Archive | August, 2017

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Red Devils conquer Mustangs in crosstown battle

By Michael Ward In a heated rivalry game, Germantown High School staked its claim as Germantown’s team last Friday night at Houston High’s Landers Ford Stadium. With a narrow halftime lead, the Red Devils exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 35-24 victory over the Mustangs. “This isn’t an easy […]

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School district’s AP pass rate ranks among highest in state

Collierville Schools was one of four school districts in Tennessee to earn an eye popping 70-percent pass rate on the Advanced Placement exams in 2017. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen made the announcement last week in conjunction with news that a record setting 29,000 Tennessee students took AP exams in 2017. In addition, the number of […]

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Dragons blank Center Hill in home opener

The Collierville varsity football team picked up its first win of the season Friday night in spectacular fashion. The Dragons shut out Olive Branch’s Center Hill 45-0 in their first home game of the season. Collierville was up 28-0 at the half thanks largely to back-to-back touchdowns from senior running back Cole Johnson, who scored […]

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Town moves forward with annexation plans

Collierville will annex slightly more than 20 acres at the southwest corner of East Shelby Drive and Quinn Road. On Monday, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance to zone 20.3 acres of land in the town’s southern reserve area as Forest Agricultural Residential. They also hosted a public hearing before approving […]

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School resource officer provides security, friendship

Last May, while the students and faculty at Crosswind Elementary School were counting down the days until summer vacation began, School Resource Officer Jason Bivens was counting down the days until summer vacation ended. “I’m happy when I come to work in the morning, but I’m even happier when I leave at the end of […]

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TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE LEGAL NOTICES

  TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS   The Town of Collierville Purchasing Division is requesting sealed bids on the following items:   BID # TC2017-22 – “HARRELL THEATRE RENOVATIONS – SEATING”   Each BID must be submitted on forms provided in the BID PACKET DOCUMENTS provided. The Bidder’s license number, its expiration date, […]

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Dragons ready to advance in 2017

By Bill Sorrell After a day cleaning up Collierville High School’s football field, Dragon Head Coach Mike O’Neill invited players to his home for pool play. A cookout and swim party were part of the splashing good time. “I think they took eight inches of water out of my pool. These kids like to have […]

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The Collierville Dragons hit the road Friday night, traveling to take on the
Conquistadors of Olive Branch. Interceptions and a crippled defense plagued the Dragons all night. After only finding the end zone twice, and unable to muster an extra point, the Dragons fell 42-12. PICTURED: Senior running back Cole Johnson looks for open space downfield behind junior offensive lineman Michale Gildart.

Olive Branch stifles Dragons in 2017 opener

By Michael Ward Following a 5-7 season in 2016 that included an upset playoff victory over Wilson Central, Collierville High School was hoping for a strong start in 2017 as the Dragons traveled to Olive Branch (Miss.) High School’s Pool Field last Friday night. The Conquistadors had other ideas. Having lost 14 games in a […]

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New residential lots considered for Historic District

The town’s Historic District Commission is slated to discuss a four-lot residential subdivision later this week on 1.25 acres at the corner of Poplar Ave. and Burrows Road. The existing residence at 226 Burrows Road, a ranch-style house tucked behind a wall of shrubbery, would be demolished in order to create the multi-lot Burrows subdivision. […]

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Updates approved for Collierville’s Washington Square

A deteriorating segment of Washington Street in downtown Collierville will soon receive a face lift. Last week, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the final site plan and development agreement for a nearly 1.5-acre segment of Washington Street near the town’s Historic District. The property is just south of the town’s water tower […]

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