Archive | November, 2012

Judge Mays rules against municipal schools for 2013

A 65-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has enjoined municipal school districts from forming. The historic ruling, released Tuesday evening, specifically called into question the constitutionality of a 2012 state law, Public Chapter 905, that allowed the formation of a new municipal school districts and school boards. Mays agreed on the core […]

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McCord completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Davis D. McCord of Collierville has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. McCord completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete […]

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Board increases funding for schools

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has voted to increase the amount of money that the town will set aside for its municipal school district. During the budget process for the 2013 fiscal year, board members decided to allocate $250,000 for expenses related to the creation of a municipal school district. In September, the […]

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Town’s jobless rate sees slight increase in October

Collierville’s jobless rate climbed more than a point last month to 7.5 percent. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the town’s rate increased 1.4 percent in October, representing 1,690 unemployed individuals. The rate remains down compared to last year’s rate of nearly 8 percent. Collierville’s labor force is comprised of 22,500 […]

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Santa is coming to a town near you

You better watch out – it’s that time of year and Christmas is being celebrated throughout the Mid-South. From Collierville to Millington, Bartlett to Oakland, the holiday season boasts a packed calendar of season-related entertainment. Collierville Collierville’s 36th Annual Christmas Parade is set for Friday on Byhalia Road at 7 p.m. with more than 70 […]

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Lady Dragon’s win streak ends

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Dragons fall to 1-4 on season

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Military experiences nurture Mann’s adventurous spirit

Milton Mann Jr. has always been up for an adventure. The Collierville native and U.S. Army Air Corps veteran has flown B-29 Superfortresses up to 40,000 feet, survived hurricanes in Hawaii and Australia and visited all 50 states. And the 90-year-old has no intentions of slowing down. In the early 1990s, he purchased a motorcycle […]

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Collierville adds new headquarters

By Paul N. Bourassa Collierville is adding another corporate headquarters with the new MCR Safety facility in Schilling Farms. The new corporate home for MCR is approximately 45,000 square feet and is estimated to cost $6 million. Designed by Renaissance Group, the facility includes training facilities, showrooms for their product lines and a conference center. […]

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Dragons have new lair

School is all about learning new things. And what atmosphere can promote this better than a new school? The answer— a new school that makes the best use of design and modern technology to promote the learning atmosphere. That is why folks in the Collierville area are so proud of the new home for the […]

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