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Nischwitz challenging Janda for Pos. 5 Alderman

Rocky Janda, seeking his second term as Position 5 Alderman, is being challenged by David Nischwitz, a senior vice president of Property Redevelopment at Fogelman Management Group, in the Nov. 8 Germantown city elections. A father of two, Nischwitz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University and a Master […]

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Tax break OK’d for Mid-America Apartments

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a tax break for Mid-America Apartments to move its corporate headquarters from Memphis to 6797 Poplar Ave. in Germantown. The company has been granted a 15-year Payment-in-lieu-of-Tax (PILOT), with 75 percent of real and personal property taxes abated. Mid-America Apartments was formed in Memphis in 1993. The […]

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City to extend Greenway to Farmington Blvd.

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an agreement with TDOT for the design and construction of over a mile of the Germantown Greenway. The agreement states that TDOT will reimburse the city for 80 percent of the $2.43 million project, meaning Germantown will pay less that $500,000. Memphis, Germantown and Collierville, along […]

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Drug take-back scheduled for Saturday

In May, more unused prescription drugs were received during the Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous events since beginning in 2010. The DEA reported over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines—about 447 tons—at almost 5,400 sites spread […]

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The Houston volleyball team swept Arlington last Thursday in the Class AAA Sectionals to earn a right to compete at the state level. Two days earlier, the Lady Mustangs swept White Station in the Regional finals.

Lady Mustangs overcome challenges on way to state

A work in progress is the best description of this year’s version of Houston Volleyball. After losing seven seniors, all of which earned volleyball scholarships, Head Coach Becky Pendleton was a different position than last year’s team won District, Region and Sectional Championships while finishing fourth at the State Tournament. She would need to take […]

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Principal Liz Dias holds her award next to the new feature wall in their PD conference room, which centers on "The Why" of education.

Local principal named state’s Middle School Administrator of the Year

Principal Liz Dias traveled with her counseling dream team (Carla Christian and Brandy Thompson) to attend the American School Counselor Association last summer, where Houston Middle School was awarded the RAMP distinction after many years of work. In attendance to support her guidance team, she herself was enriched by the experience. Then last month, Tennessee’s […]

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Germantown Police Reports

Sept. 30 Crimes • An unlocked vehicle was entered and a wallet was stolen on the 1500 block of Old Mill Road at 8:47 a.m. • A victim’s shopping bags were taken from her open convertible vehicle on the 2000 block of Exeter Road at 2:10 p.m. Crashes • Two vehicles collided at S. Germantown Road […]

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Saints running back Charles Elliot rumbles toward the endzone dragging a defender. He had 48 yards against MUS on Friday.

Briarcrest falls late to unbeaten MUS

By Bill Sorrell Bobby Wade did after his game with Briarcrest what he did before it: Sleep. “I’ve got to sleep before games, just about an hour,” said Wade, who needed his rest after Friday’s game. Starting at quarterback for Memphis University School, Wade played every snap on offense (53) and every play on defense […]

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Massey challenging Klevan for Pos. 3 Alderman

Alderman Dave Klevan, seeking his first full-length term after an abbreviated term, is being challenged by local business owner Dean Massey in the Nov. 8 Germantown city elections. A native of Oxford, Miss., Massey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi. He moved to Germantown 14 years ago […]

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School Board hopefuls discuss site for new school

The six candidates running for a seat on the Germantown Municipal School Board in the Nov. 6 election displayed different levels of concern regarding the site for a future elementary school but all agreed that community input should be a priority. During a candidate forum hosted by the Leadership Germantown Alumni Association and moderated by […]

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