Monthly Archives: March 2016

Houston’s student leaders bring home awards from state convention


Tennessee Association of Student Councils (TASC) provided a weekend in March for student leaders and advisors from across Tennessee to experience three days of leadership training, networking, inspiration, and fun. During the annual TASC State Convention, several awards and recognitions were given to the Houston High Student Government Association. Group SGA Awards:Outstanding Recreation project – […]

Kroger caps off ‘Every Kid’ campaign in Germantown with donation to Books from Birth

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In February, the city of Germantown kicked off its “Every Kid” Campaign to increase enrollment in Shelby County Books from Birth and to raise funds for the organization. Kroger is joining the campaign with a generous donation that was presented at its newly renovated Germantown Store on March 30. The Germantown community has embraced early […]

Houston splits series in National High School Invitational

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Competing in the National High School Invitational last week, the Houston Mustangs fell to Trinity Christian 2-1 on Saturday in Cary, N.C. Houston won the previous two games in the invitational and went 2-2 during the trip. Now 5-3 on the season, Houston will host Highland Park, Ill. on Wednesday before playing its next five […]

Collierville grants 8-year tax break to CCL Label

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The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an eight-year tax break for CCL Label, which built a manufacturing facility in the town 10 years ago and is scheduled to soon undergo a 85,000-square-foot addition.Board members voted 4-2 Monday night to ratify a resolution from the town’s Industrial Development Board that grants the business […]

Germantown Middle wins state award for video showcasing careers in manufacturing profession

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently congratulated Germantown Middle School on its award-winning “Dream It. Do It. Tennessee” manufacturing video, showcasing careers in advanced manufacturing and providing awareness about the opportunities these careers provide.The “Dream It. Do It. Tennessee” video contest encouraged students from Memphis and Shelby County middle schools to create a […]

Armed visitor diverted from Bellevue Baptist Church’s last Sunday service

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By Carolyn BahmThe armed man who visited Bellevue Baptist Church on Easter Sunday remained under a mental health evaluation as of Tuesday. Marcus Donald, 31, entered the church with a loaded .40-caliber Beretta in his pants pocket and a 300 Black Out assault rifle in his backpack. Thanks to alert staff, a security guard and […]

Capital improvement plans set in motion for summer

With the creation of the Germantown Municipal School District, residents were provided the opportunity to create a partnership between the City of Germantown, Shelby County Commission and Germantown Municipal Schools. Historically, the Shelby County School District was challenged with balancing the construction of new school facilities with deferred maintenance and capital improvements. Unfortunately, much of […]

Germantown Community Theatre capital improvement project to begin this summer

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Germantown Community Theatre hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning to announce the official start of the $1.5 million capital improvement campaign. ABOVE: Attending the event, from left, Dr. Michael D. Miles, Tony Salvaggio, Charles Salvaggio, Michael Walker, Mark Billingsley, Alderman Rocky Janda and Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo. Germantown Community Theatre hosted a ground breaking ceremony […]

Germantown enters new contract with solid waste collection group

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a 5-year contract with Waste Pro of Tennessee to provide solid waste collection for the city beginning on July 1.Board members unanimously approved the contract, which will cost approximately $3.9 million in its initial year.Board members met in a work session at 7 a.m. on March […]