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$2 million grant will be used to remedy drainage issues

Collierville will soon be able to start work on some street drainage improvement projects thanks to a $2.2 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant is part of leftover monies from the 2011 Disaster Relief Fund that was given to Shelby County after severe flooding. This is the third […]

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Public Services Dept. steps up in wake of storm

The residual rain and wind from Hurricane Harvey blew through Collierville on Aug. 31 and between noon and midnight, about 5.65 inches of rain fell on the town. That figure is the average of the recorded inches at five of Collierville’s rain gauge sites, the heaviest being 6.3 inches. The town has 26 sewer pumping […]

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Rice could be state’s Teacher of the Year

A Collierville educator is one of nine in the state to be nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Stephanie Rice teaches fourth-grade math and science at Crosswind Elementary. These nine teachers were named Region-level Teachers of the Year in June, and one of them will be named the 2017-18 […]

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Take a Bow

Collierville High School thespians and stage crew members wrapped up their final performance of Pinocchio on Saturday at the school’s Draco Playhouse. The cast performed on Thursday and Friday as well. Cooper Clack starred as Pinocchio in the performance, which is based on Carlo Collodi’s book. Cullen Bertram played Geppetto and Juliana Hoy portrayed Master […]

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Collierville well represented in national scholarship program

More than a dozen local students recently joined the ranks of the nation’s top students as the National Merit Scholarship Program named its semi-finalists last week. A whopping 10 Collierville High School students made the cut, including; Nicholas Hayes, Yumin Lee, Richard Li, Michael Linder, Kaitlyn Linney, Sebastian Mobo, Akaash Padmanabha, Jefferson Wang, Maia Woodard […]

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CHS hangs early, stumbles late in 55-23 loss to Cordova

By Michael Ward  It looked like things were well on their way to getting ugly in the first quarter of last Friday night’s game between the Cordova Wolves and visiting Collierville Dragons. Barely two minutes into the game, the Wolves had found the end zone twice on a 57-yard pass from Christian Arrambide to Travis […]

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Historic square to get official name

After years of going by myriad monikers Collierville’s historic town square is poised to get an official name. The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen is slated to vote to make Town Square Park the official name of the 1.46-acre public space in the center of the historic district. This core area at 96 N. […]

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Redeveloped corner could ‘create a better front door’ for town

A new retail building slated for construction at the southeast corner of W. Poplar Ave. and Byhalia Road passed the first stage of approval last week. The town’s Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan for a 4,516-square-foot retail store on slightly more than a half acre at 795 W. Poplar Ave. The existing […]

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Mustangs stop two-game skid with blowout win over Bolton

By Michael Ward Coming into Friday night’s contest against Bolton, Houston High was in desperate need of a win after losing two straight games. The Mustangs proceeded to score early and often against the overmatched Wildcats, putting the game away in the first half en route to a 41-8 victory. Chris Colebank scored the first […]

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Devils continue ‘special year’ with win over Dragons

By Bill Sorrell In Beale Street Flippers style, Germantown defensive back Ladrico Hymon turned flips on the 20-yard line as he celebrated Germantown’s 34-14 victory over Collierville on Friday at Germantown and then heard the PA system blast Kohl & The Gang’s “Celebration” whose lyrics begin “Celebrate good times.” Are good times back for Germantown’s […]

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