Archive | October, 2012

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Collierville wallops Wooddale

The Collierville High School varsity football team won its third straight game Friday behind an electric offensive performance. The Dragons defeated Wooddale 46-8 at home and amassed more than 400 yards of total offense in the process. Collierville scored early and often in the contest, racking up 25 unanswered points before the Cardinals finally got […]

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Early Voting

Collierville’s Elese Hathaway, 13, watches mother Pam vote last Wednesday at Collierville Church of Christ. Early voting began on Oct. 17 and will last through Nov. 1. Collierville residents interested in voting early can do so from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Collierville Church […]

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A Haunted Halloween Treat

Rory Mack and Steve Leet both looked at each other and smiled. Here, in a stereotypical subdivision cul-de-sac, was an anything but typical display. Surrounded by an array of home-made animatronics, tombstones, skeletons, spiders and about anything “Halloween” that the mind can imagine the two shared the all-knowing smile in answer to the most obvious […]

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Train terminal helping shift transportation landscape

With the long-haul trucking industry reeling, officials with Norfolk Southern say their new intermodal terminal in nearby Rossville is ahead of the curve regarding the shifting landscape of transportation. According to Grant Cothran, national accounts manager for Norfolk Southern, the long-haul trucking business has been “hit from all sides” in recent years, making intermodal rail […]

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Board OKs location, size of off-leash area

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the location and size of an off-leash area at WC Johnson Park. Board members voted 4-2 Monday night to create a 1.35-acre leashless area for dogs close to the children’s spray park. Aldermen Billy Patton and Tom Allen voted against the proposed location, each noting that […]

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Fall Paw Fest

The annual Fall Paw Fest was held Saturday afternoon at Carriage Crossing. The free event featured games and fall festivities for families and their dogs. Pictured are Austin Huwer as Harry Potter, Shila Huwer as a whale and Chloe Huwer as a princess.

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Week 8 in Local Football

Houston handled by Germantown The Houston High School varsity football team fell to Germantown High School Friday night after allowing the Red Devil’s offense to gain nearly 250 yards on the ground. The Mustangs suffered their second loss of the season 20-10 at the hands of a surging Germantown squad that has won its last […]

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Meet the Candidates

The Collierville Independent recently asked the two candidates running for Mayor to fill out brief questionnaires for publication in the newspaper. Tom Allen Age: 76 Current Occupation: Alderman, retired Education: BS degree in Agriculture with a minor in Chemistry and Biology Family: Wife – Getella, two children and five grandchildren Organizations/Groups/Activities: Graduate of Leadership Collierville, […]

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Collierville Police Reports

Arrests • John R. Tata (suspect), 350 Jamie Drive, Byhalia, Miss., charged with failure to execute due care, driving under the influence, refusing to submit to a sobriety test and failure to immediately report an accident. • Timothy S. Green (suspect), 140 Countryside Drive, Oakland, Tenn., charged with violating the light law, driving under the […]

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The 2011 FUNdraiser champs were The Annihiletters, from left, Cyndi Long, Shelley Kraemer and Kelsey Kraemer.

SCRABBLE FUNdraiser to celebrate CLC firsts

By Pat Albee Special to The Independent The Collierville Literacy Council culminates a year of “firsts” with its 8th annual SCRABBLEFUNdraiser Tournament Nov. 11, from 1-4:30 p.m. at St. George’s Independent School, 1880 Wolf River Blvd, in Collierville. The Collierville Literacy Council will celebrate its 25th year of service and its first year of accreditation […]

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