Archive | July, 2013

July 24 Legal Notices

• Town of Collierville PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREWITH GIVEN THAT the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the Town of Collierville, Tennessee will meet on Monday, August 12, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway. Among items to be considered will be a PUBLIC HEARING […]

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Britton named Employee of Year

Collierville Library Director Deanna Britton has been named Library Systems and Services LLC Employee of the Year. The award was presented to Britton early in July at the American Library Association annual Conference in Chicago. LSSI company founders Frank and Judy Pezzanite personally presented the award. The Town of Collierville contracts with LSSI for the […]

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Reaves eyes county seat

Citing the need to bring an understanding of education to its board, David Reaves has thrown his hat in the ring for a 2014 Shelby County commissioner’s seat. “It’s important for the (new suburban) districts that there is someone on the commission who understand education and funding,” said Reaves, a sitting Shelby County Schools board […]

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Town approves consulting contract

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to hire Southern Educational Strategies to perform a second study in preparation for the Collierville School System. The town will pay Dr. Jim Mitchell, former Shelby County Schools superintendent, and Dr. Tim Fite, former superintendent of Tipton County Schools, $36,000 to provide updated financial data to […]

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Small plane crashes in Collierville

    Two people walked away from a small plane crash Wednesday afternoon in Collierville. No one was seriously hurt when an ultra light plane crashed into a pond on Reynolds Road. Collierville police said the ultra light was traveling south from Colonial Air Park Airport. When the engine began to sputter, the two people […]

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Decision: YES

For the second time in less than a year, Collierville residents said this week that they would like to create their own municipal school district. They approved a referendum Tuesday by a vote of 7,927 or 94 percent to 483 or six percent. The margin of victory this time exceeded the 87 percent for a […]

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Early, absentee votes in

Early and absentee votes have been tallied for the July 16 municipal school referendum. Collierville – 4,592 YES (94.88%) and 248 NO (5.12%) Germantown – 3,718 YES (93.35%) and 265 NO (6.65%)

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Local Goodwill employee credits military experience for her success in business

Most only see “top secret” military operations in the movies. However, Rosa Barbarito, a Navy veteran and assistant team leader at Memphis Goodwill’s Collierville retail store, actually lived it during her military service. Barbarito joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school. She went into radio communications and was assigned to handle top secret, […]

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Residents rally for schools

Germantown citizens gathered Saturday afternoon at the Horse Show Grounds for a rally in support of the municipal school referendum. Parents, elected officials and school board candidates all spoke to the crowd on the first day of early voting in Germantown. Rally organizer Audrey Grossman, a Farmington parent, was pleased with the turnout. “It was […]

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University of Memphis plans satellite site

Collierville’s Board of Aldermen, in their Monday night session, agreed to enter into a long term lease agreement with the University of Memphis for a satellite educational facility on the former Collierville Elementary site in the town’s historic district. The lease culminates more than three years of work, according to General Services Director Derek Honeycutt. […]

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