Archive | June, 2013

School district finds solution to paycheck problem

After a flurry of social media posts from angry teachers and administrators, the unified Shelby County School system has found what it believes is a solution to a gap in employees’ pay. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II told employees in a letter dated Monday that it has come up with a plan to prevent former […]

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Board to vote on car sales

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider allowing the sale of classic cars and the rental of moving trucks from a storage warehouse at the corner of Eastley and Washington Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Board members will decide whether to approve a conditional use permit for V.I.P. Indoor Storage on […]

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Shelby County tax rate fails on second reading

An increase in the Shelby County tax rate meant to offset falling real estate appraisals and help the new unified Shelby County School system failed to pass the commissioners at large during their Monday meeting. But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Commissioners will meet again on July 8 for the third and final […]

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Victory Garden

We made excellent progress in the garden dis morning. Amy, Adam, and I got plots two and five all weeded and all the unplanted spaces planted in purplehull peas and set out mater plants 19-21 and spread out all the bags of grass clippings in plots two and five. We watered everwhere needed. We ran […]

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Collierville kids attend baseball camp

The Collierville High School baseball coaches offered the first of three camps last week to a group of very enthusiastic children. The camp lasted from June 3-6. The baseball staff offers instruction in all areas of the game. The week long camp focuses on improving skills through lectures, drills and game situations. After days of […]

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Early Voting

The Shelby County Election Commission has established dates and times for early voting for the July 16 Collierville Municipal Schools Referendum. • Early Voting – Saturday, July 6 through Thursday July 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Collierville Church of Christ on 575 West Shelton Road • Voter Registration Deadline – Monday, June […]

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Education on a national stage

When Betsy Landers and David Pickler met 25 years ago, neither expected to be president of significant national education associations. They were involved in PTAs at schools that their children attended near their Germantown homes. Now, Landers, who finishes this month a three-year appointment as the national president of the PTA, and Pickler, who just […]

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Saluting Survivors

Collierville hosted its annual Relay for Life event on Saturday at Halle Park. More than 30 area teams raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. Alderman Jimmy Lott (right) presents Alderman Tom Allen with a cancer survivor medal.

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Board approves one waterline, tables another

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved one waterline project and tabled another Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Board members voted unanimously to table a $72,000 project that would reroute an eroded water main near the Raintree Development on Shelton Road. The main, which was valved off last December, was installed in […]

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