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Germantown addresses reports of 'blue water'

Germantown addresses reports of ‘blue water’

The Germantown Public Works Department has announced reports of blue water coming from the faucets of some residents. City officials stated that it is “imperative to note that the City of Germantown is in compliance with all the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for water.” […]

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Germantown's top arm hits the target as 2019 Male Athlete of the Year

Germantown’s top arm hits the target as 2019 Male Athlete of the Year

The recent Bluff City area talent to walk across stages in May will be heading to prominent programs across the United States. Some of the notables are Millington’s Corey Smith to UT-Martin track, Lausanne’s Eric Gray to Tennessee Football, Memphis University School’s Maurice Hampton to LSU Baseball and Football and Germantown’s Cameron Baker to Memphis […]

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Faith motivates returning Memphis quarterback on and off the field

Faith motivates returning Memphis quarterback on and off the field

By Bill Sorrell There is a tragic reason why Brady White chose No. 3 for his jersey when he transferred from Arizona State to Memphis. White and Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski had been friends since elementary school in the Los Angeles area. On Jan. 16, 2018, Hilinski died at age 21. It was later […]

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City to host work session on apartments

City to host work session on apartments

With the cessation of the city’s apartment moratorium, Germantown officials are hosting a work session next week to discuss options going forward. The session comes as a follow-up to the May 16 apartment moratorium presentation. The apartment moratorium expired on July 8. However, city officials put an administrative hold on the processing of new multi-family […]

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Houston Booster Club treasurer charged with stealing more than $20,000

Houston Booster Club treasurer charged with stealing more than $20,000

Former Houston High School Football Booster Club Treasurer Valerie Baker treated the club’s funds like her personal piggy bank when she stole at least $20,112 in 2018. An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in Baker’s indictment after investigators determined she used the booster club’s debit card to withdraw cash, make unauthorized purchases, […]

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Mustangs Reload

Mustangs Reload

The Houston Lady Mustangs hosted schools like Hutchison, St. Agnes, Millington, Harding and Dyer County last week in the Summer Team Camp at Houston Middle School. The Lady Mustang team showed its combination of proven seniors like Destinee Wells and Zipporah Davis and undeniable freshmen talents like 6-foot-3-inch Mallory Collier (pictured) and point guard Brittani […]

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City continues to seek  help for flood damage

City continues to seek help for flood damage

Germantown continues to exhaust all efforts to request county, state and federal assistance following the June 7 flood. Last Tuesday, city staff met with representatives from Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. During the meeting, representatives shared information on the steps required to access assistance. On Wednesday, the Shelby County Commission voted to […]

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City’s bid not chosen for country club land

City’s bid not chosen for country club land

The city’s recent bid of $2.49 million was not enough to take ownership of the 180 acres that comprise Germantown Country Club. The attorney representing Germantown received formal notification on Friday from Cushman & Wakefield, the broker for the property, that the city’s proposal for acquisition was not selected. Earlier this month, Germantown submitted an […]

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She’s Got Moves: Local dancer 'steps' into limelight on national show

She’s Got Moves: Local dancer ‘steps’ into limelight on national show

By Aaron Moser Sophie Pittman, a graduate of Collierville High School, appeared on the third audition of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Monday night. “So You Think You Can Dance” is an Emmy Award Winning-show currently airing its 16th season. The show is a competition where dancers ages 18-30 perform routines that […]

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Staying the Course: Tiger coach with local ties makes spiritual impact on players

Staying the Course: Tiger coach with local ties makes spiritual impact on players

BY BILL SORRELL Quarterback of the Lincoln County High School football team in 1979, Daron Schoenrock was in Lawrenceburg ready to battle Lawrence County High School. After pregame warm ups the team went back to the locker room for the coach’s final instructions. Hearing the band play the national anthem, the team prayed and broke […]

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