Archive | January, 2019

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Cause of fatal fire revealed to be ignited Christmas tree

Results from anĀ investigation into the Collierville house fire that claimed four lives revealed that an ember from a fireplace ignited a Christmas tree and caused the blaze. Kari Coudriet and three teenagers were killed Dec. 23 in a house fire on Autumn Winds Drive. The Collierville Fire Department responded to a house fire on the […]

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New field house, performing arts building scheduled for Houston High

Houston High School is on pace to get a new athletic facility and performing arts building in the next two years. On Jan. 8, the city’s Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss a “phasing plan for future building modifications and additions” at Houston High School. The first phase of the project would include a 12,480-square-foot […]

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Dragons finish second in tourney

Fourteen girls basketball teams from four states competed in the 18th annual Dragon Fire Invitational last week at Collierville High School. The Collierville Lady Dragons beat St. Benedict 60-22 last Wednesday in the opening round of the tournament. The next day they handled MAHS 60-39. Destiny Amaefula and Mallory Taylor each had 14 points in […]

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Freedom Fund Gala

The Collierville NAACP hosted the annual Freedom Fund Gala on Dec. 15 at Hilton Memphis. PICTURED: From left are NAACP Vice President Lillie Seal Norman, Public Relations Director Linda Brown and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, who was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Jobless rate among lowest in Tennessee

Collierville and Germantown tied for the lowest jobless rates in Shelby County for the month of November. At 2.7 percent, both municipalities were also among the lowest in the state, with only Brentwood (2.5), Franklin (2.4), Hendersonville (2.6), Nashville (2.6) and Smyrna (2.5) coming in lower. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce […]

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