Dyersburg State Gazette News http://www.stategazette.com/news/ News headlines from the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper in Dyersburg, Tennessee en-us 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 Single-vehicle wreck on 104 leaves driver injured http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365183.html At approximately 2:55 p.m. Thursday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Route 104, just outside of the western part of the Dyersburg city limit. According to... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:03:44 -0600 Local businesses step up to aid East Tennesseans http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365180.html In wake of the recent, tragic fires that have occurred in Gatlinburg and East Tennessee, local businesses have stepped up to the plate to help those in need. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:03:20 -0600 Newbern Christmas Parade welcomes over 100 registered floats and participants http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365173.html Early Thursday night, the streets of Newbern were overflowing with Christmas cheer and holiday delight as hundreds of residents made their way out to celebrate the town’s 27th Annual Christmas... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:51:30 -0600 Mall to host numerous Christmas events in December http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365172.html The Christmas season will be on full display at the Dyersburg Mall, as they will be hosting a variety of holiday-themed events throughout December. Family-friendly events, fun for those of all ages,... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:49:48 -0600 Huddle House unveils new ownership http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365171.html Huddle House announced Thursday that it has acquired the Dyersburg restaurant and is now operating it as a corporate location. Huddle House acquired the Dyersburg restaurant, along with 14 other... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:48:43 -0600 Christmas tree made of 10,300 books on residence tour http://www.stategazette.com/story/2365170.html NASHVILLE – A giant Christmas tree made of 10,300 children’s books is one of the many trees exhibited at the Tennessee governor’s residence this holiday season. The tree, a project of GFWC (General... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:44:57 -0600 City OKs partial suspension of building codes http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364867.html On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m., the City of Dyersburg’s Local Government Committee convened to discuss the recently adopted 2015 International Building Codes, particularly those under residential.... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:10:52 -0600 E-911 discusses funding for dispatch backup center, construction of Newbern safe room http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364868.html Late Tuesday evening, the Dyersburg/Dyer County E-911 Board convened for its regular session. Items on the agenda included updates on the construction of the Newbern safe room, the development of an... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:01:57 -0600 Newbern Depot to host open-house event tonight http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364866.html Tonight, hundreds of Newbern residents will rally together in the downtown area in celebration of this year’s Newbern Christmas Parade. In light of the night’s festivities, the Newbern Depot Museum... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:59:19 -0600 Salters Chapel A.M.E. Church to host Angel Tree program http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364865.html Every child has a story. For 2.7 million children in the U.S. that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:58:30 -0600 Tennesseans urged to use caution when giving to Gatlinburg fire victims http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364864.html In the wake of devastating wildfires in East Tennessee, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging people to use caution when trying to help fire victims. "Tennesseans are among the most generous... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:57:32 -0600 December brings lights, Santa, and music to DPA http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364863.html If you spot a glorious glow in the cornfields Northwest of Union City, Tenn. in December, head that way. Lights, lights and more lights are twinkling brightly all around Discovery Park of America.... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:52:36 -0600 Tipton Arts Council to present ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364862.html   This weekend, The Tipton Arts Council and The Historic Ruffin Theater will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” This is a delightful comedy that gives a different twist to the usual Christmas... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:51:44 -0600 Even postponed, Dyersburg Christmas Parade largest in over 20 years http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364479.html After being pushed back by a day, the 66th Annual Dyersburg Christmas Parade occurred Tuesday evening, kicking off at 7 p.m. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:02:20 -0600 Sorghum Valley Christmas Village open Dec. 8-10 http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364478.html The opening of Sorghum Valley’s annual Christmas Village is rapidly approaching, as organizers and volunteers have been on site throughout the past weeks in preparing lights and décor for this year’s... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:01:08 -0600 Bogota ‘Hee Haw’ crew prepares for upcoming performance: ‘Life After the Election’ http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364477.html On Dec. 1-3, the Bogota Community Center ‘Hee Haw’ show will be presenting audiences with a comedy performance entitled: ‘Life After the Election’, a production portraying the life of Hillary Clinton... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:58:13 -0600 City school board reviews policies at monthly meeting http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364476.html On Monday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. the Dyersburg City School Board convened inside of the central office boardroom. The meeting, which originally was to take place on Monday, Dec. 5, was rescheduled due... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:54:56 -0600 YMCA receives $3,000 donation http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364475.html Recently, the Dyer County YMCA received over $3,000 in donations raised through a Halloween costume fundraiser sponsored by Davis Wealth Services. All donations will be used to update flooring and... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:53:34 -0600 Weather postpones 66th annual Dyersburg Christmas Parade http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364015.html With heavy thunderstorms and high winds in Monday’s forecast, the 66th Annual Dyersburg’s Christmas Parade was postponed until Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:03:33 -0600 DHS’s Alley, Funderburk to perform at Carnegie Hall http://www.stategazette.com/story/2364014.html DHS sophomore Abbey Alley and DHS senior Madison Funderburk will be travelling to The Big Apple in February as they have been selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at the... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:02:43 -0600