Archive | October, 2017

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Captain John’s takes five categories, including Best Restaurant

Owner Linda Johnson is pretty certain that Captain John’s Barbecue is the oldest restaurant in Collierville. Open since 1974, the pit barbecue stop on Highway 72 boasts a menu that explains its longevity. Previously a Coleman’s Bar-B-Q, the restaurant now serves everything from standard barbecue fare like pulled pork and ribs to less traditional foods […]

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Voters name Fortress Best Business in Collierville

Fortress Termite and Pest Control was voted the Best Business in the Collierville Independent’s 2017 Readers’ Choice ballot. Owner Steve Christensen operates the business with his wife, Sherri, and son, Ryne.  After working in the computer networking field for more than 20 years in Dallas, Steve Christensen got an opportunity he couldn’t pass up 15 […]

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Aitken is top vote-getter for second year

For the second consecutive year, Collierville Schools Superintendent John Aitken has been voted the Collierville Independent Readers’ Choice Man of the Year. Mostly known as Mr. A, Aitken has worked in education for 38 years and is in his fourth year as superintendent of Collierville Schools. He taught in Arkansas before teaching and coaching at […]

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Fraser voted Woman of the Year

Maureen Fraser didn’t always know that public service would be in her future. However, two influential mentors eventually convinced the now four-term alderman that she had a gift to serve the community. The Indiana native, mother of three and successful real estate agent moved from Houston to Collierville in 1995 with her husband, David. Once […]

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Readers’ Choice Awards

OVERALL Best Business Fortress Termite and Pest Control Best Industry Carrier Corporation Best Restaurant Captain John’s Barbecue Man of the Year John Aitken Woman of the Year Maureen Fraser   AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Body Shop Superior Auto Body Best Auto Parts Dealer NAPA Best Auto Repair Christian Brothers Automotive Best Car Audio Collierville Car Stereo […]

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Collierville Head Football Coach Paul O'neill during warmups

Head coach to step down after cancer diagnosis

Collierville’s football game with Arlington this Friday has taken on a new significance for Collierville Head Coach Mike O’Neill. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Collierville will have a “Pink Out” with coaches wearing pink polo shirts, players wearing pink as part of their uniforms and fans encouraged to wear pink. Cancer has become […]

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Harrell Theatre auditorium to get fresh look

Patrons of the Collierville Harrell Theatre will soon be a little more comfortable while attending events at the 30-year-old facility. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to pay nearly $75,000 for 354 new auditorium seats. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts requested that $100,000 be set aside in the budget for […]

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Collierville running back Cole Johnson eludes a herd of Houston defenders to get the first down Friday night. The Dragons got the 35-33 win despite a late 14-point burst from the Mustangs.

Dragons survive late Mustang surge to get 35-33 win

The Collierville Dragons jumped on Houston early but the Mustangs made the game competitive late in the much anticipated annual rivalry match. Collierville scored on a safety less than halfway into the first quarter when sophomore quarterback Seth McKay fumbled the ball on the 11 yard line. Two minutes later the Dragons scored again on […]

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Houstons Madeline Eskin puts pressure on Colliervilles Sarah Block

Collierville, Houston headed to state

The Houston Lady Mustangs and the Collierville Lady Dragons both traveled to state this week to participate in the championship tournament in Murfreesboro. Houston (21-0) knocked off Arlington 4-0 on Saturday to secure its spot in the state tournament. Collierville (15-4-1) polished off Clarksville 2-0 the same day. Both teams were scheduled to begin state […]

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TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE LEGAL NOTICES

  TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE Design Review Commission  – 5:00 PM   Notice is hereby given that the Design Review Commission will meet on Thursday, November 09, 2017, for a regular scheduled meeting. At that time, consideration will be given to the following: The agenda is subject to change until formal approval by the Board   […]

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