Archive | September, 2015

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CHS students disciplined for drinking at homecoming event

Several Collierville High School students were recently suspended for underage drinking at a homecoming function over the weekend. Collierville Schools Chief of Staff Dr. Russell Dyer confirmed Wednesday morning that a couple dozen students were disciplined. “I can confirm that a number of CHS students did show evidence of drinking at a school sponsored event this past weekend,” he […]

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CPD needs help identifying church robber

Collierville police are looking for the man pictured above. He entered Grace Evangelical Church at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 and removed a 36-inch television from the wall. The man also attempted to enter a locked office with no success. Contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 457-2020 or Crimestoppers at (901) 457-CASH with any […]

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Collierville Crowns a Queen

Hannah Adams was crowned the 2015 Collierville High School Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime of the Dragon’s 44-30 win over Arlington. See page 6 for game coverage. ABOVE: Adams, captain of the CHS pom team, receives her crown.

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Briarcrest Homecoming

Briarcrest celebrated their 2015 football homecoming on Sept. 25. Students held a parade and pep rally after school and celebrated the crowing of the queen during a halftime ceremony. From left are members of the homecoming court, Callie Wilmore of Arlington, Taegan Allen of Arlington, Katherine Ann Mohler of Memphis, Caroline Kam of Cordova, Sydney […]

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Arlington quarterback Tate Kolwyck fumbles the ball Friday against Collierville. The Dragons forced three fumbles in the game.

Dragons dominate Arlington in 44-30 win

By Steven Jenkins The Collierville Dragons broke a 6-game losing streak against the Arlington Tigers Friday night with a 44-30 win at home. The Collierville team that stepped on the field against Arlington for Homecoming Night played one of the most offensively efficient games in recent history. The Dragon’s offense racked up 396 total yards […]

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Site plan approved for assisted living facility

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the final site plan for Beehive Homes Assisted Living Facility in the North Sanders Creek subdivision. Board members unanimously approved the plan for the 8,853-square-foot assisted living facility Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The facility will be built on 3.16 acres on the north […]

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Town to surpass 50,000 residents this year

Special to The Independent Collierville is busy building the infrastructure to meet future demands. With the recent news of a record month of home sales in August, beating all other municipalities in the county, the town is working on multiple projects to meet the needs of an expanding population. Current construction on Byhalia Road at […]

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Houston’s C.J. Blackfan finds a hole in Bartlett’s defense and scores a touchdown. Blackfan scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and had 69 yards in the game on 18 carries. Houston picked up their first win of the season and now must prepare to host Whitehaven this Friday at 7 p.m. Whitehaven is coming off of a 37-0 win over Germantown.  Photo by Theron Malone

Mustangs pick up first win of season over 3-2 Panthers

By Bill Sorrell What do you tell your football team that fumbles a potential game-tying touchdown on the 6-yard line, has a touchdown nullified because of an illegal formation and gives up a 65-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game? “We talked about the fact it should have been a 21-20 game […]

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Despite early lead, Collierville falls 27-10 to surging Wolves

By graduating eight starters on the defensive side of the ball last year, one could imagine that Collierville’s defense would have issues filling the absent holes this season. However, the defense has recently held its own against some tough competition. The offense on the other hand has had troubles moving the ball down the field. […]

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Legal Notices

• Town of Collierville PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is herewith given that the Collierville Beer Board will meet on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. for a regular meeting in the Board Chambers at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, to consider the following: 1. Class I – On-Premises Permit: A. Hickory Tavern located […]

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