Photos from around Dyer County on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
On Tuesday, traffic was having trouble maneuvering on the wintry mix around Dyer County. Slick road conditions caused I-155 to come to a complete stop as tractor trailers were unable to make it up the Lenox Bluff at Exit 7. Other vehicles were...
Ducks Unlimited Banquet
The Dyersburg High School and Dyer County High School Chapters of Ducks Unlimited held a joint banquet on Thursday evening at the Family Living Center at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. Over 200 students, parents and community members came out to...
Relay for Life of Dyer County meeting
Relay for Life of Dyer County recently held a meeting at Dyersburg State Community College in preparation for their upcoming event on Saturday, May 31. During the meeting, The State Gazette and Burks Broadcasting were announced as the winners of the...
Rescue Squad home to new ambulance
The Dyer County Rescue Squad hosted representatives of the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Newbern, Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, the Dyer County government, the City of Dyersburg and Air Evac Lifeteam for a ribbon...
Chamber Legislative Coffee
A Legislative Coffee, hosted by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce at the Lannom Center at 7 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 14 drew a full house for updates from the state capitol.
State Senator Lowe Finney and State Representatives Bill...
2014 annual Chairman's Awards Banquet
Members of the of the local business community attended the 2014 annual Chairman's Awards Banquet hosted by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday evening at the Lannom Center to show their support of up-and-coming, as well as...
Photos of DCHS botanical gardens from 2013
There are several more weeks until the first day of spring on Thursday, March 20. So, as we ride out the remaining days of winter, here are some photos to help remind you of the beauty spring and summer holds. These photos were taken last year of...
Relay for Life of Dyer County kickoff event
Relay for Life of Dyer County has officially begun. The kickoff was held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Dyersburg State Community College. Several teams and individuals came out and signed up for the upcoming event this spring. During the event, keynote...
Dyersburg Kiwanis Duck Blast 2014
Local hunters flocked to this year's Dyersburg Kiwanis Duck Blast and raised $20,000 for two deserving charities.
The popular event was held on Jan. 9 and 10, at the Lannom Center and the Dyer County fairgrounds. The Dyersburg Kiwanis Club was able...
MLK Jr. Day celebrated on Courthouse steps
Organizers of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Dyer County took advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures to hold the annual event on the Courthouse steps.
The event included a march from the Future City community, an...
Carnell Allen white bean appreciation luncheon
Nearly 60 people gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 8, to enjoy a delicious meal and each other's company at the farm of Carnell Allen in RoEllen. Each year, he gives an open invitation to the community for the lunch, which is held in the wood stove-warmed...
Shelton featured on Library Art Wall
The Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library currently features the work of Vickie Shelton. The talented artist works in water-based oil. Her display of paintings ranges from portraits to landscapes.
Oakwood Community Living Center Christmas events
Oakwood Community Living Center in Dyersburg hosted a live nativity scene/stocking stuffer event on Friday, Dec. 13, from 5--7 p.m. Approximately 100 Dyersburg community members attended the festive event. Oakwood residents, staff, and volunteers...
Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest Ceremony
The Dyer County School System recently held a systemwide Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest to promote alcohol, tobacco and drug-prevention awareness. This year's theme was "Our Future is Bright, No Drugs in Sight". The winners were chosen from hundreds...
Chamber Holiday After Hours
The Lannom Center was the place to be on Thursday evening as a crowd of networking business professionals spread their holiday cheer during this year's Holiday After Hours. The event was hosted by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce and...
Holocaust survivor speaks to Northview students
Clark Blatteis, a Holocaust survivor and passenger of the ill-fated SS St. Louis, shared his story with seventh graders at Northview Middle School on Friday, Dec. 13.
Born in Berlin the year before Hitler was named Prime Minister of Germany, the...
Newbern Rotary's 23rd annual Christmas Parade
Despite cold temperatures and the threat of inclement weather, Newbern Rotary's 23rd annual Christmas Parade was filled with smiling faces and plenty of holiday cheer. Although the parade was smaller than in years past, the participants showed...
McIver's Grant Art Wall features DPS artists
The Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library will feature the talents of Dyersburg Primary School students throughout the holiday season. DPS art teacher Sarah Caylor Myint chose to inspire her budding artists with Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt...
63rd annual Main Street Dyersburg Christmas Parade
Thousands of people got into the holiday spirit as they came out to watch the 63rd annual Main Street Dyersburg Christmas Parade on Monday evening.
Community Helpers Day
Dyersburg Primary School held Community Helpers Day on Monday morning to introduce first graders to career education. The city police, fire and street departments as well as Cable One, Schultz Brothers Farms and Dyer County Sheriff's Department...
