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After being closed for slightly more than a week, the W.C. Johnson Spray Park re-opened on Monday to an excited contingent of local children and parents. The park was temporarily closed so that a fence could be erected around it. Beginning today, Collierville residents will need a Spray Park Pass and non-residents will be required […]

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Journal West 10 Media announcing first ever Athletes of the Year

Journal West 10 Media will recognize for the first time a male and female athlete of the year. Journal West 10 Media is composed of The Bartlett Express, The Millington Star, The Oakland News, The Collierville Independent and The Shelby Sun Times. These papers cover Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties. Below are the list of […]

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Collierville Baptist Church got outside with its Bible Camp

Collierville Baptist Church hosted a Backyard Bible Camp last week. There were more than 18 host homes that held events for children. The events included learning movements to songs, a Bible story, craft time, snacks and recreation time. ABOVE: Participants soak a sponge and pass it over their heads to the person behind them. The […]

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Fire chief urges residents to leave fireworks to the professionals

With Independence Day around the corner, there will be neighborhood parades, backyard barbecues and celebrating. However, town officials are reminding residents that shooting fireworks is illegal in Collierville, as well as Shelby County. Although fireworks can be purchased across the state line, the town’s ordinance bans the use of fireworks. Violators may face fines and […]

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Wardlow graduates from FBI Academy

Another member of the Collierville Police Department graduated from the FBI National Academy on June 12. Lt. Ben Wardlow participated in the 260th session of the ten-week program in Quantico, Va. He was one of 220 law enforcement professionals from around the world to take part in the program. Wardlow took classes focused on further […]

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Health conscious grocery chain to open July 8 in Germantown

Mac Trammell A new grocery option focused on bringing healthy and affordable products to its customers will be making residence in Germantown next week. Sprouts Farmers Market, a relatively new grocery chain, will open a 28,700-square-foot store at 3150 Village Shops Drive on July 8. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. with […]

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Collierville museum hosts event people ‘dig’

The Museum of Biblical History in Collierville hosted an Archaeological Field School last week. The museum is hosting Story Days every Thursday. For more information, call 854-9578. ABOVE: David Vickers hopes to excavate a significant archaeological find.

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Collierville dance team shows well at summer camp

Collierville High School’s dance team recently attended the 2015 Universal Dance Association Camp, where they took home several honors and earned a bid for the 2016 National Dance Team Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. in January. Under the leadership of Coach Carol Lloyd and Terrance Moore, teacher sponsor, the team also netted other […]

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Town’s animal shelter seeing benefits of feline trap and neuter program

Mac Trammell The Collierville Animal Shelter is constantly working to reduce kitten overcrowding during the dog days of summer. The shelter is seeing the fruits of a Trap-Neuter-Release program that was instituted in 2007. The program helps stop stray cats from producing too many kittens. “We’ve reduced the amount of kittens over the years because […]

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Collierville Police Academy provides SWAT demonstration

The Collierville Citizens Police Academy participated in a SWAT demonstration last week. Few people were “shot,” but everyone had fun learning about the CPD SWAT team. MCR Safety and Joe Weiss of Backyard Burgers sponsored this year’s Citizen’s Police Academy.

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