Archive | August, 2015

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Lady Saints motivated to be state champions

The Briarcrest Lady Saints, hoping to continue last season’s success, traveled to Jackson last Tuesday night to play perennial D2 A state contender the University School of Jackson Lady Bruins as coaches for both were anxious to see how their respective teams would open the season. They did not have to wait long. Four minutes […]

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Germantown’s offense was unable to score Friday against Lausanne. The Red Devil’s lone score came from a Rodney Williams kickoff return. ABOVE: Williams (left) poses with senior defender  Joshua Puryear during Germantown’s media day event earlier this month.

Devils downed 42-7 in season opener

By Mac Trammell It couldn’t have been a more pleasant evening for football to recommence: temperatures in the mid 70s, no badgering bugs and a nice orange-pink reflection off the streamlined clouds from the sunset to the west. That’s how Lausanne supporters saw the game Friday night as the Lynx toppled Germantown High School 42-7. […]

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Germantown Police Reports

August 14 Crimes • Tools were stolen from a shed on the 7900 block of Neshoba Road at 12:40 p.m. • Personal information was taken from the 1400 block of Grove Meadow Court and used in a fraudulent attempt to obtain credit at 2:40 p.m. Crashes • A vehicle struck a bicyclist causing possible injuries […]

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Renaissance Faire debuts

The shire of Shelby (known to modern-day purists as Shelby County) drew crowds to Shelby Farms on Saturday and Sunday for the inaugural Mid-South Renaissance Faire. Many a “forsooth” was spoken, and visitors watched sword fights and jousting, amused themselves with games of skill and chance, and got up and tried courtly dances and banter […]

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Germantown considers debt for GMSD capital needs

The Germantown Financial Advisory Commission met on Aug. 20 to consider a proposal to fund capital improvements at Germantown Municipal School facilities. The proposed projects will require approximately $12 million in general obligation bonds in addition to capital dollars already approved in the 2016 fiscal year budget. The proposal was unanimously approved by commission members. […]

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Board approves funding for school television station

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen made their Monday meeting brief by unanimously passing nine agenda items. Among the other items, a $393,769 funding for the Germantown Municipal Television Station passed. The fund stems from the Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels, channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse or 17 on Comcast. The City of […]

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Germantown Police Reports

August 7 Crimes • Checks were stolen by a family member on the 8300 block of Briar Creek Drive at 2:05 p.m. • An adult was arrested for attempting to cash a counterfeit check at a bank on the 7600 block of Poplar Ave. at 4:06 p.m. • A stolen credit card number was fraudulently […]

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2015 Jamboree- Mustang RB #15 Carson Blackfan slices thru Trojan

Houston participated in the Varsity Football Jamboree at Bartlett High School on Aug. 14. Other schools participating in the event were Collierville, Bartlett, Arlington, Millington and Munford. Houston played Millington. The Mustangs will open their season Friday at 7 p.m. with a home game against Ridgeway. ABOVE RIGHT: Mustang senior wide receiver Richard White hauls […]

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Whole Foods held a grand opened in Germantown on Tuesday at 7825 Poplar Ave. Residents lined up around the block to participate in the prize wheel at the 41,000-square-foot store. ABOVE: Retired teacher Rene Zurkammer wins a $500 gift card at the Whole Foods grand opening.

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GPAC hosts former astronaut, pro football player

By Mac Trammell The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club recently hosted a truly one of a kind guest speaker. Leland Melvin, the only person to be drafted into the NFL and to have flown in space, spoke to an audience of hundreds at the Germantown Performing Arts Center last week, recounting his life’s achievements and how […]

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