Archive | March, 2017

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G’town moves closer to site for new school

Germantown Superintendent Jason Manuel announced Friday that the district will discuss and vote on a contract to purchase real estate next month from Broer & Schaeffer, owners of the adjacent properties south of the intersection of Forest Hill-Irene and Poplar Pike and south of Poplar Ave. School officials plan to build a new elementary school […]

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On-premise beer consumption approved for Whole Foods

The city’s Beer Board has approved an on-premise beer application for Whole Foods Market. The upscale grocery store plans to create a second-story loft area and outside patio to allow patrons to eat and drink. The motion passed with a 3-2 vote, with Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey dissenting. A mobile kitchen will be […]

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The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Joint Chiropractic at 5955 Poplar Ave., Suite 104 in East Memphis. The Joint Chiropractic is the nation’s largest network of non-insurance, private pay chiropractic health care clinics in the United States. Their mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. For more information, visit their web site at www.thejoint.com. PICTURED: From left holding the ribbon is Connor Kolwaite, Janie Day, Germantown Chamber President and CEO, Monika Kolwaite, Josh Kolwaite, owner Dr. Pat Kolwaite holding scissors surrounded by staff, friends and members of the Germantown Chamber. Ribbon cutting Sponsored by Paragon Bank.

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The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Joint Chiropractic at 5955 Poplar Ave., Suite 104 in East Memphis. The Joint Chiropractic is the nationís largest network of non-insurance, private pay chiropractic health care clinics in the United States. Their mission is to improve quality of life through routine and […]

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Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) spent some time with University of North Carolina Mens Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams over the weekend at The Peabody before the Tar Heels' Elite Eight win over Kentucky at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Kelsey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) spent some time with University of North Carolina Men’s Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams over the weekend at The Peabody before the Tar Heels’ Elite Eight win over Kentucky at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Kelsey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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11 enter race for Lovell’s vacated House seat

As of Wednesday, 11 people had pulled petitions to run for the position in District 95 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Mark Lovell recently vacated the position for the district, which includes part of Germantown and Collierville. The contenders are Julie Byrd Ashworth (D)*, Curtis D. Loynachan (R), Melissa “Missy” R. Marshall (R), Billy Patton (R) […]

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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, a silver and gold medal winner in Rio, was in town over the weekend to attend the Southern Women's Show at the Agricenter on Saturday. Hernandez, who is just 16 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the "human emoji" for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam. She also went on to win the “Mirror Ball” on Dancing with the Stars last fall. She is pictured with Victoria Stinett, 13, who attends Appling Middle School and hopes to compete in the Olympics some day.

Gold Medal Guest

Photo by John Collins Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, a silver and gold medal winner in Rio, was in town over the weekend to attend the Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter on Saturday. Hernandez, who is just 16 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she has been nicknamed the “human […]

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GMSD names top teachers

The Germantown Municipal School District has named its 2016-17 Teachers of the Year. They are three teachers in kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. Brianna Gould Third Grade Farmington Elementary School Gould’s accomplishments as an educator do not end in the classroom. Long after the bell has rung, […]

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Lady Mustangs fall in state semifinals

Two days after a dominant 58-45 win over Clarksville in the TSSAA Class AAA state basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, Houston fell to Riverdale Friday in the semifinals. Riverdale (33-0) went on to beat Memphis Central 66-59 in the championship game to claim the state title. Both teams struggled to score the ball. Houston […]

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Nine enter race for Lovell’s vacated House seat

As of Monday morning, nine people had pulled petitions to run for the position in District 95 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Mike Lovell recently vacated the position for the district, which includes part of Germantown and Collierville. The contenders are Julie Byrd Ashworth (D), Robert Paul Schutt, (I), Melissa R Marshall, (R), […]

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Germantown intersections, road to get overhauls

Three Germantown intersections and a heavily traveled segment of roadway will soon be updated and mended. The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved $357,521 in service agreements for signal upgrades and roadwork Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. First, board members approved new signage and traffic signals at three Germantown intersections: Poplar […]

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