Archive | July, 2015

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Board OKs mixed use development

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a planned unit development for retail and office space, a three-story parking garage and a hotel on 10 acres near the Nottoway subdivision. Board members unanimously approved the Travure Planned Unit Development after listening to a handful of residents with property near the proposed development, previously […]

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Two arrested for Germantown home invasion

Germantown detectives worked into the night and have arrested and charged two subjects with Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property, related to Wednesday’s burglary on the 1800 block of River Valley. All of the property stolen has been recovered. The subjects are identified as Diego Valdemar Resendez and Ivan Mejia Angeles both 19 years old, […]

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Germantown police announce second death in domestic assault

Germantown police have announced that a hospitalized Karri Baker, 38, died on Aug. 2. Baker was found unresponsive on Friday morning when Germantown police responded to a domestic assault call. On July 31, at 8:14 a.m., Germantown patrol division officers responded to a domestic assault call on the 7900 block of Elm Leaf Drive. Upon […]

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School district plans to help fund new athletic field

The Germantown Municipal School District will potentially give $125,000 toward the Houston High School Athletics and Arts Foundation to fund the implementation of a turf football field on campus. The School Board will vote Monday nigh to match a donation given by the City of Germantown toward the project that should be finished by the […]

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Shelby County Fire Department investigating July 4 Cordova house fire

Staff Reports Shelby County firefighters are investigating whether fireworks are to blame for a Cordova house fire late Saturday night. Near midnight on the night of July 4, reports of a home on fire in the 8900 block of River Pine in Cordova began arriving in the fire alarm office of the Shelby County Fire […]

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How new state laws will effect local municipalities

The State of Tennessee passed 181 new laws, including abortion regulations and increased cigarette costs, that went into effect July 1. One of the abortion laws, Bill SB1222, “implements a 48-hour waiting period on procuring an abortion.” Planned Parenthood CEO Ashley Coffield found the law to be problematic. “It can delay an abortion to later […]

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Germantown gas station clerk robbed at knifepoint

At approximately 2:24 p.m. on July 6, a gas station clerk at the Shell service station at 7616 Poplar Ave. in Germantown was robbed at knifepoint. The suspect allegedly threatened the clerk with a large knife and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The suspect was described as a black male, at […]

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Germantown Police Reports

June 26 Crimes • A door was intentionally damaged on the 7500 block of Capital Drive at 9:49 a.m. • A victim was asked to pay a fraudulent balance. Complaint originated on the 2300 block of Forest Hill-Irene Road at 2:11 p.m. Crashes • A vehicle struck a deer at Wolf River Blvd. and Kimbrough […]

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Germantown residents sought to participate in steering committee to plan city’s future

Residents are invited to join the Germantown Forward 2030 Steering Committee at 6 p.m. on July 22 to discuss and participate in planning the city’s future. “The 30-member steering committee has worked hard to develop a vision statement that we can all embrace,” said steering committee co-chair Kevin Young. Participants at the Town Hall meeting […]

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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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