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Germantown ties Nashville for third lowest jobless rate in state

Collierville and Germantown recently tied four other Tennessee municipalities for the third lowest jobless rate in the state. At 2.6 percent, the unemployment rate in both Shelby County municipalities was far below the U.S. rate of 4.1 percent during the month of March. According to numbers released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor […]

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Square sees closure of second restaurant this year

An upscale restaurant located just off of Collierville’s Historic Town Square has folded. Owner and Executive Chef Brian Thurmond announced on Monday that 148 North has closed its doors just 18 months after opening. It is the second restaurant closure on the Square this year. Brooks Pharm2Fork closed in January one year after its launch […]

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American Cancer Society hosts annual Birthday Bash

The American Cancer Society hosted the second annual Birthday Bash Fundraising Dinner on April 26 at the Quonset in Collierville. The event raises funds for the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society through their Collierville Special Events program. The birthday party theme goes along with their goal to “celebrate more birthdays” each year through […]

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It’s time to bid: GHS-TV’s Auction is back

It’s that time of year again. Germantown High School Television’s three-hour live Auction 2018 is fast approaching. The online auction began on April 14, offering the opportunity to bid on a variety of items such as show tickets, autographed memorabilia, and much more. The live coverage finale will air on April 28 from 2-5 p.m. […]

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Thomas named Houston’s head football coach

Germantown Municipal School District announced last week that James Thomas has been named the new head coach of the Houston High School football program. Thomas served as the interim head coach for Houston Football and has a long history with both the program and Houston High School. “I have played and coached in the Houston […]

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Mid-South ATV keeps the wheels spinning for local riders

Mid-South ATV has had several incarnations in its dozen years of servicing all-terrain vehicles for local enthusiasts. The business was initially operated out of owner Mike Moore’s home before relocating to a store front in Bartlett. After seven years off of Sycamore View, Moore moved the ATV repair operation back to his Collierville home. All […]

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Hemingway to Mississippi State

Houston High School standout junior Jayla Hemingway signed a Letter of Intent last week to play basketball at Mississippi State. Hemingway helped lead the Lady Mustangs to the Class AAA state championship game where they fell to Riverdale. She was also considering offers from Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. PICTURED: Hemingway is pictured at her signing day […]

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Spirituality continues to guide former Tiger

By Bill Sorrell There was one time that Riley Ferguson did not want to get back up after he fell down. Ferguson, the record-breaking University of Memphis quarterback who is expecting his name to be called today in the NFL Draft, fell off the stage during a skit when he was in the fifth grade. […]

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Mayoral candidates tackle business growth, sewer woes, PILOTs

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles from the April 5 debate between four of the five Shelby County mayoral candidates. They spoke on key issues at a Ducks Unlimited gathering in Memphis. Local chambers of commerce provided the questions. Shelby County’s mayoral candidates include Sen. Lee Harris and former Commissioner […]

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Mustangs best Bearden

Three days after beating rival Collierville 1-0 on the road the Houston Mustangs kept their winning streak alive by besting Bearden 2-1. The win puts Houston’s record at 7-1-1 on the season, with the lone loss against Greenville (10-2) earlier this month. The Mustangs will play at Germantown Friday night. PICTURED: Houston’s Stefano Della Rosa puts […]

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