Archive | June, 2017

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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.

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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. Llamas from Kids Kountry Petting Zoo were on hand last week at the Germantown Farmers’ Market […]

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Germantown Police Reports

MAY 19 Crimes • A victim reported electronics were taken from and damage caused to the vinyl top of a vehicle on the 2500 block of Regents Walk at 7:16 a.m. • A victim’s personal information was used to create a fraudulent account online. The complaint originated on the 2500 block of Cedar Ridge Drive […]

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The Public School MVP was Terrell Tatum of Houston High School.

Houston’s Tatum named All-Star Game MVP

The latest edition of the AutoZone Shelby County All-Star Baseball game at USA Stadium will stand out in the history books. The post Memorial Day tradition, held in Millington, features the best of the Public Schools vs. the top-notch Private School stars. Since 2012, both sides have claimed victory and there has been one “did-not-finish” […]

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Cordova gunshot survivor says support group is a lifesaver

Fourteen years have come and gone, but one memory is still crystal clear for Jeff Droke of south Cordova: The day a man shot him eight times. “That’s not a fun thing or anything you expect to have happen to you,” he said drily. He told his horrifying story while explaining how a new support […]

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Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Memorial Day program was held at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Monday at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road. PICTURED: Roderick Davis of the Air Force adorns a grave with an American Flag. At left, James Lindsey, director of the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, addresses those in attendance Monday during the annual Memorial […]

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Ten reasons to attend the 2017 Charity Horse Show

You don’t have to be a horse person to enjoy the atmosphere at the Germantown Charity Horse Show, which runs from June 6-10. Many of our crowd have never sat on a horse, but they are there every year enjoying the show and all it has to offer. We asked them what they like most […]

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Early voting for 95th District to be held through June 10

Early voting in General Election for the 95th District, House of Representative seat began last week. Through June 2, polls are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On June 3, the polls open at 10 a.m., and close at 4 p.m. Beginning June 5, polls open at 3 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. […]

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