Monthly Archives: December 2016

State releases report cards on Germantown schools

Standardized test scores for local public schools look sobering, although educators are cautioning that parents should view them with a grain of salt. Perhaps several grains. The data from the 2015-16 school year (the latest-available data, released on Dec. 13) shows widespread score drops, but it is a “recalibration” year based on a new test. […]

Mustangs win Bartlett Stagecoach Classic

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It took two overtimes, but the Houston Mustangs beat Bartlett 56-54 Thursday night in the Stagecoach Classic.Houston’s Ryan Boyce led all scorers with 12 points.Both teams started slow, with the score 6-5 after the first quarter.Down 18-16 at halftime, the Mustangs used a 14-6 run in the third quarter to take the lead.However, the Panthers […]

Germantown updates railway crossing information

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Norfolk Southern Railroad will soon begin performing maintenance on all rail crossings within Germantown. The first crossing affected will be on Poplar Pike, just east of Germantown High School. The crossing will be closed to traffic on Friday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 5 pm. Southern Ave. will remain open at all times during […]

City’s jobless rate tied for second lowest in state

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Germantown is tied with five other Tennessee cities for the second lowest jobless rate in the state. The city’s rate for November was 3.5 percent, or more than one percent point below the national average of 4.6 percent, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. At 3.2 percent, Franklin has the lowest […]

Germantown non-profits among 12 to receive holiday grants

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Twelve non-profit organizations in Shelby County will start the year with a budget boost after being selected to receive $2,500 grants from FirstBank. “We wanted to support some of the many nonprofit groups in Memphis that are doing great work but don’t receive as much donor support as the larger, high-profile organizations,” said FirstBank Memphis […]

Railroad crossing closings to affect Germantown traffic

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Norfolk Southern Railroad will begin performing maintenance on all rail crossings within Germantown this week. The first crossing affected will be take place Dec. 28 on Poplar Pike just east of Germantown High School. It will be closed to traffic from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 pm. Southern Ave. will remain open at all times […]

Wreaths Across America

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Several local residents recently participated in the annual Wreaths Across America Day. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission is to remember, honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. […]