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Germantown Police Reports

Germantown Police Reports

May 24 • Two adults were arrested for stealing merchandise from a business at 7615 West Farmington Blvd. at 10:25 a.m. • The victim’s personal information was used to open fraudulent accounts. The complaint originated from the 2200 block of Knoll Lane at 2:18 p.m. • A suspect stole merchandise from a business at 7781 […]

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Recycling efforts cease due to fire

Recycling efforts cease due to fire

Over the weekend, the Germantown Neighborhood Services Department was informed that a large fire occurred at a recycling facility that the city utilizes for curbside recycling services. The facility has been temporarily shut down and a reopening date has not been determined at this time. The city is encouraging residents who choose to recycle to […]

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10 reasons to attend the Germantown Charity Horse Show

10 reasons to attend the Germantown Charity Horse Show

You don’t have to be an equestrian to enjoy the atmosphere at the Germantown Christy Horse Show, from June 4-8. Many in the crowd have never sat on a horse, but they come every year to enjoy the show and all it has to offer. We asked them what they like most about coming to […]

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City budget maintains current tax rate

City budget maintains current tax rate

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the budget for the 2020 fiscal year last week on first reading. A handful of amendments will be considered on second reading at the board’s June 10 meeting, which will include a public hearing. The budget keeps the current property tax rate at $1.95 per $100 of […]

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Board hears study on apartment moratorium

Board hears study on apartment moratorium

On May 16, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen had its first look at the results of 16 months of research related to the temporary apartment moratorium initiated in January 2018. As stated in the Resolution 18R03, the purpose of the temporary moratorium was “to allow the city an opportunity to study, research, analyze […]

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Coach Smith leaving Red Devils

Coach Smith leaving Red Devils

Germantown Head Football Coach Chris Smith announced last week that he has accepted the top coaching position at Haywood County. Smith was 31-16 at Germantown and had a 21-game winning streak in the regular season. Germantown lost in the quarterfinals last season after going 12-1. Smith’s team outscored opponents by a combined 404-104 in the […]

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Bound for Region finals

Bound for Region finals

The Houston Mustangs bested White Station 11-1 on Monday in the Region 8-AAA semifinals. Now ranked No. 3 in the state, Houston has lost to the Dragons twice this season. They are scheduled to play Collierville on Wednesday in the finals. PICTURED: Houston’s first baseman Eliezer Bueno snags a ball hit down the line.

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Returning to Roots

Returning to Roots

Houston High School seniors returned to their respective elementary schools last week. Students from the Germantown Municipal School District revisited their former elementary schools on the heels of the upcoming graduation. The Houston High graduation ceremony will be held May 17 at Bellevue Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Graduates should be in the designated area at […]

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Houston athletes compete at state

Houston athletes compete at state

Houston High School hosted its first ever Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Unified Track Event this year. This new competition, which will initially begin as an Invitational Championship, was first implemented during the 2018 TN Spring Fling Championships. The Unified Track Event demonstrated a beginning of a partnership between TSSAA and Special Olympics Tennessee. […]

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City works to find compromise for cellphone tower location

City works to find compromise for cellphone tower location

City officials are working to find a compromise with several parents who are concerned with the construction of a future cellphone tower near Dogwood Elementary School. Last year, the Germantown Municipal School Board approved a contract with Tower Ventures for a cellphone tower to be built near the school’s playground. Some residents have been vocal […]

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