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Prayers and Cheers Were Heard in Collierville for the New School Year

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Collierville Schools Board Members pictured after receiving the Mayor's proclamation: (L-R) Wright Cox, Kevin Vaughan, Superintendent John Aitken, Mark Hansen, Cathy Messerly and Wanda Chism.

With the temperature hovering just below triple digits, a crowd gathered on the lawn of the Collierville Schools Administration building on the afternoon of Sunday, July 27th to support and celebrate the upcoming school year. Next week will mark the official start of school for Collierville Schools and the faith community within the Town gathered together to pray for Collierville Schools. The ceremony began with Mayor Stan Joyner reading a proclamation declaring August 4th, 2014, the first day of classes, as "Excellence in Education Day."

"With this historic day," said Mayor Joyner, "let us all commit to ensuring that all our children receive a quality education that expands their horizons, inspires them to achieve their dreams and instills in them a confidence and character that will be their guiding light for success."

Meet David Burks—A Man That Loves his Work and Doesn’t Stop at Just ‘His Job!'

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In the 30+ years David Burks has worked for the Town of Collierville, he's done a lot to help maintain the charm and beauty. But his best help yet was the discovery of a potential fire on the historic Town Square.

With a big smile and lots of enthusiasm David Burks proudly says, "I love this job working for my Town. I've been here 30 years and I still enjoy it every day." You may have seen him around the historic Town Square in downtown Collierville. The Town Square and all that goes with the quaint, Historic District has really captured David's heart and it shows in his work. As part of the Maintenance Division with Collierville Parks and Recreation Department, one of David's jobs is making sure the flowering baskets hanging around the square have just enough water to keep them beautiful and bright.

Getting It Together Time Drawing Near for Collierville Schools Registration

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Collierville School teachers are getting it together, too, with work sessions at Administration Central Office. Pictured (L to R) are Jana Church, 5th grade, Crosswind Elementary; Felecia Crutcher, 5th grade, Crosswind Elementary; Joan Martin, 5th grade, Tara Oaks Elementary; and Lindsey Crutcher,5th grade, Collierville Elementary.

It's almost here. Finally! Everyone involved with Collierville Schools is excited and are in full prep mode for that all important opening day of classes, August 4, 2014 for the new municipal district.

Parents and students, alike, are getting school 'stuff' together and new residents, just moving into Town are hoping they have everything needed to enroll on Registration, Tuesday, July 29.

Try not to get too overwhelmed gathering up papers needed for registration. If you haven't started, now is the time to get it together for next week's registration held at each Collierville School.

Collierville Named National ‘Preserve America Community’

PreserveThe Town of Collierville Planning Department, Main Street Collierville and Morton Museum staff were ecstatic when they were notified by the Washington, D.C. Office of Preservation Initiatives/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation that Collierville has been designated as one of the Nation's 'Preserve America Communities.' In a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama addressed to 'The Citizens of Collierville,' she said, "Thank you for all you do, for your continuing commitment to our Nation's heritage." An official certificate and road sign are forthcoming for public display.

“ACCESS Collierville” is new Economic Development Brand

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Town Economic Development Director John Duncan briefs Collierville Chamber President Fran Persechini and Chamber Chairman Matt VanCleve on the new marketing initiatives.

It has been roughly six months since the Town of Collierville created a Director of Economic Development position. Former ALSAC / St. Jude and Greater Memphis Chamber business development professional, John Duncan, has been hired to organize and manage the Town's economic development efforts. To date, Duncan has been working on a variety of strategies and initiatives all geared towards corporate relocation and expansion in Collierville. "It is our aspiration to successfully pursue corporate office clients, light manufacturing facilities, distribution and warehousing organizations, in addition to influencing retail and residential growth, all while maintaining the unique small town feel Collierville is known for", said Duncan.