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18-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN FATAL TACO BELL SHOOTING

The Bartlett Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal July 3 shooting at Taco Bell in Bartlett The suspect, 18-year-old Kendrell Spight, is now in custody at the Bartlett City Jail. He is charged with first-degree murder and also with employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. A BPD statement added, […]

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$174 million city budget passes on final reading

Germantown’s Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the city’s $174 million budget Monday night on third and final reading during a near three-hour meeting that was at times inharmonious. Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey ultimately voted “no” on the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Massey claimed that the city’s budget included “unreliable estimates” […]

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Houston’s Kemp named Player of the Year

          In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced last week that Jenna Kemp of Houston High School is the 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Kemp is the third Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be […]

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Madonna Learning Center wins $30,000 IT makeover

Unistar-Sparco Computers, Inc. (Sparco) announced last week that Madonna Learning Center is the winner of their Extreme IT Makeover Giveaway, giving them a complete office technology transformation and upgrade worth $30,000. Madonna Learning Center will receive a full-service IT workplace improvement. Soo-Tsong Lim, CEO and president of Sparco, says that Sparco’s motivation behind the giveaway […]

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‘Pop-up’ beer garden to open in Germantown

Germantown’s Beer Board voted last week to approve a permit for on-premise consumption at Memphis Bar Ties, which is a new entertainment venture that will set up in the vacant Grimaldi’s space at Saddle Creek North on W. Farmington Blvd. City Administrator Patrick Lawton called the endeavor a “pop-up style beer garden.” The proposed days […]

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Germantown Police Reports

June 22 Crimes • The victim provided money to an unknown caller in a telephone scam in the 3000 block of Sandy Creek Drive at 12:25 p.m. • A vehicle was rummaged through and nothing was taken in the 7900 block of Farnifold Drive at 1:40 p.m. • An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through and […]

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Briarcrest’s Shamblin named Mr. Baseball

By Bill Sorrell Motivated by a coach who told him in the 8th grade that he would not amount to anything in baseball, Connor Shamblin was named Tennessee Mr. Baseball in Division 2-AA this season. Completing his senior year at Briarcrest Christian School, Shamblin will enroll in July at the University of Alabama. “That was […]

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Germantown rugby wins state final

                                    The 2018 Tennessee Boys Rugby final at the campus of MTSU in Murfreesboro on May 12 saw the top two teams from the playoff stages square up against each other; Germantown from the West and Harpeth Harlequins […]

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Germantown Police Reports

May 25 Crimes • The victim’s credit account was fraudulently accessed online. The complaint originated from the 7500 block of Parker Circle at 11:10 a.m. • Four suspects stole clothing from a business at 9125 Poplar Ave. at 11:36 a.m. • A female suspect attempted to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit bill at 1300 […]

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Art ‘friendraiser’ helps sustain adult day center

Participants at Page Robbins Adult Day Center have been busy creating pieces of artwork that will soon be for sale at the center’s annual Art from the Heart fundraiser. Friends of Page Robbins will enjoy seeing and purchasing pieces of art that the clients have created. There are paintings in water color, acrylics and tempera; […]

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