Archive | August, 2016

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Board approves final phases of The Stables subdivision

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the addition of four more phases to The Stables subdivision south of Wolf River Blvd. The development agreement allows for the installation of infrastructure to serve the 104 lots in the remaining phases of the subdivision. Included in the project is the widening of the north side […]

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Collierville sophomore running back Tevin Wilson avoids a tackle Friday night against St. Benedict. He finised the game with 84 rushing yards on just three carries and one touchdown.

Collierville blanks St. Benedict in season opener

By Bill Sorrell After holding St. Benedict scoreless, Collierville defensive tackle Devan Reynolds was holding his 8-month-old sister Paisley celebrating the 45-0 season opening victory with his family on Friday. “We stayed together as a unit. Our hard work in the off-season paid off for us. The scoreboard shows it tonight,” said Reynolds, a 5-8, […]

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Site plan approved for new Orgill corporate headquarters

By Graham Sweeney The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a development agreement for a 4-story office building that will house Orgill Corporate Headquarters. The 121,600-square-foot building will be constructed on 12 acres at 4100 S. Houston Levee Road, north of Bailey Station Road. Board members unanimously approved the final site plan Monday […]

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Collierville quarterback Matt Connors scrambles to his right to avoid the Trojan defense Friday night. The Dragons open their season Friday night by hosting the St. Benedict at Auburndale Eagles.

Jamboree kicks off 2016 season

Houston High School hosted four other schools Friday night for the annual High School Football Jamboree. Millington Central opened varsity play with a 25 minute scrimmage against Collierville High School. The Houston Mustangs then played Arlington and Bartlett for a combined 50 minutes. Attendees were able to view the school’s new scoreboard, listen to new […]

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Board approves site plan for new Starbucks, Mattress Firm

After rejecting plans for a Starbucks and Mattress Firm earlier this year, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the final site plan for the two businesses on a 1.19-acre lot between Perkins Restaurant and the AT&T Store on Poplar Ave. Board members cited parking, traffic and safety concerns as reasons for rejecting […]

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Mary Helen McCord of Collierville (center) captured the winner’s trophy in the senior division of the 2016 Collierville Youth Talent Show with her dynamic vocal solo. Isabella Biana-Reno of Bartlett (right) was first runner up with her piano solo and Katy Cotton (left) of Germantown was second runner up in the senior division with a vocal performance.

McCord wins Collierville Talent Show

Mary Helen McCord of Collierville captured the winner’s trophy in the senior division of the 2016 Collierville Youth Talent Show, with Camden Francavilla of Bartlett taking the junior division. The event, an official preliminary to the prestigious Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Show, was held on July 31 at the Harrell Theatre and sponsored by the […]

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Lovell aims to cut spending, revisit unemployment laws

By Julie Turner Special to The Independent He is a local businessman whose endeavors include everything from the popular Delta Fair & Music Festival and Memphis Air Show to Stonebridge Golf Course, a real estate development company and even Duck Commander Fireworks. And now he is also the newly elected District 95 Representative for the […]

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Collierville Zaxby’s to hire 50

With construction nearing completion, the newest Zaxby’s location in Collierville is coming soon to 3671 S. Houston Levee Road. A fan favorite for chicken fingers and wings, the new fast-casual restaurant is scheduled to open this month and will celebrate the grand opening giving away a Fanatic Pack of 52 Free Dealz — meaning a […]

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Collierville High School’s dance team members and athletic supporters kicked off their annual CHS yard sign annual fundraiser on Saturday during Meet the Dragons at Collierville Elementary School’s football stadium. All sign proceeds will go toward funding travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn. for state level competition and to Orlando, Fla. for the national competition.

Meet the Dragons

Collierville High School hosted Meet the Dragons Saturday morning. Football players and faculty sat for team and individual pictures. Collierville will compete in the High School Jamboree on Friday at Houston High School. The first three periods will last 15 minutes and will feature freshman teams. 1) Collierville vs Arlington 2) Bartlett vs Millington 3) […]

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Several Collierville neighborhoods participated in National Night Out on Aug. 2. Beaver Run Cove residents hosted a block party and invited members of the Collierville Police Department. Pictured are Jane Hester, Alderman Maureen Fraser, Bubba Hickman, Rick Schmidt, Alderman John Stamps, Reserve Officer and Noel Fenderson. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out with a variety of events and activities like block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs. National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.

Collierville shows up for National Night Out

Numerous Collierville residents turned on their porch lights Saturday night and spent time outside with their neighbors as members of the Collierville Police Department and Board of Mayor and Aldermen stopped by to visit. “There were 50 parties registered. Residents put a lot of hard work into their events, and it was great to see […]

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