Archive | February, 2014

Board to consider preliminary site plan for new McDonald’s

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will vote Monday night whether to approve a preliminary site plan for a more than 5,000-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant on 1.17 acres on the north side of Poplar Ave. west of New Byhalia Road. The property, zoned shopping center commercial, is part of the Byhalia Retail Center with Taco […]

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Four Collierville High students named candidates for Presidential Scholarships

Four Collierville High School students have been named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Program. Sandy Ritchie, Kevin Sun, Holly Therrell and William Yao have been named among 3,000 candidates for the 2014 program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from high school this year. Inclusion in the Presidential […]

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Schilling Farms takes home national honors

The 2014 National High School Cheerleading Junior Championship Non-Tumbling division was won by Schilling Farms Middle School Sunday in Orlando at the ESPN Wild World Of Sports at Disney World. The Schilling Farms perfect performance, along with the level of difficulty and the strength of Auggie Burke and Cole Johnson, made a spectacular show. Collierville […]

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Lady Dragons down Southwind in first round of district tournament

The Lady Dragons began their District 15-AAA Tournament run Thursday night by beating Southwind 30-24. After trading baskets with the Lady Jaguars for the first three quarters of the game, Collierville used a 14-6 run in the final period to separate itself for the win. Collierville senior Jessica Brown led all players with 13 points. […]

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Dragons to have largest representation for West Tennessee, region at state tournament

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Waiting one more day didn’t bother Millington High Trojan Luke Walker. Since the 10th grade, the Millington senior has been in contention for a Regional title. Coming into last weekend’s Region 8-3A Individual Wrestling Tournament at Cordova, Walker was the favorite in the 182-pound division. Originally scheduled to be held Friday […]

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Board lowers rental fees for baseball fields

After listening to several coaches and parents involved with local baseball and softball leagues speak against field rental fees Monday night, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided to implement a fee reduction. Last July, the board changed a policy to allow competitive baseball and softball teams to use the town’s fields. A team […]

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Home sales strong in new year

Collierville was one of two Shelby County municipalities that saw an increase in home sales in January. According to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, 69 houses were sold last month, nearly a 10-percent jump from the previous year. Millington was the only other city to see an increase in January. Collierville’s median sales price […]

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Town boasts seven graduates of FBI Academy

The Collierville Police Department now consists of seven officers who have graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy. Each of the officers was hand-picked by the department and, along with about 250 other officers from across the country, completed the 10-week course at the FBI Training Academy inside the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Va. […]

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Sinkhole Along Wolf River Boulevard Temporarily Repaired

    A failure along Germantown’s new Wolf River Boulevard Connector has been temporarily repaired.  A short section of the roadway, completed last summer, is being impacted by a streambed that was diverted during construction. The resulting erosion has caused a sinkhole in the outside east-bound lane. A traffic control plan is under development and […]

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