Dyersburg State Gazette Headlines http://www.stategazette.com News from the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper in Dyersburg, Tennessee en-us Obituaries for February 23, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388916.html Elizabeth “Bibus” Brigham, age 93, of the Villages, FL, formerly of Dyersburg, TN, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Villages Hospice House. Born November 17, 1923 to the late Urban Coy and... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:50:30 -0600 City board overturns planning commission ruling http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388915.html The city of Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen convened on Tuesday at 7 p.m. inside the Municipal Building courtroom. All members of the board were present. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:40:37 -0600 Barron’s rezoning appeal OK’d with 5-3 vote http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388914.html On Tuesday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a public hearing of a request from Craig Barron to appeal a rezoning request that was denied by the Dyersburg Regional Planning Commission on Nov. 10,... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:39:36 -0600 CPA discusses Newbern audit findings; Dodds to retire after 20 years of service http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388913.html Late Tuesday night, the Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen convened for its regular session. Noted by Newbern Mayor Justin Wright, the February meeting may possibly be the last session held inside... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:36:42 -0600 TCAT student advances to state competition http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388912.html Ryan Roy, Dyer County High School senior and dual-enrollment student at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern (TCAT), recently competed in the SkillsUSA Tennessee Mid-West Regional... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:29:53 -0600 DCHS celebrates FCCLA Week http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388911.html Family, Career, and Community leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:25:05 -0600 Black History Month program presented at Dyersburg Rehab http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388910.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:22:02 -0600 At the Shelter http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388909.html The shelter has identified a need that might be easily met by those who support our work. We are in need of new beds for the cages. The beds are canvas suspended on a metal frame. This type bed... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:18:01 -0600 Former Eagle Douglas bringing Harlem Legends to DSCC for sold-out show tonight http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388907.html An entertaining night of basketball is to be expected tonight at Dyersburg State as former DSCC Eagle Michael Douglas, who travelled the globe for seven years as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:58:00 -0600 Five Choctaws receive individual District 13AAA honors http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388908.html Five Dyer County boys basketball players were selected for individual honors following the District 13AAA Championship Game on Tuesday night at Munford High School. Members of the Choctaws... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:57:27 -0600 Murder suspect pleads not guilty, assigned a public defender http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388539.html On Tuesday morning during court proceedings held at the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, a Ripley man accused of first-degree felony murder as well as 10 other felony counts pleaded not guilty, and will... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:21:35 -0600 Hill enters not guilty plea at arraignment http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388538.html On Tuesday afternoon during an arraignment in Circuit Court, former Chimes for Charity Chairman of the Board Kim Hill pled not guilty to charges of theft over $60,000. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:17:43 -0600 Dyer County Recycles to host meeting on Feb. 28 at PDC http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388537.html Dyer County Recycles will meet on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, 305 College St., Dyersburg (Please enter through left side doors). Items on the agenda will include 2017... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:14:59 -0600 Dyer County public officials discuss updates, public records law http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388536.html RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., a large group of county public officials convened inside of the Richard Hill conference room in the Dyer County Courthouse to discuss... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:14:00 -0600 Obituaries for February 22, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388535.html Christine Powers Lavender, 86, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at The Highlands of Dyersburg in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Born Thursday, July 31, 1930, in Dyer County,... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:12:46 -0600 Turnovers plague DC against Cards in 13AAA finals http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388534.html The Choctaws were able to stay within striking distance of Brighton – a team which handed them a pair of losses by an average of 26 points during the regular season – for much of the opening three... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:07:49 -0600 Six Trojans receive individual District 13AA honors http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388533.html Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:06:19 -0600 Lady Choctaws honored with district awards http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388532.html Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:03:26 -0600 Loss stings, but things could be worse http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388173.html As the final few seconds ticked from the clock on Monday night in Medina, and it became clear Dyersburg’s 20-game winning streak would come to an end, the hearts of the Trojan faithful were broken.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:54:43 -0600 Who is your favorite president and why? http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388109.html ‘George Washington is my favorite president because he was the first president of the United Stated!’ --- ‘My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln because he signed the Emancipation Proclamation... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:13:14 -0600 McIver’s Grant hosts Presidents Day fun http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388108.html On Monday at 1 p.m. the McIver’s Grant Public Library hosted a number of kindergarten through 6th-grade-aged children during their Presidents Day Fun event. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:56:56 -0600 Relay for Life team meeting Thursday http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388107.html On Thursday, Feb. 23, Dyer County Relay for Life will hold a team meeting from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at McIver’s Grant Public Library. Those who are interested in forming a team for Dyer County Relay... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:53:55 -0600 Construction of new Newbern sidewalks, safe room almost done http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388105.html Construction on Main Street sidewalks in the city of Newbern is nearly complete, with the largest portion, stretching from City Hall to the Newbern Police Department already open for foot traffic.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:52:11 -0600 Narcotics investigator discusses danger of synthetic drugs at PADD meeting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388104.html RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com On Friday, Feb. 17, members of Prevention Alliance Dyersburg/ Dyer County, convened at the Professional Development Center, located at 305 College St., for... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:51:50 -0600 DCHS to host College Planning Night http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388102.html On Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Dyer County High School will be hosting a ‘College Planning Night’ for the junior parents and students. Held in the Commons area, the event will feature a... