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Cause of fatal fire revealed to be ignited Christmas tree

Results from an investigation into the Collierville house fire that claimed four lives revealed that an ember from a fireplace ignited a Christmas tree and caused the blaze. Kari Coudriet and three teenagers were killed Dec. 23 in a house fire on Autumn Winds Drive. The Collierville Fire Department responded to a house fire on the […]

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New field house, performing arts building scheduled for Houston High

Houston High School is on pace to get a new athletic facility and performing arts building in the next two years. On Jan. 8, the city’s Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss a “phasing plan for future building modifications and additions” at Houston High School. The first phase of the project would include a 12,480-square-foot […]

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Dragons finish second in tourney

Fourteen girls basketball teams from four states competed in the 18th annual Dragon Fire Invitational last week at Collierville High School. The Collierville Lady Dragons beat St. Benedict 60-22 last Wednesday in the opening round of the tournament. The next day they handled MAHS 60-39. Destiny Amaefula and Mallory Taylor each had 14 points in […]

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Freedom Fund Gala

The Collierville NAACP hosted the annual Freedom Fund Gala on Dec. 15 at Hilton Memphis. PICTURED: From left are NAACP Vice President Lillie Seal Norman, Public Relations Director Linda Brown and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, who was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Jobless rate among lowest in Tennessee

Collierville and Germantown tied for the lowest jobless rates in Shelby County for the month of November. At 2.7 percent, both municipalities were also among the lowest in the state, with only Brentwood (2.5), Franklin (2.4), Hendersonville (2.6), Nashville (2.6) and Smyrna (2.5) coming in lower. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce […]

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O’Neill resigns as head coach

BY BILL SORRELL After seven years as head football coach at Collierville High School, Mike O’Neill is resigning. “The decision was all mine and a very difficult one. I need some time to heal and recover from my cancer treatment. I will take next season off to recover and see what happens next,” said O’Neill. […]

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Four perish in house fire

Funeral services for a Collierville woman who perished in a house fire were held Saturday morning at Germantown Baptist Church. Kari Coudriet and three teenagers were killed in a house fire on Autumn Winds Drive in Collierville. The Collierville Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 600 block of Autumn Winds at around […]

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Hemingway joins 2,000 point club

Lady Mustang senior basketball standout Jayla Hemingway joined the 2,000 point club last week in a 77-11 win over Bartlett. The Collierville resident was presented with a special commemorative ball on Dec. 4 during a 71-35 win against Southaven. She is averaging 24 points a game through Houston’s first eight games. Hemingway is pictured with […]

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Town begins second phase of renovations to school admin. building

Chances are, most have driven down Poplar Ave. toward Collierville Town Square and seen the construction happening at the Collierville Schools Administration office. The building, known as the Collierville Historic High School dates back to the 1930’s, and has needed significant renovations over the past few years. “This land has been the site of education […]

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Collierville Fred’s among 5 local pharmacies to close

Five local Fred’s pharmacies, including the Collierville store, are among the 116 locations the chain has recently closed in Tennessee and six other Southern states. Back in September, the Memphis-based retailer announced plans to lay off 80 people at its headquarters and close approximately one-third of its pharmacies after failing to overcome competition from other […]

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