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Thornwood construction to impact traffic

Beginning this week, a crane will impact traffic at the intersection of Neshoba and Germantown Road. The crane will be installed near the northeast corner of the intersection on Tuesday and is expected to be in place until mid-October. As a result, the westbound curb lane of Neshoba approaching the Germantown Road intersection will be closed. […]

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Riverdale Runners

The Riverdale Elementary School cross country teams recently competed in the first ever Memphis Youth Sports cross country meet at Shelby Farms. Memphis Youth Athletics was started in 2014 with the focus of developing the sport of cross country and track in the local area and to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle. PICTURED: […]

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Mustang RB #4 Lincoln Pare uses the stiff arm to thwart Arlingtons #81 Hunter Goodman

Houston falls to Arlington in Region 7-6A game

By Bill Sorrell Arlington’s victory over Houston came with a price—27 sprints on Labor Day. The number of points scored against the Tigers on Friday is how many sprints they will run on Monday for conditioning. “I told them it feels a lot better to run this after a win than it would have a […]

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Large residential development considered off Winchester

A residential development slated to include 375 apartment units was scheduled for discussion Tuesday night at the Germantown Planning Commission meeting. The nearly 25-acre Viridian planned development would be located on the north side of Winchester Road, abutting Collierville’s city limits. Annexed by the city in 2000, the land has remained undeveloped for 17 years […]

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Germantown uses power to overcome Trojans

On paper, the battle of the line of scrimmage was supposed to go the way of the Germantown Red Devils. Coming into Friday night’s contest against the Millington Trojans, Germantown featured offensive linemen like Max Martini, Isaiah Hayden, Alan Patterson and Nick Ferri. Head Coach Chris Smith wanted that group to be the key to […]

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Tiger WR #11 Devin Chandler puts the move on St Georges #5 Bryan Payne

Gryphons take early lead but fall to Tigers

Photo by Kevin Lewter The Tiger quarterback and running back tandem of Tate Kolwyck and Kenneth Walker helped power Arlington’s offense past St. George’s to the tune of a 48-29 win last Friday on the road. Kolwyck, who threw for 174 yards, was able to nimbly elude swift defensive pressure much of the game, while […]

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Riverdale buddies gaining national attention

The Germantown Municipal School District encourages many unique friendships. One such friendship has recently been recognized. Riverdale Elementary School students Noah Schepman and Joe McClellan were highlighted on the national Best Buddies web site for a spotlight because of their supportive bond. Best Buddies is an organization designed to encourage friendships between those with disabilities […]

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City approves resolution to combat hate, extremism

The city of Germantown has joined hundreds of other municipalities across the country in giving its mayor authorization to sign a resolution to “Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry.” Monday night, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the resolution by a vote of 3-0-2, with Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey abstaining in favor […]

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Germantown art teacher named best in state

During the first week of school, there were students excitedly working to “escape the art room” at Farmington Elementary School. Themed around her art classroom procedures, this unique escape room completely engaged her fourth and fifth grade classes. Sitting on the carpet, explaining the lesson to her students, Rebekah Laurenzi told the students, “I thought […]

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Red Devils conquer Mustangs in crosstown battle

By Michael Ward In a heated rivalry game, Germantown High School staked its claim as Germantown’s team last Friday night at Houston High’s Landers Ford Stadium. With a narrow halftime lead, the Red Devils exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 35-24 victory over the Mustangs. “This isn’t an easy […]

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