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Fred's closes 5 local pharmacies, refers customers to nearby Walgreens

Fred’s closes 5 local pharmacies, refers customers to nearby Walgreens

Five local Fred’s pharmacies are among the 116 locations the chain has recently closed in Tennessee and six other Southern states. Back in September, the Memphis-based retailer announced plans to lay off 80 people at its headquarters and close approximately one-third of its pharmacies after failing to overcome competition from other discount pharmacies. Fred’s plans […]

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Red All-Stars conquer cold conditions, Blue team

Red All-Stars conquer cold conditions, Blue team

Trying to keep the mood light during practice for the 17th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game, Red team Head Coach Johnny Allen brought a radio. Watching Allen dance, some coaches and players thought he needed medical attention. “Coaches, even the players, like to make fun of my dancing. I’m not a very […]

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GPAC's Grove gets green light

GPAC’s Grove gets green light

Germantown’s newest outdoor entertainment venue has been approved by the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Board members gave The Grove at GPAC the thumbs up Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The Board voted 4-1 for the project, with Alderman Dean Massey dissenting. The multi-million dollar project will include a permanent covered stage […]

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Greeneville Devils win back-to-back state championships

Greeneville Devils win back-to-back state championships

By Bill Sorrell Greeneville High School quarterback Cade Ballard did not get much sleep the days following Thanksgiving. He and his football team drove 250 miles to Nashville on Nov. 23 to play Maplewood, a game they won 43-8, in the semifinals of the 4A state playoffs. Ballard was in Nashville on Nov. 25 where […]

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Holiday Parade moved to Sunday

Holiday Parade moved to Sunday

The Germantown Holiday Parade has been moved to Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Throughout the week, city staff has been monitoring the weather forecast calling for steady rain showers for Dec. 8. The City has been in contact with multiple, credible meteorologists that have provided staff with reliable forecast information and recommendations. Based on the […]

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How to Cook a Turkey

Local students were recently asked how they would prepare a turkey for the holidays. These are some of their responses.

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Barzizza files suit against Election Commission

Germantown Alderman John Barzizza has filed a lawsuit in Shelby County Chancery Court contesting the results of the Nov. 6 mayoral election. Barzizza stated, “the Shelby County Election Commission has failed to provide us with accurate reporting of all ballots in this election, therefore we have decided to contest the results of this election to […]

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Festive Friday

Rainy weather didn’t dampen the holiday spirits of the many Germantown residents who attended the city’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Usually held outdoors at Municipal Park Lake, weather forced festivities indoors to City Hall. The Germantown Community Chorus performed holiday songs and children had their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Those interested in getting their […]

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Ethan eager to attend UT

Germantown High School senior baseball and football standout Ethan Payne signed a Letter of Intent last week to play baseball at the University of Tennessee next fall. Payne was the starting quarterback for the Red Devil football team that went a combined 23-2 in the last two seasons. PICTURED: Ethan Payne is pictured with father […]

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$1 million raised for Briarcrest expansion

Briarcrest Christian School has announced that $1 million has been raised for the expansion of its elementary school as a result of a matching gift from Briarcrest alumni Duncan Williams and his sister, Emily Williams Dunn. The new addition will be officially named the A. Duncan and Carolyn S. Williams Elementary Wing as a tribute […]

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