Archive | August, 2018

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Saints roll Goodpasture

n The Briarcrest Saints thumped the visiting Goodpasture Christian Cougars 48-0 Friday night. Senior quarterback Jackson Walker spread the ball around to nine receivers while throwing for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Backup quarterback Michael Dallas chipped in a touchdown throw of his own and completed 75 percent of his passes. Junior running backs Marlon […]

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Collierville Police FBI Academy graduates include, from left, Capt. Chris Locke, Capt. Mike Moore, Asst. Chief David Tillner, Chief L. E. Goodwin, Asst. Chief Jeff Abeln and Lt. David Townsend. Not pictured is Lt. Tom Beard.

CPD uses technology to protect and serve

When it comes to vehicle customization, the Collierville Police patrol cars would be considered first-rate for any car enthusiast – unless, perhaps, you’re sitting in the backseat. However, even the backseat is custom with safety and function in mind. “When we first receive the vehicles, they’re just a shell. They only come with the spotlight,” […]

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County OKs development south of town

Despite resistance from the Town of Collierville, a large residential development has been approved by the Shelby County Commission. Commissioners voted in favor of the Quinn Ridge development Monday night. Collierville officials recently sought legal assistance to defend the town from the proposed development between Quinn and Quad County roads. The Board of Mayor and […]

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Dragons outlast Center Hill on the road

The Collierville Dragons controlled the clock and eventually picked up a 9-6 win Friday night on the road at Center Hill in Olive Branch, Miss. In a defensive game that saw both teams combine for 21 penalties and only two touchdowns, it was important that time was on Collierville’s side. The Dragons commanded the clock […]

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K-9 retires from CPD

One of Collierville’s finest was retired last week with little pomp and circumstance. Instead of a retirement watch or even a cake for his years of service, this town employee will likely receive something more along the lines of a chew toy or dog biscuit. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed to transfer […]

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Dragons nearly topple Olive Branch in season opener

Despite trailing 21-3 at halftime, the Collierville Dragons made the first game of their season competitive by scoring 11 unanswered points in the third quarter. While the scoring burst wasn’t enough to lift Collierville past Olive Branch, which won 21-14, it did highlight the Dragon’s talented defense. After scoring on a field goal in the […]

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Commission nominees denied for ‘derogatory’ comments on social media

With the Nov. 6 city election less than three months away, opposing mayoral candidates are publicly calling for their supporters to “settle down” in the wake of recent squabbles on social media. Alderman John Barzizza, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Mike Palazzolo, recently asked Germantown residents to “be kind to one another.” The comments came […]

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Houston athletes named to All-American team

Three local standout student athletes are receiving national attention for their gifts on the football field. Houston High School seniors Kip Frankland, Will Gusmus and Matt Needham were recently named to the Blue-Grey All-American Eastern Team after dominant performances in the “super combine” over the summer. Frankland and Needham, both offensive linemen, and Gusmus, an […]

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A Grand Unveiling

It is easy to get caught up in the splashy numbers when exploring Collierville’s new high school, which is the largest in the state. Whether its the $94 million price tag or the expansive 450,000-square-foot campus on 158 acres, Collierville High School will always be associated with generous figures. There are 107 classrooms, 18 vocational […]

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‘S’ is for Super: Briarcrest’s Savanna Owens named second JW10 Female Athlete of the Year

The letter “S” is common in the Owens’ household: Father Spencer, mother Sonja, younger daughter Shelbi and big sister Savanna. Savanna, a 2018 graduate of Briarcrest Christian School, has given the letter “S” a workout from all her accomplishments as a student athlete. Some of the superlatives to describe her basketball and track careers for […]

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