Archive | October, 2018

First South sweetens short-term refinancing with lowest rates

First South Financial Credit Union in Bartlett has priced its short-term fixed-rate mortgage loans with the best rates in the Memphis market. Craig Esrael, president and CEO, said their latest rate for the 10-year is currently at 3.90 percent with no closing costs. That contrasts favorably with the average rate of 4.65 percent, plus closing […]

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Lady Dragons fall at state

The Collierville Lady Dragons fell to Heritage 3-2 in the state losers bracket after losing 3-0 to Cookeville in the first round on Oct. 16. They advanced to the 2018 Class AAA State Girls’ Volleyball Tournament by beating Dyer County 3-0 in the sectionals. PICTURED: Collierville’s Victoria Bouchoc with the soft touch.

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Houston clinches region championship by beating Collierville

By Bill Sorrell Next to winning the region championship, the sweetest thing on Will Gusmus’s mind Friday was his favorite candy. Moments after a 40-6 victory over Collierville clinched the first region championship in the school’s 29-year history, Gusmus was excited about Snickers. A senior linebacker, Gusmus buys all the Snickers on the candy cart […]

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180-lot residential development approved

A large residential subdivision has been approved between Houston Levee Road and Bailey Station Road just north of Bailey Station Elementary School. The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the Hidden Creek planned development Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The neighborhood will create 180 single-family lots on the heavily wooded 80-acre lot. […]

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Breaking the Streak

The Lady Dragons beat Houston 2-1 last Thursday in the Regional Finals. Collierville ended Houston’s 17-year win streak over the Lady Dragons. Collierville went on to outlast Henry County two days later in sectionals, earning the squad a trip to the 2018 Class AAA State Girls’ Soccer Tournament this week. Collierville (17-3) was scheduled to […]

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Go Jim Go! visits Collierville

With the entire Bailey Station Elementary student body surrounding the bus loop on warm recent afternoon, Jim Jaggers took a celebratory lap for the annual fundraiser Go Jim Go! The students, faculty and staff were happy to show their support for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and gave Jaggers a check in the amount of $1,228 for […]

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Town Beautiful Winners

The Town Beautiful Commission has announced the Town Beautiful Awards for the month of October. The Homeowner’s Association winner is Southridge and the Business of the Month is Carrier Corporation. In addition to the month winners, Town Beautiful also awarded the Martin Family with the Fall Home Beautiful Award.  

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Candidate Forum

The Collierville NAACP recently hosted a Candidate Forum for the upcoming election. Early voting began Wednesday. From left are: • Maureen J. Fraser -Town of Collierville Alderman position (1) • Sanjeev Memula – TN House of Representatives District 95-Democrate • Gregory D. Cotton – Town of Collierville Alderman position (4) • Billy Patton – Town […]

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Board to discuss renovations to historic high school

The town is preparing to spend more than $4 million to further bolster a historic Collierville landmark. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will discuss expansion and renovation work to the 82-year-old Collierville Historic High School next Monday during the regularly scheduled meeting. The first phase of the project was completed last summer. The Historic […]

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Dragons down Gryphons on Senior Night

By Bill Sorrell Swaying to the beat of the stadium music while on the sideline, Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin danced around defenders on the field, throwing three touchdown passes and running for another as the Dragons beat St. George’s 35-10 on Friday in Collierville. “I guess I like to dance,” said Austin, with a smile. […]

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