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Tao serving up Asian fusion food in Collierville

Steven Ni is embracing the culinary past while hoping to forge a new future for Asian cuisine in Collierville. This spring, the local restauranteur opened Tao Asian Cuisine in the spot that previously housed Lee Kan’s Asian Grill, which closed earlier this year. Ni, who has lived in Collierville for 15 years, was eager to open […]

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Lott named new head coach

“Outstanding, knowledgeable, focused and committed” are a few of the words others have used to describe Andre Lott. A five-year veteran of Gryphon Athletics, Lott was recently promoted to assistant athletic director for college recruiting and head coach of the school’s football program. Previously, Lott was the VFL coordinator for football and coached track at […]

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City, state, U.S. leaders pay tribute to the late Ron Lollar

People who knew Tennessee Rep. Ron Lollar describe him as a proud Marine, good family man, dedicated church member and a notable statesman. The longtime Republican state representative died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep early on Friday. He was 69 and a little over a month away from his 70th birthday. He […]

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Local students earn top marks at state championships

Members of the Collierville High School trap team were among the more than 1,400 youth athletes, from middle school to college, to participate in the 2018 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships in Nashville. The Collierville students finished third in the Intermediate Entry Level Team The State Championships spanned five full days of co-ed […]

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City considers rezoning ‘Cordova Triangle’ back to residential

A 20-acre chunk of land hedged by Germantown, Cordova and Neshoba roads will likely be rezoned back to a residential district. The city’s Planning Commission was scheduled to vote on the rezoning Tuesday night during its regularly scheduled meeting. Shaped like a pie piece and commonly referred to as the Cordova Triangle, the area had […]

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Billings honored for 40 years

Collierville town employees and officials traveled down memory lane Monday night while honoring Fire Chief Buddy Billings for 40 years of service. Billings, who was named chief two years ago, was hired in 1978 as a dispatcher and became a firefighter just a year later. “This is one of the great employee stories of the […]

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Houston’s Kemp named Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced last week that Jenna Kemp of Houston High School is the 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Kemp is the third Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Houston High School. […]

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Goodwin honored for years of service

Collierville celebrated Chief Larry Goodwin’s retirement last week at a ceremony sponsored by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. “It’s been a good ride,” said Goodwin. “I’ve been a policeman 48 years, and now I’m going to take it easy for a little bit.” Goodwin will be retiring at the end of June after serving […]

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CFD welcomes new hires, celebrates promotions

Collierville’s Fire Department welcomed in eight new firefighters at an Oath of Office and Promotion Ceremony on June 28 at Collierville First Baptist Church. The fellowship hall was filled with family, friends, town staff and members of fire departments from nearby communities. Collierville Fire Chief Buddy Billings spoke to the new firefighters from the stage […]

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Board extends Aitken’s contract

Superintendent John Aitken will continue to lead the Collierville school district for at least two more years. The Collierville Schools Board of Education unanimously voted last week to extend Aitken’s contract through June 30, 2020. Aitken became Collierville’s first municipal school district superintendent in 2014 after 30 years with Shelby County Schools. Aitken will have […]

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