Archive | October, 2018

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First South sweetens short-term refinancing with lowest rates

First South Financial Credit Union in Bartlett has priced its short-term fixed-rate mortgage loans with the best rates in the Memphis market. Craig Esrael, president and CEO, said their latest rate for the 10-year is currently at 3.90 percent with no closing costs. That contrasts favorably with the average rate of 4.65 percent, plus closing […]

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Houstons Sydney Somogyi feeling the pressure of the Dragons defense

Headed to State

The Lady Mustangs bested Clarksville 6-2 over the weekend in the state sectionals to advance to the 2018 Class AAA State Girls’ Soccer Tournament this week. The win came just two days after Houston fell to Collierville 2-1 in regional play. Against Clarksville, Jenna Kemp, Emma Riales, Maddie Eskin and Cara Young scored goals for […]

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SCEC works to process voter registrations, correct errors

The Shelby County Election Commission is working extra shifts to process a huge last-minute delivery of voter registrations, but citizens are advised that registration errors can be corrected at the early voting locations. One reason for the backlog is a spike in the number voter registration forms submitted late in the registration timetable. One group, […]

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Mayoral candidates address apartments, ‘perceived ugliness’ of campaign

Two candidates vying for the city’s top seat in the Nov. 6 municipal election recently addressed a contentious mayoral race and the future of apartments in Germantown. Alderman John Barzizza and incumbent Mayor Mike Palazzolo sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium earlier this month at the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate […]

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Houston linebacker Landon Schmidt brings down Collierville senior running back Peyton Murphy Friday night in the 40-6 win. Photo by Roger Cotton

Houston clinches region championship

By Bill Sorrell Next to winning the region championship, the sweetest thing on Will Gusmus’s mind Friday was his favorite candy. Moments after a 40-6 victory over Collierville clinched the first region championship in the school’s 29-year history, Gusmus was excited about Snickers. A senior linebacker, Gusmus buys all the Snickers on the candy cart […]

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A postponed mammogram reveals 3 worrisome spots

Mary Esch, 85, had a close brush with a serious illness, but a routine health check was her saving grace. She skipped her mammogram last year because her gynecologist moved, and it was easy to let the routine health check slide. She debated skipping again this year because she’s 85 and thought, “You know, at […]

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Collierville defenders spent much of Friday night in St. George’s backfield. The Dragons had four sacks and nine tackles for a loss. Collierville won the game 35-10. PICTURED: Collierville defenders engulf Gryphon senior quarterback Spencer Smith Friday night. Smith threw for 186 yards in the game but ran for negative 43 yards on 12 carries.                                                                                Photo by Roger Cotton

Dragons down Gryphons on Senior Night

By Bill Sorrell Swaying to the beat of the stadium music while on the sideline, Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin danced around defenders on the field, throwing three touchdown passes and running for another as the Dragons beat St. George’s 35-10 on Friday in Collierville. “I guess I like to dance,” said Austin, with a smile. […]

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Aldermen candidates asked to address ‘toxic’ political environment

Candidates for two Germantown aldermen seats recently discussed the perceived “toxic” atmosphere at the city’s semi-monthly meetings. Three candidates for aldermen sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium earlier this month at the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum and addressed the “contentious” nature of recent meetings of the city’s Board of […]

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Aldermen candidates address development at forum

The pace of development within the city was the primary topic last week during a Candidate Forum sponsored by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Three candidates for aldermen and two mayoral candidates sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium on Wednesday and discussed growth in Germantown after citing their leadership credentials. Richard […]

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ECS shuts out Arlington

By Bill Sorrell “Respond” is the theme word for the Evangelical Christian School school year and it has been embraced by the football team. “We have tried to build our program around servant leadership and we lean on Mark 10:45, which is our scriptural basis for that,” said Head Coach Jonas Rodriguez. “With the word […]

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