Archive | May, 2017

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City’s fire department one of three in state to earn Class 1 rating

The city now has the highest possible rating when it comes to the Germantown Fire Department’s capacity to respond to and fight fires. Germantown Fire Department has been awarded a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office, an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities through the United States. ISO analyzes […]

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The Dunavant Fishing Classic gave nearly 40 children, along with their parents, the chance to try their hand at fishing in a professionally managed lake. The event was held in Germantown and was organized by Tennessee Wildlife Federation in partnership with local philanthropist and fishing enthusiast Bill Dunavant, who opened his private lake for the event that is managed by renowned angler Bill Dance, who also attended the event and gave participating youth a few expert pointers. “Fishing is a great way to get kids and their parents involved in the outdoors because it is easy to pick up and enjoy,” said J.W. Worthen, director of programs at Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “It’s something an entire family can do together for an afternoon in a nearby park or stream without the larger investments of time and money that other activities require.” Children were taught fishing fundamentals, as well as the importance of fishing to conservation, how to identify fish, and how to catch and release for healthy habitats. During just a few hours of fishing, more than 75 fish were caught. Smaller fish were cleaned onsite for participants to take home. Awards were given at the end of the day for largest fish, smallest fish and most fish. A special stick fish" award was given to a youth who reeled in the most impressive plant life. Evan Dunphy and Gabby Worthen won the largest fish awards for catching a 3-pound, 10-ounce, and a 2-pound 10-ounce largemouth bass, respectively. “Through events like these we hope to inspire families to get outside more and to see the role sportsmen and women must play to keep our wildlife and habitats healthy,” said Worthen.

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The Dunavant Fishing Classic gave nearly 40 children, along with their parents, the chance to try their hand at fishing in a professionally managed lake. The event was held in on the 4000 block of Forest Hill-Irene in Germantown and was organized by Tennessee Wildlife Federation in partnership with local philanthropist and fishing enthusiast Bill […]

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Houston's Barrone Porter swipes second base as the tag from Dragon's Mitch Austin is a little late.

Mustangs guaranteed seed in Regionals

By Bill Sorrell  Muy bueno. Houston freshman pinch hitter Eleizer Bueno lived up to his name Monday night and Terrell Tatum made sure of it. With Houston trailing Collierville 2-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Bueno pinch hit for Jeffery Collins smacking a single and scoring lead-off batter Nathan Farmer […]

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Four cases of mumps confirmed in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department has identified four cases of mumps in Shelby County since March 2017. “With outbreaks in our neighboring states, it is not unexpected to see cases here in Shelby County,” said Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, director of the Shelby County Health Department. “Experiencing mumps in our community serves as another reminder […]

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Student operated TV station garners national awards

Germantown High School brought home two awards from this year’s 15th annual National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-South Regional Student Television Production Awards. Seniors Deborah Noel and Andreas Williams, along with junior Wolfgang Stoltz, were awarded Best News Story for their report on the 50th anniversary of desegregation at the school. “I am […]

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City’s historic neighborhood features ‘singing’ trees

When Germantown was incorporated in 1841, the city was considered “out in the country, far from the Memphis city limits.” The city consisted of one square mile, a half mile each way from the train depot that was the center of town. The Memphis Charlestown Railroad started laying track through Germantown in 1852. The main […]

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Briarcrest Christian School hosted the third annual National A Cappella Convention last weekend.

Briarcrest hosts national A Cappella Convention

Briarcrest Christian School hosted the third annual National A Cappella Convention April 21-22, welcoming 1,000 attendees from around the country. Groups from as far as Oregon, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts and Wisconsin made the journey to Memphis to share their unique vocal talents. The event was produced by The A Cappella Education Association, a 501©3 nonprofit […]

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The Houston Mustangs beat Brighton 13-4 over the weekend despite being down 2-0 in the second inning. Houston didn't get its first run until the fifth inning. However, the Mustangs got 11 runs late to get their 17th win on the season. The district tournament will begin this week. PICTURED: Houston third baseman Shane Ptacek snags the ball and gets the runner at first base.

Mustangs prepare for postseason

The Houston Mustangs beat Brighton 13-4 over the weekend despite being down 2-0 in the second inning. Houston didn’t get its first run until the fifth inning. However, the Mustangs got 11 runs late to get their 17th win on the season. The district tournament will begin this week. PICTURED: Houston third baseman Shane Ptacek […]

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Wishes Do Come True

Through the generosity of the Riverdale Elementary School student body and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, former St. Jude patient Mabry Landstreet received her wish of a trip to Disney World last Friday. Landstreet was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of two and a half and was admitted to St. Jude Research Hospital. Through the […]

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Former oil change site could be converted into pizza chain

The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a final site plan for a future Domino’s Pizza at 2086 S. Germantown Road, which was previously the site of a Castrol/GTX 10-Minute Oil Change. The site has been vacant since 2011. The property owner hopes to renovate the existing building to allow for […]

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