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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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Germantown restaurants fined for selling beer to minors

A trio of well-known local restaurants was fined a combined $1,500 in civil penalty fees by the city’s Beer Board on Monday night. Owners and operators of Mellow Mushroom, Exlines’ Best Pizza In Town and Royal Panda each confessed that a member of their staff recently sold beer to customers under the age of 21. […]

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City considers rezoning ‘Cordova Triangle’ back to residential

A 20-acre chunk of land hedged by Germantown, Cordova and Neshoba roads will likely be rezoned back to a residential district. The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to vote on the rezoning Tuesday night during its regularly scheduled meeting. Shaped like a pie piece and commonly referred to as the Cordova Triangle, the area had […]

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Board approves warrants to make way for The Grove

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved three warrants that will allow for a future outdoor entertainment venue. GPAC recently announced plans to build The Grove, an outdoor performance venue in the grassy, treed area to the north of the theater. This state-of-the-art outdoor venue will feature a high-definition video wall located on […]

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18-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN FATAL TACO BELL SHOOTING

The Bartlett Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal July 3 shooting at Taco Bell in Bartlett The suspect, 18-year-old Kendrell Spight, is now in custody at the Bartlett City Jail. He is charged with first-degree murder and also with employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. A BPD statement added, […]

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$174 million city budget passes on final reading

Germantown’s Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the city’s $174 million budget Monday night on third and final reading during a near three-hour meeting that was at times inharmonious. Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey ultimately voted “no” on the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Massey claimed that the city’s budget included “unreliable estimates” […]

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Houston’s Kemp named Player of the Year

          In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced last week that Jenna Kemp of Houston High School is the 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Kemp is the third Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be […]

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Madonna Learning Center wins $30,000 IT makeover

Unistar-Sparco Computers, Inc. (Sparco) announced last week that Madonna Learning Center is the winner of their Extreme IT Makeover Giveaway, giving them a complete office technology transformation and upgrade worth $30,000. Madonna Learning Center will receive a full-service IT workplace improvement. Soo-Tsong Lim, CEO and president of Sparco, says that Sparco’s motivation behind the giveaway […]

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‘Pop-up’ beer garden to open in Germantown

Germantown’s Beer Board voted last week to approve a permit for on-premise consumption at Memphis Bar Ties, which is a new entertainment venture that will set up in the vacant Grimaldi’s space at Saddle Creek North on W. Farmington Blvd. City Administrator Patrick Lawton called the endeavor a “pop-up style beer garden.” The proposed days […]

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Germantown Police Reports

June 22 Crimes • The victim provided money to an unknown caller in a telephone scam in the 3000 block of Sandy Creek Drive at 12:25 p.m. • A vehicle was rummaged through and nothing was taken in the 7900 block of Farnifold Drive at 1:40 p.m. • An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through and […]

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