Dyersburg State Gazette Headlines http://www.stategazette.com News from the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper in Dyersburg, Tennessee en-us Community Project Fund begins Christmas initiative to help children http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367291.html Recently, the Dyer County Community Project Fund embarked on a wonderful spirit-filled initiative to help provide holiday gifts to underprivileged children in the area. In only a matter of weeks, the... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:27:20 -0600 Annual Sorghum Valley Christmas Village displays Christmas spirit http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367693.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Temperatures dipping below the freezing mark did not hamper the opening night of Sorghum Valley’s Christmas Village as many community residents, as well... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:18:20 -0600 Quinton's triple-double powers Tribe http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367681.html With an athletic team like Trezevant coming into town on Friday night, the Choctaws were going to need a big game from someone and they got that effort from junior big man Rico Quinton, who recorded... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:12:03 -0600 Mosley’s half-courter saves the day for the Trojans http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367677.html After controlling the game during the third quarter, the Trojans saw the momentum swing away from them through much of the fourth quarter. But, after a late Tiger bucket put Lexington on top by two... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:11:07 -0600 DHS to honor longtime educator, coach, announcer Jeff Branham Tuesday night http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367676.html JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com On Tuesday night, the Terry Glover Gymnasium will be the setting as Dyersburg High School honors the man behind the voice that filled the facility for... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:09:30 -0600 Looking at differences in the last two DC Fridays http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367675.html While the big headline from Friday night’s doubleheader in Newbern was junior Rico Quinton putting up double digits in three offensive categories, earlier in the night, the Lady Choctaws did... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:07:54 -0600 Lady Choctaws remain unbeaten, Knights squeak past Three Oaks boys http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367674.html The Three Oaks girls have been cruising through their schedule thusfar but faced their toughest challenge to date on Thursday night as the Lady Choctaws came away with a 49-30 victory of Power Center... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:07:18 -0600 Security Bank donates to Rotary Christmas for Kids http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367673.html The Security Bank Board of Directors donates to a local charity each Christmas in honor of the Security Bank employees. This year, a $1000 donation was made to the Rotary Christmas for Kids project.... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:06:01 -0600 Firestone presents donation to DSCC http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367672.html Firestone Industrial Products of Dyersburg recently presented Dyersburg State Community College with a $1000 donation from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund. On hand for the check presentation were... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:04:26 -0600 RapidCare ribbon cutting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367671.html On Friday, Dec. 2, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for RapidCare in their office located at 1355 Flowering Dogwood Lane, in Dyersburg. President Lesa... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:03:59 -0600 Early-morning accident results in 2 fatalities http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367560.html An accident on Great River Road during the early morning hours on Friday resulted in the deaths of two individuals, while a third was flown to the Med in Memphis with critical injuries. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:23:48 -0600 DMS Trojans, Lady Trojans dominate Haywood in first-half home finale http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367295.html The Trojans closed the home portion of the first half of the 2016-17 season, answering a second-quarter Warrior rally with a dominating start to the second half on the way to a 58-39 win over Haywood... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:45:13 -0600 Dyersburg, DC girls to play in Gerald Jennings Classic http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367294.html Local girls basketball fans have a chance to see both the Lady Trojans and Lady Choctaws in action on the same court at the same event as the two teams will take part in the Gerald Jennings Classic... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:44:19 -0600 Localized collection efforts for East TN fire victims underway http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367290.html On Friday, Dec. 9, Ryder and West Tennessee Expediting Trucking companies will have an 18-wheeler truck set up at the Dyersburg Mall in an effort to collect items for the East Tennessee fire victims.... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:26:40 -0600 Dyersburg City Beautiful Commission announces fall decoration winners http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367289.html Darlene and Edward Burks, 1011 Troy Ave., received the ‘Most Beautiful/Best Fall Award.’ Displaying a welcoming colorful fall harvest scene, a smiling girl joins happy scarecrow friends. A wagon is... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:23:44 -0600 Kirby announced as DHS DAR Good Citizen recipient http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367288.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Since its creation in 1934, the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Award has intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:35 -0600 2016 Listener’s Choice Awards announced http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367287.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com The 2nd annual Listener’s Choice Awards occurred on Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Farms in Dyersburg. Presented by Burks Beverage, the event showcased a... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:04 -0600 Local woodworker to feature crafts at Hilltop House Friday http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367285.html RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com Friday, Dec. 9 only, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., local resident Brian Staron will be hosting, ‘Staron’s Magical Workshop Trunk Show’ at Hilltop House, located... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:20:51 -0600 DHS music department winter concert Monday http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367284.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com On Monday, Dec. 12, Dyersburg High School will host the DHS Music Department Winter Concert inside of the Little Theater at 7 p.m. The concert will... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:18:52 -0600 Tower relocation to temporarily shut down local radio ministry http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367283.html RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com Tuesday night, members of the Dyer County community gathered together at the Lannom Center for a public meeting hosted by Moody Radio Ministry’s (91.3 FM)... