Archive | August, 2013

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Mustangs get first win

The Houston football team won their first game of the season Friday night in a close contest with Cordova. The Mustangs used two pivotal turnovers to eke out a 15-13 win. Down 13-9 at the end of the third quarter, Mustang defensive back Noah Arrindell (pictured) picked off a Cordova pass and ran the ball […]

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Town’s sales tax revenue eclipsed only by Memphis

Sales tax revenue in Collierville for the 2012-2013 fiscal year was the second highest among Shelby County cities, behind only Memphis. According to data from Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, the town generated more than $9.4 million in sales tax revenue from July 2012 to June 2013, the most among Shelby’s suburban municipalities. The amount […]

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Dragons run away with it

The Collierville football team kicked off their 2013 season on the right foot, or feet, Friday night on the road against Bolton. The Dragons crushed the Wildcats 49-17, amassing 288 rushing yards in the process. Collierville’s running tandem of Drew Van De Vuurst, Mitch Owens and Edmond Pomphrett punished the Bolton defenders and scored a […]

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Final segment of boulevard opens

From Staff Reports The last segment of Wolf River Blvd. between Farmington and Kimbrough officially opened Tuesday after years of anticipation and planning. The new boulevard is a four-lane, median-divided road with traffic signals at the Farmington and Kimbrough intersections. The two-mile segment represents the final Germantown leg of Wolf River Blvd. as envisioned in […]

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Trio graduates paramedic program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three members of the Collierville Fire Department recently graduated from the Memphis Fire Services Paramedic Education Program. Randy Shive, Tony Allred and Jason Howell are now Class 5 paramedics. The trio of Collierville firefighters entered the Paramedic Program voluntarily and paid all of the tuition themselves. “Completing the Paramedic Program is a […]

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August 21 Legal Notices

TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice is herewith given that the Town of Collierville Engineering Division will hold a meeting on September 3, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P. M., in the Development Conference Room at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, to discuss the Town of Collierville’s 2013 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer […]

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Collierville producers create film about sports legend ‘Bull’ Bramlett

From STAFF REPORTS Collierville residents Grant Guffin and Trey Reynolds recently produced a film on Memphis native and sports icon John “Bull” Bramlett. Scheduled for release on Aug. 22, Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story details Bramlett’s early years as a student-athlete at Humes High School and Memphis State University, his brief minor league […]

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Annual Tour de Collierville bike race cancelled

The Collierville Civitan Club has announced plans to cancel the 10th annual Tour de Collierville originally scheduled for Aug. 31. Gus Lauer, president of the Civitan Club, said several complications, as well as a lack of staff prompted the cancellation. “We have all the intentions of bringing it back,” he noted. Lauer said “miscommunication” with […]

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One Last Go

In less than seven months, Collierville’s Kimberly Derrick hopes to compete against the world’s finest athletes one last time at the 2014 Winter Olympics. For now, the two-time Olympic speed skater is just trying to make ends meet. Last month, Derrick was one of many American athletes to have her stipend cut by the U.S. […]

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Board votes for traffic study near college site

Following a series of concerns from residents, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to conduct a traffic study near a proposed college satellite campus. Aldermen unanimously approved Monday night entering into a contract with Kimberly-Horn and Associates Inc. to study the traffic near a proposed University of Memphis Collierville campus. The study […]

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