Archive | September, 2012

News Briefs

168 animals found in Fayette house   Officials with the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 168 animals on Sept. 21 from a house belonging to William J. Parr Jr. on Cedar Creek Way in Moscow. Among the animals found inside the house were 69 dogs, 29 cats, […]

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At ease, soldier

Schilling Farms was transformed last weekend into a battlefield for a re-enactment of the 1863 Battle of Collierville. Around 100 Civil War re-enactors imitated history Saturday afternoon in a skirmish that featured Union and Confederate infantry, as well as mounted cavalry and six cannons. The main event took place Saturday afternoon, but spectators were also […]

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Debate set for Oct. 2

With the first ‘Collierville Debate ’12’ less than a week away, voter interest is mounting as evidenced by the record-breaking attendance at the recent Collierville Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting. Everyone in attendance at the Sept. 12 event had a chance to hear the candidates for mayor and aldermen during their brief 3-minute talks. Attendees […]

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Dragons fall to unbeaten Brothers

Despite becoming the first team this season to hold Christian Brothers under 40 points in a contest, the Collierville High School varsity football team fell 35-0 Friday night to the Purple Wave. The Dragons were shut out at home by a Christian Brothers team that has allowed only 50 total points through five games this […]

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Water rate increases OK’d on second reading

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance on second reading Monday night to adopt three water rate increases over the next decade. Board members OK’d the schedule of rates during their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting at the request of Jane Bevill, the town’s finance director. The town approved a contract earlier this […]

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Collierville News Briefs

Board will vote on dog park builder The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a $34,459 contract next week for the construction of an off-leash dog park at Suggs Park. Board members will vote Monday night whether to award the contract to Memphis-based Barnes and Brower Inc. The project will consist of 1,328 […]

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Board to review road safety projects

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will review a contract Monday night for safety projects on Shelton Road. The proposed projects are estimated to cost between $213,798 and $287,838 and are intended to improve pedestrian safety at two points along the road. The first project would include the construction of a 260-foot long median […]

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Battle re-enactors at the ready

The bursts of cannon fire will echo through the streets of Collierville this weekend when 100 Civil War re-enactors descend on the town to imitate history with their brand of “live theater.” Schilling Farms on Poplar Ave. will be transformed on Sept. 21-22 into a battlefield for a re-enactment of the 1863 Battle of Collierville. […]

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Collierville Police Reports

Arrests • William D. Smith (suspect), 9038 Jenna Road, Germantown, charged with reckless driving. • Kristen M. Deshields (suspect), 391 Genevieve Lane, Collierville, charged with domestic assault. • Orlando Matthews (suspect), 1672 S. Lauderdale, Memphis, charged with cruelty to animals. • Kimberly S. Greene (suspect), 550 Oak Grove Road, Moscow, Tenn., charged with speeding, two […]

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Gryphons improve to 5-0

The St. George’s Independent School varsity football team improved to 5-0 last Friday night with a 36-7 win over the Fayette Academy Vikings. Gryphon players Davis Lenoir and Darius Brooks, both of Collierville, and Jacob Still help open up holes for a St. George’s offense that racked up more than 400 yards. 

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