Archive | March, 2018

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Mustangs bounce back over weekend

The Houston varsity baseball team fell 5-4 to MUS on Friday at Collierville. The Mustangs had the bases loaded in the seventh inning but were unable to get the runs they needed. Houston went on to win its next two games against Jonesboro and Highland Park over the weekend by a combined 17-2. The Mustangs […]

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New tenant at expected Trader Joe’s site requests façade changes

Changes are being discussed for the batch of buildings that will eventually flank the Germantown Trader Joe’s. The city’s Design Review Commission was scheduled to discuss façade modifications to the Germantown Collection shopping center Tuesday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The old Kroger site at 2130 Exeter Road is expected to house a Trader […]

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Germantown bells to ring for Dr. King

Church and city bells within Germantown will chime 39 times just after 6 p.m. next Wednesday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The tribute was approved Monday night by the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen. King was fatally shot at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, […]

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Family owned hardware store sticks to roots, takes pride in service

Germantown Hardware and Paint has been open for less than two decades but the store’s owners continue to take a long-established approach to business by concentrating on top of the line products and hands-on customer service. “We focus on having everything that a true hardware store should have,” said owner Justin Wagner, “and more.” The […]

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Owens named Citizen of the Year

Margaret Owens has been named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Germantown Lions Club, which honored the longtime volunteer Monday night during the group’s annual banquet at the Great Hall and Conference Center. The Lions Club has been awarding the Citizen of the Year since 1980. At the beginning of each calendar year, […]

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New high school facilities for athletics, fine arts get OK from board

The Germantown Municipal School District has agreed to spend $1 million for a future athletics facility and fine arts building at Houston High School. The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to make annual payments of $200,000 for five years in order to fund the facilities as long as the city of Germantown and […]

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Dragons sneak by Saints 1-0 to open season

The Collierville High School baseball team had to battle through extra innings in order to get the first win of the 2018 campaign. The Dragons were able to sneak by the Briarcrest Saints 1-0 after plating a run in the top of the 11th inning. Carson Rees sliced a double down the right field line […]

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Board votes to rezone land near future school on second reading

Nearly 33 acres of land near the site of the city’s future elementary school could be changed to residential zoning. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 3-2 Monday night to approve Ordinance 2018-5, which would rezone land at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Winding Oak Way from neighborhood commercial and residential estate classifications to […]

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Lady Mustangs fall to Riverdale in championship game

Houston senior Kelsey Trice secures the second place trophy while watching Riverdale receive the gold ball. Photo by Kevin Lewter The Houston Lady Mustangs had a one-point lead for nearly three minutes against the reigning state champion Riverdale Lady Warriors Saturday in the Div. 1-AAA championship game. Down 7-5 early in Saturday’s game in Murfreesboro, […]

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School district examines security measures in wake of Parkland tragedy

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High, officials with the Germantown Municipal School District recently offered assurance that the district is working diligently to prevent such a tragedy from occurring within the school system. Board of Education Chairman Betsy Landers and Superintendent Jason Manuel addressed the measures being taken […]

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