Community Thanksgiving Service
The annual Community Thanksgiving Service was held on Sunday evening at First Christian Church. Set aside as a time to give thanks the service featured several denominations coming together as one and included an offering collected for local...
Huckabee speaks at Life Choices 2013 Vision fundraising event
Former Arkansas Governor, author, and media personality Mike Huckabee was the featured speaker at the Life Choices 2013 Vision Fundraising Event on Thursday, Nov. 21
The event, held at First Christian Church, offered a delightful presentation by...
Dot Foods, Inc. groundbreaking ceremony
Dot Foods, Inc. broke ground on a new $24 million, 166-494 square-foot facility in the Dyersburg Industrial Park site on Highway 211. Cold temperatures were not enough to keep civic leaders, elected officials and other community leaders away from...
Wednesday night broadcast of Chimes for Charity
The soldiers of Dyersburg's National Guard 168th Military Police Battalion showed up in force as they sponsored Wednesday evening's broadcast of the 65th annual Chimes for Charity auction. The group, led by Lt. Col Karen Steed, brought in $4,157 in...
TDOT Major Thoroughfare Plan kickoff meeting
Tennessee Department of Transportation's Major Thoroughfare Plan kickoff meeting recently took place at the Lannom Center. The meeting offered community leaders and volunteer organizations a chance to take part in future plans for roadways...
TRC Disability Awareness Luncheon
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center recently held its 2013 Disability Awareness Luncheon with the theme, "Because We are Equal to the Task."
The annual event offered moving presentations by former trauma nurse Rhonda Hicks and guest speaker Ken...
Veterans Day Festivities
Veterans Day was celebrated throughout Dyer County on Monday beginning with the traditional Veterans Day Service on the east side of the Dyer County Courthouse. Maj. Andrew Moore delivered the keynote address. The service was followed by the annual...
WIN third annual Holiday Mart
Security Bank held its third annual Women In Networking Holiday Mart at Lupo's Italian Restaurante on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Local women were invited to peruse the booths of local vendors and enjoy complimentary wine, appetizers and door prizes...
Take a Vet to School Day
The History Channel established "Take a Vet to School Day" in 2007 as a way for veterans to share their stories and for kids to be able to thank veterans for their service. On Thursday afternoon, thanks to a partnership with Cable One, two local...
Grandson of President John Tyler speaks to local DAR Chapter
The Key Corner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a presentation by the grandson of the 10th President of the United States in the community room of McIver's Grant Public Library on Monday, Oct. 28.
Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr....
Trick or Treat at the Dyersburg Mall
Hundreds of children and adults dressed up as their favorite character and headed down to the Dyersburg Mall for an evening of Trick or Treating. Store employees handed out candy to the cast of characters and many entered their creative ensembles...
Dyersburg Life Choices and Right Choices hosted the first ever LIFE Maze at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce beginning on Tuesday evening with an open community event. The interactive maze allows participants to choose a life scenario...
DCHS names Most Valuable Choctaw
Dyer County High School hosted the 20th annual Investment in Excellence assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23. A time-honored Choctaw tradition, the event offers a custom that has brought the community together to celebrate excellence for two full...
Sixth annual Healthy Woman Anniversary Celebration
Olympic gold medalist and Magnificent Seven leader Shannon Miller shared her journey with ovarian cancer -- and her 'never-quit' attitude -- with residents attending Dyersburg Regional Medical Center's sixth annual Healthy Woman Anniversary...
Healthy Woman Fashion Show
The sixth annual Healthy Woman Anniversary Celebration, held at First Christian Church on Saturday, Oct. 19, featured a health/vendor expo, food, fellowship, fun and a presentation by Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller.
Also on the agenda was the...
The Damascus Project held its annual banquet on Thursday evening. The non-profit ministry is raising funds in order to build a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Dyersburg.
Stafford named Titans Teacher of the Week
Dyer County High School biology teacher Angie Stafford was surprised on Thursday morning with a special assembly at the school. American Paper and Twine Regional Director Rick Eiseman visited DCHS to honor Stafford as the Titans Teacher of the Week...
Discovery Park Preview Event
Discovery Park hosted a special preview event on Tuesday morning ahead of its November 1 grand opening date. Approximately 200 guests and several media outlets were treated to a lunch and afternoon at the Discovery Center and its wonderful 50-acre...
Fire Chief Veal retires
Dyersburg Fire Chief Bob Veal announced his retirement during Friday's Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, ending 38 years of service in the DFD.
Fifth Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
The Dyersburg Fire Department held the Fifth Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Friday. Dyersburg firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered, and current firefighters were honored.
Community Barbecue for Cancer
Photos from Friday's Community Barbecue for Cancer in downtown Dyersburg. The yearly event raises money to go toward the immediate needs of Dyer County cancer patients.
