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Family-owned hardware store sticks to roots, takes pride in service

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Germantown Hardware and Paint has been open for less than two decades but the store’s owners continue to take a long-established approach to business by concentrating on top of the line products and hands-on customer service. “We focus on having everything that a true hardware store should have,” said owner Justin Wagner, “and more.” The […]

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National water quality study includes Shelby County

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The Environmental Working Group, a watchdog organization, has released a nationwide study of water testing results around the United States, including Shelby County. The study focuses on the carcinogenic chemical chromium 6, which was found locally, and also mentions other contaminants. A spokesman for EWG has stated that the chromium values found in Shelby County […]

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AWA hosts annual banquet, awards scholarships

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A change of venue was a popular decision for about 150 legal professionals who attended the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) annual banquet Feb. 7. The event was moved to a downtown address this year, 409 S. Main St., Memphis. The new space, with an eclectic mix of exposed brick and contemporary, multi-level design, provided […]

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Journal West 10 Media’s Power 10 Basketball Rankings

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible. Each week throughout 2018 district basketball play see how the poll shakes out. JW10 will rank the Top 5 boys’ varsity teams and Top 5 girls’ varsity teams until Regionals in February. Power 10 Rankings as […]

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Former Houston head coach accepts job at St. Benedict

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After five seasons at the helm of the Houston High School football team, Will Hudgens announced Wednesday that he has accepted a job at St. Benedict at Auburndale as the offensive coordinator for the varsity football team. St. Benedict Athletic Director Caleb Marcum announced that Hudgens will join his former coach John Cooley next season. […]

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Germantown law firm selected as first ‘Wise Choice’ by Andy Wise

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Since leaving the Memphis television market late last year after nearly two decades as a consumer investigative reporter, Andy Wise has formed a new company called Wise Choices which will be a direct resources for consumers to save money, avoid scams, and make wise choices. He will be recommending top-notch businesses after a thorough and […]

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Suburban school leaders say districts’ formation didn’t hurt Shelby County Schools

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Leaders of Arlington and Germantown school districts told a town council near Chattanooga last week that their towns’ 2014 secession from Shelby County Schools didn’t hurt the urban district left behind. But that’s not true. In one glaring example, Shelby County Schools was saddled with a $1 billion-plus liability for employee retirement benefits as part […]

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Devil’s advocate: Germantown’s perfect road to Power 10 Championship

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The red 17 underneath the Germantown Red Devil Football Stadium is fresh and bold compared to the other numerals it recently joined. Germantown Head Coach Chris Smith is already at work trying to add the number 18 to the list of championship years for the Red Devils. The 2017 campaign was a banner year for […]

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Business Briefs

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Bartlett Allstate agency owner earns prestigious designation As a business leader and involved citizen in the Memphis area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Daniel Garcia has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The designation is […]

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Tigers split games in opening week

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Flip in the rankings

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Germantown tops Tennessee in high school test scores

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Three years after breaking off from Memphis schools, most of Shelby County’s six suburban school systems showed modest improvements on state test scores for high schools – and one outpaced all districts across Tennessee. Germantown Municipal School District had the highest gains of high schoolers passing the state’s new TNReady test in 2017, besting all […]

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