Archive | June, 2015

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Legal Notice

IT APPEARING by the attached Affidavit of Susan E. Williams, Esquire, attorney for the Plaintiffs that the Defendant, Rebecca Merlin Jenkins, cannot, after due diligence, be served personally in the County of Shelby, State of Tennessee or the area because the subject has moved from the last known address and no new address is known, […]

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Germantown Police Reports

May 22 Crimes • Officers arrested two adults for entering a home and taking jewelry on the 3200 block of Devonshire Way at 9:15 a.m. • A report was filed citing that trash was dumped into a private trash dumpster on the 8500 block of Farmington Blvd. at 2:35 p.m. • A vehicle window was […]

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Board backs 20-cent tax increase for new school

During a public hearing to discuss the town’s $72.6 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a proposed 15-cent property tax increase to fund the construction of a new high school, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday backed an even higher rate of 20 cents in order to fund the estimated […]

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(From left): Jimmy Griffith, Anne Wesberry, Mrs. Tammy Doring, Dr. Kevin Doring

Charity golf event raises more than $39k

STAFF REPORTS The third annual Wesberry Golf Classic was recently held at Spring Creek Ranch. The event benefits SRVS and more than 1,000 people with disabilities. It grossed more than $39,000 in support of SRVS’ programs, ranging from employment and community living, to children’s services and elder care. SRVS is the largest comprehensive service provider […]

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Local man arrested, charged in murder-for-hire plot

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Collierville attorney accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, Bureau special agents began investigating Fred Auston Wortman III on June 4. Several days earlier, a concerned resident contacted law enforcement […]

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Board hosts hearings for city, school budgets

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen hosted a wealth of public hearings Monday night, giving residents the opportunity to comment on and listen to everything from to the 2016 budget and the proposed $1.93 property tax rate to the rezoning of nearly three acres of property from agricultural to residential. In all, five public […]

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Hayden Smith is recognized in front of his Troop by Scoutmaster Brian Issing upon his having successfully passed his Eagle Board of Review. Assistant Scoutmaster Brent Snyder looks on.

High school sophomore earns rank of Eagle Scout

By Mac Trammell Hayden Smith recently achieved what historically only 3 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide master, earning the title of Eagle Scout—at the age of 16. Smith, the junior assistant scoutmaster of Troop 48 of Germantown, has long been indoctrinated in the ways of the Boy Scouts of America. He began his Scouting as […]

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Houston High School boy's soccer team

Maturity fuels Houston’s championship run

By Mac Trammell For the first time since 2000, a Germantown boys’ soccer team became a team full of men. The Houston High School Mustangs won the 2015 soccer state championship by defeating the Science Hill High School Hilltoppers 3-2 in late May. The Mustangs finished the season with a record of 22-1-2, which, as […]

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Convicted sex offender gets 40 years in prison

A previously convicted sex offender who was found guilty in April of raping a child has been sentenced to 40 years in prison with no parole, announced Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich. James Catreal Moore was wearing an ankle monitor from a previous conviction when he was caught sexually abusing a young girl in […]

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West Nile detected in three Shelby County ZIP codes

The Shelby County Health Department has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within ZIP codes 38018 (Cordova), 38116 (South Memphis) and 38141 (Southeast Memphis). These are the first positive mosquito pools found this year. Since April, the Shelby County Health Department’s Vector Control Program has treated areas by applying larvicides to standing […]

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