Archive | August, 2016

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Germantown Police looking for suspicious man

On Aug. 23, the Germantown Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious person in the area near the intersection of Level Creek Drive and Yester Oaks. The complainant reported that a white male with a dark complexion, in a white van, approached her 12-year-old daughter as she walked home from the bus stop at […]

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City to replace 10 culverts underneath Poplar Ave.

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a construction contract to replace 10 metal culverts underneath Poplar Ave. The project will cost more than $450,000 and is funded through the Surface Transportation Program There are 48 storm drain culverts crossing under Poplar Ave. within the city limits. “A significant portion of the culverts […]

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Board approves site plan for new Starbucks, Mattress Firm

After rejecting plans for a Starbucks and Mattress Firm earlier this year, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the final site plan for the two businesses on a 1.19-acre lot between Perkins Restaurant and the AT&T Store on Poplar Ave. Board members cited parking, traffic and safety concerns as reasons for rejecting […]

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Mark Lovell upset 18-year incumbent Curry Todd on Aug. 4 to win the seat for District 95 State Representative.

Lovell aims to cut spending, revisit unemployment laws

By Julie Turner He is a local businessman whose endeavors include everything from the popular Delta Fair & Music Festival and Memphis Air Show to Stonebridge Golf Course, a real estate development company and even Duck Commander Fireworks. And now he is also the newly elected District 95 Representative for the state of Tennessee. “I […]

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Germantown receives grant for Riverdale School area

Germantown has received a TDOT Safe Routes to School grant for the Riverdale School area. The grant totals $215,795, of which $190,811 will be used for the addition of new sidewalks in neighborhoods within one mile of Riverdale School. The remaining $24,984 will go toward supporting educational activities for all K-8 Riverdale students. This includes […]

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Shelby Drive lane widening project will begin next month

Construction could begin as soon as September to widen a 4/5-mile section of Shelby Drive to accommodate the future Collierville High School. On Monday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a $6.8 million contract with Madden Phillips Construction to add two traffic lanes to 4,400 linear feet of Shelby Drive, install a […]

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Shelby County leads country in bankruptcy filings

A new report found that Shelby County has the highest rate of personal bankruptcy filings in the nation. A reported 12,037 residents filed for bankruptcy in Shelby County from 2015-2016. Overall, bankruptcy filings are declining across the nation. Last year, the U.S. as a whole saw the lowest number of personal bankruptcy filings since before […]

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Germantown Police Reports

July 29 Crimes • A victim alleges his ex-wife is in violation of a parenting agreement. Complaint originated on the 2300 block of Howard Road at 5:06 p.m. Crashes • Two vehicles collided at Wolf River Blvd. and Johnson Road at 8:28 a.m. • Two vehicles collided at Wolf River Blvd. and Grovecrest Road at […]

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Germantown leads county in realty tax collections

Collierville and Germantown had the highest percent of realty tax collections in the county during the 2015-16 fiscal year. According to Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, collections in both municipalities were higher than 99 percent and combined for more than $121 million. Less than $528,000 is due in Collierville and less than $509,000 remains due […]

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Next phase of Athletic Club improvements set

The second phase of improvements to the Germantown Athletic Club has been approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. With the first phase of the project days away from completion, the second phase will cost $2.3 million and include demolition and remodeling to the upper and lower level of the gymnasium. The track level […]

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