Archive | September, 2017

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Board approves largest bond sale in history of city

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the largest bond sale in the city’s history in order to fund a new elementary school and related road improvements along Forest Hill-Irene Road. Board members approved the sale 4-0 Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting, with Alderman Dean Massey abstaining. Earlier Monday, 10 financial […]

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Two fined for sale of alcohol to a minor

Two local businesses have been fined for selling alcohol to a minor. Store managers of the Circle K Store at 9113 Winchester Road admitted to a “failure in proper carding” when a 19-year-old was unlawfully sold alcohol last December. The cashier has since been terminated. Germantown’s Beer Board agreed to administer a $500 penalty Monday […]

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Redeveloped corner could ‘create a better front door’ for town

A new retail building slated for construction at the southeast corner of W. Poplar Ave. and Byhalia Road passed the first stage of approval last week. The town’s Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for a 4,516-square-foot retail store on slightly more than a half acre at 795 W. Poplar Ave. The existing […]

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Devils continue ‘special year’ with win over Dragons

In Beale Street Flippers style, Germantown defensive back Ladrico Hymon turned flips on the 20-yard line as he celebrated Germantown’s 34-14 victory over Collierville on Friday at Germantown and then heard the PA system blast Kohl & The Gang’s “Celebration” whose lyrics begin “Celebrate good times.” Are good times back for Germantown’s football team? “We […]

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Thornwood construction to impact traffic

Beginning this week, a crane will impact traffic at the intersection of Neshoba and Germantown Road. The crane will be installed near the northeast corner of the intersection on Tuesday and is expected to be in place until mid-October. As a result, the westbound curb lane of Neshoba approaching the Germantown Road intersection will be closed. […]

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Riverdale Runners

The Riverdale Elementary School cross country teams recently competed in the first ever Memphis Youth Sports cross country meet at Shelby Farms. Memphis Youth Athletics was started in 2014 with the focus of developing the sport of cross country and track in the local area and to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle. PICTURED: […]

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Mustang RB #4 Lincoln Pare uses the stiff arm to thwart Arlingtons #81 Hunter Goodman

Houston falls to Arlington in Region 7-6A game

By Bill Sorrell Arlington’s victory over Houston came with a price—27 sprints on Labor Day. The number of points scored against the Tigers on Friday is how many sprints they will run on Monday for conditioning. “I told them it feels a lot better to run this after a win than it would have a […]

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Large residential development considered off Winchester

A residential development slated to include 375 apartment units was scheduled for discussion Tuesday night at the Germantown Planning Commission meeting. The nearly 25-acre Viridian planned development would be located on the north side of Winchester Road, abutting Collierville’s city limits. Annexed by the city in 2000, the land has remained undeveloped for 17 years […]

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Germantown uses power to overcome Trojans

On paper, the battle of the line of scrimmage was supposed to go the way of the Germantown Red Devils. Coming into Friday night’s contest against the Millington Trojans, Germantown featured offensive linemen like Max Martini, Isaiah Hayden, Alan Patterson and Nick Ferri. Head Coach Chris Smith wanted that group to be the key to […]

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