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50th HS Reunion held in Memphis, 10/1/2016. Join the Facebook Group (after 3/220) for details.

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Friday night lights go dark due to power outage in Germantown  WMC

Friday night's football game at Germantown High School against Desoto Central has been cancelled due to a power outage.

Volunteers fix up Germantown High School campus for Hope Church’s ‘Go & Do Weekend’  WMC

Areas all over Germantown are getting a little TLC over the weekend as a part of Hope Church's 'go and do' initiative.

Germantown High students, parents concerned over racist language in video  WREG NewsChannel 3

The video has been circulating on social media. Germantown High School students say it's a classmate of theirs seen in the video repeating racial slurs.

Houston Mustangs, Germantown Red Devils not competing against each other for first time in 28 years

An old high school football rivalry is coming to an end, and it has some alumni up in arms.

School board approves some rezonings, holds off on SCS's 3 Germantown schools  The Commercial Appeal

About 700 students will be reassigned to different schools within Shelby County Schools next year after the board approved most of Superintendent Joris Ray's ...

Germantown High School graduate and current New Orleans Pelicans player Ian Clark hosts 2nd annual camp for Memphis Boys and Girls Club members

( – Memphis native Ian Clark of the New Orleans Pelicans was back in the Mid-South this week for his second annual 2-Day Skills and ...

Germantown football hires Horn Lake offensive coordinator Tommy Ferrill as head coach  The Commercial Appeal

Tommy Ferrill helped lead Horn Lake to a Class 6A Mississippi state title last season.

Germantown High School teacher accused of using racial slur in class, officials say  FOX13 Memphis

Officials are investigating after a Germantown High School teacher is accused of using a racial slur in a classroom.

Murfreesboro area high school football: Week 3 scoreboard  The Daily News Journal

See all the Week 3 high school football scores statewide and in the Murfreesboro area.

Students form huge prayer circle at Germantown High School  WMC Action News 5

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - One man is proving that a video of students praying is far more powerful than images of violence. Facebook user Kelvin Gee ...

Germantown offers SCS $25 million for namesake schools  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown city and schools leaders offered Shelby County Schools $25 million Tuesday to purchase the city's three namesake schools and bring the ...

Wimpy's Burgers and Fries opens third Memphis-area location in Germantown shopping center  The Commercial Appeal

Wimpy's Burgers and Fries is open for business in Germantown. The local chain, which also has locations in Southaven and Memphis, has officially opened its ...

Why this Memphis principal says hiring former students is the 'ultimate compliment'  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Barbara Harmon of Germantown High School is a finalist this year for Tennessee Principal of the Year.

Commercial Appeal All-Metro football team for 2018  The Commercial Appeal

St. George's, Sr. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190. Position: Quarterback. Why chosen: The DII-AA West offensive player of the year threw for 2,655 yards and scored 32 total ...

Here's the top public high schools in Tennessee, according to U.S. News and World Report  FOX13 Memphis

The U.S. News and World Report has developed the 2019 list for the best public high schools in the country. More than 23000 public high schools were listed in ...

Germantown high schooler dies after hitting truck on I-270, had been driving to internship  WJLA

Shortly after sunrise Thursday, a rose garden's worth of flowers began to accumulate within Josh Snyder's assigned parking space at Northwest High School in ...

Family: Bullying was not factor in student’s suicide  WMC

A Houston High School family is calling for an end to the speculation surrounding the suicide of a student.

Houston High School teacher takes top honors for West Tennessee  The Commercial Appeal

A Germantown Municipal School District teacher was named the Grand Division winner for West Tennessee in the state's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year awards ...

The Germantown Charity Horse Show starts Tuesday. Here's what you need to know before you go  The Commercial Appeal

The Germantown Charity Horse Show, now in its 71st year, runs June 4-8, with free events during the day and ticketed shows in the evening.

What Lincoln Pare is doing to make sure his football career does not end at Houston  The Commercial Appeal

Lincoln Pare is one of the main attractions on the Houston High football team. Just shy of 600 yards rushing (584 on 54 carries) and eight touchdowns in 2018, ...

Man arrested for injuring Germantown High School student with BB gun  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young man is in hot water after he allegedly shot a Germantown High School student with a BB gun.

Michael Collins of Germantown High school has been named a Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn- Michael Collins of Germantown High school has been named a Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week. Michael says he loves his students ...

Memphis Sports Hall of Fame inaugural class: Finch, Fogelman, Fred Smith  Memphis Business Journal

Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, head coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team, highlights the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame's inaugural class of ...

