Archive | May, 2015

The Germantown Education Commission has named Ginny Germann, a special education teacher at Houston Middle School, the district’s New Teacher of the Year.

GEC hosts education celebration

The Germantown Education Commission recently hosted the annual education celebration where students and teachers are honored for excellence. Administrators, teachers, students, parents and members of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen were in attendance. The 2015 Teacher of the Year award was presented to Diane Morales, International Baccalaureate Spanish teacher at Germantown High School. […]

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Houston wins Regionals

                One week after beating Houston twice to win the District 15-AAA title, the Collierville Dragons were unable to duplicate their success in the 8-AAA tournament. Collierville fell to the Mustangs 9-0 Wednesday in the Region 8-AAA championship game. Houston jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the […]

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Germantown Police Reports

May 1 Crimes • A stolen credit card was used online to make fraudulent purchases online at 8:27 a.m. The complaint originated on the 9100 block of Belle Fleurs Cove • Merchandise was stolen from a building on the 7600 block of Poplar Ave. at 10:24 a.m. • A victim received several unwanted messages from […]

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Local mother pens book about son with Down syndrome

Germantown resident and former Bartlett High graduate Julia Gray had a raw emotional reaction in the delivery room when she learned her ninth child, James, has Down syndrome. “I was NOT happy,” she said. “I didn’t want to be part of that club. No, I wasn’t happy at all. It didn’t take long before I […]

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seven year old Colton Kennedy gets his football signed by #20 Bishop Sankey.

Three Tennessee Titans were on hand to shake hands and sign autographs for fans at Academy Sports at Giacosa Place off Germantown Parkway on May 8. ABOVE: Colton Kennedy, 7, gets Titan running back Bishop Sankey to sign his prized football. Other Titans in attendance were Ole Miss standout Dexter McCluster and linebacker Avery Williamson.

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Board approves budget, tax rate

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed the city’s $123 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year and set the property tax rate at $1.93 per $100 of assessed value. Board members approved the budget on first reading Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The city’s general operating budget is $47.2 […]

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Sustained By Faith

By Bill Sorrell Jackson, Tenn. – Never mind the grind, Leon Landry is fine with a 140-game regular season baseball season. Being able to push through “such a grind of a sport,” has been a challenge that Landry, a center fielder with the Jackson Generals, has embraced since high school. A quarterback and running back […]

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Arrest made in driveway robbery

Staff Reports Detectives with the Germantown Police Department have arrested Tyrone Hathaway, 46, and charged him with aggravated robbery related to a driveway robbery in April. Police stated that Hathaway is believed to be the suspect who approached a Germantown woman washing her car, offered yard work services, then took the victim’s purse from inside […]

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Vols Swing Through Town

                Germantown’s Great Hall was crowded with Vols fans Tuesday afternoon as the Big Orange Caravan came to town. University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones, new Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Barnes, Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach Holly Warlick, and guests from the UT Athletic Department […]

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Cordova man charged with stealing Elton John’s glasses

STAFF REPORTS A Cordova man has been indicted on felony theft charges involving a pair of glasses worn by singer Elton John that disappeared last week from a display case at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Matthew Colvin, 26, is charged with theft of property over $1,000, which carries two-to-four years in prison. Colvin, who […]

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