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St. Francis of Assisi School introduces students to garden-based Learning

Students in Mrs. Botto’s seventh grade science class at St. Francis of Assisi School planted a variety of vegetables at the beginning of the school year in the outdoor garden area of the Chris Woods Learning Center. The garden area features eight large, galvanized containers equipped with built-in irrigation for gardening. So far, they have […]

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Check Presentation

As Founders of the Germantown Library, the Germantown Women’s Club hosted Library Board Chairman Tom Cates and Library Director Daniel Page at the GWC September Meeting at which Elaine Cates, GWC president, presented the Library with a $1,000 check. GWC remains dedicated to its philanthropic efforts in the area.

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Germantown Police Reports

September 7 Crimes • The victim reported that her boyfriend assaulted her during an argument. The complaint originated in the 1600 block of Holly Hill Drive at 2:25 p.m. • Credit cards were stolen from a purse at 7850 Poplar Ave. at 4:24 p.m. • An adult was arrested for the possession of a controlled […]

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City fire fighters offer hurricane support

The Germantown Fire Department has boots on the ground in Hawaii, Virginia and Sorth Carolina to assist with tropical storm and hurricane rescue efforts. Germantown Fire Chief John Selberg was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii this week with the FEMA Incident Support Team to provide support for tropical storm Olivia. The FEMA Urban Search and Rescue […]

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DASHING DOGS – Photos from the 2018 Running of the Weenies

Thousands braved the heat on Saturday to participate in the 47th annual Germantown Festival at the city’s Civic Club Complex. Families enjoyed rides and games, arts and crafts shopping from more than 400 local and national vendors, live entertainment, food, car exhibits and, of course, the Running of the Weenies and the Best Dressed Hot […]

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Saints beat Haywood late

The Briarcrest Saints picked up their third win of the season with a dramatic 30-28 home victory over Haywood. Quarterback Jackson Walker had 224 passing yards and two touchdowns. The senior completed 7-of-15 passes and chipped in 56 rushing yards. Walker’s primary target was receiver Reginald Neely, who had 88 yards and touchdown on 4 […]

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Forest Hill-Irene Road project kicks off

ite preparation work began this week to help clear the way for the expansion of Forest Hill-Irene Road between Winchester Road and Poplar Pike. Beginning as early as today, motorists should expect temporary intermittent lane closures. Site preparation work is expected to continue through Sept. 21. The entire project is expected to be complete by […]

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Devils dominate Dragons on the road

BY BILL SORRELL PHOTO BY ROGER COTTON After the Collierville-Germantown football game Friday, both coaches were wearing caps with the letter G. Collierville head coach Mike O’Neill was thinking about his next game and Germantown head coach Chris Smith was savoring a 42-2 victory in Collierville. O’Neill was going to Green Bay to see one […]

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Name chosen for new elementary school

The people have spoken and Germantown’s future elementary school has an official moniker. Sticking with the tradition of naming schools after contiguous streets, the Germantown Board of Education unanimously voted last week to call the city’s new school Forest Hill Elementary. “I think it is consistent as to how we’ve named our other schools,” said […]

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City invests in school security

The Germantown Municipal School District is spending the money on more than 200 security cameras and 13 additional cell phone boosters that will “improve communications in the event of an emergency.” The city’s budget for the 2019 fiscal year includes a half million dollars designated for school security improvements. “The installation of additional security cameras […]

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