Archive | April, 2015

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200 city vehicles to be equipped with GPS devices in effort to save fuel, monitor driving habits

Two hundred city vehicles will soon be equipped with GPS devices in an effort to identify unnecessary idle times, unauthorized vehicle use and assist drivers in emergency situations. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a two-year contract with LB Telematics to provide hardware, installation, training and monitoring services for the vehicle global […]

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Captain Phillips visits Germantown

Data Facts Inc. presented An Evening with Captain Richard Phillips, hosted by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce on April 14 at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Captain Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama in 2009 when Somali pirates hijacked his ship, the Maersk Alabama. This incident marked the first hijacking of […]

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Jobless rate down in Germantown for February

Germantown’s unemployment rate remains the lowest in Shelby County and the seventh lowest in the state. According to data released this week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the city’s jobless rate for January was 4.9 percent, or four-tenths of a percentage point lower than January’s rate of 5.3 percent. Germantown’s rate […]

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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid to open April 29

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in downtown Memphis has announced that it will host a grand opening on April 29 at 6 p.m. with a special Evening for Conservation event. The event will feature an all-star cast of celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment and the outdoors joining together to help Bass Pro […]

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Houston Coach #10 Collins Day directs #2 Logan Brown to get down

Home Stand

After playing their first 12 games of the season on the road, the Houston Mustangs played their home opener Sunday against Highland Park, Ill. and won 11-1. After dropping a close 5-4 game to Bartlett the next night, Houston bounced back with a 15-1 win against Thomas Worthington High School of Ohio to improve to […]

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Capt. Phillips to speak at GPAC

The Germantown Performing Arts Center will present Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama at 6:30 p.m. on April 14. Phillips is currently traveling the country to give a first-hand account of his ship’s hijacking, his capture and ultimate rescue by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six. The story inspired the 2013 Oscar nominated film Captain […]

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Germantown Police Reports

March 19 Crashes • Two vehicles collided at Poplar Ave. and West Farmington Blvd. at 2:48 p.m. • A vehicle collided into a parked car on Forest Hill-Irene Road at 3:53 p.m. March 20 Crimes • A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 1700 block of Bryn Manor Cove at 8:38 a.m. […]

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Race for the Cure moves to Memphis

After being hosted in Shelby County’s suburban municipalities for 22 years, the Susan G. Komen Mid-South Race for the Cure will move to Memphis this fall. Race organizers made the move official Wednesday during an announcement at Raymond James in Memphis. The 2015 race, a 5K run that raises awareness for breast cancer, will be […]

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