Jane Roberts, Commercial Appeal

Jane Roberts

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, TN, United States

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Past articles by Jane:

Germantown assembles vehicles for display; offers car seat checks

Touch a Truck Day is May 14 in Germantown. Safety experts will be on hand to check the safety of children's car seats. → Read More

High school student kept faith, pace; graduating with 60 college credits

Josh Salter received an avalanche of support when his story of attending high school and college full-time ran in The Commerical Appeal in 2014. He's set to graduate from Middle College High school on May 28 with 60 credits from Christian Brothers University. → Read More

Tennessee terminates TNReady contract, suspends test for grade 3-8

The state has terminated its contact with Measurement Inc., the vendor in charge of TN Ready tests after numerous failures, including breakdowns in shipping that meant no district in the state had a full complement of testing books and answer sheets. → Read More

Germantown will cut ties with Inland May 31; turn to Waste Pro early

The city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen votes to terminate Inland Waste Solutions' contract at the end of May. Waste Pro of Tennessee will step in a month early. → Read More

Germantown adds money to budget to cover increase in public records requests

The proposed city budget in Germantown includes a nearly 25 percent increase for legal fees as the city responds to an uptick in public records requests that require extensive redacting, officials said. → Read More

Upcycled project helps students internalize permanence of plastic

After months of collecting plastic bags, water bottles, lids and toys, students at Farmington Elementary getting ready to present 12-foot "tree" to public. → Read More

Fountain on way back, thanks to big-thinking Leadership Germantown class

Leadership Germantown class of 2016 has raised money to restore the iconic fountain that for decades was part of Shops of Saddle Creek. It is being repaired now and is expected to be delivered April 29. → Read More

Minority families share 'the talk' they have with their children, ask for help

The Ethics Project, based in St. Louis, offered Parent2Parent Saturday, a way for parents of all races to understand the worry miniorties have about encounters with the police. The discussion was held at the National Civil Rights Museum. → Read More

House fire in Germantown under investigation; loss estimated at $400K

Home under construction at 9245 Enclave Green Lane East in Germantown burned in the night. Firefighters responded at 3:02 a.m. → Read More

G'town prepares to look decade down road with park plan

Will be seeking proposals this summer from experts to help it create a master plan for its 29 parks, including prioritizing needs and listing possible sources of funding. → Read More

Valedictorian from Germantown High headed to 'Jeopardy!'

She is one of 15 students in the nation selected to compete. The top prize is $100,000. She will graduate from Germantown High School in May. → Read More

Fashion Week impresario building a longer runway

Abby Phillips grew up here and is now the full-time volunteer behind the week that puts fashion in the public eye. → Read More

Farmington children celebrate autism awareness

Lori Pound, 11, is part of Autism Awareness Week at Farmington Elementary in Germantown. She is helping her peers understand autism's complexities and how it makes her who she is. → Read More

Riverdale bids come in low

The expansion at Riverdale Elementary has come in under estimate which means GMSD can add wish list items like the hoped-for outdoor classroom and others. The news is a boost for Lakeland district, which is building a middle school in the same time frame. → Read More

G’town school district takes action against two associated with Houston sports

Supt. Jason Manuel says the contact was inappropriate, but he does not characterize the text messages as being sexual in nature. → Read More

Old Germantown in for facelift, starting at street level

City plans to spend $500,000 a year for five years to add plantings, benches and treatements like bioswales to build sense of place in neighborhoods, starting with its oldest one, Old Germantown. → Read More

Developer will share plans for factory outlet site in Lakeland

The pubilc is invited to meeting to hear plans for mixed-use development at former Lakeland Factory Mall outlet site. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

For most in Germantown, garbage fee expected to rise $10 a month

The recommendation from a panel of residents will be considered next Tuesday by the Financial Advisory Commission. → Read More

G’town school board OKs 12 portable units at 2 elementaries

Weeks after city of Germantown sold bonds to build an expansion at Riverdale to get rid of portable classrooms, the school board voted Tuesday nigtht to add total of 12 to Dogwood and Farmington elementaries. → Read More

Century-old bells grace Thornwood belltower in G’town

Thornwood, the luxury residential and retail development going up at Germantown and Neshoba roads includes a bell tower with bells cast in 1902. The developer, Spence Ray, said he was inspired by bells in England and towns across the United States. → Read More