Monthly Archives: June 2016

Germantown hosts HAM radio operators

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The Germantown Fire Department sponsored a 24-hour emergency operations exercise over the weekend at C.O. Franklin Park behind the Pickering Center. Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club was the host organization for the event. Operations began Saturday and continues through Sunday. HAM Radio operators and emergency response crews from surrounding areas joined the Red Cross, CERT, the U.S. Coast Guard, Fayette […]

Price named new principal of Dogwood Elementary

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Germantown Municipal Schools announced Monday that Teresa Price has been named the new Principal at Dogwood Elementary School. Price brings a vast array of leadership experiences to her new position. Most recently being the Director of Academic Advancement for the Germantown Municipal School District, she has served as an educator for 21 years. Her experience […]

Board adds money to budget as back-up plan for new school

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The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $100,000 increase in the budget for the next fiscal year as a back-up plan for a new school. Germantown recently offered to buy Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle schools from Shelby County Schools for $5 million. However, if the purchase does not go through, the city […]

Amateur radio ‘Field Day’ is June 25-26 in Germantown

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The City of Germantown Fire Department is sponsoring a 24-hour emergency operations exercise that will be held at the C.O. Franklin Park, located behind the Pickering Center at 7771 Poplar Pike in Germantown.  Germantown’s Nashoba Amateur Radio Club will be the host organization for the event. Operations will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday and continue through 3 p.m.Sunday. ​Ham Radio operators and emergency response […]

Staying Cool @ Camp Invention

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The Germantown Municipal School District hosted its first Camp Invention earlier this month. Around 80 children in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the weeklong summer enrichment program at Houston Middle School. The curricula presented them with real-world challenges and promoted the direct application of 21st Century critical-thinking and communication skills through hands-on STEM and […]

Senior center could be named after former mayor

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Former Collierville mayor Linda Kerley championed activities for seniors during her lifetime. Now, her name will likely be linked to the town’s newest facility for senior citizens. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen is scheduled to consider a recommendation next week to name the senior wing of the College Street Recreation Center after Kerley. […]

Collegiate Corner

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• Caroline Hartnack of Collierville graduated from Union College as part of the College’s 222nd Commencement ceremony. Hartnack received a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in Psychology . • Belmont will break its previous record of student travelers participating in summer study abroad opportunities as 506 students pack their bags to travel all over […]

Germantown seeks to regain two ‘heritage’ schools

Germantown recently offered to buy Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle schools from Shelby County Schools for $5 million. A letter penned by Mayor Mike Palazzolo summarizing the offer was sent to Shelby County Superintendent Dorsey Hopson on Friday. “We consider the heritage schools within our community to be an asset to our city and will […]