The shelter is seeing the fruits of a Trap-Neuter-Release program that was instituted in 2007. The program helps stop stray cats from producing too many kittens. “We’ve reduced the amount of kittens over the years because […]

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YMCA puts on princess party

The YMCA at Schilling Farms recently held a Princess Tea Party for girls ages 3-5 years. The princesses designed tiaras and wands as well as had an etiquette lesson, danced and had story time. The event ended with a dress up tea party with their favorite stuffed animal. The next Princess Tea Party is July […]

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