Archive | January, 2016

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Board removes plans for Germantown Road realignment

In a retreat today, members of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed with a recommendation from Administration to remove plans to realign Germantown Road from the city’s Capital Improvements Plan. Once currently budgeted Metropolitan Planning Organization funds are released, it would be another four or five years before the plan could be resubmitted […]

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Dragons unable to overcome early 33-10 Germantown lead

Despite outscoring Germantown in the second half, the Collierville Lady Dragons lost 57-41 last Thursday to their district rival. The Lady Red Devils stunned Collierville early with a 22-3 run in the first quarter. Germantown’s lead swelled to 33-10 by halftime. Collierville clawed back in the second half, outscoring the Devils 31-24. However, Germantown’s lead […]

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Mustangs keep rolling

  The Houston Lady Mustangs blanked Wooddale 59-15 Thursday night at home. Jayla Hemingway outscored the Lady Cardinals by her self with 23 points. Houston senior Jaida Roper added 10 points and Madison Griggs had 9 points. Houston held Wooddale to 5 points in the first half while scoring 44. The Lady Mustangs are now […]

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Germantown Police Reports

January 8 • A victim’s vehicle was stolen from the parking lot on the 7600 block of Poplar Ave. at 9:53 a.m. • A victim’s jewelry was stolen on the 2800 block of Leesburg Drive at 10:35 a.m. January 9 • A victim’s mailbox was damaged on the 7700 block of Farmington Blvd. at 2:09 […]

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Germantown Schools announce start time changes for 2016-17

The Germantown Municipal School District has announced new start times for the 2016-17 school year. “We understand that changing times will take some planning for many of our families and staff,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel. “Our school communities are looking at ways to remedy any challenges, including expanding the REACH (before and after school) program.” […]

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Collierville board approves tax break for FedEx

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to give FedEx its second 20-year tax break since 1997. Board members voted 4-2 Monday night to approve a 20-year retention Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) for FedEx, with the general effect of limiting the real and personal property taxes at 25 percent of the current tax rate for […]

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Board approves $12 million bond to fund Riverdale improvements

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a resolution to issue up to $12 million of general obligation bonds to finance improvements to Riverdale Elementary School. Board members unanimously approved the resolution Monday night during their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting. The bond sale will occur on Feb. 22. The funds will be used […]

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Winterfest Queen

Germantown High School senior Aryn Richardson is crowned the 2016 Winterfest Queen Thursday night by Alexis Clark as escort Kylen Stewart looks on. Germantown celebrated Winterfest during district basketball games against Collierville. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams beat the Dragons.

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Germantown’s Rodney Williams is fouled by Collierville’s Khaliff Davis after grabbing a rebound.  Photo by Kevin Lewter

Red Devils slay Dragons

BY BILL SORRELL Germantown picked the right night to have Winterfest. Snow was in the forecast for Friday, the morning after the basketball homecoming celebration at Germantown High School last Thursday. However, snow did not make for a festive atmosphere for the Red Devils basketball team. Despite an 81-37 District 15-AAA victory over Collierville, players […]

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Germantown Symphony Orchestra celebrates 40th anniversary

At the Jan. 11 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Mayor Mike Palazzolo presented proclamations in celebration of the Germantown Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season and the Germantown Chorus’ 30th anniversary season. Paul Chandler, Executive Director of GPAC, was also on hand for the event. On behalf of the BMA, Palazzolo declared April 23 as […]

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