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:18:23 -0600 Obituaries for December 9, 2016 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367281.html Adria Ruth Metcalf, 71, of Dyersburg, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was a retired teacher for Dyersburg State Community College. Adria was... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:16:56 -0600 Items to be collected for Gatlinburg, East TN fire victims http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367004.html Beginning on Friday, Dec. 9, Ryder and West Tennessee Expediting Trucking Companies will have a donated trailer set up at the Dyersburg Mall, collecting items for East Tennessee fire victims. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:41:01 -0600 DCHS ‘pays it forward’ through Random Acts of Kindness project http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367003.html While in years past, the DCHS students body has made endeavors to promote holiday hospitality and good will through its Random Acts of Kindness event, hosted each year during the month of Christmas,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:33:58 -0600 DHS Beta Club students shine at convention http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367002.html Dyersburg High School was well represented at last month’s 76th Annual National Beta Club Tennessee Senior Convention. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:30:36 -0600 Studard named DCHS DAR Good Citizen http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367001.html Designed to encourage and reward students possessing the characteristics that encompass a good citizen, the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Award is open to all students... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:28:42 -0600 DHS DECA club visits Washington, D.C. http://www.stategazette.com/story/2367000.html From Nov. 15 – Nov. 20, the Dyersburg High School DECA Club attended the DECA Fall Power Trip Workshop in Washington, D.C. While participating in the workshop, students worked on competition and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:26:47 -0600 DCHS announces 2016 ACT +3/+5 students and ACT Wall of Honor http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366999.html Dyer County High School is proud to announce that nearly 100 students have elevated their ACT scores 3-5 points since initial testing. In light of their extraordinary academic accomplishments, they... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:24:54 -0600 Obituaries for December 8, 2016 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366998.html Dorothy Mae Green, 96 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dyersburg Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Born Friday, April 23, 1920 in Dyer County... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:19:38 -0600 At the Shelter http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366994.html All animals at the shelter want a home for Christmas. If you can’t adopt, please add the Shelter to your Christmas list. Donations of bedding, treats, and toys would make nice surprises for our... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:02:16 -0600 Lady Trojan senior Taylor Welch named to THSSCA All-State team http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366944.html A Dyersburg senior defender recently added a state-wide honor to her trophy case as she was recently named to the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State team. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:26:20 -0600 Rosters set for Friday's West TN All-Star Game http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366943.html Heading into Friday night’s West TN All-Star Game at Liberty Tech High School in Jackson, the rosters for the North and South teams have been set as the two coaches drafted their teams earlier this... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:25:25 -0600 DCHS FCCLA and Grid Iron girls make preparations for Sorghum Valley Christmas Village schoolhouse http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366555.html With the Christmas holiday just right around the corner, local residents are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the annual Sorghum Valley Christmas Village, which will be open to the public from Dec.... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:41:02 -0600 First Christian to host Community Christmas Journey http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366554.html On Wednesday, Dec. 21, First Christian Church will be hosting its very first Community Christmas Journey featuring a candlelight worship service, bonfire, holiday treats, and family fun. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:39:51 -0600 Charlie Brown Christmas and more at McIver’s Grant in December http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366553.html With the community gearing up for the holiday season, the same can be said for McIver’s Grant Public Library in downtown Dyersburg. All throughout the month, the library will have Christmas-themed... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:39:42 -0600 City OKs ordinances, announces public hearing http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366552.html On Monday, Dec. 5, the City of Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen convened at 7 p.m. inside of the Municipal Building courtroom. All members of the board were present, and Mayor John Holden... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:34:56 -0600 DCHS students deck the halls with holiday spirit http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366550.html Recently, students of DCHS spent time decorating the commons area in preparation for the upcoming Christmas holiday, with each class customizing the space in their own unique and festive way.... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:31:21 -0600 McIver’s Grant holds reading of ‘The Polar Express’ http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366548.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Coinciding with the Dyersburg Christmas parade on Tuesday, Nov. 29, the McIver’s Grant Public Library hosted a reading of the classic Christmas story,... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:30:09 -0600 Cardinals hand Dyersburg boys first loss http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366546.html A tough end to the first half and an early run by the Cardinals in the third quarter spelled doom for the Trojans as Brighton handed the Dyersburg boys their first loss of the season for the second... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:25:09 -0600 Regulation not enough as Choctaws top Covington in overtime http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366539.html For the second game in a row, 32 minutes was not enough to settle things as it was the Choctaws’ turn to rally in the second half to force overtime, where the Dyer County boys again dominated the... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:22:04 -0600 Choctaws squeak by Halls in Three Oaks sweep http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366537.html The Three Oaks Choctaws got on the winning track on Monday night, edging out a 42-39 win over visiting Halls at Three Oaks Middle School. The Choctaws got a pair of three-pointers from Ethan Smith as... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:21:15 -0600 Returning DMS sweeps Brighton after a month on the road http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366536.html After over a month of traveling around West Tennessee, the Trojans and Lady Trojans returned home to Dyersburg for the first time since Nov. 3, sweeping a pair from Brighton on Monday night. The... