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Election Commission works to count provisional ballots in Germantown mayoral race

Germantown’s incumbent Mayor Mike Palazzolo currently has the votes in a very close race but his opposition is waiting for the provisional ballots to be counted. John Barzizza announced on Tuesday that he will not concede until the provisional ballots are counted. A provisional ballot is used to record a vote when there are questions […]

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Arlington QB Carson Rhoades finds a hole in the Red Devils defense but it collapses quickly

Devils roll Arlington in second half

Despite being tied 14-14 at halftime in the first round of the 2018 Class 6A State Football Playoffs, the Germantown Red Devils eventually cruised to a 51-14 victory over Arlington on Friday night at home. The return of Tiger running back Kenneth Walker III was evident in the first half. However, Germantown’s defense shut Arlington […]

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Red Devil QB Ethan Payne runs over Arlington DB Jorge Avalos going into the endzone

Region 8 6A All-Region winners announced

Several local players are among those selected to the Region 8 6A All-Region team by area coaches. Offensive: Quarterbacks 1. Ethan Payne (Germantown) 2. Vincent Guy (Whitehaven)/Drew Lyons (White Station) Running Backs 1. Dylan Ingram (Central)/Cameron Sneed (Whitehaven) 2. BJ Gardner (Germantown) / Eli Neal (White Station) HM: Jaylen Caver (White Station) / Alan Thornton […]

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Houston RB Lincoln Pare takes off on another long run

IncomPAREable: Houston’s Pare scores 4 touchdowns in postseason win

Hoisted high by Houston High students, the school’s English teacher and softball coach began his workout. Taking the place of what students normally do, Tom Kolodziej got on a black and white student-held board and began doing 34 push-ups with 1:55 left in a memorable playoff game on Friday at Houston. A push-up for every […]

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Germantowns Orlando Hairston celebrates the Red Devil victory over Whitehaven to claim Distrct Champs

Devils complete second regular season with flawless record

By Bill Sorrell It didn’t happen. The words on the field goal size sign Whitehaven cheerleaders held for football players to run through fell flat, “Pucker Up, Close Your Eyes, And Kiss Your Winning Streak Goodbye.” Winning their 10th straight, Germantown toppled Whitehaven 37-19 on Friday to win the Region 8-6A championship and finish the […]

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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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