Monthly Archives: April 2016

No new cases of measles reported in Shelby County


There are no new measles cases related to the current measles outbreak in Shelby County. “The number of confirmed measles cases remains at six,” confirmed Steve Shular, Shelby County public affairs officer. “It is also important to note that Memphis in May begins on April 29. If you are an individual with measles or recently […]

Calendar of Events

Cal Of Events

April 15-May 1Germantown Community Theatre will present one of Tennessee Williams’ most popular plays on April 15 through May 1.A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of fragile Southern belle, Blanche, who leaves the family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her animalistic husband, Stanley.Once there, she […]

Crafford named new principal at Crosswind, Lampkins to retire

Collierville Schools has named Dr. Andre Crafford the new principal of Crosswind Elementary School. Crafford, who is currently the elementary supervisor in the Department of Curriculum and Accountability, will begin serving as principal in July 1. Current Principal Kim Lampkins will be retiring on June 30 after serving the school since it opened in 1993. […]

Best Buddies


The Best Buddies Friendship Walk was held at Shelby Farms on Sunday. Funds raised through the Best Buddies Friendship Walk benefit Best Buddies International – the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies programs help people with […]

New trash contractor will start ahead of schedule

Germantown’s new sanitation contractor, Waste Pro of Tennessee, will begin collecting trash, recyclables and yard debris on June 1, one full month ahead of the original schedule. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday for Waste Pro’s early start date and the early conclusion of a contract with Inland, the current provider for […]

Houston High School ranked 11th best in state

Houston High School has been rated the eleventh best public high school in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report. The highly rated schools share three major traits: student bodies that perform well on state assessments, solid graduation rates and a good track record of preparing students for college. To graduate, Tennessee high schools students […]

Bluff City Escape Rooms hosts lock-ins for puzzle lovers


Locked in a room with no obvious way out, you and your friends brainstorm for solutions as the clock ticks. That’s what visiting an “escape room” is like. Jeannie Cockrell, owner of Bluff City Escape Rooms at 6759 Stage Road in Bartlett, gave some insights into this innovative and trendy form of immersive, interactive, family-oriented […]

School pays tribute to student with message of giving


Family, friends and classmates payed tribute to Grant Roberson Friday night by emphasizing that he will live on every day, not just in memories, but in the lives of five recipients who were fortunate enough to receive the 17-year-old’s organs. Roberson perished last October from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was a junior […]