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Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

Joys and worries – that’s how Raquel Gomez remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing a […]

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Germantown Women’s Club

The Germantown Women’s Club recently welcomed new members and sponsors. Pictured are Elmire Phillips, membership chair; new member Joanna Young, Stephanie Brockway, GWC; new member Alys Drake, Elaine Cates, GWC president; new member Kay Shelton, Brenda Jeter, GWC; new member Ramona Seabold and Macie Houston, GWC.

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Former scout treasurer avoids jail time by paying troop back

David Cline, the former treasurer for a Germantown based Boy Scouts troop, will dodge jail time after a judge determined last week that the 63-year-old Cordova man had returned $95,000 to the troop. Cline was sentenced on Friday by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Glenn Wright to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty […]

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Father-Son Show and Shine Car Show

Farmington Elementary School hosted the third annual Father-Son “Show & Shine” Car Show earlier this month. This year, almost 50 cars, a dump truck, Germantown’s fire truck, ambulance, police SUV and the SWAT Bearcat came out to support the event. For the third year, Kirk Welch, Farmington Alumni and classic car enthusiast, helped Toni Nygren […]

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Cordovas Jacolby Hewitt is upended by Arlington DB Caleb Nelson

Wolves secure first region championship in epic fashion

By Bill Sorrell Leading 42-27 over Arlington, Cordova Head Coach Anthony Jones told his team at halftime that something crazy was going to happen. It certainly did. Roaring back from a 56-27 deficit, Arlington outscored the Wolves 36-9 to pull within 65-63 with 6:24 left in the game, before Cordova’s Jeremy Banks scored his seventh […]

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Collierville Head Football Coach Paul O'neill during warmups

Head coach to step down after cancer diagnosis

Collierville’s football game with Arlington this Friday has taken on a new significance for Collierville Head Coach Mike O’Neill. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Collierville will have a “Pink Out” with coaches wearing pink polo shirts, players wearing pink as part of their uniforms and fans encouraged to wear pink. Cancer has become […]

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Dragons use late scoring burst to down Gryphons

Two words is all it took for Collierville Head Coach Mike O’Neill to sum up the play of Cole Johnson: “War Daddy.” “He is a War Daddy,” he said. “He is a kid that gives everything he has. He wants to be on the field nonstop and he gave it both on offense and defense.” […]

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Germantown’s Lee recognized by school board association

A local parent has received regional recognition from the Tennessee School Board Association. When the school board reached out to each principal and supporting parent organizations one name came back from multiple sources – Bonnie Lee. Lee is the quintessential, supportive PTA mother at Riverdale. Heading committees on both the school and district PTAs; working […]

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Briarcrest answers late to beat MUS

Defense was the name of the game for both teams Friday night as Briarcrest hung around to beat MUS 28-21 at home. With both teams suffering untimely turnovers and offensive woes in the backfield, the Saints prevailed and improved to 7-1 on the season as the Owls fell to a record of 4-4. Junior quarterback […]

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State recognizes Germantown superintendent for growing athletic program

In only its fourth year of operation, the Germantown Municipal School District is already being heralded for its flourishing athletic department. Last week, the district’s growing success in sports was validated by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. TSSAA announced that Germantown Superintendent Jason Manuel was selected as the A.F. Bridges School System Administrator of […]

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