Archive | September, 2012

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Dragons fall in double-overtime dogfight

The ice machines at Herman Osteen Field were likely empty Friday night after Collierville High School hosted Southwind in a three-hour aerial duel that surely resulted in sore shoulders for both team’s quarterbacks. The Dragons eventually fell 36-35 in the double-overtime game that saw both teams combine for 559 passing yards. Collierville got on the […]

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Trial could affect school districts

By Cynthia Bullion Special to Journal 10 Work toward municipal school districts in suburban Shelby County could suffer a setback following a non-jury trial that resumes in federal court Thursday. In question is a state law, passed in the wake of Memphis City Schools’ (MCS) charter surrender in December 2010, giving municipalities the opportunity to […]

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Collierville Police Reports

Arrest • Robert S. Greene (suspect), 439 Sweet Apple Cove, Collierville, charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license and improper lane change.   Incidents Aug. 19 – A vehicle was vandalized with white shoe polish on the 1900 block of Katz Place. • Several items were stolen from the […]

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Town to participate in Drug Take-Back Day

By Crystal Warren Town of Collierville’s Environmental Commission At one time, it was once believed that dilution was the solution to pollution. Similarly, it was once believed that the safest method to dispose of unused medication was to flush it down the toilet. Today, we know better. Scientists have realized that trace amounts of contaminants […]

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Germantown man charged with aggravated assault

A Germantown man and an employee at Collierville High School was arrested last Thursday night after local police responded to a domestic violence call on Windy Oaks. Michael Corey Halliburton, 52, of 2330 Windy Oaks has been charged with aggravated assault. Germantown police received a call shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 regarding a […]

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Board publicly promises sales tax money to go to schools

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a resolution to use all money collected from the local option sales tax to finance the town’s municipal school district. Board members voted 6-0 for the resolution Monday night during their regularly scheduled semimonthly meeting at the request of Alderman Tom Allen. Last month, Allen submitted […]

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Preparations ongoing for school district

By Stan Joyner Collierville Mayor On Aug. 2, voters of Collierville gave their overwhelming support to a referendum establishing a Collierville Municipal School District. The referendum passed with nearly a 7-1 margin. Despite the fact that the passage of this referendum was clearly a “mandate from the citizens,” the issue remains far from over. During […]

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2012 Germantown Festival

One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the 41st annual Germantown Festival, was held Saturday and Sunday at the Germantown Civic Club Complex. Thousands of Mid-Southerners enjoyed arts and crafts, children’s activities, rides and games, live stage entertainment, car exhibits, community displays and Saturday’s “Running of the Weenies” Dachshund race. Nearly 400 local […]

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Collierville author sets forensic thriller in Memphis

By Cheri Thacker “You’re from Memphis? You should read my new book, Bluff City Butcher,” author Steve Bradshaw plugged when I met him at the Killer Nashville conference in August. I wasn’t surprised to learn that he had written a forensic psychological thriller based on a serial killer that resurfaces in Memphis. After all, it […]

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Board OKs sign ordinance amendments on first reading

By Graham Sweeney The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed an ordinance on first reading to allow unlimited small political signs in all districts. Collierville officials have scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 10 during its regularly scheduled semimonthly meeting to discuss modifications to the town’s sign ordinance. The Town’s current sign ordinance […]

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