Archive | September, 2018

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Town firefighter gets hands-on disaster training

A year after the tragic damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Houston, Texas, Lt. Joe Lee Rape of the Collierville Fire Department traveled to College Station, Texas to attend an Incident Management Course at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. Hurricanes weren’t the only topic on the agenda, the course focused on the processes used while […]

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Homecoming Queen

Briarcrest Christian School held its 2018 Football Homecoming on Friday night. Shea Meena of Collierville was named Homecoming Queen. PICTURED: From left are Tatum Howell, Emily Meena, Sarah Strong, Sophie Bassett, Shea Meena, Laura Mildren, Carly Slate, Sydney Ham, Ayanna King and Skylar Garner.

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Catching up with the Joneses

These days the tangy aroma of salsa and stewed tomatoes greets a patron to Jones Orchard’s Highway 51 location. For nearly eight decades, thousands of customers have made the trip to one of the Jones family’s locations, smelling the seasonal fruits and vegetables, touching the pick-of-the-day, eyeballing the variety of homemade products and even tasting […]

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Dragons’ offense, defense click on Homecoming Night

The Collierville Dragons picked up their third win of the season Friday night by beating Wooddale 42-0 on Homecoming Night. The victory was also the first home game that the Dragons played in the new 5,000-seat Landers SportsPlex. Quarterback Mitch Austin returned from injury after sustaining a major contusion to his left quadricep earlier this […]

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Landers Auto announces naming rights for CHS Sports Complex

Collierville High School officially announced today that Landers Auto Group will have the naming rights of the school’s new Sports Complex, the overarching facility where all athletic fields will be located. The facility will be known as Landers SportsPlex. The naming rights are part of a 10-year agreement to support the school. In return, the […]

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Collierville Sidewalk Sale

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the bi-annual Fall Sidewalk Sale on Sept. 14-16. Participating shops throughout Collierville offered bargains galore during the three-day event. Several shops around the town’s Historic Town Square participated this year, including Dee Larue Designs, Jack Anna Beanstalk, Brooks Museum and the Bible Museum. MIDDLE: Jane Puckett and Deb Walters […]

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Shakespeare on The Square

Members of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company performed The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Friday night at the Train Depot on Collierville’s Historic Town Square. The group will be traveling the county all month to 11 different venues to celebrate its eleventh season. The free Shakespeare Shout-Out Series will commence on Sept. 29 at the Benjamin […]

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Houston scores big in second half

The Houston Mustangs held a 14-7 lead at halftime but really turned on the afterburners in the third quarter to beat Bartlett 40-14 on the road Friday night. Houston poured in 19 points to open the second half and improved to 4-1 on the season. The Mustangs held Bartlett to 14 first downs and just […]

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New hotel scheduled north of Carriage Crossing

A new 85-room Holiday Inn Express is scheduled for construction just north of Carriage Crossing. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen is scheduled to vote on the 51,448-square-foot preliminary site plan next Monday during its regularly scheduled semi-monthly meeting. The property is east of the Fairfield Inn that is currently under construction. The proposed […]

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Collierville sophomore quarterback Riley Basham scrambles for yardage Friday night against Cordova. Photo by Roger Cotton

Dragons struggle to find offense in Cordova loss

While Collierville’s defense held Cordova to negative rushing yards last week it’s offense wasn’t as successful. The Dragons failed to score Friday night at home and eventually fell to the Wolves 19-0. Collierville used a 7-man squad in the run game and gained 121 yards on the ground. Peyton Murphy paced the Dragons with 16 […]

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