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Stores soothe brides alarmed by dress company’s closure

Mid-South brides were crying over the phone to their bridal salons Friday, worried that gowns for them and their bridesmaids won’t arrive. Their tears and fears are based on last Thursday’s abrupt shutdown of Alfred Angelo, a major national retailer and manufacturer of those gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is about […]

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Inaugural football tourney offers pre-season glimpse

Twenty eight members of the Houston High School football team joined players from nearly 15 other local schools in the Eagles 7on7 Tournament last week. Hosted by St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, the double elimination tournament featured 28 games over a two-day span. Each game was 30 minutes long and pitted seven […]

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Commission to discuss large residential development

The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to discuss the creation of a large residential development in southeast Germantown Wednesday night in a subcommittee meeting. Goodwin Farms is planned on 99 acres near the Collierville municipal line between Poplar Ave. and Winchester Road, just east of Crestwyn Drive. The development would include 238 lots with the […]

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Donations for Elena

A Giveback Night Fundraiser was held Monday at Pyro’s Pizza in Collierville in honor of Elena, a Germantown child who needs a kidney transplant. One-year-old Elena will be eligible for a kidney transplant once she reaches 22 pounds. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. Elena has a rare kidney disease that occurs […]

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Leonard named new basketball coach

Houston High School has announced that Charlie Leonard is the new men’s basketball coach. Leonard comes to Houston after a 17-year run as a Div. 1 basketball coach. Most recently, as a member of the men’s basketball coaching staff at Louisiana State University, where they compiled more wins (61) as a new staff in their […]

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City to receive credit from fireworks provider after show cancelled

City officials announced Tuesday morning that the Germantown fireworks show, which was canceled on July 4 due to lightning, will not be rescheduled “due to issues with relocating the show, rain damage and additional costs.” The city will receive a credit from Pyro Shows Inc. for the value of unused undamaged shells. “After carefully reviewing […]

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Germantowns #23 Jaylin Williams end run runs into the Lynx defense

Standout Gtown corner Williams commits to Ole Miss

By Yancy Porter Scout.Com Jaylin Williams from Germantown High School took in a visit to Ole Miss in March. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback knew he had found his new home when he arrived back home. Williams and his father made the trek 60 miles down South to Oxford in early March. Neither didn’t know what […]

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City acquires land to grow Germantown Station Park

The Germantown park system grew Monday night as the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed to purchase more than an acre of private property at 3022 Hacks Cross Road. The city will pay $40,000 for 1.1 acres on the northwest corner of Germantown Station Park south of Poplar Pike. In turn, the city will […]

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21-cent tax increase approved on final reading

During a second meeting chock-full of often intense deliberation, the Germantown city budget for the 2018 fiscal year was approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. On Monday night, board members voted 3-2 in favor of the budget, which includes a 21-cent property tax rate increase. Alderman Mary Anne Gibson requested the rate, which […]

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Missing Cordova man now ‘home safe’

A missing Cordova man reported missing earlier this week has been found. Germantown police began investigating a missing person complaint involving 64-year old Huan Nie earlier this week. “Huan Nie has been located and is home safe,” said Kristi Ransom, marketing communications manager for Germantown. Nie is a resident of Cordova and was last seen […]

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