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Former Collierville mayor Linda Kerley championed activities for seniors during her lifetime. Now, her name will likely be linked to the town’s newest facility for senior citizens. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen is scheduled to consider a recommendation next week to name the senior wing of the College Street Recreation Center after Kerley. […]

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A Collierville man has been sentenced for executing a scheme that defrauded two loan companies of approximately $121,000. According to information presented in court, Preston E. Byrd, 45, was a real estate developer. In March 2016, a federal jury convicted Byrd of three counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering. On June […]

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Collierville Middle School teacher Mark Gray was announced today by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Gray is one of nine candidates from the state, and the only finalist from the Shelby County metro area.     The nine finalists represent each CORE region in the state, […]

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TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Collierville, an equal opportunity employer, will conduct a Public Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Town of Collierville Board Chambers located at 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, Tennessee. The Town of Collierville in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is proposing to improve […]

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ABOVE: Local resident Alyssa, a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, tends the flag last week for professional golfers Shawn Stefani and John Rollins during the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind.     ABOVE: Daniel Berger won the annual tournament for his first title. He shot a 3-under 67 to hold off […]

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Outgoing Parks and Recreation Director Chip Petersen was recognized by Dr. Dan Lattimore of the University of Memphis last week during the monthly Collierville Chamber of Commerce luncheon. During his 20 years with the Town of Collierville, Petersen was involved with shaping much of the Town’s landscape as we know it today. Upon his arrival […]

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The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to revise next year’s budget to reflect a pay increase for the town’s firefighters, police officers and sanitation drivers. The amendments were discussed after a public hearing last month to the address the budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The total expenditure changes for […]

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The individual pictured here is responsible for stealing clothing from a Collierville business. Please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-457-2520 if you can identify him.

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JUNE Yoga Classes will be offered at the Collierville Burch Library on June 1, 8, 22, 28 and 29 from 6-7 p.m. in the Storytelling Room. Bring Your Own Yoga Mat. Walk-ins up to 15 people. JUNE 9 The Germantown Farm Park Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. at 2660 Cross Country […]

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The 2016 Queen and Princesses for the annual Germantown Charity Horse Show have been announced. Alison Jo Scott has been named the Queen. The Horse Show will be held through Saturday. For more information, go to gchs.org.

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