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Zaxby’s opens second location in Collierville

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Monday morning for the recently completed Zaxby’s at 3671 S. Houston Levee Road. The first 100 guests received a Fanatic Pack of of 52 Free Dealz, entitling the customer to a free item every week of the year. “This is the second […]

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Town’s jobless rate among lowest in state

Collierville recently tied Brentwood, Tenn., for the eighth lowest unemployment rate in the state. According to data released last week by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the town’s jobless rate in July was 3.9 percent, or one point lower than the national average of 4.9 percent. At 3.8 percent, Germantown tied with Smyrna […]

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Schematic rendering of the proposed office and retail building on 140 Main Street.

Town moves forward on new retail, office space on Historic Square

A longtime parking lot on Collierville’s Historic Town Square will soon be transformed into a retail and office building. The Collierville Historic District Commission has approved a preliminary site plan for a two-story building at 140 Main Street that will be used for office and retail space. Commissioners voted unanimously for the project Thursday night. […]

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Collierville High School headed across the state line to take on Center Hill in Olive Branch Friday night. The Mustangs were hoping to slay the Dragons, but Collierville turned up the heat in the first quarter with a quick score. The stadium cannon was silent as the Dragons shut out the Mustangs 35-0. Junior quarterback Matt Conners completed 12 of 18 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown. The Dragons (2-0) will host White Station (0-2) this Friday. PICTURED: Junior running back Cole Johnson had eight carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns.

Dragons keep rolling

Photo by Roger Cotton Collierville High School headed across the state line to take on Center Hill in Olive Branch Friday night. The Mustangs were hoping to slay the Dragons, but Collierville turned up the heat in the first quarter with a quick score. The stadium cannon was silent as the Dragons shut out the […]

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Local child performer to sing on national stage

By Julie Turner She seems like a normal third grader who loves Legos, talking on the phone, texting her friends and even math in school. But Sami Bray of Cordova is most at home on the stage. “I never get nervous,” Bray said. “And the bigger the crowd the better!” It’s a good thing she […]

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Development contract OK’d for first phase of TraVure

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development contract for phase one of the city’s first mixed-use development in the Western Gateway area. The first phase of the TraVure development includes the construction of internal private streets, landscaping and the installation of water lines under and across property of the Norfolk Southern […]

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Briarcrest's Jake Powers tries to shake the tackle of St. George's Shon Wooten Friday night on the road. Powers finished the game with three touchdowns. The Saints won 37-14 and are now 2-0 on the season.

Saints down Gryphons in annual Battle of the Levee

By Bill Sorrell Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 26 in the sweetest way possible, beating bitter rival St. George’s 37-14 in Collierville. “I was hoping for one (a win as a birthday present),” said Walker as he fielded happy birthdays from happy Briarcrest fans. “I couldn’t appreciate it until after […]

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Game Day Glee

Hundreds of students came out Friday night to watch the Collierville Dragons play their first game of the 2016 season. The team didn’t disappoint, routing St. Benedict 45-0. The Dragons will host White Station this Friday at 7 p.m. The Spartans are coming off a close opening game loss to Christian Brothers. Photos by Roger […]

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Collierville Police Reports

Arrests • Travonta Crawford (suspect), 300 block of Warr Road, Rossville, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). • Dallas J. McCulley (suspect), 300 block of Ashley Drive, Collierville, charged with shoplifting (Target). • Rafeal C. Price (suspect), 3900 block of Coral Drive, Memphis, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). • Rodney […]

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1 Gridiron Glory 2016

Collierville, Germantown, Houston football previews

COLLIERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL By Bill Sorrell Growing up in military families, Tyler Garvey and Matt Connors learned how to be part of a close-knit group. “It’s been tough always moving,” said Connors, Collierville quarterback. “The only people you can count on to be there is your family because that is who you are with the […]

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