Germantown High graduate, Golden State Warrior has jersey retired  WMC Action News 5

The first player from Germantown High School to appear in the NBA became the first person to have his number retired at the school on Friday.

Haywood names Chris Smith next head football coach  WBBJ-TV

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Haywood school officials confirmed this afternoon that Chris Smith will be the next man tasked to lead the Tomcats football program as ...

Rugby connects Germantown, Houston football players amid tense rivalry  The Commercial Appeal

Last season's state-champion rugby team had 13 players represented in the game between the Red Devils and Mustangs.

Germantown Commissary expands East, bringing its famous BBQ to a second location in Collierville  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown Commissary has opened a second location in Collierville, serving their famous Memphis-style BBQ and ribs. The new restaurant is twice as big.

'I'm innocent': Choir director says 'mob mentality' tarnished his good name  WMC Action News 5

A former teacher at Houston High School is speaking up to defend himself against accusations he says are untrue.

Beloved former educator, alderman Ernest Chism dies at 77

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A veteran leader in the Germantown and Shelby County communities has passed away. Ernest Chism, who was prominent in both the ...

Germantown's Mickey Callaway to Begin Managerial Career with New York Mets  Memphis Daily News

Baseball is built for sweet stories of nostalgia and the innocence of youth. When Mickey Callaway was a kid he would spend lazy summer afternoons visiting ...

Man arrested for stealing Apple computers from Germantown High School

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A man has been arrested for stealing a dozen Apple computers and keyboards from the Germantown High School library earlier this ...

Germantown teen scores perfect on SAT and ACT  WMC Action News 5

A Shelby County Schools student has accomplished two nearly-impossible feats, achieving perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT.

Memphis restaurants: Here's a look at what opened (and closed) in July  The Commercial Appeal

Everything from upscale bars and restaurants to fast-food joints and a juice bar debuted in July in the Memphis area, while a couple of popular eateries closed ...

Memphis football recruiting: Who did Tigers add on National Signing Day  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis football completed its 2019 recruiting class.

Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Solving problems like chronic absenteeism is the goal of the nearly $1 million philanthropic dollars earmarked for 15 Shelby County schools.

Germantown High Grad Mickey Callaway New N.Y. Mets Manager  Memphis Daily News

When Germantown High School graduate Mickey Callaway manages his first professional baseball game, it will be from the dugout of the New York Mets.

James Thomas named Houston football coach  The Commercial Appeal

James Thomas, a longtime Houston High assistant, has been named the school's permanent head football coach.

Review: Farm & Fries serves juicy and creative burgers in Germantown  The Commercial Appeal

Farm & Fries in Germantown serves flavorful burgers and hand-cut fries.

Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll  The Commercial Appeal

Who are the best high school football teams in Tennessee this season? The USA Today Network - Tennessee has started its Tennessee Super 25 poll. A group ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

Germantown Pitches to Retain All Its Schools, but the School Board Says No  Memphis Flyer

Superintendent Hopson leaves only faint hope that the suburb, deserted by its suburban allies, could regain three institutions via negotiation.

Germantown High Student Killed in Crash

A tragic car accident claims the life of standout Germantown High School student Chris Hess.

U.S. News & World Report: Here's how high schools rank by metro area in Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top high schools by metro area, including Knoxville, Nashville and others.

See inside: Casablanca opens third location  Memphis Business Journal

Casablanca Restaurant's third location opened earlier this month, about a year and a half after owner Aimer Shtaya bought the Germantown property it sits on.

Top Memphis high school athletes commit with colleges  WMC Action News 5

Several Memphis high school student-athletes made their official college selection on National Signing Day.

Family, friends remember Germantown man killed in Nashville I-440 crash  The Commercial Appeal

As a player on the soccer field, he was competitive. As a coach, he mentored many. Chester Linebarier III, 31, loved his family, his dogs and making an impact ...

Top Memphis area high school football games for Week 3  The Commercial Appeal

Here is a look at the top high school football games for the Memphis area in Week 3.

Brooks Museum prepares for new Downtown home, names architect for new building  WMC

The new $100 million Brooks Museum in downtown Memphis will be designed by a world renowed Swiss firm with local connections.

Four questions with Dr. Ted Horrell, superintendent of the Lakeland School System  Memphis Business Journal

"I fell in love with teaching immediately and quickly decided I wanted to spend my career in education."

Kenwood High heads west to find new boys basketball coach Jason James  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

With experience at the college level (UT Martin) and in high school (Germantown) Kenwood finds its new head boys basketball coach in Jason James.

