Archive | September, 2014

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Car rental business granted conditional use permit

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has granted a request from a local car rental business to allow more passenger vehicles on the property. Board members approved a conditional use permit Monday night for Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1990 W. Poplar, allowing the business to store 20 cars, 10 more than were previously permitted on […]

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Legal Notices Sept. 4

• Municipal School Districts Arlington Community Schools, Bartlett City Schools, Collierville Schools, Germantown Municipal School District, Lakeland School System, and Millington Municipal Schools are seeking qualified vendors to quote pricing on all Bids and Request for Proposals. For information concerning Vendor Registration to become an approved vendor to conduct business with the municipalities, please visit […]

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Collierville Police Reports

ARRESTS • Saniece T. Johnson (suspect), 1400 Annandale, Memphis, charged with theft of property over $1,000. • Daniel J. Barry (suspect), 1372 River Bank Drive, Collierville, charged with theft. • Connie G. Gaines (suspect), 115 Magnolia Place, Booneville, Miss., charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and improper lane change. • Brian E. Johnson […]

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Hinton Park gets thumbs up

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a contract Monday night for the construction of Hinton Park on East Holmes Road. Board members voted unanimously in favor of a $2.8 million construction contract with Wagner General Contractors. Nearly 10 years ago, the town purchased 109.acres of land at Fleming and Holmes roads with the […]

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Town establishes street conversion policy

A policy establishing a review process and evaluation criteria for homeowners associations interested in having streets converted from public to private, and vice versa, has been approved by the town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Board members voted unanimously for the policy, described as “complex” by Town Administrator James Lewellen. “Over the last several years,” […]

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Burch Library shares future goals with Collierville Schools

With the dramatic growth the town has seen over the past decade, the Collierville Burch Library is preparing ways to meet the needs of the community of Collierville. The Burch library has been conducting sessions to hear the public’s opinions concerning the future expansion to provide more multipurpose and programming rooms, children and young adult […]

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College campus to open in January

By Trena Packer Street Local education continues to be a primary focus with the renewed emphasis on higher education and the University of Memphis Collierville campus relocating to the historic downtown. The new campus is a 27,000-square-foot building on the west side of 8.85 acres fronted by Poplar on the North, Walnut Street on the […]

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Saints get win

The Briarcrest Saints football team got its first win of the season Friday by defeating Carver 54-12 at home. Quarterback Ben Ellis threw touchdowns to Ryan Avant and D.J. Robinson. ABOVE: Collierville’s Hunter Hill, a junior, returns a punt for a touchdown.

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Arlington junior linebacker Gary Miller pressures senior Dragon quarterback Alex Hicks Friday. Hicks finished the game with two touchdowns and 200 passing yards.
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Dragons fall short in Arlington

By STEVEN JENKINS Special to The Independent Head Coach Mike O’Neil knew his Dragons were in for a fight when they traveled to Arlington to play a tough Class AAA rival. With the talent and personnel the Dragons have on the roster, the team would need to execute the game plan and minimize errors. In […]

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Challenge Accepted

In order to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and fundraise for ALS research, Houston High School hosted a special event on Aug. 29. during halftime of the school’s first home football game. Houston teacher Traci Spain and the HHS Student Council organized the event, which was dedicated to Linda Suchman, mother of a […]

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