Archive | July, 2018

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City sales tax surpasses $10 million

Germantown received $900,713 in sales tax revenue from the state in May and $847,180 in June resulting in a year end total that exceeded the annual budget by more than 11 percent. This year has been nothing short of record-breaking as city annual sales tax revenues surpassed $10 million for the first time in history. […]

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Input sought to name school

The Germantown Municipal School District is looking to the community to help generate suggestions as it decides on the name for the new elementary school being built on Forest Hill-Irene Road. Residents can provide their input by taking a brief survey. The survey asks you to rank three possible names and also gives you the […]

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Boscos returns to Saddle Creek

This Friday, residents will be able to get one of Boscos’ pizzas and locally made brews at the Shops of Saddle Creek for the first time in 16 years. Boscos has struck an agreement with the new Saddle Creek Beer Garden to have their beers on tap at the beer garden the last weekend of […]

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Parking lot approved at Saddle Creek

With new tenants routinely popping up this year, Germantown’s Saddle Creek is due for some parking enhancements. On Monday, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the site plan for a new parking deck at the southwest corner of Poplar Ave. and West Street, referred to as Saddle Creek South. A 50-space parking lot […]

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Board blocks 310-unit apartment complex

After listening to the emotional pleas of several residents, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen denied approval of the final plan for a 310-unit multi-family development. Board members nixed the District at Watermark development 4-1 Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Citing traffic concerns, increased school enrollment, population density and even a loss […]

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Annual Germantown Sidewalk Sale this weekend

Once again Germantown’s finest retail establishments will come together to create an exciting, fun-filled shopping extravaganza for the 16th Annual Germantown Sidewalk Sale. Sponsored by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, the city will come alive with bargains on July 20 through July 22. The Germantown community prides itself on well-maintained and well-lit shopping centers, […]

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Dak visits Lady Mustangs

NFL starting quarterback and former Mississippi State Bulldog Dak Prescott recently joined the Houston High School Lady Mustangs to play gatorball, a hybrid sport that was invented in the state of Florida. It combines the rules of soccer, basketball and touch football. Skills include soccer dribble, soccer kick, basketball passing, lift to self, lift to teammate, […]

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7-UPcoming Season

Houston High was one of several schools to participate in the St. Benedict at Auburndale 7-on-7 Football Tournament last week. The Mustangs came in second place in the annual tournament, with White Station taking first place. The Houston varsity football team will kick off its season on Aug. 17 with a home game against Brighton. The […]

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Cordova restaurateur opens Asian eatery in Collierville

Steven Ni is embracing the culinary past while hoping to forge a new future for Asian cuisine in Collierville. This spring, the local restauranteur opened Tao Asian Cuisine in the spot that previously housed Lee Kan’s Asian Grill, which closed earlier this year. Ni, who has lived in Collierville for 15 years, was eager to open […]

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Home cooking keeps Sweet Pea’s customers happy and loyal

A hot plateful of Southern food in a relaxed atmosphere is what Sweet Pea’s in Bartlett offers. The local restaurant has been steadily attracting customers with home cooking and comfort food since it opened seven years ago. Top sellers at Gary and Johnette Lacroix’s restaurant are fried catfish and country-fried steak with a wide selection […]

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