Monthly Archives: October 2018

First South sweetens short-term refinancing with lowest rates

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Craig Esrael First South Financial Credit Union in Bartlett has priced its short-term fixed-rate mortgage loans with the best rates in the Memphis market. Craig Esrael, president and CEO, said their latest rate for the 10-year is currently at 3.90 percent with no closing costs. That contrasts favorably with the average rate of 4.65 percent, […]

Houston clinches region championship

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By Bill Sorrell Next to winning the region championship, the sweetest thing on Will Gusmus’s mind Friday was his favorite candy. Moments after a 40-6 victory over Collierville clinched the first region championship in the school’s 29-year history, Gusmus was excited about Snickers. A senior linebacker, Gusmus buys all the Snickers on the candy cart […]

Mayoral candidates address apartments, ‘perceived ugliness’ of campaign

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Two candidates vying for the city’s top seat in the Nov. 6 municipal election recently addressed a contentious mayoral race and the future of apartments in Germantown.Alderman John Barzizza and incumbent Mayor Mike Palazzolo sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium earlier this month at the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum […]

SCEC works to process voter registrations, correct errors

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The Shelby County Election Commission is working extra shifts to process a huge last-minute delivery of voter registrations, but citizens are advised that registration errors can be corrected at the early voting locations. One reason for the backlog is a spike in the number voter registration forms submitted late in the registration timetable. One group, […]

Dragons down Gryphons on Senior Night

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By Bill SorrellSwaying to the beat of the stadium music while on the sideline, Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin danced around defenders on the field, throwing three touchdown passes and running for another as the Dragons beat St. George’s 35-10 on Friday in Collierville.“I guess I like to dance,” said Austin, with a smile.Throwing touchdown passes […]

Aldermen candidates asked to address ‘toxic’ political environment

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Candidates for two Germantown aldermen seats recently discussed the perceived “toxic” atmosphere at the city’s semi-monthly meetings.Three candidates for aldermen sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium earlier this month at the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum and addressed the “contentious” nature of recent meetings of the city’s Board of Mayor […]

Aldermen candidates address development at forum

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The pace of development within the city was the primary topic last week during a Candidate Forum sponsored by the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Three candidates for aldermen and two mayoral candidates sat on stage in the Houston High School auditorium on Wednesday and discussed growth in Germantown after citing their leadership credentials. Richard […]