Archive | December, 2016

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Local baseball club teaches significance of giving

By Graham Sweeney A local baseball club is working to teach young men the fundamentals of the game while instilling in them a sense of service. To demonstrate this point, Collierville Dragons Baseball Club President Brad Kornegay recently helped orchestrate a baseball gear collection drive for an inner city baseball program. Through donations from local […]

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Board approves change order to Athletic Club, honors Klevan

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a nearly $59,000 inclusion to the $2.3 million Germantown Athletic Club’s renovation project. Board members unanimously approved a change order to the second phase of the renovation project Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Phase two of the project consists of demolition and renovation work […]

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Collierville police approved for car camera systems, residents named to 14 Boards/Commissions

The Collierville Police Department will be adding 16 new car camera systems to its fleet. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the $90,620 purchase Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Six of the camera systems will be paid for as a $32,670 expenditure of the town’s Drug Fund. The rest of the […]

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Students and faculty from St. George's work to posters to encourage runners in the St. Jude Marathon earlier this month.

St. George’s ‘bunkhouse’ put to use for St. Jude Marathon

Students and families of St. George’s had a unique vantage point along the St. Jude Marathon route on Dec. 3. The school’s newest facility, a bunkhouse in Memphis that sleeps more than 100, was the site of a school sleep-over on Friday night, as well as a cheering station. Support of the St. Jude Marathon […]

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Blue Team All-Stars Jake Powers (Briarcrest) and Brandon Parker (Arlington) make a tackle on Red Team All-Star Carson Blackfan of Houston.

Collierville, Houston players team up to compete in All-Star game

By Bill Sorrell The question made Anthony Jones chuckle. The head football coach at Cordova High School and head coach of the Blue team in the 15th annual Auto Zone Liberty Bowl All-Star game, Jones was asked if all the Blue all-stars were on his Cordova team, what kind of team would that be? “It […]

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Last week, Farmington Elementary School sent its students out all across the world — in a virtual way. Skype-a-thon, a national and annual event, went live at Farmington Elementary School Nov. 29-30. The event, sponsored by Microsoft Educator’s Community, offered teachers easy, canned lesson opportunities with Skype. The event cleverly gave teachers the choice between activities like Mystery Skype, Virtual Field Trips and "Find a Guest Speaker." Technology Trainer Ashley Smith over a dozen teachers participated in the event, bringing experiences afar right into the classroom. According to Smith, some classes took virtual field trips to Mt. Ranier, Intrepid Air and Space Museum and the World War II Museum while others had more pointed chats about “amazing alligators” or the USS Missouri.

Skype-a-Thon

Last week, Farmington Elementary School sent its students out all across the world ó in a virtual way. Skype-a-thon, a national and annual event, went live at Farmington Elementary School Nov. 29-30. The event, sponsored by Microsoft Educatorís Community, offered teachers easy, canned lesson opportunities with Skype. The event cleverly gave teachers the choice between […]

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Thousands showed up Thursday night for the annual Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting despite the event being postponed due to inclement weather. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen served hot chocolate on the Historic Town Square and Santa Claus arrived at 7 p.m.

Christmas in Collierville

RIGHT: Thousands showed up Thursday night for the annual Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting despite the event being postponed due to inclement weather. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen served hot chocolate on the Historic Town Square and Santa Claus arrived at 7 p.m. BELOW: The Collierville Christmas Parade was held Friday night from Byhalia Road […]

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Briarcrest alum Gabby Salazar (Class of 2014) has been chosen to represent the Merchant Marines at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.  Trump's transition staff has reached out to all five U.S. military academies requesting several cadets and midshipmen on the inauguration stage with him. Salazar has been chosen as one of five midshipmen to represent the United States Merchant Marine Academy at the inaugural ceremony Jan. 20.

Local resident to participate in presidential inauguration

Briarcrest alum Gabby Salazar (Class of 2014) has been chosen to represent the Merchant Marines at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Trump’s transition staff has reached out to all five U.S. military academies requesting several cadets and midshipmen on the inauguration stage with him. Salazar has been chosen as one of five midshipmen to […]

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Teachers from Bailey Station Elementary School accept grants from the Collierville Education Foundation last week.

Collierville Education Foundation awards more than $87,000 in grants to area teachers

The Collierville Education Foundation has announced that it awarded 70 grants totaling $87,366 for projects supporting schools and teachers within Collierville Schools. “With the continued generosity of our sponsors and donors, our foundation is thrilled to once again provide the funding needed to expand resources to help our children succeed,” said Chuck Lesnick, president of […]

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GPAC looks to expand with outdoor venue

The Germantown Performing Arts Center is taking steps toward developing a new amphitheater. Last month, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen authorized Mayor Mike Palazzolo to enter a $282,394 professional services agreement with Archimania to provide design work for the outdoor venue. GPAC has raised $141,197 for the design services. The city has approved […]

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