Archive | January, 2013

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CHS wins Trojan Invitational

The Collierville High School wrestling team placed first as a team on Jan. 5 at the Millington High School’s Trojan Invitational by defeating Bartlett and Little Rock Central. Individual placers included John Warren (1st, 106), Mitchell Nguyen (1st, 126), Diego Scott-McCabe (4th, 132), Jake Simpson (3rd, 132), Hunter Richardson (3rd, 138), Seth Williams (3rd, 145), […]

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Lady Dragons will host Germantown

The Collierville High School girls’ basketball team fell 60-26 to Overton High School Friday night on the road. The loss was the third straight for the Lady Dragons, who are now 9-10 on the season. While the Collierville squad finished 2012 strong by winning three of their last four games, they have yet to win […]

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Saints, Nichols exact revenge on Millington

It was easy for Briarcrest Saints Head Coach John Harrington to motivate his team heading into the Jan. 8 match up against the Millington Trojans. The veteran coach walked into the William Osteen Gymnasium wanting to avenge a pair of losses to the Trojans from last season. And behind the inside play of University of […]

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Board approves final site plan for 5-acre mixed use development

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the final site plan for a mixed use development at the corner of Schilling Blvd. and Winchester. Board members approved The Carrington apartments and commercial space 4-1 Monday night during their first meeting of 2013. Alderman Billy Patton voted against the 5-acre development, which will include […]

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Town finishes 2012 with 35-percent home sale jump

Home sales in Collierville rocketed more than 35 percent in 2012, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Data released Wednesday indicates that 970 houses were sold last year, a 250-sale improvement over 2011. No other municipality saw more recovery among Shelby County municipalities. With the exception of January, Collierville saw an increase in […]

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Hospitals see surge in flu patients

While medical facilities across Shelby County are currently admitting an uncommonly high number of patients with flu-like symptoms, officials with Shelby County Schools have reported that the number of student absences in recent weeks is comparable to years past. The Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, which includes five adult and one children’s hospital in the […]

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Doors close at McGinnis Hardware after 146 years on Collierville square

As the sun shined on the storefront of McGinnis Hardware, it seemed like a typical Saturday morning in the Collierville Town Square. With no vacant parking available, customers made their way into the store greeted with warm smiles, warm hugs, hot coffee and soothing Christmas melodies as the store held a “Customer Appreciation Day.” However, […]

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Church members move to make difference

By Justin Greer Would you sacrifice your current way of living in order to better the lives of others? That is the question that Jason Payne, a member of Collierville’s Central Church and co-leader of the “Community Group” ministry, recently asked himself. Payne, originally from Collierville, resigned from his career as a project manager at […]

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