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Dragons win district title

  The Collierville Lady Dragons beat Houston 7-4 Wednesday to earn the District 15-AAA tournament title. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Collierville fell behind in the second after the Lady Mustangs got two unanswered runs. Collierville stormed back in the fifth inning, outscoring Houston 5-1 and earning the win. Pitcher Kelsey Gross […]

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Local woman recalls secret romance with Elvis

Like many other 16-year-olds growing up in the 1960s, Kathy Tatum kept a diary during the formative years of her life. Unlike most teenagers, numerous entries in Tatum’s diary focused on her personal relationship with one of the biggest stars in the world. Early in the summer of 1969, Tatum had a chance encounter with […]

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Parker Phillips celebrates with the team after hitting his first home run.

Collierville takes district title

The Collierville Dragons beat host Houston twice Wednesday to become District 15-AAA champions. Collierville had to beat Houston twice to get the win in the double elimination tournament. Collierville senior Parker Phillips turned in a massive performance, homering twice in the first 9-3 win. The Dragons won the second game 7-5 by building an early 3-0 […]

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CPD offers safety tips after rash of car burglaries

On the night of April 22, the Collierville Police Department responded to 16 calls regarding burglarized automobiles. The initial investigation revealed that in nearly every incident, the vehicle was left unlocked. These incidents occurred in neighborhoods near Byhalia and Powell Roads. The Collierville Police Department has offered the following suggestions to prevent you from becoming […]

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Collierville Police Reports

ARRESTS • Andrew Pickens III (suspect), 3200 block of Jameswood Drive, Memphis, charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and vehicle registration violation. • Champrel A. Sims (suspect), 3700 block of Clarke Road, Memphis, charged with theft over $500 (Dillards). • Tiana N. Sims (suspect), 4500 block of Tracy Lynn, Germantown, […]

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Dragons to star district tournament play

The Collierville Dragons fell to Dyer County 7-3 Monday in the I-40 Tournament at USA Stadium in Millington and are now 23-13-1 on the season. They will finish the regular season Thursday at Wooddale before the District 15-AAA Tournament begins on Friday. Monday’s loss ended a 4-game win streak for the Dragons, who beat Dyer […]

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the Quonset, a reception hall/event venue located in the heart of Collierville, one block south of the historic town square. Pictured cutting the ribbon, front row, from left are Bonnie Allman, American Marsh Pumps and vice chair member services CCOC; Kanette-Keough Rodgers, president and […]

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38 acres rezoned for low density residential development

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance Monday night that will rezone more than 38 acres of property at the southeast corner of E. Shelby Drive and Fleming Road from Forest Agriculture Residential to Low Density Residential. Minutes later, board members voted 4-2 to allow the construction of 74 single-family houses on […]

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New Digs

The University of Memphis Collierville Center hosted an open house last week at the intersection of Poplar Ave. and Peterson Lake Road. The 27,000-square-foot facility is outfitted with state of art technology. All 14 instructional rooms are smart classrooms with audio and visual equipment. In addition to the two computer labs and student lounge, the […]

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Collierville Literacy Council welcomes new director

By Christian Morgan After reviewing nearly 50 applications, the Collierville Literacy Council Board of Directors recently named Kelly Thieme as the organization’s newest executive director. Stepping into her new role earlier this month, Thieme trades in her literacy coordinator title at the CLC as she replaces longtime director Karen Ray. Ray retired at the end […]

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