Dyer County Farm Bureau Ag Day
Earlier this month, Malcolm and Phyllis Burchfiel hosted the 2013 Dyer County Farm Bureau Ag Day at their farm in the Tatumville Community. Fifth-grade students from both the county and city school systems got to experience life on the farm and...
Rhonda Myers featured on McIver's Grant Public Library's Art Wall
The artwork of local painter Rhonda Myers will be featured on the Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library now through the end of November. A selection of Myers' paintings is also featured here, on the State Gazette's photo gallery.
Dyer County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner
Republicans from all three divisions of the state of Tennessee gathered at The Farms clubhouse in Dyersburg on Friday evening at the Dyer County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day dinner.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, along with Billy and Karen...
Main Street Fall Festival
The Main Street Fall Festival brought a crowd to downtown Dyersburg on Saturday, Sept. 28. Those attending the event sponsored by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce's Main Street Program were treated to beautiful autumn weather and...
Trimble Lions Club Celebrity Waiter Night
The Trimble Lions Club had a large group of diners showing their support in making their third annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Lupo's Italian Restaurante a roaring success last month. The $1,000 raised will assist applicant approved people of Dyer...
YMCA Tackle Football Game
YMCA is offering tackle football for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders this fall. The program plays under the Trojan mascot and travels throughout Northwest Tennessee to play rival teams at Lake County, Ripley, Halls and Rutherford.
Depot Days in Newbern
Depot Days was held in Newbern on Saturday, Sept. 21. The all day event is an annual fundraiser for the historic depot station that last year accommodated more than 4,000 travelers. Visitors enjoyed food, games and plenty of entertainment.
St. Jude Rides -- Peoria to Memphis bike run stops in Dyersburg
Approximately 300 riders and passengers of the St. Jude Rides -- Peoria to Memphis bike run filled the Lannom Center in Dyersburg on Thursday evening. The riders were hosted to a spaghetti supper by the Mid-South Riders, the local chapter of the...
St. Jude Rides -- Peoria to Memphis
Approximately 300 riders and passengers of the St. Jude Rides -- Peoria to Memphis bike run make their way down Highway 51 Bypass on their way to Memphis on Friday morning. The riders, coming from Peoria, Ill., made a stopover in Dyersburg on...
Workforce Development Grant Announcement
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Tuesday a $589,000 workforce development grant for Dyersburg State Community College to help meet the advanced manufacturing needs of the area.
An array of state and local political figures, business...
Twenty-third annual Dyer County General Education Development Commencement
The 23rd annual Dyer County General Education Development Commencement was held on Aug. 29 at Dyersburg State Community College. An enthusiastic class of graduates received their GEDs in front of an audience of their supporting friends and family....
Cry Out America Prayer Event
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, a Cry Out America prayer event was held on the Dyer County Courthouse lawn. Wednesday's service was a remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and part of a nationwide prayer event called Cry Out America....
United Way sets goal at $490,000
The United Way of Dyer County held its capital campaign kickoff at Developmental Skills in Dyersburg at 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 9, with Dyer County board members announcing a goal to raise $490,000 for programs and agencies aiding local...
Discovery Park unveils Dinosaur exhibit
Discovery Park unveiled its Dinosaur exhibit on Monday morning. In addition, several exhibits went into the Transportation Gallery, which is now sporting a race car driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Groundbreaking for Curry's Funeral Home
Curry's Funeral Home held a groundbreaking for its new facility at 9 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 9.
The groundbreaking is the next chapter in Curry's service to the Dyer County community, which includes over 130 years of caring for local residents in...
Dyersburg High School Honors Party
Dyersburg High School celebrated its 2013 Spring Honor Roll students with a party, which included an egg toss and subsequent food fight. Food included noodles with red and blue food coloring, jello, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. DHS will be...
"Membership Matters" Annual Luncheon
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual "Membership Matters" Luncheon earlier this week. The luncheon included an exciting announcement that Dot Foods would be building a new $24-million facility and would create 157 new jobs....
The E.D.G.E. Conference for Women
Lisa Whelchel was the keynote speaker at the E.D.G.E. Conference for Women on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The event, held in the Lannom Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., featured the E.D.G.E. Mart shopping expo, lunch, a fashion show, door prizes and a...
E.D.G.E. Mart features local entrepreneurs
The E.D.G.E. Mart, held at the Lannom Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 24, featured local small business vendors, including two new entrepreneurs who launched their new business ventures at the event.
Products ranged from...
The E.D.G.E. Conference fashion show
A fashion show featuring local boutiques for women and children also took place at the E.D.G.E. Conference for Women on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The event, held in the Lannom Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., featured the E.D.G.E. Mart shopping expo,...
