Collierville’s defense had four interceptions Friday night in a 28-6 homecoming win against Wooddale. ABOVE: Senior defenders Cameron Doyle (No. 22), Carson White (No. 87) and BJ Carrothers (No. 21) swarm to sack Wooddale quarterback Jerry Craine. The Dragons will play their next home game on Oct. 3 against Kirby (0-4). Photo by Roger Cotton

Defense comes up big for Dragons in 28-6 win

By STEVEN JENKINS It was Homecoming for the Dragons and the defense came up big to seal another district win against Wooddale 28-6. The defense led the way by holding the Cardinals offense in check for the game with four interceptions. Inconsistencies in the passing game forced the Dragon’s offense to rush the ball more […]

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n Houston quarterback Jared Schmidt takes off downfield Friday night against rival Germantown. The Mustangs improved to 5-0 on the season and are scheduled to play Bartlett Friday. Photo by Kevin Lewter

Mustangs cruise in win over Germantown

                      By Bill Sorrell Before Houston quarterback Jared Schmidt enters a game, he gets a helping hand from his father David Schmidt. The former children’s pastor at First Evangelical Church, David draws a cross on Jared’s throwing hand. That follows pre-game prayers that Jared has […]

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Homecoming Queen

Collierville’s Ashley Lawhorn was crowned Collierville High School’s 2014 Football Homecoming Queen Friday night during the school’s game against Wooddale. Lawhorn was one of 20 candidates for Homecoming Queen. Payton Brashear and Ellie Omar were named first and second runners up, respectively. See page 2 for more homecoming pictures and page 5 for game coverage.

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Board OKs bed and breakfast

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved a Conditional Use Permit for a bed and breakfast in a historic home at 198 Natchez Street near the Historic Town Square. Board members unanimously approved the Stratton House Bed and Breakfast after listening to an extensive presentation that addressed everything from the size and number […]

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Collierville Legal Notices Sept. 10

• Town of Collierville LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Town of Collierville Purchasing Division is requesting sealed bids on the following items: BID # TC2014-43 “Compact Track Loader” Complete bid packages are available from the Purchasing Division, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN 38017, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested parties may […]

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Town clerk becomes one of nine master clerks in state

BY TRENA PACKER STREET Town of Collierville When one enters the Collierville Town Hall office of Lynn Carmack, just to the right of the outer office hangs a framed Code of Ethics from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Carmack, who has been Town Clerk since 1998, has proven to be an exemplary professional in […]

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Collierville Police Reports

Arrests • Clinton R. Stewart (suspect), 3874 Bald Eagle Drive, Memphis, charged with larceny. • Caitlin N. James (suspect), 1232 Sugar Lane, Collierville, charged with forgery/counterfeiting and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). • Shakia R. Travis (suspect), 6415 Green Grove Drive, Memphis, charged with shoplifting. • Jorge O. Carreon (suspect), 7295 Rouke, Memphis, charged […]

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Collierville among safest cities in state

Collierville was recently named the 16th safest city in Tennessee by Safe Choice Security. In a quest to create a thorough listing of safe locations to live and do business in Tennessee, Safe Choice Security analyzed data provided by the 2012 FBI crime statistics. By looking at both property and violent crime statistics and studying […]

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All about the POOCHES

The 43rd annual Germantown Festival was held Saturday and Sunday at the Germantown Municipal Center Complex. The popular Running of the Weenies featured dozens of fleet-footed Dachshunds. Other dogs participated in the Costume Contest. Dusty the Train was the winner of the annual contest.

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Dragons rally to beat rival Red Devils

By STEVEN JENKINS Special to The Independent Playing Germantown is always tough…regardless of the records. The Collierville vs. Germantown game always brings the best out of the players on both sides. Coach O’Neill had beaten his alma mater last year and the Red Devils weren’t going to let the Dragons leave Germantown without a fight. […]

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