Archive | August, 2015

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Board to vote on contracts for Thornwood Development

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen will vote Monday night to approve contracts with the first two businesses in the Thornwood Development at the corner of Germantown and Neshoba Roads. Board members will vote on project development contracts for Bob Richards Jewelry and a Hampton Inn hotel during their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting. The […]

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Hometown Dreamer: Wilson enjoying career close to home

BY MAC TRAMMELL Every boy dreams of becoming a professional athlete when he grows up. Every boy dreams of playing for his favorite team in front of the home crowd. Every boy dreams of hitting a homerun, scoring a touchdown, hitting a clutch shot, making a crucial save, edging out his opponent with a heroic […]

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Girl Scouts will be honored at GPAC

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Smith & Nephew and Hutchison are hosting a reception for former astronaut Leland Melvin on Aug. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hutchison School’s Weiner Theater at 1740 Ridgeway Road. Girl Scouts will also be honored as the “spotlight charity” at a breakfast featuring […]

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Germantown Michael Kors burglarized

Germantown Police Department patrol officers responded to an alarm at 7515 Poplar Ave. on Aug. 6 at approximately 3:42 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found the right front door of the Michael Kors store broken out and a sledge hammer in the entry way. At least 36 handbags, six back packs and six pairs of shoes were […]

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Germantown Taste of Town participants announced

The 15th annual Germantown Taste of Our Town will be returning to the Hilton Memphis, but on a different night of the week. This year’s event is Sept. 19 from 6:30-10 p.m. Taste of Our Town is the premier gourmet food, beverage and wine tasting event of the season. Hosted by the Germantown Area Chamber […]

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Board OKs agreement with Shelby County Schools

BY MAC TRAMMELL The phrase “win-win” was used thrice in regards to the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s most important topic of discussion during its regularly scheduled Aug. 10 meeting. The board unanimously passed an agreement that allows Germantown High, Middle and Elementary schools to use Germantown Parks and Recreation zones. In return, the […]

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Germantown Animal Shelter Manager Alina Lesniak feeds Elvis, a Bassett/Beagle mix a treat

Animal shelter offering reduced adoption fees through August

For the remainder of August, the Germantown Animal Shelter is offering $40 cat and kitten adoption fees. Thanks to a Petco Foundation grant, all adult cats and kittens at the Germantown Animal Shelter and the Hacks Cross/Winchester PetSmart habitat are eligible for this reduced fee. The adoption fee includes FIV/FeLV testing, the first round of […]

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Home sales resembling 2014 so far

Germantown’s July housing sales were down slightly from 2014 but remain up on the year, with 497 recorded to date. The city’s median year-to-date sales price has dropped 3.2 percent since last year even though only one fewer home has sold. The median sales price for 2015 is $275,000, while a year ago it was […]

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How to get children’s sleep schedule back on track for school

For many school-age children and teenagers, summer vacation is a chance to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning. Trying to set your child’s sleep schedule for the returning school year can prove to be a daunting task, but it is very important because it helps your child succeed in school. […]

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$3.3 million repaving project to begin this month

Collierville commuters will enjoy smooth drives along Collierville-Arlington Road starting this fall. The decision to resurface the road was determined by a multitude of factors. On state-maintained roadways, the Tennessee Department of Transportation conducts regular inspections to assess pavement conditions, and makes evaluations based on the overall condition. “The town works diligently with TDOT to […]

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