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Collierville, Houston ranked among best schools in state

Two local high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the state. Houston High has been named the 10th best high school in the state and No. 769 nationally. Collierville High was close behind, coming in 12th in the state and 1,105 nationally. Results released last week from a study conducted by U.S. […]

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GPAC receives $2.5 million state grant for outdoor venue

Germantown Performing Arts Center Executive Director Paul Chandler announced last week that the facility has been awarded a $2.5 million grant on behalf of the state to support the construction of a future outdoor performance venue, which will be called The Grove. The State Legislature voted on the measure just days before adjourning for the […]

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Collierville lumber business celebrates 35 years

Thrifty Building Supply, a supplier to home builders in west Tennessee and north Mississippi, hosted a Customer Appreciation Party on April 25 to celebrate 35 years in business. More than 200 people attended the Fish Fry, catered by Soul Fish, at the Thrifty Building Supply Door Shop in Olive Branch, Miss. The company was opened […]

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Dragons roll in district tourney

The Collierville Dragons knocked off Houston 5-4 on Monday in the second round of the Dist. 15-AAA tournament. They were scheduled to play in the championship game on Wednesday before competing in the Regional tournament. With a 32-3-1 record, the Dragons are ranked No. 1 in the state. PICTURED: Collierville relief pitcher Zach Johnson with […]

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American Cancer Society hosts annual Birthday Bash

he American Cancer Society hosted their third annual Birthday Bash Fundraising Dinner on April 25 at the Quonset in Collierville. The Birthday Bash is a fundraising dinner to raise funds for the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society through their Collierville Special Events program. The birthday party theme goes along with their goal to […]

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Collierville, Houston among nominees in Orpheum Theatre Awards

Collierville, Germantown and Houston high schools are among the nominees who can’t wait to find out the winners of this year’s Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards. The group annually supports, promotes and enhances high school musical theater throughout the Mid-South. The program will mark its 10th anniversary with a night of performances and awards […]

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