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Board OKs train restoration project

An iconic Collierville landmark will soon be restored. The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-1 on Monday night to pay $171,500 for repairs to the locomotive, tender car and caboose just south of the Historic Town Square. Alderman Tom Allen asked for the Board to consider postponing the project and using the funds […]

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Real estate agents weigh in on local market trends

Memphis-area home sales for September decreased 4.6 percent from a year ago, with 1,554 total sales recorded, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Real estate broker Patti Jennings of Norman Realtors explained the problem is a lack of sellers. “All of the suburbs are having this problem,” she said. “The school systems and […]

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Transformation planned for major city shopping center

A new development is being planned at the southwest corner of Poplar Ave. and Kirby Pkwy. The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to vote on the outline plan for the Carrefour at the Gateway development Tuesday night during its regularly scheduled meeting. The development would be located on the current site of the Carrefour Kirby […]

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Saints fall to Christian Brothers late

By Bill Sorrell Been there. Done that. Christian Brothers’ nine-minute game-sealing fourth quarter drive against Briarcrest was nothing new. “For us to take that last drive the way we did tells you our football team has done that several times,” said CBHS Head Coach Thomas McDaniel. The Purple Wave needed long drives late in the […]

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Town continues to upgrade drainage infrastructure in area neighborhoods

Collierville’s Engineering Department keeps a close eye on how the Town’s drainage infrastructure is working, and in the coming months there will be several repair projects taking place. Residents on Wilson Street have had water flooding their yards and garages, so the Town is responding to the problem by installing 525 feet of drainage pipe […]

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Homecoming Queen

Geethika Chelamala was crowned the 2018 Collierville High School Homecoming Queen on Sept. 21 at the new Landers Sportsplex. Chelamala was crowned by last year’s Queen, freshman lacrosse player at Lee University, Shayna Ryan. Students chanted ‘Gee-thi-ka! Gee-thi-ka!’ at both the Homecoming pep rally and the football game. Photos by Holland Studio

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Dragons succumb to Central’s powerful run attack

The Collierville Dragons jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead Friday night on the road against Memphis Central but eventually succumbed to the Warriors’ powerful run game in the second half. Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin threw for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns. The junior found 5 receivers, including Justin Stonework for 103 yards and a […]

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Town firefighter gets hands-on disaster training

A year after the tragic damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Houston, Texas, Lt. Joe Lee Rape of the Collierville Fire Department traveled to College Station, Texas to attend an Incident Management Course at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. Hurricanes weren’t the only topic on the agenda, the course focused on the processes used while […]

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Homecoming Queen

Briarcrest Christian School held its 2018 Football Homecoming on Friday night. Shea Meena of Collierville was named Homecoming Queen. PICTURED: From left are Tatum Howell, Emily Meena, Sarah Strong, Sophie Bassett, Shea Meena, Laura Mildren, Carly Slate, Sydney Ham, Ayanna King and Skylar Garner.

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Catching up with the Joneses

These days the tangy aroma of salsa and stewed tomatoes greets a patron to Jones Orchard’s Highway 51 location. For nearly eight decades, thousands of customers have made the trip to one of the Jones family’s locations, smelling the seasonal fruits and vegetables, touching the pick-of-the-day, eyeballing the variety of homemade products and even tasting […]

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