Monthly Archives: June 2017

21-cent tax increase approved on final reading

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

During a second meeting chock-full of often intense deliberation, the Germantown city budget for the 2018 fiscal year was approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. On Monday night, board members voted 3-2 in favor of the budget, which includes a 21-cent property tax rate increase. Alderman Mary Anne Gibson requested the rate, which […]

Missing Cordova man now ‘home safe’

A missing Cordova man reported missing earlier this week has been found.Germantown police began investigating a missing person complaint involving 64-year old Huan Nie earlier this week.“Huan Nie has been located and is home safe,” said Kristi Ransom, marketing communications manager for Germantown.Nie is a resident of Cordova and was last seen on June 24 […]

Board given a glimpse of potential new school: Manuel ‘not optimistic’ that SCS will agree to terms for ‘3Gs’ by Friday

Members of the Germantown Board of Education were recently treated to a sneak peak of the city’s potential future elementary school. During Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Jason Manuel introduced the board and a handful of attendees to two members of local architectural firm A2H in an effort to offer a glimpse into “what […]

SCSO busts roofing theft ring, seizes $800K+ in supplies


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office estimates that a June 14 bust in Northeast Memphis recovered an estimated $800,000 or more in stolen roofing materials, mostly from Arlington but also from the Memphis area and north Mississippi. Officers have already hauled away five tractor-trailers full of the loot and were loading up a sixth during a […]

Golf Classic

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The Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Susan G. Komen of Memphis hosted the Golf Classic Monday at Windyke Country Club on Winchester.PICTURED: Larry Montague (right) with wife, Suzanne, and son-in-law, Chris Thompson, had the winning bid to ride in the four-seater pink Susan G. Komen golf cart. Above, a participant in the Germantown Golf Classic […]

Vaughan wins Dist. 95 seat


Collierville’s Kevin Vaughan received 62 percent of the votes to win the election for the seat of Dist. 95 House of Representatives.The Special General Election was held Thursday and Vaughan, the Republican candidate, received 3,099 votes, or 1,362 more than the the next closest candidate.Democratic party nominee Julie Byrd Ashworth got 1,737 votes.Independent candidates Robert […]

Student-run TV station wins 12 awards

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Germantown High School Television outshined the competition yet again at the annual Hometown Media Awards.The student-run television station received a whopping 12 awards this year.GHS-TV will be adding these awards to its collection, making a grand total of 174 Hometown Media Awards that the studio has been recognized with since 1982.For its award winning talk […]