Dyersburg State Gazette Headlines http://www.stategazette.com News from the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper in Dyersburg, Tennessee en-us Obituaries for January 22, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379056.html Shirley Jean Smith, 79 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at her residence in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Born Tuesday, October 26, 1937 in Gadsden, Alabama, she was the daughter... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:28:12 -0600 Authorities arrest two men in connection with farm burglary http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379055.html On Jan. 13, deputies and investigators of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department arrested two men allegedly involved in a recent burglary of farm equipment located at 4225 Tiger Tail Farms. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:26:40 -0600 DPD’s Ward promoted to sergeant http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379053.html The Dyersburg Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of FTO Rod Ward to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Ward has a combined 19 years of law enforcement experience, and during his tenure with... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:23:53 -0600 City awarded $50,000 in state tourism grant http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379054.html Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd recently announced that 29 communities will receive more than $1 million in Tourism Enhancement Grants to... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:23:38 -0600 Locals celebrate Trump’s inauguration http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379052.html On Friday, Jan. 17, at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Donald J. Trump took the Oath of Office to become the 45th president of the United States. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:12:45 -0600 County native, band begins Kickstarter campaign for album http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379051.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com If you had one opportunity, would you take it? That’s exactly what Dyer County native Will Kwasigroh, part of one of West Tennessee’s most talented music... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:10:42 -0600 Fyrne Lake uses Christmas trees for fish habitat http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379050.html Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:10:24 -0600 Strong start continues No. 4 Trojans’ roll http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379047.html A strong start for the Trojans on Friday night was highlighted by a 14-0 run in the first quarter as fourth-ranked Dyersburg moved to 4-0 in District play with a 67-43 win over visiting South Gibson... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00:38 -0600 DC girls take lead in 13AAA; beat Munford in OT http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379046.html JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com During a season full of accolades last season, the Lady Choctaws were able to do something on Friday night which escaped their 2015-16 resume as it took... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00:29 -0600 DHS Basketball Homecoming Court announced http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379048.html Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:59:34 -0600 Here’s a few quick words from Peevy http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379045.html The last few weeks have shown why it is easy to see why basketball season is probably one of my favorite times of the year. After all, you’re talking about someone who reads more comic book titles on... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:47:30 -0600 Flatt's Heating and Air holds ribbon cutting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379044.html Flatt's Heating and Air is celebrating its 70th business anniversary. Over the years, Murray Flatt grew his business until the 1960s when Flatt's was the largest employer in Dyer County including... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:43:58 -0600 Dot Foods donates $500 to Lone Star Warriors Outdoors http://www.stategazette.com/story/2379043.html Dot Foods Maintenance Supervisor Heather Hassell and General Manager Matt Duggan are seen presenting Lone Star Warriors Outdoors founder Chris Gill with a $500. An organization that takes combat... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:41:59 -0600 Mall Boulevard reconstruction expected to begin by early summer http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378658.html In September 2016, the city of Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the authorization of the City Engineering Department to proceed with the construction planning for rebuilding... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:11:42 -0600 Newbern’s newly formed Women of the Moose to be proactive in community http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378657.html The Board of Moose Lodge #2707 of Newbern has been very busy over the course of the past year. Whether they were hosting events for United States Military veterans, collecting school supplies for... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:08:26 -0600 Relay for Life season kickoff, ribbon-cutting ceremony set Thursday http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378656.html Dyer County Relay for Life is set to kick off the fundraising season on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at McIver’s Grant Public Library for a come-and-go celebration from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (chamber... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:04:16 -0600 DSCC announces nursing info sessions http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378655.html Dyersburg State Community College will host Nursing Information Sessions for new and potential nursing students at each of its locations in January. These sessions will provide students with more... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:03:50 -0600 Obituaries for January 20, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378654.html Wilsie Mae Carson, 83, of Newbern, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born on November 15, 1933 in Dyer County, TN to the late Roy and Fannie Roberts Wooley. Wilsie... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:02:20 -0600 Unbeaten Three Oaks girls eliminate Northview in Small Area Tournament semis http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378621.html A dominating performance in the opening minutes proved to be enough to push the undefeated Lady Choctaws into the Small Area Tournament Finals as Three Oaks moved to 18-0 on the year with a 59-26... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:02:36 -0600 Nigerian duo making impact this season for DSCC http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378620.html Once two transfer students from Carver Bible College in Atlanta stepped onto the court for the Dyersburg State Lady Eagles, center Nancy Irabor and guard/forward Blessing Samuel made history with the... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:00:56 -0600 Trojan hoops in the midst of special season http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378371.html Over the last decade, when the local high school basketball season has arrived, the conversation surrounding the teams to watch has generally centered on both squads from Dyer County, as well as the... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:47 -0600 Kustoff hosts public conference at Lannom Center http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378335.html Wednesday afternoon at noon, a large group of business professionals, residents, and officials of both city and county gathered together at the Lannom Center to welcome Congressman David Kustoff, who... