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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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Germantown track star sets sights on 2020 Olympics  WMC

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - Eighteen-year-old Memphian Mariah Smith is training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. But the quiet-natured track standout isn't just an ...

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.

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.

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.

Germantown high school student dies after crashing into truck on I-270  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 ...

Germantown Municipal School District has the highest ACT scores in Tennessee four years in a row  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — One school district is getting some major recognition for its students' high scores on standardized test. Germantown Municipal School ...

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.

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 ...

Germantown Police clear ex-Houston High choir teacher of criminal violations  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The former Houston High School choir teacher who was fired after allegations of misconduct with female students has been cleared of ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

Girls Who Mean Business: G'town, C'ville, White Station, Central, Southwind, Power Center, Crosstown  Memphis Business Journal

The Memphis Business Journal honored 27 female, high school students — from 27 different schools — at its Girls Who Mean Business ceremony, Tuesday, ...

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 ...

Parents want answers to problems at Houston High School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Germantown Municipal School board is meeting Monday night and parents tell us they'll be seeking answers about recent turmoil that ...

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 ...

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.

Warriors Guard Ian Clark Honored by Germantown High School

Warriors guard Ian Clark had his jersey retired by his alma mater, Germantown High School, in a ceremony on Friday evening on campus. Clark, who attended ...

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.

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.

SCS files 'cool' building permit for Germantown High  Memphis Business Journal

It's going to take an all-hands-on-deck effort for Germantown High School to be a little cooler.

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.

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.

'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.

Superintendent Hopson announces plan to build 10 new schools  WMC

Outgoing Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is recommending that the district "reconfigure and consolidate" 28 and build 10 new schools.

Ex-Houston High teacher rebuts board investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Houston High School choir teacher fired Monday following an investigation of improper conduct with students fired back at the district, alleging the district ...

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

Memphis football completed its 2019 recruiting class.

Cherry resigns as Houston High School principal, citing need to concentrate on personal time  The Commercial Appeal

Houston High School Principal Kyle Cherry confirmed Monday afternoon that he has resigned as head of the only high school in the Germantown Municipal ...

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 man, former soccer coach killed in Nashville I-440 crash  The Commercial Appeal

A Germantown man with close connections to the local soccer scene was killed Thursday night in a one-car crash on Interstate 440 in Nashville, according to ...

Local Ivy League alum speaks out on nationwide college admissions scandal  WMC

Wealthy CEO's and celebrities have been arrested in a college admission scam, accused of paying bribes to get their kids into prestigious schools. WMC5 spoke ...

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 ...

Two Germantown students cited for disorderly conduct for threat written on desk  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A threat was found written on a student desk at Germantown HS the morning of Feb. 19. Two students involved were cited for disorderly conduct.

Germantown grad invents app that rewards for less phone usage  WMC Action News 5

Got an addiction to your phone? There's an app for that. A Memphis native created an app that rewards you for putting down your phone and living in the ...

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

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

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 ...

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 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 ...

Ex-Houston HS choir director accused of kissing students not facing criminal charges, officials say  FOX13 Memphis

The former choir director at a Germantown high school who was fired for inappropriately touching and kissing students will not be criminally charged, according ...

Germantown Moves on New School Site South of Poplar  Memphis Daily News

The city of Germantown is moving toward a contract on 33 acres of land south of Poplar Avenue for a new elementary school. Proposed contract to buy land for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - A Shelby County Schools student has accomplished two nearly-impossible feats, achieving perfect scores on both the ACT and ...

Beloved former educator, alderman Ernest Chism dies at 77

Family set up a Facebook page for those who knew him to share their memories.

Germantown school apologizes and explains Nazi pic in yearbook

According to the school district, the students were taking part in a program designed to study racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism.

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.

Ranking top Memphis high school football teams after Week 2  The Commercial Appeal

Here are the top high school football teams in the Memphis area after Week 2.

Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi tax free weekends  The Commercial Appeal

Tax free weekend in Memphis starts July 27. What can you buy and how much can you spent?

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.

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 ...

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."

Houston Middle & High School teacher/football coach dismissed for inappropriate texts

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. -- Police were called to Houston Middle School earlier this month, and sources told WREG it all started after texts were found on a child's ...

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.

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.

High school football scores around the Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

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

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Local Student Helping Children In Pakistan  Local Memphis

Education is a twofold process, taking in knowledge and then applying it to the real world.

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 ...

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.

Election commission abandons Agricenter as early voting site after complaints  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Election Commission voted Friday to throw out the Agricenter as a polling location the first five days of early voting after ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Praying in' the school year at Martin Luther King HS  The Philadelphia Tribune

Clergy, elected officials, and community leaders prayed for divine intervention in Philadelphia schools, at the "First Day Prayer" held at the Promise Academy at ...

Quick-thinking staff members save priest’s life when they administer CPR  WREG NewsChannel 3

The teacher says it all happened so quickly. And when a life is on the line, seconds matter most.

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 ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 8/26  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

SCS Attendance Zone Proposal Affects 7000 Students  Memphis Daily News

Shelby County Schools board members got their first detailed look Wednesday, Feb. 19, at a set of more than two dozen changes in student attendance zones in ...

Germantown passes moratorium on apartments  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Don't expect to see new apartment buildings up in Germantown anytime soon after the town's Board of Aldermen voted Monday night ...

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.

Six SCS students nominated for prestigious academic award  WMC Action News 5

Six Shelby County Schools students are nominated for one of the nation's most prestigious academic awards.

Top scholars will be honored at annual SCS dinner  WMC Action News 5

Some of Shelby County Schools brightest high school seniors will be honored during the annual Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholars' Dinner on Thursday ...

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.

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 ...

Collierville police arrest teens in graffiti vandalism  The Commercial Appeal

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Old Schools Questions Resurface in Germantown  Memphis Daily News

The questions are ones Germantown leaders faced from the outset as they began weighing their options after the March 2011 Memphis referendum vote ...

Varsity Brands Names Finalists In 2018 School Spirit Awards  PR Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, presented by Drillstack, has named finalists for its 2018 School Spirit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Last One Standing | City Beat  Memphis Flyer

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

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.

Alan B. Campbell | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Alan B. Campbell, 58, of Maidencreek Twp., passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp., PA.

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 ...

Welcome, Dale Watson! And more!  Memphis Flyer

Now that the weather's warm and everyone's outside, you don't know who or what you're going to run into when you're out and about. I...

Midtown Halloween party - on Halloween. Plus Burger Fest, RiverArtsFest and more!  Memphis Flyer

I wondered if anybody still celebrated Halloween with a party on Halloween. Not the weekend closest to Halloween, but on Halloween. So, on a whim,...

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