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Trash and recyclables collection in Germantown is now underway after being delayed by inclement weather. Tuesday to Friday collections will be delayed by one day. Monday collections are taking place Wednesday and likely into Thursday. There will be no yard debris collection this week.

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved $23,318 in overtime reimbursements from the Federal Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Target, Binson Ly and the Shelby County Goverment for the Germantown Police Department. GPD has officers assigned to Federal and local task forces, which reimburse any overtime that the officers receive while on duty. The Department of Justice has reimbursed $20,745. The Shelby County Government reimbursed $1,126 from a Governor Highway Safety grant. The Target Corporation and Binson Ly paid $624 and $822, respectively, for a police presence at the store on Thanksgiving and at a wedding at the Great Hall.

Christa Phillips, a biology and STEM teacher at Houston High School, has been named Germantown Teacher of the Month by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. A team of her students recently took first place in the University of Tennessee Engineer’s Quiz Bowl.

The Germantown Fire Department recently accepted a $1,750 grant from the 100 Club of Memphis for an automated external defibrillator.