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:27:56 -0600 Chamber Banquet to feature SERVPRO assistant VP as speaker http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378334.html The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kevin Brown will serve as the guest speaker for the Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Awards Banquet, featuring the 2016 Award... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:26:17 -0600 Newbern Board discusses sidewalk renovations, safe room updates http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378332.html The Newbern Board of Mayor and Alderman convened Tuesday night for its regular session, with items on the agenda including current sidewalk renovations, departmental reports, and updates on the... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:16:39 -0600 Newbern begins sidewalk renovation project http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378331.html RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com Over the past several weeks, the city of Newbern has taken efforts toward improving sidewalks throughout the town, an effort that, according to local... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:12:37 -0600 DES OKs charge-off, reduction in building costs http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378330.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com The Dyersburg Electric System Power Board convened Wednesday, Jan. 18 at noon for its regular monthly meeting. All power board members were present, as... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:11:57 -0600 Obituaries for January 19, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378329.html Fannie E. Caruthers, age 70 of Tiptonville, TN. died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Tennova HealthCare-Dyersburg Regional. McCreight Funeral Home is in charge. Visitation will be Saturday, January 21,... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:08:52 -0600 At the Shelter http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378328.html Please make a New Year’s resolution to donate time, money or supplies to the shelter. The shelter could use some of the following items: cloth towels, fleece blankets, dog safe toys (no stuffed toys... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:00:18 -0600 Northview girls advance in tournament, TOMS boys eliminated http://www.stategazette.com/story/2378270.html After a pair of lop-sided wins over the Lady Tigers during the regular season, the Northview Lady Choctaws found themselves trailing Halls after one frame before rallying to retake the lead and hold... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:35:24 -0600 No. 4 Trojans fend off Chargers to stay atop District 13AA http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377947.html The fourth-ranked Trojans continued their winning ways on Tuesday night, picking up a big road win in district play with a 66-56 win over Westview in Martin. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:12:39 -0600 Dyer County boys continue winning ways with OT win http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377946.html For the Choctaws, it was a tale of two halves as Dyer County rallied from a 14-point deficit at the half to take a 57-55 win over St. Benedict at Auburndale in Cordova on Tuesday night. “We didn’t... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:11:55 -0600 Trojan alum Howard standing out at Blue Mountain http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377945.html Former Dyersburg High School Trojan Jay Howard has been seeing plenty of playing time as well as success during his sophomore season with the Toppers. Last Thursday, Howard led his team with 19... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:10:41 -0600 Dyersburg Fire Dept. responds to call at Dollar General http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377927.html On Tuesday, Jan. 17 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Dyersburg Fire Department received a call about a cooler creating smoke inside Dollar General, located at 1478 U.S. Highway 51 Bypass E. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:26:55 -0600 Transitions gears up for 4th Annual Butterfly Run http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377926.html The 4th Annual Transitions Butterfly Run will be kicking off on Saturday, March 4, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Featured in this year’s fundraising event will be 10K and 5K races, as well as the... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:24:59 -0600 Dyer County Recycles announces January meeting, recaps events from November http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377924.html The regularly scheduled meeting of Dyer County Recycles will be held on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., inside of the Professional Development Center, located at 305 College St. Items on the agenda include: •... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:21:44 -0600 Dyersburg/Dyer Co. Photo Club to meet at UT Ag Extension Office http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377923.html The Dyersburg/Dyer County Photo Club will meet at the UT Ag Extension Office in the Milton Magee Complex on 151 Everett Ave. in Dyersburg, Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:21:13 -0600 Obituaries for January 18, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377922.html Mary Margaret Allison, 73, of Hornbeak died Monday, January 16th at Reelfoot Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 in the Ridgely Curry Funeral Home. The family will... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:20:02 -0600 Annual march honors Dr. King http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377611.html Overcast skies and light rain did not dampen the spirits of those who participated in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March and Celebration in Dyersburg on Monday. With crowds gathered... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:34:49 -0600 Lake County NAACP celebrates MLK Day with Freedom March http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377595.html Early Monday morning, members of the Lake County community gathered together for the 2017 NAACP Freedom March, an event memorializing the legacy and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:24:26 -0600 DSCC to offer orientation session for distance education students http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377594.html Dyersburg State Community College will offer several orientation sessions designed to help students taking online classes this spring semester. The sessions will provide basic information regarding... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:23:50 -0600 Obituaries for January 17, 2017 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377593.html Mary Margaret Allison, 73, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Reelfoot Nursing and Rehab. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. --- Vicki Lee... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:21:17 -0600 WTAC Small Area Tournament opens tonight http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377542.html The postseason for both Northview and Three Oaks begins tonight as the WTAC Small Area Tournament tips at Northview High School with the brackets running through Monday, Jan. 23. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:40:51 -0600 Dyersburg boys move up two spots to No. 4 in latest AP poll http://www.stategazette.com/story/2377504.html The Dyersburg Trojans (15-1, 2-0 District 13AA) moved up two spots in the latest Associated Press Class AA Boys poll which was released on Monday afternoon. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:29:07 -0600