Archive | September, 2016

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Site plans approved for office building, tire shop

A new two-story office building has been approved for construction on Houston Levee Road north of W. Poplar Ave. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a development agreement and final site plan with Regency Homebuilders for a 10,000-square-foot building. A 50-space parking lot will also built on the property, which is directly across […]

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Site plan approved for McDonald’s on Poplar Ave.

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the preliminary site plan for a McDonald’s Restaurant between the Taco Bell and Walgreens on W. Poplar Ave. The 5,000-plus square foot restaurant will be located on 1.17 acres in the Byhalia Retail Center. The existing McDonald’s east of the new location on Poplar will be […]

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Senior running back Peyton McCay stiff arms an Arlington defender Friday night on the road. The Dragons fell 35-28 to the Tigers. They will play rival Houston this Friday at 7 p.m.

Arlington holds off late Dragon run to win 35-28

By Bill Sorrell Coming or going, Arlington High School football players don’t miss the sign. Posted inside the entrance of the field house is a message that gives directions: “Priorities. Your Faith, Family, School Work, Football, Everything Else.” Arlington head football coach Adam Sykes put up the sign this past summer. “It’s something that we […]

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Sixth case of Zika confirmed in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation of the sixth case of Zika virus disease in Shelby County in an individual who traveled to one of the affected areas. At this time, Zika cases in Shelby County are the result of travelers returning from countries where Zika is prevalent.  Since the mosquito that […]

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Bartlett's Jacob Robinson nearly pulls down the interception against Houston wide receiver Terrell Tatum Friday night. Tatum finished the game with three receptions and 66 yards.

Houston edges Bartlett 14-13

By Bill Sorrell Tim Haney’s return to Houston High School brought tears to his eyes and to others. The school’s new jumbotron displayed a pre-game video “Welcome Back Coach Haney” which showed clips of his 21-year tenure as head coach. Haney was 115-75 and went to the state semifinals in 1999 and 2001. “I have […]

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The Dragons played host to the Cordova Wolves Friday night as Collierville celebrated homecoming. Collierville put up an admirable offensive fight against the large defensive line of Cordova, putting 14 points on the board. The hits were hard and the action was fast from both sides. However, the Wolves were too strong as their offense pushed the Dragons to the brink, winning 41-14. The Dragons (1-4) will try to bounce back this week when they travel to Arlington (3-2). PICTURED: Receiver Mikho Grandison tries to elude a Cordova defender. He had three catches in the game.

Dragons fall to Cordova

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Lorelei, a second grader from Memphis, recently found a freshly painted rock on a water fountain while visiting Collierville's Historic Town Square. The message "Dare to Be Different" was painted on the rock.

Thousands work to spread joy one rock at a time

By Julie Turner Special to The Independent Cartoon and children’s literary characters. Sports team logos, animals and insects. Hearts, rainbows and hot air balloons. Inspirational messages, Bible verses or even just one simple word like “Love” or “Family.” Tiny masterpieces are popping up all over Shelby County and can be found in the simplest of […]

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75 percent of new animal shelter funded by donations

Volunteer support and donations not only help mold the lives of future family pets, but also helped build the Collierville Animal Shelter. The shelter’s Improvement Project broke ground this spring and 75 percent of the $575,429.69 needed to pay for the improvements is being funded by donations. The expansion will add 1,300-square-feet on the eastern […]

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Kelsey helped lead CHS softball to district dominance

By Bill Sorrell Special to The Independent Kelsey Gross learned from her father Randy Gross that despite hard times and times of failure, hard work would get her to the top of her game. She is there now. Following her just-completed senior year at Collierville High School, Gross was named the Best of the Preps […]

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Relay for Life was hosted for the first time on Collierville's Historic Town Square Saturday afternoon. Sixteen teams raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event featured an opening ceremony, a luminary ceremony, a Relay Warrior Dash, scavenger hunt, food trucks and more. PICTURED: From left, Mayor Stan Joyner and Alderman Tom Allen place medals around the necks of cancer survivors like Ben Neal during the Survivor and Caregiver Recognition event.

Relay on The Square

Relay for Life was hosted for the first time on Collierville’s Historic Town Square Saturday afternoon. Sixteen teams raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event featured an opening ceremony, a luminary ceremony, a Relay Warrior Dash, scavenger hunt, food trucks and more. Hundreds of corporate friends and community members participated in […]

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