How one Memphis school is grappling to attract high-achieving students while also educating those left behind  Chalkbeat Tennessee

When parent and longtime Binghampton resident Lee Evans heard about the plan last year to require students to take a test to enroll at the iconic East High ...

5 things to know about the Germantown Festival  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown Festival is this weekend. Here are things to know before heading to the festival.

Announcing MBJ's Girls Who Mean Business class of 2019  Memphis Business Journal

Girls Who Mean Business facilitates mentorship for these young, talented students, establishing connections for them with leading businesswomen in the ...

More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...

Historic School Year Opening Has Familiar Look  Memphis Daily News

Germantown High School principal Ted Horrell warned a busload of school board members, staff and interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson that they were ...

Germantown Presbyterian renovation yields reminders of its Civil War past  The Commercial Appeal

Buckles, buttons, harmonica pieces, bullets, spoons and other items have turned up inches beneath the soil.

Memphis zookeeper Louie Bell — caretaker of TOM the tiger and other big cats — has died  The Commercial Appeal

Caretaker of big cats at the Memphis Zoo, Louie Bell earned his stripes working with the University of Memphis tiger for decades. Bell passed away Sunday.

Miss Rendall and Bell planning July 13 wedding in Memphis ceremony  Northside Sun

Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley Rendall of Collierville, TN announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Carley Rendall, to Charles Ross Bell III, son of Mr. and ...

New Magazine Memphis Current Debuts  Memphis Flyer

Memphis Current will debut at a launch party December 23rd at 409 South Main. “It's an arts and culture quarterly that focuses on the creative...

Orpheum Announces Nominees for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 24 at 7pm, students and supporters from 29 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 9th Annual ...

Collierville schools crack down on students vaping  WMC

An alarming new study finds a dramatic increase in vaping among high school students.

Memphis area high school football defensive players to watch in 2018  The Commercial Appeal

The high school football season begins this week in Memphis and Tennessee. Here is a look at the top returning offensive players in the area. Tarique Barnes ...

Ben's ’Birds  Memphis Flyer

When the Memphis Redbirds open their 22nd season Thursday night at AutoZone Park, they'll do so with their eighth manager. But 37-year-old Ben Johnson ...

UT Vols: Walk on Garrett Johnson gives his shoes away to a homeless Knoxville man  Knoxville News Sentinel

University of Tennessee walk-on Garrett Johnson is elevating his title as a "Tennessee Volunteer" to a whole new meaning. His generosity was captured on ...

Doing It Again: The People's Convention; Casada Goes National  Memphis Flyer

As petitions for city offices continue to be pulled at the offices of the Shelby County Election Commission, attention this week focuses on the forthcoming People's ...

50 questions for the Memphis high school football season 50 days from opening night  The Commercial Appeal

The high school football season in Memphis starts 50 days from today, on Aug. 17, 2018.

Schools Loom Large in Germantown's Mayoral Race | Politics Feature | Memphis News and Events  Memphis Flyer

The hope of regaining three flagship facilities from SCS is a hot-button issue in Palazolo-Brogdon contest.

Memphis schools to lose $5 million in federal dollars for poor students  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools will lose $5 million in federal funding that provides extra dollars for high-poverty schools and districts, affecting about 11 schools in all ...

One county, seven districts: Vying for students as Shelby County Schools de-merges  Chalkbeat Colorado

With less than six months to go before the new school year starts, six new suburban districts and the Shelby County school system, which will include Memphis ...

Young a Finalist for National High School Musical Awards  Memphis Flyer

Memphis lives on Broadway thanks to the National High School Music Awards (the Jimmy Awards) and recent Hernando High School grad Riley Thad Young.

What if high school were different? Memphis stakeholders key in on 'project-based learning'  Chalkbeat Tennessee

What if Memphis decided to “do high school” differently from its current approach, shifting to a model where students gain deep knowledge by actively exploring ...

Collierville police arrest teens in graffiti vandalism  The Commercial Appeal

Three teens have been arrested in connection with vandalizing five buildings in Collierville.

Covering Shelby County Juvenile Court: defendant talks about experience inside detention center  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shelby County Juvenile Court is still under federal monitoring, though the Department of Justice recently announced it was dropping some of ...

Dr. Leisa Justus Named Principal of Blackman High  Wgnsradio

Dr. Leisa Justus has been named the new principal of Blackman High School, Director of Schools Don Odom announced Thursday.

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements for Dec. 27  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mr. Khanh Duong and Ms. Quynh Duong of Memphis are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Duong, to Yuki Namba, son of ...

