Monthly Archives: October 2017

Preliminary Parks Master Plan unveiled, input now sought

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

Last Thursday, Germantown’s Parks and Recreation department, in cooperation with a team led by Lose & Associates, unveiled the draft recommendations for the city’s parks master plan. The recommendations come after months of extensive research, public engagement and work with a citizen-driven steering committee. In fact, representatives from Lose and Associates commented that Germantown is […]

Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

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Joys and worries – that’s how Raquel Gomez remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing a […]

Former scout treasurer avoids jail time by paying troop back

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David Cline, the former treasurer for a Germantown based Boy Scouts troop, will dodge jail time after a judge determined last week that the 63-year-old Cordova man had returned $95,000 to the troop. Cline was sentenced on Friday by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Glenn Wright to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty […]

Homecoming Court

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On Oct. 13, St. George’s Independent School celebrated the accomplishments of the young women named to its homecoming court and especially the accomplishments of Homecoming Queen Kate Seabrook, who was escorted by her father, Hunter Seabrook. The court included: • 9th grade Ella Sykes, escorted by her father, Brandt Sykes • 9th grade Maddie Bishop, […]

Wolves secure first region championship in epic fashion

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By Bill SorrellLeading 42-27 over Arlington, Cordova Head Coach Anthony Jones told his team at halftime that something crazy was going to happen. It certainly did. Roaring back from a 56-27 deficit, Arlington outscored the Wolves 36-9 to pull within 65-63 with 6:24 left in the game, before Cordova’sJeremy Banks scored his seventh touchdown of […]

Father-Son Show and Shine Car Show

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Farmington Elementary School hosted the third annual Father-Son “Show & Shine” Car Show earlier this month. This year, almost 50 cars, a dump truck, Germantown’s fire truck, ambulance, police SUV and the SWAT Bearcat came out to support the event. For the third year, Kirk Welch, Farmington Alumni and classic car enthusiast, helped Toni Nygren […]

Head coach to step down after cancer diagnosis

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Collierville’s football game with Arlington this Friday has taken on a new significance for Collierville Head Coach Mike O’Neill. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Collierville will have a “Pink Out” with coaches wearing pink polo shirts, players wearing pink as part of their uniforms and fans encouraged to wear pink. Cancer has become […]

Germantown’s Lee recognized by school board association

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A local parent has received regional recognition from the Tennessee School Board Association. When the school board reached out to each principal and supporting parent organizations one name came back from multiple sources – Bonnie Lee. Lee is the quintessential, supportive PTA mother at Riverdale. Heading committees on both the school and district PTAs; working […]