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Name chosen for new elementary school

The people have spoken and Germantown’s future elementary school has an official moniker. Sticking with the tradition of naming schools after contiguous streets, the Germantown Board of Education unanimously voted last week to call the city’s new school Forest Hill Elementary. “I think it is consistent as to how we’ve named our other schools,” said […]

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City invests in school security

The Germantown Municipal School District is spending the money on more than 200 security cameras and 13 additional cell phone boosters that will “improve communications in the event of an emergency.” The city’s budget for the 2019 fiscal year includes a half million dollars designated for school security improvements. “The installation of additional security cameras […]

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Devils win annual battle for city

BY BILL SORRELL PHOTOS BY KEVIN LEWTER From Kendal Badgett’s flip running onto the field at the beginning of the game to “Celebration” blaring over the PA system at the end, Germantown let the good times roll against Houston on Friday, which left the Red Devils hearing these words: “There’s a party goin’ on right […]

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Houston rolls in opening week

The Lady Mustangs dominated their opponents last week to the tune of a combined 19-0 score in three games. Houston dominated Arlington 7-0 in the Aug. 14 season opener and beat St. Agnes 2-0 two days later before wrapping up the week with a 10-0 performance against Kingsbury. Houston will play at Germantown on Thursday […]

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Houston dominates Brighton at home

After trading points with Brighton in the first half of play the Houston Mustangs exploded for 20 points in the third quarter to beat the Cardinals 34-14 at home. The Mustangs (1-0) will play at Germantown (1-0) this Friday. The Red Devils beat Jackson North Side 38-6 last week on the road. PICTURED: Junior wide […]

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Devils down Jackson in season opener

By BILL SORRELL JACKSON–Germantown Head Football Coach Chris Smith had a message for his team after it was pressed four quarters by improved Jackson North Side. “I’d rather win ugly than lose pretty,” Smith said after a 38-6 victory in the season opener on Friday in Jackson. “It is just a vibe. I think we […]

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Commission nominees denied for ‘derogatory’ comments on social media

With the Nov. 6 city election less than three months away, opposing mayoral candidates are publicly calling for their supporters to “settle down” in the wake of recent squabbles on social media. Alderman John Barzizza, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Mike Palazzolo, recently asked Germantown residents to “be kind to one another.” The comments came […]

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Germantown United Methodist to host children’s consignment sale

Germantown United Methodist Church will hold its community-wide fall/winter Children’s Consignment Sale from Aug. 24-25. The public sale kicks off at 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 and goes until 3 p.m. Many items will be marked half price that same evening from 5-8 p.m. The half price sale continues on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. […]

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Germantown Police Reports

August 3 Crimes • An adult male was arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop at Poplar Ave. and Kirby Parkway at 12:15 a.m. • The victim reported an attempted telephone scam. The complaint originated in the 8400 block of Briar Creek Drive at 9:06 a.m. • Two adult males […]

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City to widen road in growing corridor

A vital Germantown road will be widened in less than two years largely to make way for a future elementary school. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday night to invest more than $6 million in roadway improvements to Forest Hill-Irene Road, which runs north to south from Wolf River Blvd. to Mississippi. […]

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