Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tax break OK’d for Mid-America Apartments

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a tax break for Mid-America Apartments to move its corporate headquarters from Memphis to 6797 Poplar Ave. in Germantown. The company has been granted a 15-year Payment-in-lieu-of-Tax (PILOT), with 75 percent of real and personal property taxes abated. Mid-America Apartments was formed in Memphis in 1993. The […]

City to extend Greenway to Farmington Blvd.

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an agreement with TDOT for the design and construction of over a mile of the Germantown Greenway. The agreement states that TDOT will reimburse the city for 80 percent of the $2.43 million project, meaning Germantown will pay less that $500,000. Memphis, Germantown and Collierville, along […]

Nischwitz challenging Janda for Pos. 5 Alderman

Rocky Janda, seeking his second term as Position 5 Alderman, is being challenged by David Nischwitz, a senior vice president of Property Redevelopment at Fogelman Management Group, in the Nov. 8 Germantown city elections.A father of two, Nischwitz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University and a Master of […]

Drug take-back scheduled for Saturday

In May, more unused prescription drugs were received during the Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous events since beginning in 2010.The DEA reported over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines—about 447 tons—at almost 5,400 sites spread through […]

Massey challenging Klevan for Pos. 3 Alderman

Alderman Dave Klevan, seeking his first full-length term after an abbreviated term, is being challenged by local business owner Dean Massey in the Nov. 8 Germantown city elections. A native of Oxford, Miss., Massey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi. He moved to Germantown 14 years ago […]

Local principal named state’s Middle School Administrator of the Year


Principal Liz Dias traveled with her counseling dream team (Carla Christian and Brandy Thompson) to attend the American School Counselor Association last summer, where Houston Middle School was awarded the RAMP distinction after many years of work. In attendance to support her guidance team, she herself was enriched by the experience. Then last month, Tennessee’s […]

Lady Mustangs overcome challenges on way to state


Courtesy PhotoThe Houston volleyball team swept Arlington last Thursday in the Class AAA Sectionals to earn a right to compete at the state level. Two days earlier, the Lady Mustangs swept White Station in the Regional finals. A work in progress is the best description of this year’s version of Houston Volleyball. After losing seven […]

School Board hopefuls discuss site for new school

The six candidates running for a seat on the Germantown Municipal School Board in the Nov. 6 election displayed different levels of concern regarding the site for a future elementary school but all agreed that community input should be a priority. During a candidate forum hosted by the Leadership Germantown Alumni Association and moderated by […]