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Collierville Animal Services Selected as Newest Participant In PetSmart Charities® Rescue Waggin® Program

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It's official. PetSmart Charities® announced that Collierville Animal Services is the newest shelter in their Rescue Waggin'® program.

PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' program networks animal shelters together to transport homeless dogs and puppies from communities with high pet populations and very few potential adopters to animal shelters where there are exceptional adoption programs in place and more adoption space for dogs and puppies in need of new homes.

Town Markets Collierville to Commercial Real Estate Professionals

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James Lewellen discusses the Town's strategy for growth and future development.

The Town's Economic Development Office hosted the January meeting of the combined local chapters of the Memphis Metro CCIM Chapter and the SIOR Memphis Chapter at the Morton Museum on January 21, 2015. The event was well attended and consisted of a diverse group of about 75 commercial real estate brokers, real estate investors and commercial real estate developers.

Interstate 385 Road Closure

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All lanes on Eastbound S.R. 385 between U.S. 72 and S.R. 57 will be closed during the hours of 6:00AM thru 3:00PM on the following days: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, and Thursday, January 29, 2015.

These closures are necessary to set the structural steel beams on the new bridge linking I269 to S.R. 385 Westbound.

Please see the Detour Map directing Eastbound traffic around the area that will be blocked.

Applications Available for Interim Alderman, Position 5

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREWITH GIVEN that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the Town of Collierville will take applications from interested individuals wishing to serve as Interim Alderman Position 5 which expires in November, 2016.

Applicants must be a qualified voter under the laws of the State of Tennessee and be able to show proof of residency in the Town of Collierville.

Application Deadline is February 3, 2015.

Applications can be obtained at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, or you can here and download an application. Please return your completed application to the attention of the Town Clerk by email to lcarmack@ci.collierville.tn.us, by fax to (901) 457-2207 or in person at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN 38017.

You will be asked to supply an email address on your application so that you can be sent a confirmation of receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation by email, please call 457-2212 to make sure your application was received.

Firehouse Subs Donates Safety Gear to Collierville Fire Department

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The Collierville Fire Department was easily visible sporting the donated safety jackets outside Firehouse Subs yesterday.

As multiple Collierville Fire trucks pulled up to the Firehouse Subs at 910 West Poplar, Collierville Firefighters stepped out wearing bright yellow safety jackets donated by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The sixty-seven jackets, worth more than $13,600, will increase the safety of the Collierville Fire Department by reducing the number of on-scene injuries. Volunteers from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, along with Sheriff Bill Oldham, were also in attendance as they were given six automated external defibrillators valued at $20,000.

Jimmy Lott

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Jimmy A. Lott, 76, passed away January 13 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, the town he proudly called home for more than four decades. Originally from the Selmer TN, Jimmy was a cherished and much-loved resident of Collierville and a respected businessman as President/Owner of Tull Brothers Glass Company where he and wife Dot worked side by side in the family business. An Alderman in Collierville, he was first elected in 1987, served as Vice-Mayor, and was serving his sixth term as an elected official at the time of his death. A heart attack in 2009 slowed the conscientious, hard-working man down only a little and he was soon back and involved in civic and church activities. While the effects of the heart issue sometimes brought challenges, it didn't keep him from enjoying what he called 'the great life in Collierville' and fulfilling his many obligations.

University of Memphis Collierville Center Opens in Historic District

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The University of Memphis Collierville Center was officially opened with a reception and tour, January 8, 2015. (Pictured, center) Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Dr. Karen Weddle-West, University of Memphis Provost led the group of dignitaries in the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

The University of Memphis Collierville Center is now officially a part the thriving historic district just off the Town Square in downtown Collierville. With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon the Town of Collierville has a brand new 27,000 sq. ft. one-story building situated on 8.85 acres that was specifically designed to focus on the community vision and guiding principles now known as the Collierville way.

"This site has a long and rich history of education and we are both pleased and proud to have this world class regional asset for higher education in the Collierville Historic District", Stan Joyner, Mayor of Collierville said in remarks during the reception. "Today is about growth and progress and we are proud to be a part of that growth and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with the University of Memphis."

Warm House Calls on a Cold Day

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Sandy Kraemer of the Collierville Animal Shelter says hello to Mudflap, a dog previously adopted from the shelter, as she helps line the doghouse with hay.

With temperatures hovering just above freezing, a white pick-up truck travelled along Collierville streets Friday afternoon making unique house calls. The truck would come to a stop and Sandy Kraemer, of the Collierville Animal Shelter, and Cathy Priester, a shelter volunteer, stepped out and started knocking on doors.

As residents answered, they greeted the shelter workers with smiles as Sandy asked two initial questions: "Do you have a dog out back? Would you like some hay and dog food?" If the first answer was "yes", the next was usually a "yes" as well.