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MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Four vying for 95th House Rep. District nod

Three local residents have thrown their hats into the ring to challenge current Rep. Curry Todd for the 95th House District seat in the Aug. 4 Federal and State Primary and Shelby County General Election. The four nominees, all Republican, were recently asked to complete a brief questionnaire to help inform voters of their respective […]

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Collierville Legal Notices

Town of Collierville PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is herewith given that the Beer Board will meet on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. for a special called meeting in the Board Chambers at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, to consider the following: 1. Hearings on a violation of the Collierville Beer Ordinances (Title […]

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Board OKs development agreements

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development agreement and final site plan for CCL Label, which is growing its existing facility on Progress Road. The new 84,275-square-foot building will provide additional office and production space. Earlier this year, the town approved an eight-year PILOT for CCL Label to limit real and […]

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Town acquires 104-year-old locomotive, plans to restore for tourist attraction

The Frisco 1351 has been sitting on the railroad tracks in Collierville for 25 years, but it’s only been in the last month that the 104-year-old steam locomotive has taken official residency in the town. The paperwork is still being processed, but Memphis has voted unanimously to transfer and convey ownership of the train to […]

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On July 21, town officials, along with representatives of Boyle Investments and Helena Chemical, celebrated the opening of Boyle’s newest investment in Collierville
ABOVE: Town officials join Les Binkley, vice president of Boyle Investment Company, (second from right) at the ribbon cutting ceremony last week.            Photo by Ruth Goodman

Collierville welcomes two new corporate headquarters

The week of July 18 was fresh with new beginnings for two of Collierville’s largest corporate headquarters. On July 21, town officials, along with representatives of Boyle Investments and Helena Chemical, celebrated the opening of Boyle’s newest investment in Collierville. The 50,000-square-foot “Class A” office complex at 255 Schilling Blvd. will add another piece of […]

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Town encourages residents to support CPD by participating in Night Out

On Aug. 2, citizens have the opportunity to support the Collierville Police Department by participating in a nation-wide event promoting police-community partnerships through National Night Out. Traditionally, Collierville neighborhoods have had good participation; in 2015, there were 40 registered parties. This year, the town and police department want to encourage Collierville residents to exceed years […]

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Collierville Legal Notices

Town of Collierville PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is herewith given that the Beer Board will meet on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. for a special called meeting in the Board Chambers at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, to consider the following: 1. Hearings on a violation of the Collierville Beer Ordinances (Title […]

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Daughter works to carry on father’s legacy

BY JULIE TURNER Special to The Independent When you step inside the front door of the Collierville Funeral Home, Carla Swindoll sits at a large desk to your left. And a portrait of her father, T. Carl Rutledge, is to your right. “I just love looking at his picture every day,” Swindoll said. “He makes […]

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MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Republican candidates for 8th Congressional District

On Friday, local voters began to narrow down the lengthy list of candidates contending for Rep. Stephen Fincher’s District 8 congressional seat as early voting opened for primary candidates. The 21 satellite early voting locations across Shelby County opened on July 15. Linda Phillips, administrator of elections for the Shelby County Election Commission, said all […]

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Ferguson steps down at St. George’s

With several spring and summer celebrations that allowed well-wishers to tell their stories and offer thanks, Richard H. Ferguson, an esteemed educational leader in the Mid-South, bid a fond farewell to the St. George’s community at his retirement. The seventh Head of School for the school, Ferguson was instrumental in the evolution of St. George’s […]

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