Archive | November, 2016

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Book penned by local rodeo clown wins national award

Well known Collierville rodeo clown Lecile Harris has added yet another accolade to his long list. Harris’s autobiography, ‘Lecile: This Ain’t My First Rodeo,’ recently won the Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for best western non-fiction book. Harris wrote the book with Rex Allan Jones about his 60-plus year career in the rodeo world, and […]

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Record temperatures extending life cycle of mosquito-borne viruses

With unseasonably warm weather persisting into the fall, mosquito-borne illnesses remain a serious health threat for horses in West Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, horses in Dyer County, just up Highway 51, and Gibson County, north of Humboldt, both recently tested positive for West Nile Virus. A horse in Chester County near […]

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HOMETOWN HEROES: Sailor’s wartime photos and novelized memoir capture Afghanistan trauma

Navy photographer John Allen Collins went into combat armed with a camera, and weapons were secondary things he only used for self-defense. He recalls hearing a bullet whizzing by his head, looking down and seeing part of his camera shattered. It had deflected that bullet. He returned home to the Spring Lake community of Memphis […]

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Local volunteer given ‘Spirit of Giving’ award

Main Street Collierville has awarded the annual Spirit of Giving award to Scott Rozanski, a local architect who has served on the town’s Historic District Commission and is currently a member of the Planning Commission. The award recognizes individuals who volunteer with the Collierville organization and make an impact on the community. “Rozanski has been […]

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Site plan approved for two-story building on Town Square

The town’s Historic District Commission has approved an amended final site plan for two-story building on Historic Town Square. Commissioners unanimously approved the 5,876-square-foot building on .105 acres immediately south of The Highlander Pub on N. Main Street. The property was formerly the site of the Rayburn Hotel, which was built in 1872 but destroyed […]

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Collierville man convicted of felony possession of eight firearms

A Collierville man has been convicted by a federal jury for unlawfully possessing eight firearms. According to information presented in court, Robert Bates, 38, of Collierville unlawfully possessed eight firearms on July 9, 2015. The firearms included three pistols, four rifles and a shotgun. Bates was the defendant in a civil action in 2015. The […]

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High school students to work as election officials on Tuesday

Voters can expect to see some younger poll workers on Election Day. That’s because The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) has hired 135 high school students to work. Carla Lytle, an official in the Election Department, who coordinates poll workers, said instructors contacted her about having students work the polls and the inquiry was met […]

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Shelby County was bustling with Halloween activities over the weekend. Little ones enjoyed Fairy Tale Trail presented by the Germantown Community Theater's All Children's Theater on Friday. Older children dared to walk the Trail of Terror presented by Houston high School student government. Children came in costume and enjoyed concessions, carnival games and moon bounces at the Bob Hailey Athletic Complex. The annual Collierville Scare on the Square was also held on Friday on Historic Town Square. Kids trick-or-treated with the Town Square Merchants.

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Photo by Ruth Goodman Shelby County was bustling with Halloween activities over the weekend. Little ones enjoyed Fairy Tale Trail presented by the Germantown Community Theater’s All Children’s Theater on Friday. Older children dared to walk the Trail of Terror presented by Houston high School student government. Children came in costume and enjoyed concessions, carnival […]

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Cara Grace Donaldson, Miss Collierville’s Outstanding Teen 2016, and Madison Snipes, Miss Collierville 2016, and will crown the new titleholders during the Miss Collierville Scholarship Pageant, an official preliminary of the Miss America Pageant. The event will be held November 5, 2016 at the Harrell Theater, 440 W. Powell Road in Collierville. Twelve area young women will be competing for the two prestigious titles – Miss Collierville 2017 and Miss Collierville’s Outstanding Teen 2017. The Pageant will start at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.misscollierville.org. or find us on Facebook at Miss Collierville Scholarship Organization.

Twelve contestants to compete for Miss Collierville, Outstanding Teen

The Miss Collierville Scholarship Pageant, an official preliminary of the Miss America Pageant, will be held Nov. 5 at the Harrell Theater, 440 W. Powell Road in Collierville. Twelve area young women will be competing for the two prestigious titles – Miss Collierville 2017 and Miss Collierville’s Outstanding Teen 2017. Starting at a new time, […]

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Sports academy seeks to open facility on South Street

By Graham Sweeney Big League Sports Academy is seeking to open a special training facility on E. South Street. The Planning Commission was scheduled to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the facility Thursday night during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Owners Julie and Tom Knowlse hope to use 5,250 square feet of a […]

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