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Newly-elected State Senator Paul Rose (R-Covington) today took the oath of office, beginning his tenure representing Tennessee’s 32nd Senate District. The oath was administered by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as state senators met in a Thursday morning floor session. Rose, a business owner, was joined by his wife, Nancy, and other family members in the […]

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After four unprecedented basketball seasons at Houston High School senior standout Jayla Hemingway was finally named the Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year last Friday. The announcement came during a week of highs for the program, as the Lady Mustangs beat Riverdale 78-72 in a double overtime thriller in the state semifinals. They […]

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Barnes and Noble of Collierville will host a book signing for two time published author- 15-year-old Jordan Ashley Greene. Elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and all youth organizations are welcome. The event is being held on Saturday, March 23 from 2-5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble 4610 Merchants Park Circle, Unit 521. Greene became […]

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Collierville police continue to search for man who is suspected of hitting a woman in the head in an attempt to take her vehicle. On Feb. 21, just after 8:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1016 W. Poplar, Cartridge World, on an attempted carjacking. The victim exited the business and was approached from behind and […]

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Collierville Schools hosted the annual Teacher Trivia Night last Thursday night at Incarnation Church. Teachers from each Collierville school donned costumes and enjoyed a night of trivia and refreshments. This year’s theme was “Game On.” News Channel 3 Weatherman Jim Jaggers was the moderator. PICTURED: The Schilling Farms Elementary School “Soccer Team” came ready to […]

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Nearly every Friday night for the past 20 years, a group of musicians has met in Collierville’s Historic Town Square to play together. They call it the Friday Night Bluegrass Jam. However, sometimes the music strays to folk or some other acoustic genre. Regardless of what niche the songs being played and sang fit into, […]

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Debbie Sisk at the Rosebrier recently hosted a themed luncheon for the FedEx Pilots’ Wives Book Club. The club members enjoyed French food and discussed this months’ book, Paris Time Capsule, by Ella Carey, which is about a Paris apartment that the owner fled in World War II during the German occupation. No one entered […]

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The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosted a Mardi Gras themed ribbon cutting for Supply Line LLC last week at 179 Highway 72 East in Collierville. The Supply Line is a wholesale distribution company that focusing on plumbing, pipe, valves and fittings. Imagine a company that values its customers and always strives for excellence. Supply Line […]

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By Bill Sorrell Photos by Kevin Lewter After Houston pulled away to defeat Dyer County 64-47 in a Sub-State game on Saturday to earn a berth in the Class AAA state tournament, a reporter for the Dyersburg State-Gazette said it was the tamest celebration he had seen from a team that had just punched its […]

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