Archive | June, 2017

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SCSO busts roofing theft ring, seizes $800K+ in supplies

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office estimates that a June 14 bust in Northeast Memphis recovered an estimated $800,000 or more in stolen roofing materials, mostly from Arlington but also from the Memphis area and north Mississippi. Officers have already hauled away five tractor-trailers full of the loot and were loading up a sixth during a […]

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The Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Susan G. Komen of Memphis hosted the Golf Classic Monday at Windyke Country Club on Winchester. PICTURED: Larry Montague (right) with wife, Suzanne, and son-in-law, Chris Thompson, had the winning bid to ride in the four-seater pink Susan G. Komen golf cart.

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The Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Susan G. Komen of Memphis hosted the Golf Classic Monday at Windyke Country Club on Winchester. PICTURED: Larry Montague (right) with wife, Suzanne, and son-in-law, Chris Thompson, had the winning bid to ride in the four-seater pink Susan G. Komen golf cart. Above, a participant in the Germantown Golf […]

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Board given a glimpse of potential new school: Manuel ‘not optimistic’ that SCS will agree to terms for ‘3Gs’ by Friday

Members of the Germantown Board of Education were recently treated to a sneak peak of the city’s potential future elementary school. During Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Jason Manuel introduced the board and a handful of attendees to two members of local architectural firm A2H in an effort to offer a glimpse into “what […]

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Vaughan wins Dist. 95 seat

Collierville’s Kevin Vaughan received 62 percent of the votes to win the election for the seat of Dist. 95 House of Representatives. The Special General Election was held Thursday and Vaughan, the Republican candidate, received 3,099 votes, or 1,362 more than the the next closest candidate. Democratic party nominee Julie Byrd Ashworth got 1,737 votes. […]

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Student-run TV station wins 12 awards

Germantown High School Television outshined the competition yet again at the annual Hometown Media Awards. The student-run television station received a whopping 12 awards this year. GHS-TV will be adding these awards to its collection, making a grand total of 174 Hometown Media Awards that the studio has been recognized with since 1982. For its […]

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Big Orange Caravan

The University of Tennessee Big Orange Caravan rolled into town Sunday night. The Expo Center at Agricenter International hosted hundreds of alumni and fans as Head Mens Basketball Coach Rick Barnes, Head Football Coach Butch Jones and Atheltic Director John Currie signed autographs and posed for pictures. PICTURED: Madi Baker, 8, tosses a football with […]

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City budget OKed on second reading after lengthy analysis

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen, along with city staff members and a handful of concerned citizens got to bed a little late Monday night as the city budget for the 2018 fiscal year was presented to the public. Board members eventually approved the budget, which includes a 23-cent property tax increase, by a […]

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Former Germantown standout now an NBA champion

Former Germantown basketball standout Ian Clark, who had his Red Devil jersey retired last year, became an NBA champion Monday night after his Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland in the finals. Playing as a shooting guard for the national champs, Clark averaged nearly 14 minutes a game in the finals against the Cavaliers while scoring […]

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City prepares for forum to discuss budget, tax increase

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is preparing to host a public forum to discuss the city’s proposed property tax increase on second reading. Germantown’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year includes a property tax rate of $1.99 per $100 of assessed value, or 6 cents more than the current rate and 23 cents higher […]

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The Germantown Farmers' Market got up and running last Thursday at the Bobby Lanier Farm Park. The market will be open every Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. throughout the summer. PICTURED: Stephanie Huwer peruses some fresh vegetables with her family.

Germantown Farmers’ Market

The Germantown Farmers’ Market got up and running last Thursday at the Bobby Lanier Farm Park. The market will be open every Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. throughout the summer. PICTURED: Stephanie Huwer peruses some fresh vegetables with her family. Llamas from Kids Kountry Petting Zoo were on hand last week at the Germantown Farmers’ Market […]

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