Archive | May, 2016

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‘Break’ out the Shovels

A large crowd met Friday morning at 11605 East Shelby Drive for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Collierville High School. Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen made remarks, along with Mayor Stan Joyner, Board Chair Mark Hansen, Superintendent John Aitken and Ninth Grade Class President Sage Harris. The school will be located near […]

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Board to consider term limits for mayor, aldermen

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a resolution that would limit the terms of local elected officials. Board members will vote Monday night to amend the Town Charter so that elected officials can serve no more than three terms. Currently, the Town Charter states that the “Mayor and Aldermen shall be eligible […]

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Collierville businessman pleads guilty to obtaining fraudulent work visa permits

A Collierville businessman has pleaded guilty in federal court to a one count information charging him with conspiracy to fraudulently obtain work visa permits. According to the information presented in court, Ramesh Basa, 51, of Collierville owned and operated Comspark International, a Memphis based corporation working in the area of software development and information technology. […]

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Lady Dragons win district tourney for 15th time

The Collierville Lady Dragons beat Houston 15-0 Tuesday to win the District 15-AAA championship for the 15th time in school history. They will now host Whitehaven on Monday for the opening round of the Region 8 tournament. Pitcher Kelsey Gross paced the 27-9 Lady Dragons.

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Mittal named Presidential Scholar

Collierville High School senior Sneha Mittal was recently one of four students in the State of Tennessee to be selected as a United States Presidential Scholar. U.S. Secretary of Education John King made the announcement last week. Only 160 United States Presidential Scholars were identified from entire country. “This year’s class of Presidential Scholars continues […]

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FOREVER YOUNG 2016

Local student raising funds to send veteran to Pearl Harbor

Briarcrest junior Marianne Agee of Germantown is raising funds to send a World War II veteran in October on an all-expenses paid trip to Pearl Harbor as part of a school service project. She is doing so in coordination with Forever Young, an organization based in Collierville whose mission is to help fulfill WWII veterans […]

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Collierville man reported as unlicensed insurance salesman

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is alerting consumers of an unlicensed agent who has been reported for the unauthorized sale of insurance policies in the Memphis area. David Brian Uthe operated as an insurance agent until his license was revoked by TDCI in Feb. 2009, for the misappropriation of over $50,000 in […]

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In Transit

Despite the best wishes of local telescope owners and other hopefuls who wanted a peek, Monday’s rare transit of Mercury wasn’t visible in the Memphis area Monday morning. It would have looked like a tiny, perfectly round dot moving across the face of the Sun, but the cloud cover obscured it and apparently stretched all […]

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Chamber partners with businesses to address Skills Gap in education

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce and businesses like CCL Label, MCR Safety, FedEx TechConnect, Carrier and Helena Chemical have set forth an initiative to address the Skills Gap. In a recent roundtable discussion, business reps and Collierville Schools Superintendent John Aitken, and Dan Lattimore, Ed. D, Vice Provost for Extended Programs & Dean, University College […]

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Fair on the Square

The 41st annual Collierville Fair on the Square was held over the weekend. The event featured myriad booths, crafts, food, musical entertainment and rides. The Fair on the Square was first held in 1976 as a part of the United States’ bicentennial celebration and continues to be an annual tradition sponsored by the Collierville Twentieth […]

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