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Germantown’s jobless rate still lowest in county

Germantown recently tied with Smyrna, Tenn., for the third lowest unemployment rate in the state. According to data released last week by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the city’s jobless rate in July was 3.8 percent, more than a point lower than the national average of 4.9 percent. Germantown’s rate was the lowest […]

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Germantown throttled St. Benedict to the tune of 45-0 Friday night on the road. The Red Devils got 148 passing yards from senior quarterback Miles Guyton, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Guyton sat during the Aug. 19 season opener against Lausanne. Germantown had 19 first downs while only allowing two against St. Benedict. Cameron Walker paced Germantown with four touchdowns. Up 31-0 at halftime, Germantown cruised to their first win of the season and are scheduled to host rival Houston this Friday at 7 p.m. PICTURED: Germantown receiver Cameron Tewari finds daylight in the defense. Tewari had seven catches for 88 yards Friday night.

Red Devils beat St. Benedict 45-0

Photo by Kevin Lewter Germantown throttled St. Benedict to the tune of 45-0 Friday night on the road. The Red Devils got 148 passing yards from senior quarterback Miles Guyton, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Guyton sat during the Aug. 19 season opener against Lausanne. Germantown had 19 first downs while […]

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Development contract OK’d for first phase of TraVure

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development contract for phase one of the city’s first mixed-use development in the Western Gateway area. The first phase of the TraVure development includes the construction of internal private streets, landscaping and the installation of water lines under and across property of the Norfolk Southern […]

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Local child performer to sing on national stage

By Julie Turner Special to The Times She seems like a normal third grader who loves Legos, talking on the phone, texting her friends and even math in school. But Sami Bray of Cordova is most at home on the stage. “I never get nervous,” Bray said. “And the bigger the crowd the better!” It’s […]

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Briarcrest's Jake Powers tries to shake the tackle of St. George's Shon Wooten Friday night on the road. Powers finished the game with three touchdowns. The Saints won 37-14 and are now 2-0 on the season.

Saints down Gryphons in annual Battle of the Levee

By Bill Sorrell Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 26 in the sweetest way possible, beating bitter rival St. George’s 37-14 in Collierville. “I was hoping for one (a win as a birthday present),” said Walker as he fielded happy birthdays from happy Briarcrest fans. “I couldn’t appreciate it until after […]

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Collierville, Germantown, Houston football previews

COLLIERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL By Bill Sorrell Growing up in military families, Tyler Garvey and Matt Connors learned how to be part of a close-knit group. “It’s been tough always moving,” said Connors, Collierville quarterback. “The only people you can count on to be there is your family because that is who you are with the […]

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Site plan approved for new Orgill corporate headquarters

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development agreement for a 4-story office building that will house Orgill Corporate Headquarters. The 121,600-square-foot building will be constructed on 12 acres at 4100 S. Houston Levee Road, north of Bailey Station Road. Board members unanimously approved the final site plan Monday night during their […]

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Cell tower lease renewals to generate $750,000 for city

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to renew five lease agreements for wireless transmission facilities that will generate around $750,000 for the city over the next 25 years. Board members unanimously approved the lease agreements Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The new lease agreements with SBA Properties for access to […]

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Annual Taste of Town event to feature 24 local restaurants

By Julie Turner If your idea of a perfect night out includes good music, supporting a good cause and incredible food, then you don’t want to miss this year’s 16th annual Germantown Chamber’s Taste of the Town Benefit and Auction. The event will be held this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be able to […]

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Germantown Schools has highest average ACT score in state

By Grace Tatter Chalkbeat According to reports released Wednesday, Germantown Municipal Schools logged the highest average ACT score for its public school students, at 24.1. Knox County Schools had the highest average score of the state’s four large urban districts, a 20.5. The average ACT score for public high school students in Tennessee didn’t budge […]

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