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:49:48 -0600 Obituaries for February 21, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388097.html Louis Stephen Rose Sr., 67, of Ripley, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was born July 4, 1949 in Halls. He is the son of the late James M. and the late Gladys... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:43:49 -0600 District 13AA title eludes No. 2 Dyersburg http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388096.html Dyersburg seemed poised to claim its first District 13AA Tournament crown since 2006 – when the Trojans defeated Crockett County, ironically – but a strong third quarter for the Cavaliers was... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:40:18 -0600 Slow first half dooms Lady Choctaws in 13AAA title game http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388095.html JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com For the second time in 10 days, a poor-shooting first half doomed the Lady Choctaws at Munford High School as the Dyer County girls were limited to only... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:39:31 -0600 Lady Trojans top South Gibson in 13AA Consolation game http://www.stategazette.com/story/2388094.html JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com Dyersburg’s got a big third-quarter performance on Saturday night, giving the Lady Trojans the momentum to take third place in the District 13AA... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:39:20 -0600 Trojans advance to first 13AA title game since ’08 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387513.html After battling through a stalemated opening frame, the Trojans set the tone for the rest of the game in the next eight minutes, scoring 26 points in the second quarter on the way to a 78-55 win over... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:07:12 -0600 Updated District 13AAA Tournament Bracket http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387509.html Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:06:45 -0600 Updated District 13AA Tournament Bracket http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387507.html Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:06:11 -0600 Russell indicted for November shooting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387520.html On Monday, Feb. 13, after concluding the Dyersburg Police Department’s investigation of the Nov. 17 shooting, which occurred at 160 Longfellow in Dyersburg, grand jurors of the Dyer County Circuit... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:03:52 -0600 TCAT-Newbern hosts National Signing Day event http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387519.html Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern hosted its National Signing Day, a ceremony honoring students who will be furthering their education through the... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:59:14 -0600 ABWA to host 7th annual ‘Girl’s Night Out’ in April http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387518.html On April 20, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Dyersburg’s Southern Accent Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will present its 7th annual ‘Girl’s Night Out’ event inside of the DSCC gymnasium,... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:58:38 -0600 Theft indictment a sad situation http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387515.html On Monday the grand jury indicted former Chimes for Charity Chairman of the Board Kim Hill on theft charges. The very idea of someone being indicted for stealing from a charitable organization is... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:56:13 -0600 McIver’s Grant to host Presidents Day activity http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387517.html \BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com On Monday at 1 p.m., McIver’s Grant Public Library in Dyersburg will host Presidents Day Fun inside the library’s Kid’s Zone. Students in kindergarten... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:55:43 -0600 The origin of Presidents Day http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387516.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Tomorrow marks Presidents Day, the annual holiday observed on the third Monday February. Originally, it was established in 1885 in recognition of the... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:54:55 -0600 Obituaries for February 19, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387514.html Elizabeth “Bibus” Brigham of Florida died Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Villages Hospice House in The Village, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:50:45 -0600 Dyer County upsets Hardin County to advance to 13AAA title game http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387512.html The Dyer County Choctaws avenged their late-season loss to the Tigers on Friday night in the District 13AAA semifinals, building a big second-half lead before overturning a Hardin County rally... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:44:18 -0600 Trojan football hosts annual Lift-a-Thon fundraiser http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387511.html The Dyersburg High School football team gave its fans and supporters a look at their offseason conditioning progress as the team held its annual Lift-a-Thon fundraiser on Thursday night. Above,... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:43:11 -0600 Postseason road has interesting turns http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387510.html The one thing about having two districts our local basketball fans can follow - especially ones without a clear-cut allegiance - is there is never a shortage of surprises, upsets and drama when the... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:41:07 -0600 Online or tax pro: Which is right for you? http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387506.html Can you believe it’s February already? Before you know it, it will be April and you’ll be scrambling to meet the income tax filing deadline. That’s why there’s no time like right now to get ready for... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:11:41 -0600 City recreation committee discusses activity center roof http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387192.html The city of Dyersburg’s Recreation Committee convened Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. inside the upstairs conference room at City Hall. All committee members were present with the exception of... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:57:15 -0600 Classic Country Tribute Show to be held this Saturday http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387189.html This Saturday, Feb. 18, local musician Theron Gean and ‘The Cowboys’ will be performing in a Classic Country Tribute show in memory of the late Tab Hawkins, a man who spent roughly 40 years in the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:44:18 -0600 Mall hosts special needs adults Valentine party http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387188.html On Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, at 10 a.m., the Dyersburg Mall hosted area adults with special needs. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:42:40 -0600 DSCC’s FAFSA Fever winners announced http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387187.html Dyersburg State Community College recently awarded $100 to 10 lucky students that filled out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Jan. 31 during its recent FAFSA Fever campaign.... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:42:12 -0600 Obituaries for February 17, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387186.html Word has been received that Patricia "Patty" K. Rickman of Union City, Tennessee has gone to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 Services will be held on... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:33:12 -0600 Lady Trojans fall in heartbreaker to No. 5 Westview http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387184.html With a spot in Saturday night’s District 13AA Championship game and homecourt advantage in the Region 7AA quarterfinals on the line, the Lady Trojans nearly pulled one of the bigger upsets of the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:30:25 -0600 Dyer County avenges loss to Brighton; advances to 13AAA title game http://www.stategazette.com/story/2387182.html The Lady Choctaws got off to a good start sparked by a pair of early treys from junior Torri Daniels and never looked back, taking a double-digit lead early on their way to a 70-57 win over Brighton... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:29:04 -0600