Archive | August, 2013

District says ‘club’ sports still OK

A policy that affects middle school sports in some schools has had coaches worried, but the Shelby County School district said it believes all current “club” sports will be able to use the district’s facilities. “While the specific circumstances may vary from school to school and program to program across the district, in no case […]

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Houston Middle, High schools to close early

A broken water main in the area of Houston Middle School and Houston High School has forced the two schools to dismiss early today. Both schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.  This decision was made in the interest of student safety. The broken water main caused a power outage at the two schools, and crews with the […]

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‘Acoustic Ninja’ to play GPC

Renowned acoustic guitar musician Trace Bundy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Germantown Presbyterian Church. Bundy, a Colorado resident, has sold more than 70,000 albums and garnered 30 million hits on YouTube. The Shelby Sun Times recently caught up with Bundy in anticipation of his Aug. 10 concert. • Are you comfortable being called […]

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BACK in PADS

After their first full week of practice, the Collierville High School football team held its first scrimmage of the season Friday night at home against Briarcrest Christian. The Dragons officially start their season on Aug. 23 on the road against Bolton. Above, Drew Van de Vuurst shakes off a would be BCS tackler Friday night. […]

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Website ranks town No. 1 for young families

Collierville was recently ranked first among Tennessee cities for young families. NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, has analyzed national and statewide data to determine the best places in Tennessee for young families. Collierville ranked first on the list that evaluated five factors: • Public school rating • Average home value • Ongoing cost of homeownership […]

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Planning Commission OKs preliminary site plan for future UofM satellite campus

After listening to a handful of residents air their grievances about traffic flow issues, parking problems and overall aesthetics, the Collierville Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary site plan Thursday night for a future satellite campus for the University of Memphis. The campus will be located on the 9.29-acre site of the old Collierville Middle […]

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Restored high school could be used for municipal school offices

Collierville officials are planning a $2-million restoration project for the town’s old high school at the corner of W. Poplar and Walnut streets. Town Administrator James Lewellen said Thursday night during the monthly meeting of the Planning Commission that work on the 77-year-old building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, should […]

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Lawsuit may be bargaining chip for school buildings

Attorneys representing Shelby County commissioners are using a federal lawsuit as a negotiation tool with six suburbs that are trying to establish community school districts. Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald said Monday that the issue boils down to a conflict between the county and the municipalities over school buildings. The municipalities want to use the existing […]

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August 7 Legal Notices

Town of Collierville BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS – August 22, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. for the regular meeting in the Board Chambers at Town Hall. At that time, consideration will be given to the following: 1. Call to […]

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State ranks first in auto manufacturing

By Sen. Dolores Gresham Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength. “This impressive distinction further solidifies Tennessee’s position as a global leader in automotive manufacturing […]

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