Monthly Archives: February 2017

TREND OF THE FUTURE: Couple hits the road for open-ended travel

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Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry are young professionals who could work almost anywhere, so they poured their dreams into a mobile lifestyle. And they pack light, even though they bring their whole house with them. The two have what’s popularly called a “tiny house” pulled behind their truck. It’s just under 200 square feet, but […]

DOWN PAT: Houston punter is also school’s valedictorian

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By Bill Sorrell The nickname fit Houston High School punter Pat Gardner perfectly. “His nickname was ‘36’,” said teammate Jacob Painter. “We joked about him being the valedictorian of our school.” Gardner made a perfect score – 36 – on his ACT and with a 4.72 grade-point is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. […]

Houston girls named district champions


The Houston Lady Mustangs dominated Collierville Tuesday night on their way to being Dist. 15-AAA champions. Houston took a 20-13 halftime lead and eventually won 53-28 over their district rivals. Sophomore Jayla Hemingway had 10 points in the game and was named tournament MVP. Hemingway was coming off of a 29-point flurry in Houston’s second […]

Mayor addresses plans to accommodate GMSD growth

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By Mayor Mike PalazzoloFor The Sun Times I’m sure our entire community is fully aware of the exceptional accomplishments of our Germantown Municipal School District. The success of our students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and district leaders has led to greater enrollment demands on our local schools. So much so, that our three elementary schools […]

Beer permit approved for Germantown movie theater

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By Graham SweeneyTimes Editor The Germantown Beer Board has approved a permit for Malco Theatres Inc. to sell beer for on-premise consumption at the Forest Hill Cinema 8. Board members voted 4-1 in favor of the permit, with Dean Massey dissenting. Larry Etter, senior vice president of Malco Theatres, told the board he hopes to […]

Bridge near G’town rated among five worst in state

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Shelby County has five of the state’s most heavily traveled bridges rated as “structurally deficient,” including U.S. 72 over I-240 just outside of Germantown. Nearly 463,000 vehicles cross them daily. With the exception of one bridge, they all date from the 1960s (the other is from 1936). The data comes from the latest American Road […]

Houston High teacher, student honored for excellence


On Monday night, the Germantown Education Commission Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting honored Doreen Penrod as Teacher of the Month and Patrick Gardner as a Youth Excellence Award winner. Penrod, a German teacher and Foreign Language Department Chair at Houston High School, was selected for her reputation as a positive role model for students […]