Archive | January, 2019

District schedules events to acquaint parents, students with new school

With the city’s newest school slated to open this summer, the Germantown Municipal School District has announced several upcoming events intended to engage and prepare future parents and students. Open enrollment for Forest Hill Elementary School (FHES) ends on Feb. 8. Some schools plan to host assemblies to give students the opportunity to meet Principal […]

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City moves quickly to complete Forest Hill-Irene improvements

The city has approved two emergency purchases regarding the Forest Hill-Irene improvement project in an effort to have all work completed by August. The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the $37,631 increase on Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. The purchases include the replacement of a damaged culvert and fiber optics […]

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Houston downs Lady Dragons

The Houston Lady Mustangs went cold from the three point line on Friday but managed to knock off rival Collierville 65-45 at home. Despite making one of 14 deep shots in the game, Houston dominated the Lady Dragons in the final quarter and picked up their 16th win of the season. Senior Jayla Hemingway took […]

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Collierville YMCA hosts Splash event

Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Stowers and Olympian Gabrielle Rose helped host the SPLASH Mid-South 10th Year Celebration at YMCA at Schilling Farms. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Stowers earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Rose is a […]

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Dobson becomes town’s first female municipal judge

Lee Ann Pafford Dobson has been selected as the town’s municipal judge for the next two years. She replaces Craig Hall, who served the town for more than 35 years before passing away last month. Hall was elected to an eight-year term in 2014. The town’s charter calls for an election to be held at […]

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Republican candidates share visions for Senate District 32

The four Republican candidates for the Tennessee State Senate’s District 32 put their cards on the table in Bartlett Monday night about balancing the needs of urban vs. rural voters, improving education and its funding, building up the infrastructure for roads, creating affordable healthcare, resolving the opioid crisis and more. Gathered at the Bartlett Performing […]

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Cause of fatal fire revealed to be ignited Christmas tree

Results from an 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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