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:19:26 -0600 On the Record http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366531.html Christopher Wade Campbell, 43, and April Kathleen Pearce, 46 Clifton Shane Fultz, 38, and Audrey Leigh Phillips Fultz, 34 Zachary Palmer Campbell, 31, and Merylann Ellen Reaves, 22 Andrew Watson... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:18:17 -0600 Obituaries for December 7, 2016 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366529.html Ruth Irene Armstrong, 93, of Dyersburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Bells Nursing Home and Rehab Center. Ruth was born on September 7, 1923 in Rovel, LA to the late Charlie Willis and... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:12:30 -0600 Stop the Violence meeting moved to different location http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366065.html Due to the estimated attendance, the second Stop the Violence Community Meeting has had a change of venue. Rather than being held at Future City Recreation, the meeting will now occur at the Bruce... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:07:07 -0600 Mid-South Riders deliver shipment of toys for Sheriff’s Dept. Toy Run http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366072.html On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual Toy Run. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:41:17 -0600 Hee Haw production ‘Life After the Election’ draws hundreds to Bogota Community Center http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366071.html Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, hundreds of local residents piled into the Bogota Community Center in anticipation of this year’s ‘Hee Haw’ production entitled, ‘Life After the Election’. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:21:14 -0600 Dyersburg Choral Society set for annual concert http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366067.html Dyersburg State Community College will present the Dyersburg Choral Society in its annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Admission for the... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:19:25 -0600 Children enjoy Salvation Army’s breakfast with Santa event http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366064.html With the turning of the calendar to the month of December, many businesses and organizations have begun organizing Christmas-themed events for the upcoming holiday season. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:16:45 -0600 Dyersburg Mall hosts breakfast with Santa http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366063.html From 9 to 11 a.m., the Dyersburg Mall hosted a breakfast with Santa event inside of Applebee’s. Over 125 local children enjoyed a sausage and pancake breakfast and had an opportunity to see, talk,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:14:49 -0600 (Untitled) http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366062.html With Christmas quickly approaching, many children all over our area have been preparing their Christmas wish list for Santa. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:12:10 -0600 Obituaries for December 6, 2016 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366061.html Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Jo Hipps, 59, will be held Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at the Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Drace officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery. She... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:07:15 -0600 Lady Eagles suffer third straight loss in 11-point setback to Shawnee CC http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366059.html A stretch of four games in five days for the Lady Eagles proved to catch up with them on Monday as the Dyersburg State women dropped a tough 79-68 decision to Shawnee Community College at Dyersburg... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:03:20 -0600 Dyersburg's mid-game dominance keeps Trojans unbeaten http://www.stategazette.com/story/2366058.html After a tightly contested opening quarter, the Trojans dominated the second and third frames on Saturday evening in Henderson on their way to a 61-30 win over Chester County. After four points each... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:36 -0600 Obituaries for December 4, 2016 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365553.html Doris Maxine Goad, 85, of Finley, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She was a retired IBM Operator for Binswanger Glass. Doris was a former member of... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:04:57 -0600 Courthouse gets into Christmas spirit with ‘Giving Tree’ initiative http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365550.html Now in its third year, the Dyer County Courthouse ‘Giving Tree’ initiative has helped provide warm winter clothes for hundreds of children and young adults in the Dyer County and Dyersburg school... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:44:37 -0600 Concerned citizens attend Stop the Violence meeting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365549.html On Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., approximately 50 concerned citizens attended the Stop the Violence Community Meeting that occurred at the Dyer County Central School Gymnasium on Hornbrook Street. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:42:56 -0600 Remembering Robert ‘Cotton’ Worley http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365548.html When Robert “Cotton” Worley passed away on Sept.28, 2015, not only was a grieving family left behind to try and come to grips with the untimely loss, but the void left behind with his passing also... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:41:43 -0600 Court challenge to city pension changes faces another setback http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365547.html At a public court hearing on Nov. 18, Dyer County Circuit Court Judge Lee Moore granted a motion to dismiss First Citizens National Bank as a defendant in the lawsuit filed by city employees, Aaron... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:25:42 -0600 RFW donates items to fire victims in East Tenn. http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365543.html Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:19:46 -0600 Miston Baptist to host Mark Butler benefit http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365542.html On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., Miston Baptist Church will host a spaghetti supper and gospel singing benefit for local resident Mark Butler. Butler, who was in an automobile accident that left him... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:17:07 -0600 Reason for the Season accepting canned food donations http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365541.html Beginning now until Dec. 8, Burks Beverage and Broadcasting alongside FirstCNB will be hosting the 10th annual ‘Reason for the Season’ food drive. Canned foods, peanut butter, shampoo, toothpaste,... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:16:36 -0600 Choral concert, live nativity at Cumberland Presbyterian http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365540.html BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Throughout the month of December, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 2280 Parr Ave. in Dyersburg, will be hosting upcoming Christmas-themed... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:16:00 -0600 Man raising thoroughbred horses and registered angus cattle in Dyer County http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365538.html James K. Travis, better known as Ken Travis, was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in a house across the road from the farm where he was raised. He is the oldest of Jim and Virginia Travis’ children with two... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:12:15 -0600