Archive | December, 2018

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O’Neill resigns as head coach

BY BILL SORRELL After seven years as head football coach at Collierville High School, Mike O’Neill is resigning. “The decision was all mine and a very difficult one. I need some time to heal and recover from my cancer treatment. I will take next season off to recover and see what happens next,” said O’Neill. […]

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Four perish in house fire

Funeral services for a Collierville woman who perished in a house fire were held Saturday morning at Germantown Baptist Church. Kari Coudriet and three teenagers were killed in a house fire on Autumn Winds Drive in Collierville. The Collierville Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 600 block of Autumn Winds at around […]

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Hemingway joins 2,000 point club

Lady Mustang senior basketball standout Jayla Hemingway joined the 2,000 point club last week in a 77-11 win over Bartlett. The Collierville resident was presented with a special commemorative ball on Dec. 4 during a 71-35 win against Southaven. She is averaging 24 points a game through Houston’s first eight games. Hemingway is pictured with […]

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Town begins second phase of renovations to school admin. building

Chances are, most have driven down Poplar Ave. toward Collierville Town Square and seen the construction happening at the Collierville Schools Administration office. The building, known as the Collierville Historic High School dates back to the 1930’s, and has needed significant renovations over the past few years. “This land has been the site of education […]

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Collierville Fred’s among 5 local pharmacies to close

Five local Fred’s pharmacies, including the Collierville store, are among the 116 locations the chain has recently closed in Tennessee and six other Southern states. Back in September, the Memphis-based retailer announced plans to lay off 80 people at its headquarters and close approximately one-third of its pharmacies after failing to overcome competition from other […]

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Red All-Stars conquer cold conditions, Blue team

BY BILL SORRELL Trying to keep the mood light during practice for the 17th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game, Red team Head Coach Johnny Allen brought a radio. Watching Allen dance, some coaches and players thought he needed medical attention. “Coaches, even the players, like to make fun of my dancing. I’m […]

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Oath of Office

Five Collierville elected officials were sworn into office last week in the Collierville High School Community Room. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee administered the Oath of Office Ceremony and US District Court Judge Mark Norris read the Responsibilities of Public Office. PICTURED: From left are Alderman Tom Allen, School Board Member Wanda Chism, […]

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Town Judge Hall passes away at 71

Collierville native and Town Judge Craig Hall passed away Monday morning at the age of 71. Hall served as the elected Municipal Judge of Collierville since 1983, which under state law is a part-time Judicial position that permitted him to engage in the practice of law in other courts. He was appointed Municipal Judge of […]

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