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Concerned residents address school board about suspended teacher

A concerned group of parents questioned the transparency of the city’s school district Monday night during the Germantown Board of Education Meeting. Parents said the unease stems from the recent suspension of a Houston High School teacher and the resignation of former principal Kyle Cherry. Last month, William Rayburn, a choir teacher at Houston, was […]

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Higher Planes

PICTURED: From left are Bobby Smith, Steve Blaser, Kathleen Banks, John Winchell and Bob Moore. Not pictured are Pastor Dane Wood and Mike Willis. A group of local men is ramping up efforts to provide assistance to those in need throughout the Mid-South. Several years ago, members of Collierville United Methodist Church began taking annual […]

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New guides available for town’s Greenbelt system

Tired of being hunkered down all winter? With the Spring sun and temps starting to warm things up, Collierville’s greenbelt trails are the perfect place to shake off the winter blahs. For decades the Town of Collierville has been creating public spaces that inspire and enrich lives. A major part of Collierville’s green infrastructure are […]

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Dragons dominate Kirby

The Collierville Dragons defeated Kirby 15-0 on Saturday, as two pitchers teamed up to throw a no-hitter. John Gibbs induced a fly out to get the last out of the game. Collierville secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the fourth inning. Dragon batters contributing to the big inning included Fielding Belk, Gibbs, Alec […]

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Lacrosse Senior Night

The Collierville varsity lacrosse team hosted Bartlett on Friday at Johnson Park. It was Senior Night and four CHS players were honored. The Lady Dragons were first in the Region, going 12-2 for the regular season. The playoffs begin on May 4. PICTURED: From left are Shayna Ryan, who will play lacrosse at Lee University […]

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American Cancer Society hosts annual Birthday Bash

The American Cancer Society hosted the second annual Birthday Bash Fundraising Dinner on April 26 at the Quonset in Collierville. The event raises funds for the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society through their Collierville Special Events program. The birthday party theme goes along with their goal to “celebrate more birthdays” each year through […]

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Square sees closure of second restaurant this year

An upscale restaurant located just off of Collierville’s Historic Town Square has folded. Owner and Executive Chef Brian Thurmond announced on Monday that 148 North has closed its doors just 18 months after opening. It is the second restaurant closure on the Square this year. Brooks Pharm2Fork closed in January one year after its launch […]

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Many Collierville residents got a three-day weekend as the Mid-South got its first snow of 2017 on Jan. 6. Snow started falling at around 3 a.m. Friday. Just an hour later, reports of car accidents started coming in. Collierville Schools announced closings early that morning. The National Weather Service reported that between 1 and 3 inches of snow fell in the Mid-South. PICTURED: Austin Kimes, a Collierville High School graduate and freshman and the University of Missouri, enjoys the snowy weather last week while home for winter break. He is pictured reenacting a scene from 1983's iconic film A Christmas Story at W.C. Johnson Park. His tongue did not stick to the metal pole.

Collierville students will not make up snow days

The Collierville Board of Education has backed Superintendent John Aitken’s recommendation that students not be required to make up four inclement weather days from Jan. 12, 16, 17 and 18. Board members approved the motion on Thursday during their regularly scheduled meeting. Other School News: • Board members considered and approved a contract with Wagner […]

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