Local 24 News Exclusive: “Anna Mae He’s Amazing Journey” Part 1

You didn't have to live in Memphis ten years ago to remember the story of Anna Mae He. She was the focus of a nasty international custody battle that went to ...

Weathersbee: Poverty and culture are feeding children's obesity here. What can schools do about it?  The Commercial Appeal

Tennessee weighs in with the fattest kids. But poverty and culture are tough obstacles to overcome.

Outside the Loop: Chick-fil-A confirms Bartlett store opening next year  The Commercial Appeal

Outside the Loop: Bartlett's long pursuit of Chick-fil-A successful as restaurant confirms opening in spring 2018.

Patricia “Pat” Williams of Manteo, Dec. 5  The Outer Banks Voice

Patricia “Pat” Williams, 82, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in her home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born on October ...

McKendree Sweeps Division I Opponents Southern Illinois and Saint Louis  Swimming World Magazine

(O'FALLON, Ill., Oct. 20) – The McKendree University swimming and diving program hosted four teams in a meet on Saturday afternoon. The men's team swam ...

Demerger Debate  Memphis Daily News

In five months, a new school year will begin in Shelby County. And for a second straight academic year, many parents will be able to say it is unlike any in their ...

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association | SCIAA Middle School Football Championships  DigitalSports

The middle school football season is nearing a close. The last regular season games will be played next week. First round games of the SCIAA Championship ...

For Mississippi natives at Memphis football, facing Ole Miss is more than pride  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis has 17 players from Mississippi on their roster and facing Ole Miss on Aug. 31 is giving them extra motivation.

Swiss Design Firm to Take on "Brooks on the Bluff"  Memphis Flyer

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art introduced a world renowned design firm as the creative force behind “Brooks on the Bluff,” the future Downtown ...

Memphis Tigers football: 2019 schedule, kickoff, TV, streaming, odds  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis' 2019 football schedule with kickoff times, television, odds and more.

Memphis Tigers football projected depth chart entering fall practice  The Commercial Appeal

What could Memphis' depth chart look like entering fall practice?

Indiana football early signing period: Hoosiers land versatile Cornerback from Tennessee  The Crimson Quarry

The Indiana Football program has added a cornerback to their 2017 recruiting class, as former Ole Miss commit Jaylin Williams has signed with the Hoosiers.

See the results for the 2017 Brooks Memphis Twilight XC Classic  FloTrack

AllTrax Timing - Contractor License HY-TEK's Meet Manager BROOKS Memphis Twilight XC Classic presented by: Fleet Feet Sports, Memphis Mike Rose ...

Are Achievement Schools a Problem or the Solution?  Memphis Daily News

Forgiveness or farewell: What should be the fate of the Achievement School District? Among Memphis legislators, it just depends. State Rep. Mark White calls ...

TVA planning to remove coal ash from Allen Fossil Plant  WMC

TVA released a new report laying out strategies to deal with the 2.5 million cubic yards of waste currently located near the Allen Fossil Plant.

Pride of Collierville Marching Band steps up with new staff  The Commercial Appeal

Channing Perrett twirled a blazing baton as dozens of young musicians formed the shape of a tunnel on the football field and a deep voice revved up the crowd.

Shelby County mayor announces program to help residents with utility bills  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County residents can now get help with their utility bills. Mayor Lee Harris announced a $19 million program called “Keep the ...

MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Scores from around the Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

FOX13 is your home for scores across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Last One Standing | City Beat  Memphis Flyer

"Has-been" brawler George Tiller faces old age and 10 years in Parchman.

Shelby County election: David Bradford, Tom Carpenter running for commission  The Commercial Appeal

The candidates are running for Shelby County Commission District 2 in the August 2 election.

Memphis actor stars as giant gorilla in 'Rampage'  WMC Action News 5

A Memphis native is coming to the big screen this month.

Memphis: City of Song ... and Songwriters  Memphis Flyer

Songwriters old and new put Memphis on the map — and keep it there.

High School Musical Award Nominations, 2014 | Intermission Impossible  Memphis Flyer

"Spamalot" at Memphis University School The Orpheum Theatre has announced nominees for the 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards. The award ...

Memphis football eyes higher goals to start 2019 season  The Commercial Appeal

Winning the AAC West isn't enough for Memphis. Mike Norvell and his players want more in 2019.

Men arrested for attempted burglary to appear in court  FOX13 Memphis

Two men arrested for attempted burglary Monday will face a judge Wednesday in Germantown.

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