DHS vs. JCM
Transitions Appreciation luncheon
Transitions of Dyer County has hosted three appreciation luncheons for local supporters of the ministry this summer. The events have been held in the home's new multi-purpose addition, feeding both the body and spirit of those attending. Transitions...
Beaver Creek Art Studio exhibit at McIver's Grant Public Library
The artists of Beaver Creek Art Studio have work currently on display on the Art Wall of McIver's Grant Public Library's new location. Oil paintings created by students of Tricia Warren's BCAS classes offer landscapes, portraits and still life...
Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets meeting
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted the meeting at the Lannom Center, where as many as 30 leaders from across the state came together to organize the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets and enjoy a lunch created from fresh...
Rea named 2013 SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year
Advantage Manufacturing Inc. President Wanda Rea was named 2013 SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year for Tennessee. This is the second consecutive year that the statewide award winner has been nominated by Tennessee Small Business Development...
Vickie Ballard Memorial Ride
Downtown Trimble once again shared its old-fashioned Southern hospitality with a catered breakfast for one very special group of motorcycle enthusiasts on Friday, Aug. 2. A breakfast, hosted by the Ballard family -- and Harley the dog -- under...
Governor Haslam tours Port of Cates Landing
Governor Bill Haslam visited Lake County as he toured the Port of Cates Landing in Tiptonville for the first time since the port was completed earlier this summer. Haslam received a brief overview of the port, including an explanation of the...
Afternoon City School Bus Tour
The Dyersburg City School Bus tour continued in the afternoon with stops at Okeena Pool, the Dyersburg Activity Center, Tucker Street Church and Westside Baptist Church. City school teachers even went door-to-door distributing backpacks, juices and...
Morning City School Bus Tour
Dyersburg Primary and Intermediate School Teachers toured city sites on school buses greeting kids throughout the community, distributing juices, bracelets and backpacks and reminding them that school starts Wednesday, July 31. Teachers visited the...
The Early Literacy for Families Program held its end of the summer celebration at the McIver's Grant Public Library on Monday morning. The celebration included tunes from Farmer Jason, a small petting zoo courtesy of Maryanna McClure's Curly Acres...
Business After Hours
First State Bank played host to Thursday's Chamber Business After Hours in downtown Dyersburg. Guests were treated to an evening of networking, hors d'oeuvres, and a presentation on the new Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn.
More photos from Dyersburg's Fourth of July fireworks show
A collection of photos from local photographer Darwin Pope from Thursday's July Fourth fireworks display in Dyersburg, Tenn.
WinShape Camp Kick Off
The WinShape Camp for Communities Staffers arrived in Dyersburg on Saturday, July 6. The group is partnering with First Baptist Church and other area churches to provide a unique one-week camp experience for kids. On Saturday, staffers were welcomed...
Fourth of July Fireworks
Local attorney Gerald Ketchum and his team of pyrotechnists put on an impressive 30-minute firework show from the Dyer County Fairgrounds. The fireworks were provided by the city of Dyersburg with thousands of residents lining the streets and...
2013 Bogota Freedom Parade
The 2013 Bogota Freedom Parade was held at the Bogota Community Center and kicked off the community's Fourth of July festivities this morning. Nearly 40 vehicles took part in the parade along with 16 tractors/all-terrain vehicles, 2 motorcycles, 1...
Life Choices Reception
Life Choices held a reception on Tuesday, July 2 to honor Dr. Ralph Reynolds who is retiring as the clinic's medical director. The reception was also an opportunity to introduce Dr. Monique Casey-Bolden who will succeed Reynolds as Life Choices new...
Trimble Annual Independence Day Celebration
Hundreds of parade-goers lined the streets of Trimble, Tenn. to enjoy Saturday's Trimble Annual Independence Day Celebration. A parade full of local residents and elected officials drew people in from across the area to celebrate out nation's...
Main Street Farmers Market Opening Day
The Main Street Farmers Market Opening Day was Saturday, June, 15. Residents arrived to fresh produce from local growers. They were also treated to a live band, and a washer pitching contest.
Local paddlers also made the annual four hour trek on...
Newbern Babe Ruth Softball 2013 Closing Ceremonies
The Newbern Babe Ruth Softball League celebrated another successful season at its closing ceremonies on Saturday, June 15. The softball players in attendance were fed pizza and also received a trophy for participating in this year's season. Team...
DIS Camp EXCEL
Dyersburg Intermediate School is hosting Camp EXCEL (Exciting, Challenging, Learning, Engaging) this summer, which allows DIS students to take part in a wide range of activities on Tuesday mornings. This week kids were working in the DIS gardens...