Monthly Archives: April 2015

Annual community survey results tallied

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

Earlier this year, a random sample of 2,300 Germantown residents were asked to respond to the City’s 2015 community survey. With a 22-percent response rate, city officials called the results of the survey “statistically valid and representative of the entire community.” Of those who responded, 99 percent rated Germantown as an “excellent or good place […]

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Cordova’s Connie Lawyer, Children’s Ministry Director at Faith Baptist Church, posses with her husband at the annual Daddies and Daughters Dinner Friday night at the church. Participants enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, fries and ice cream amid displays that gave off a 1950s’ diner mood. Girls showed up in poodle skirts and fathers wore leather jackets, […]

Devils fall to MUS after taking 4-2 lead

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Germantown senior pitcher Chris Howell fields a bunt and zips the ball to first baseman Kyle Wilks for the out. By Bill SorrellSavoring the flavor of a ninth inning victory over Germantown, Memphis University School players ate cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and chocolate cake on Monday as they celebrated Senior Night.Taking a bite out of Germantown’s […]

Annual community survey results tallied

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

Earlier this year, a random sample of 2,300 Germantown residents were asked to respond to the City’s 2015 community survey. With a 22-percent response rate, city officials called the results of the survey “statistically valid and representative of the entire community.” Of those who responded, 99 percent rated Germantown as an “excellent or good place […]

Germantown citizens serve and protect

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More than a dozen Germantown residents recently graduated from the 2015 Citizen Police Academy, which ran from Feb. 19 through April 2.Participants received classroom and hands-on training on aspects of the police department and the criminal justice system. Instructors were law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals from the area. Academy topics include the history […]

School board OKs $44 million budget

The Germantown Municipal School Board has approved the 2015-16 budget, which includes a $1.1 million bump in textbooks.The $44 million budget, approved unanimously, does not provide additional funding for the Transportation Department to help eliminate the 7 a.m. bell time at two Germantown schools.Classified staff, which includes clerical employees, will receive a pay increase to […]