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Bartlett's Jacob Robinson nearly pulls down the interception against Houston wide receiver Terrell Tatum Friday night. Tatum finished the game with three receptions and 66 yards.

Houston edges Bartlett 14-13

By Bill Sorrell Tim Haney’s return to Houston High School brought tears to his eyes and to others. The school’s new jumbotron displayed a pre-game video “Welcome Back Coach Haney” which showed clips of his 21-year tenure as head coach. Haney was 115-75 and went to the state semifinals in 1999 and 2001. “I have […]

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The Dragons played host to the Cordova Wolves Friday night as Collierville celebrated homecoming. Collierville put up an admirable offensive fight against the large defensive line of Cordova, putting 14 points on the board. The hits were hard and the action was fast from both sides. However, the Wolves were too strong as their offense pushed the Dragons to the brink, winning 41-14. The Dragons (1-4) will try to bounce back this week when they travel to Arlington (3-2). PICTURED: Receiver Mikho Grandison tries to elude a Cordova defender. He had three catches in the game.

Dragons fall to Cordova

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Lorelei, a second grader from Memphis, recently found a freshly painted rock on a water fountain while visiting Collierville's Historic Town Square. The message "Dare to Be Different" was painted on the rock.

Thousands work to spread joy one rock at a time

By Julie Turner Special to The Independent Cartoon and children’s literary characters. Sports team logos, animals and insects. Hearts, rainbows and hot air balloons. Inspirational messages, Bible verses or even just one simple word like “Love” or “Family.” Tiny masterpieces are popping up all over Shelby County and can be found in the simplest of […]

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75 percent of new animal shelter funded by donations

Volunteer support and donations not only help mold the lives of future family pets, but also helped build the Collierville Animal Shelter. The shelter’s Improvement Project broke ground this spring and 75 percent of the $575,429.69 needed to pay for the improvements is being funded by donations. The expansion will add 1,300-square-feet on the eastern […]

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Kelsey helped lead CHS softball to district dominance

By Bill Sorrell Special to The Independent Kelsey Gross learned from her father Randy Gross that despite hard times and times of failure, hard work would get her to the top of her game. She is there now. Following her just-completed senior year at Collierville High School, Gross was named the Best of the Preps […]

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Relay for Life was hosted for the first time on Collierville's Historic Town Square Saturday afternoon. Sixteen teams raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event featured an opening ceremony, a luminary ceremony, a Relay Warrior Dash, scavenger hunt, food trucks and more. PICTURED: From left, Mayor Stan Joyner and Alderman Tom Allen place medals around the necks of cancer survivors like Ben Neal during the Survivor and Caregiver Recognition event.

Relay on The Square

Relay for Life was hosted for the first time on Collierville’s Historic Town Square Saturday afternoon. Sixteen teams raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event featured an opening ceremony, a luminary ceremony, a Relay Warrior Dash, scavenger hunt, food trucks and more. Hundreds of corporate friends and community members participated in […]

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Advance tickets for the Doggie Dip are available at the Collierville Animal Shelter and receive a gift bag with treats, toys and coupons with items donated by Hollywood Feed, PetCo and Three Dog Bakery. PICTURED: Molli inspects her gift bag.

Doggie Pool Pawty scheduled for Saturday

The YMCA at Schilling Farms will host the Doggie Pool Pawty on Sept. 10. Dogs 25 pounds and smaller can participate from noon to 1:30 p.m. and dogs of all sizes can join from 2-3:30 p.m. Celebrate the last dog days of summer at the outdoor pool at the YMCA at Schilling Farms benefiting the […]

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Delta Fair: Accident, possible gunfire mar fun

By Carolyn Bahm Special to The Independent Delta Fair fun turned to fear this weekend as people broke bones on the Moonraker ride and later a panicked crowd feared gunfire Saturday night. The gunfire remains unverified, but the ride injuries were all too real. Previously, two fair workers were also electrocuted on Aug. 30 during […]

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Preliminary site plan OK’d for Poplar Ave. McDonald’s

The Collierville Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for a McDonald’s Restaurant between the Taco Bell and Walgreens on W. Poplar Ave. The 5,000-plus square foot restaurant will be located on 1.17 acres in the Byhalia Retail Center. The commissioners voted 6-2 for the site plan last week during their regularly scheduled meeting, […]

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Mustang RB Carson Blackfan looks to avoid the oncoming hit from Germantowns Ryan Arthur

Houston bests Germantown in annual rivalry game

By Bill Sorrell Special to The Independent With a career rushing night and two touchdowns, Carson Blackfan was more than in the end zone after leading Houston to a 39-7 victory over Germantown on Friday at Germantown. He was in the zone. “My mind is in a different place. I am so excited right now. […]

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