Archive | July, 2017

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School district makes new hires

As the district heads into its fourth school year, the Germantown Municipal School District family welcomes some new members to the leadership team. Missy Abel has been named the new vice principal of Houston High School. Abel is no stranger to HHS or its teachers. She has been the curriculum coordinator for secondary education since […]

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City to issue $34 million in bonds for new school, street improvements

The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a resolution authorizing Germantown to issue up to $34 million in bonds to fund the construction of a new elementary school and related improvements to Forest Hill-Irene Road. The motion passed despite Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey requesting that the issuance be postponed. “I think […]

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Stores soothe brides alarmed by dress company’s closure

Mid-South brides were crying over the phone to their bridal salons Friday, worried that gowns for them and their bridesmaids won’t arrive. Their tears and fears are based on last Thursday’s abrupt shutdown of Alfred Angelo, a major national retailer and manufacturer of those gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is about […]

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Inaugural football tourney offers pre-season glimpse

Twenty eight members of the Houston High School football team joined players from nearly 15 other local schools in the Eagles 7on7 Tournament last week. Hosted by St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, the double elimination tournament featured 28 games over a two-day span. Each game was 30 minutes long and pitted seven […]

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Commission to discuss large residential development

The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to discuss the creation of a large residential development in southeast Germantown Wednesday night in a subcommittee meeting. Goodwin Farms is planned on 99 acres near the Collierville municipal line between Poplar Ave. and Winchester Road, just east of Crestwyn Drive. The development would include 238 lots with the […]

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Donations for Elena

A Giveback Night Fundraiser was held Monday at Pyro’s Pizza in Collierville in honor of Elena, a Germantown child who needs a kidney transplant. One-year-old Elena will be eligible for a kidney transplant once she reaches 22 pounds. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. Elena has a rare kidney disease that occurs […]

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Leonard named new basketball coach

Houston High School has announced that Charlie Leonard is the new men’s basketball coach. Leonard comes to Houston after a 17-year run as a Div. 1 basketball coach. Most recently, as a member of the men’s basketball coaching staff at Louisiana State University, where they compiled more wins (61) as a new staff in their […]

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City to receive credit from fireworks provider after show cancelled

City officials announced Tuesday morning that the Germantown fireworks show, which was canceled on July 4 due to lightning, will not be rescheduled “due to issues with relocating the show, rain damage and additional costs.” The city will receive a credit from Pyro Shows Inc. for the value of unused undamaged shells. “After carefully reviewing […]

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