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Town addresses trash disposal on public property

By Graham Sweeney The town of Collierville is taking steps to address the disposal of household and yard waste on public property. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance on second reading Monday night that will punish residents who improperly dispose of “garbage, rubbish, leaves, grass clippings, yard trash, brush and bulk […]

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First year Head Coach Ben Moore has helped guide a talented but young Lady Mustangs team to the State Tournament.

First year head coach helps guide talented but young Houston squad to state

First year Head Girls Basketball Coach Ben Moore and the Lady Mustangs began the season with many questions that only time could answer. With Saturday night’s gutty Sectional win over Arlington that secured the girls another trip to the State Finals, they’ve shown with every test put before them this year…they won’t need a curve […]

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According to Germantown Director of Economic and Community Development Cameron Ross, the Hampton Inn & Suites in the city's new Thornwood development will begin taking reservations for stays beginning on April 15.

Third phase of mixed-use development nearly complete

The latest phase of Germantown’s $150 million mixed use development is nearly complete as Hampton Inn & Suites prepares to open its doors next month. According to Germantown Director of Economic and Community Development Cameron Ross, the Hampton Inn & Suites in the city’s new 18-acre Thornwood development will begin taking reservations for stays beginning […]

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Houston High School English teacher Halle Griggs (standing center) hosted a Yoga Session for Mustang football players last week. Griggs is also an instructor at Bikram Yoga Memphis. Winter/Spring workouts have begun for the Mustangs on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

Yoga Time

Houston High School English teacher Halle Griggs (standing center) hosted a Yoga Session for Mustang football players last week. Griggs is also an instructor at Bikram Yoga Memphis. Winter/Spring workouts have begun for the Mustangs on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

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Lady Mustangs win Regionals

Houston freshman Destinee Wells (pictured) paced the Lady Mustangs with 22 points as the team beat Memphis Central 61-54 in the Region 8-AAA championship game Wednesday night. Down 29-24 at the half, Houston used an 18-12 run to start the second half and gain a 1-point lead. The Lady Mustangs turned on the afterburners in […]

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Germantown police to use new citation system

By Graham Sweeney Communication between Germantown police officers and city court workers will soon improve with the implementation of new electronic citation software purchased by Germantown. The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $102,579 contract with Tyler Technologies for the new software, which creates a “seamless electronic citation process.” Tony Fischer, director of […]

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Collegiate Corner

The following Collierville, Cordova and Germantown residents have been recognized for their accomplishments at the collegiate level. • Madison Alexander, a resident of Germantown and Musical Theatre major, was named to the Dean’s List in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences for the fall 2016 semester. • Cordova resident Emily Summers has been named […]

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5-story hotel approved for TraVure site

By Graham Sweeney A five-story hotel has been approved for Poplar Ave. near Kirby Parkway. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the 220-room “upscale but mid-price” hotel Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The project is part of the second phase of the 10-acre TraVure development and will include 194 parking […]

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