Archive | May, 2019

City budget maintains current tax rate

City budget maintains current tax rate

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the budget for the 2020 fiscal year last week on first reading. A handful of amendments will be considered on second reading at the board’s June 10 meeting, which will include a public hearing. The budget keeps the current property tax rate at $1.95 per $100 of […]

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Board hears study on apartment moratorium

Board hears study on apartment moratorium

On May 16, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen had its first look at the results of 16 months of research related to the temporary apartment moratorium initiated in January 2018. As stated in the Resolution 18R03, the purpose of the temporary moratorium was “to allow the city an opportunity to study, research, analyze […]

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Coach Smith leaving Red Devils

Coach Smith leaving Red Devils

Germantown Head Football Coach Chris Smith announced last week that he has accepted the top coaching position at Haywood County. Smith was 31-16 at Germantown and had a 21-game winning streak in the regular season. Germantown lost in the quarterfinals last season after going 12-1. Smith’s team outscored opponents by a combined 404-104 in the […]

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Bound for Region finals

Bound for Region finals

The Houston Mustangs bested White Station 11-1 on Monday in the Region 8-AAA semifinals. Now ranked No. 3 in the state, Houston has lost to the Dragons twice this season. They are scheduled to play Collierville on Wednesday in the finals. PICTURED: Houston’s first baseman Eliezer Bueno snags a ball hit down the line.

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Returning to Roots

Returning to Roots

Houston High School seniors returned to their respective elementary schools last week. Students from the Germantown Municipal School District revisited their former elementary schools on the heels of the upcoming graduation. The Houston High graduation ceremony will be held May 17 at Bellevue Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Graduates should be in the designated area at […]

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Houston athletes compete at state

Houston athletes compete at state

Houston High School hosted its first ever Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Unified Track Event this year. This new competition, which will initially begin as an Invitational Championship, was first implemented during the 2018 TN Spring Fling Championships. The Unified Track Event demonstrated a beginning of a partnership between TSSAA and Special Olympics Tennessee. […]

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City works to find compromise for cellphone tower location

City works to find compromise for cellphone tower location

City officials are working to find a compromise with several parents who are concerned with the construction of a future cellphone tower near Dogwood Elementary School. Last year, the Germantown Municipal School Board approved a contract with Tower Ventures for a cellphone tower to be built near the school’s playground. Some residents have been vocal […]

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MVP acquires JW10 publications

MVP acquires JW10 publications

Tennessee’s fastest-growing newspaper company has acquired the four Journal West 10 newspapers effective May 1. Magic Valley Publishing Co., Inc (MVP), headquartered in Camden, Tenn. acquired The Millington Star, The Bartlett Express, Shelby Sun Times and the Collierville Independent from Journal, Inc based in Tupelo, Miss. “These newspapers fit right into our footprint of publications based in middle and […]

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City approves safe routes at Riverdale Elementary

City approves safe routes at Riverdale Elementary

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously voted to approve a construction contract in the total amount of $754,160 to fund the addition of sidewalks and bike lanes making it safer for Riverdale Elementary students to bike and walk to school. The project is 100 percent funded using state grant funds. This Capital Improvements […]

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Houston High named 10th best school in state

Houston High named 10th best school in state

Houston has been ranked the 10th best high school in the state and No. 769 nationally. Results released last week from a study conducted by U.S. News & World Report looked at schools where “attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passes a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated […]

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