Archive | January, 2016

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CPD’s Wheeler promoted to lieutenant

Collierville Police Officer Josh Wheeler was promoted to Lieutenant on Jan. 6 at the Collierville Municipal Courthouse on Walnut Street. Chief Larry Goodwin led the ceremony, which was well attended by Wheeler’s fellow officers. Wheeler’s wife, Marci, and his father, Wes Wheeler were also at the ceremony, as were Mayor Stan Joyner; Aldermen John Worley, […]

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Collegiate Corner

• The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 250th commencement exercises on December 11-12. Kelsey Cannon of Germantown received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Jed Pruett of Germantown received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. • Miami University students who […]

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Junior Auxiliary of Collierville has named the 2015-2016 Provisional Class. These eight women will serve one year as provisional members and are working toward completing their provisional project together before becoming active members in April 2016. Front row, from left, are Stacy Voccia, Amanda Best, Lora Lucas and Angela Daniels. Second row, from left, are Brooke Sarrio, Katherine Stricklin, Blair Ladner and Laurie Shepard.

Junior Auxiliary to host fashion show

Junior Auxiliary of Collierville is hosting its third annual Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show on Feb. 22 at Jim’s Place Grille from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature lunch, a silent auction and a fashion show from local boutiques. The Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show is the main fundraiser for JAC and […]

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Germantown’s Rodney Williams is fouled by Collierville’s Khaliff Davis after grabbing a rebound.  Photo by Kevin Lewter

Red Devils slay Dragons

Germantown picked the right night to have Winterfest. Snow was in the forecast for Friday, the morning after the basketball homecoming celebration at Germantown High School last Thursday. However, snow did not make for a festive atmosphere for the Red Devils basketball team. Despite an 81-37 District 15-AAA victory over Collierville, players left disappointed. The […]

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Hundreds of local students receive degrees from University of Memphis

• The University of Memphis awarded 1,607 degrees during commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13. The following Collierville students earned a degree: Donya Ahmadian, Andrew Archer, Bhagya Rekha Atluri, Bhagya Rekha Atluri, Chuma Azogini, Cortney Bevington, Megan Bradley, Jason Bradsher, Sara Brauninger, Paul Brockington, John Burgess, John Bursi, Samantha Butler, Holly Coleman, Beatrice Davis, Jared Eakes, […]

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Collierville board approves tax break for FedEx

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has agreed to give FedEx its second 20-year tax break since 1997. Board members voted 4-2 Monday night to approve a 20-year retention Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) for FedEx, with the general effect of limiting the real and personal property taxes at 25 percent of the current tax rate for […]

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Snow Daze

With the closure of Collierville Schools on Friday due to the threat of inclement weather, many area youngsters made their way outdoors to enjoy wintery activities. ABOVE: Pictured at W.C. Johnson Park are Carolina Creasy, Hayden Moneymaker, Taylor Moneymaker and Will Moneymaker

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 From left are Luis Rey, Tyler Mims, Justice Maravilla and Sawyer Weigant, who competed in the VEX Robotics Competition Saturday at Collierville High School.

Collierville hosts robotic competition

  Staff Reports More than 100 middle and high school students from Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee descended upon Collierville High School on Saturday for the Dragon Invitational VEX Robotics Competition. Twenty-four teams came together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition where they battled against each other with robots created from VEX EDR. Participants squared […]

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Local student heads up new Main Street project

Hillary Baker, a Collierville High School graduate and sophomore at the University of Memphis has been hired by Main Street Collierville to lead its new, grant funded “Downtown Youth Diplomat” project. The goal of the project is to foster civic engagement, community pride, leadership, and dedication to historic preservation among Collierville youth. Youth participants will […]

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Roosevelt visits Chamber luncheon

On Jan. 13, former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt visited Collierville to share stories of his remarkable life at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon at the Ridgeway Country Club. While the actual President passed almost a century ago, he was portrayed by Joe Wiegand, who has performed his Presidential act all over the country, […]

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