Monthly Archives: August 2016

Saints down Gryphons in annual Battle of the Levee

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By Bill Sorrell Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 26 in the sweetest way possible, beating bitter rival St. George’s 37-14 in Collierville. “I was hoping for one (a win as a birthday present),” said Walker as he fielded happy birthdays from happy Briarcrest fans. “I couldn’t appreciate it until after […]

Red Devils beat St. Benedict 45-0

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Photo by Kevin LewterGermantown throttled St. Benedict to the tune of 45-0 Friday night on the road. The Red Devils got 148 passing yards from senior quarterback Miles Guyton, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another.Guyton sat during the Aug. 19 season opener against Lausanne.Germantown had 19 first downs while only allowing two […]

Germantown’s jobless rate still lowest in county


Germantown recently tied with Smyrna, Tenn., for the third lowest unemployment rate in the state. According to data released last week by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the city’s jobless rate in July was 3.8 percent, more than a point lower than the national average of 4.9 percent. Germantown’s rate was the lowest […]

Development contract OK’d for first phase of TraVure

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The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development contract for phase one of the city’s first mixed-use development in the Western Gateway area. The first phase of the TraVure development includes the construction of internal private streets, landscaping and the installation of water lines under and across property of the Norfolk Southern […]

Collierville, Germantown, Houston football previews

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COLLIERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Collierville Standout Seniors Running back Peyton McCay & Linebacker Tyler Garvey By Bill Sorrell Growing up in military families, Tyler Garvey and Matt Connors learned how to be part of a close-knit group. “It’s been tough always moving,” said Connors, Collierville quarterback. “The only people you can count on to be there […]

Cell tower lease renewals to generate $750,000 for city


The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to renew five lease agreements for wireless transmission facilities that will generate around $750,000 for the city over the next 25 years. Board members unanimously approved the lease agreements Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The new lease agreements with SBA Properties for access to […]

Germantown Schools has highest average ACT score in state

By Grace TatterChalkbeat According to reports released Wednesday, Germantown Municipal Schools logged the highest average ACT score for its public school students, at 24.1. Knox County Schools had the highest average score of the state’s four large urban districts, a 20.5. The average ACT score for public high school students in Tennessee didn’t budge in […]

Site plan approved for new Orgill corporate headquarters

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The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development agreement for a 4-story office building that will house Orgill Corporate Headquarters. The 121,600-square-foot building will be constructed on 12 acres at 4100 S. Houston Levee Road, north of Bailey Station Road. Board members unanimously approved the final site plan Monday night during their […]