Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lady Saints motivated to be state champions


The Briarcrest Lady Saints, hoping to continue last season’s success, traveled to Jackson last Tuesday night to play perennial D2 A state contender the University School of Jackson Lady Bruins as coaches for both were anxious to see how their respective teams would open the season.They did not have to wait long. Four minutes in, […]

Devils downed 42-7 in season opener


Germantown’s offense was unable to score Friday against Lausanne. The Red Devil’s lone score came from a Rodney Williams kickoff return. ABOVE: Williams (left) poses with senior defender Joshua Puryear during Germantown’s media day event earlier this month. Photo by Kevin Lewter By Mac TrammellIt couldn’t have been a more pleasant evening for football to […]

Germantown considers debt for GMSD capital needs

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

The Germantown Financial Advisory Commission met on Aug. 20 to consider a proposal to fund capital improvements at Germantown Municipal School facilities.The proposed projects will require approximately $12 million in general obligation bonds in addition to capital dollars already approved in the 2016 fiscal year budget. The proposal was unanimously approved by commission members.The total […]

Board approves funding for school television station

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen made their Monday meeting brief by unanimously passing nine agenda items.Among the other items, a $393,769 funding for the Germantown Municipal Television Station passed. The fund stems from the Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels, channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse or 17 on Comcast.The City of Germantown receives […]

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Houston participated in the Varsity Football Jamboree at Bartlett High School on Aug. 14. Other schools participating in the event were Collierville, Bartlett, Arlington, Millington and Munford. Houston played Millington. The Mustangs will open their season Friday at 7 p.m. with a home game against Ridgeway. ABOVE RIGHT: Mustang senior wide receiver Richard White hauls […]

GPAC hosts former astronaut, pro football player

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By Mac TrammellThe Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club recently hosted a truly one of a kind guest speaker.Leland Melvin, the only person to be drafted into the NFL and to have flown in space, spoke to an audience of hundreds at the Germantown Performing Arts Center last week, recounting his life’s achievements and how he overcame […]