Archive | January, 2019

Shelby County violent crime rate drops in 2018, juvenile offenses increase

Both Memphis and all of Shelby County reduced the violent crime rate in 2018 compared to 2017, with the most progress in Memphis. Reported gun crimes in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County also declined significantly in 2018. Data about this trend was released Jan. 25 by the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the […]

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Runners Up

The Municipal Schools Regional Basketball Tournment was held last week at West Collierville Middle School. The boys first place team was Elmore Park Middle School. They are Wesley Dabbs, Seth Grandberry, Devin Crockett, David Gray, Vic Reisinger, Aidan Moskovitz, Cooper Haynes, Jordan James, Ian Smith, Kevin Flynn Jr., Marco Tyson, Joshua Fedd, Hunter Stallings, Zack […]

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Oath of Office

Collierville’s new Municipal Judge is now official. On Jan. 16, Lee Ann Pafford Dobson was administered the Oath of Office by Judge Larry Potter, retired. The ceremony took place at Collierville’s Municipal Court, where Judge Dobson will start work immediately. In attendance were members of Judge Dobson’s family, members of the Collierville Board of Mayor […]

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Owls get overtime win over Christian Brothers

PICTURED: MUS senior guard Dekari Scott defends Briarcrest’s Kennedy Chandler earlier this month. The Owls bested CBHS 59-51 on Friday. They will play at St. Benedict this Friday night. Photo by Dana Goode By Bill Sorrell With the Memphis University School gym packed to the rafters, that is where the ball went after the Owls’ […]

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New ‘upscale’ eatery slated to open on ‘restaurant row’

A new “upscale” restaurant will likely soon open in the city’s historic district across the street from Germantown High School. The Beer Board unanimously approved a permit for “on-premise consumption” Monday night for a future restaurant at 7642 Poplar Pike. City Administrator Patrick Lawton called the property “one of the older homes in Germantown.” Historically […]

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Rose wins GOP nomination

Paul Rose won the special election in the Republican primary for Tennessee Senate Dist. 32 on Thursday by a convincing margin. The Covington businessman received 6,398 votes for the office previously held by Mark Norris of Collierville. George Chism received 1,530 votes and the Shelby County Election Commission announced that Heidi Shafer received 1,520 votes […]

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Polls open at 7 a.m. Thursday for Dist. 32 race

Election Day is Jan. 24 for the Tennessee State Senate District 32, which encompasses Collierville. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voting locations in Collierville: • Collierville Elementary School 590 Peterson Lake Road • YMCA at Schilling Farms 1185 Schilling Boulevard East • Collierville Church of Christ 575 West […]

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Wells named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Alyiah Wells of Briarcrest Christian School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year. Wells is the first Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Briarcrest Christian School. The award, which recognizes […]

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Casino Royale

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its annual Awards Gala. Benefiting many leadership programs and Collierville Partners In Education, the Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala and Casino Royale is the must-attend event of the year. Participants started the night off with hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction. They spent the rest of the evening dancing […]

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Dragons down Devils 56-38

The highest jump in Germantown’s gym last Tuesday was not from a shot. Watching a roll-out field goal attempt by Dragons guard Kevin Wright hang on the rim for seconds before falling off, Collierville Head Coach Jonathan Mooneyham leaped up in a déjà vu moment. “The funny thing, two years ago we played here and […]

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