Archive | May, 2016

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Board moves forward with term limit plan

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously moved forward with a resolution that will eventually alter the Town Charter to limit the terms of elected officials. Board members discussed the resolution Monday during their regularly scheduled meeting. Currently, the Town Charter states that the “Mayor and Aldermen shall be eligible for re-election,” allowing […]

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Mustangs take district, region

The Mustangs have concluded the year with a 26-11 record and both a district and regional championship. The team also traveled to Cary, N.C. to participate in the prestigious National High School Invitational. The class of 2016 featured six players who will continue their baseball careers at the college level next year, two of which […]

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Collection of trash cans has begun

The collection of old trash carts in Germantown began Tuesday and city officials couldn’t be happier. Members of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen spent several minutes Monday during their regularly scheduled meeting listening to City Administrator Patrick Lawton address the growing list of waste removal problems residents are experiencing. Several residents complained that […]

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Germantown Police Reports

April 29 • A juvenile was reportedly assaulted by an acquaintance on the 2100 block of Brierbrook Road at 3:45 p.m. • An adult was arrested for assaulting her husband on the 9300 block of Green Knoll Lane at 4:51 p.m. • A vehicle was reportedly scratched with a key on the 2000 block of […]

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Germantown Class of 2016

Valedictorian Apurva Kanneganti The 16-year-old daughter of Laxmi and Thirumela Kaanneganti, Apurva is ranked No. 1 in her class of 516 students. She has a grade-point average of 4.72. She is a member of our International Baccalaureate Program and has taken the most academically rigorous courses available. She scored a perfect 36 on the ACT […]

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Big Orange Caravan

Hundreds came out to the Big Orange Caravan last week at Germantown’s Great Hall to meet their favorite University of Tennessee coaches. Head Football Coach Butch Jones, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Barnes and Lady Vols Head Coach Holly Warlick were all in attendance to sign autographs and chat with fans. ABOVE: UT Football Coach […]

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Houston Class of 2016

Valedictorian Muhammad Ali Elahi Ali has been recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction, graduating with 15 AP and 12 Honors courses. During his senior year, he served as the president of Houston’s Model UN Club and HOSA. He has also been the captain of the schools bio-medical debate team for two years and has placed at the […]

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Germantown one of only 77 national organizations to receive Big Read grant

Germantown is again a recipient of a $10,500 grant to host the NEA Big Read. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Big Read “broadens the understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.” Germantown is one of 77 organizations nationwide to receive a […]

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Local teacher uses fellowship fund to make journey to Poland

Day-in and day-out, local educators teach their students about the journey of Lewis and Clark, the literature of Shakespeare, the writing of Julius Caesar — but many teachers haven’t had the chance to bring these lessons to life through their own experience. However, Humanities Tennessee is giving Tennessee educators the opportunity to do just that, […]

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FOREVER YOUNG 2016

Local student raising funds to send veteran to Pearl Harbor

Briarcrest junior Marianne Agee of Germantown is raising funds to send a World War II veteran in October on an all-expenses paid trip to Pearl Harbor as part of a school service project. She is doing so in coordination with Forever Young, an organization based in Collierville whose mission is to help fulfill WWII veterans […]

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