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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Bartlett Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal July 3 shooting at Taco Bell in Bartlett The suspect, 18-year-old Kendrell Spight, is now in custody at the Bartlett City Jail. He is charged with first-degree murder and also with employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. A BPD statement added, […]

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