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A Man for all Seasons

Bobby Wade has a way of keeping Buck Towner on his toes. “He always comes by my office at school and messes with certain aspects of my office. For example, he will hide my keys and leave a clue to where they may be. Another time he hid all of my pens around my office. […]

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Town planner offers glimpse into work required to accommodate, create growth

Commercial and residential growth in Collierville has bounced back since the recession of 2008. Just last year, the town saw the proposal of more than 500,000 square feet of new non-residential developments and 150 new single family houses. The fingerprints of eight-year Town Planner Jaime Groce, as well as those of his colleagues in the […]

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Just under 200 square feet of living and storage space has enough elbow room for two when it's planned well. Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry say they love traveling in their tiny home with their two dogs.

TREND OF THE FUTURE: Couple hits the road for open-ended travel

Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry are young professionals who could work almost anywhere, so they poured their dreams into a mobile lifestyle. And they pack light, even though they bring their whole house with them. The two have what’s popularly called a “tiny house” pulled behind their truck. It’s just under 200 square feet, but […]

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DOWN PAT: Houston punter is also school’s valedictorian

By Bill Sorrell The nickname fit Houston High School punter Pat Gardner perfectly. “His nickname was ‘36’,” said teammate Jacob Painter. “We joked about him being the valedictorian of our school.” Gardner made a perfect score – 36 – on his ACT and with a 4.72 grade-point is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. […]

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Collierville Legal Notice

TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE Design Review Commission – 5:00 PM Notice is hereby given that the Design Review Commission will meet on Thursday, March 09, 2017, for a regular scheduled meeting. At that time, consideration will be given to the following: The agenda is subject to change until formal approval by the Board 1. Call to […]

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From left are Charlie Shaw, Asst. Chief David Tillner, Terri O'Connor, Don Kitchens, Jeff Elsworth and Chuck Lesnick.

More than $30,000 in car show proceeds given to Collierville Education Foundation

PICTURED: From left are Charlie Shaw, Asst. Chief David Tillner, Terri O’Connor, Don Kitchens, Jeff Elsworth and Chuck Lesnick. The Collierville Education Foundation has received a donation for $30,243. The funds come from last year’s Collierville Classic Car Show, which was hosted by the town’s police department. Landers Ford, the event’s main sponsor, presented the […]

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Residential subdivision considered for Collierville’s Historic District

By Graham Sweeney The Independent A 12-lot residential subdivision is being considered on more than 5 acres in Collierville’s Historic District. The town’s Historic District Commission is scheduled to discuss Thursday night whether to grant a “certificate of appropriateness” for a multi-lot subdivision on two jigsaw shaped parcels of land on the east side of […]

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Beer permit approved for Germantown movie theater

By Graham Sweeney Editor The Germantown Beer Board has approved a permit for Malco Theatres Inc. to sell beer for on-premise consumption at the Forest Hill Cinema 8. Board members voted 4-1 in favor of the permit, with Dean Massey dissenting. Larry Etter, senior vice president of Malco Theatres, told the board he hopes to […]

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Dragons fall to Houston in Dist. 15-AAA championship game

The Houston Lady Mustangs dominated Collierville Tuesday night on their way to being Dist. 15-AAA champions. Houston took a 20-13 halftime lead and eventually won 53-28 over their district rivals. Sophomore Jayla Hemingway had 10 points in the game and was named tournament MVP. Hemingway was coming off of a 29-point flurry in Houston’s second […]

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PICTURED: Collierville's Joshua Young with the rebound and put back.

Dragons beat Kirby in overtime

The Collierville Dragons beat Kirby 58-56 Wednesday night in overtime and will move on to the second round of the Dist. 15-AAA playoffs. Jordan Channels had 18 points and Jalen Lynn added 16 points. Collierville (15-9) will play at Ridgeway this Friday night. PICTURED: Colliervilles Joshua Young with the rebound and put back

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