Dyer County High School Graduation 2013
The gymnasium of Dyer County High School was filled with Choctaw pride on Friday, May 17, evening as members of the DCHS Class of 2013 joined together to celebrate commencement exercises.A large crowd gathered to commemorate this milestone in the...
Dyersburg High School Graduation
DHS graduated the Class of 2013 on Thursday evening in front of hundreds of family and friends at J.C. Sawyers Stadium. The 221 graduates were presented with words of encouragement from State Sen. Lowe Finney and final words of wisdom from...
First Christian Church hosted its annual Mudstock event to celebrate the last day of school for students all over Dyer County.
Finley Elementary School time capsule
Members of the last eighth grade class to graduate from Finley Elementary School and faculty and staff from the 1997-1998 academic year gathered in the school gym on Thursday, May 2 to open a time capsule buried on the school campus 15 years...
May Women in Networking Event
On Thursday, May 2, Security Bank played host to their monthly Women in Networking event. The wine and cheese event provides local women with a 'ladies night out' and a chance to do a little networking. A local business is spotlighted each month and...
Prayer on the Square
The prayers of local residents were offered on the lawn of the Dyer County Courthouse on Thursday, May 2.
The local observance of the National Day of Prayer encouraged members of the community to bathe the heart of the community in petitions...
Mayors Prayer Breakfast
Local residents joined together on Thursday morning to raise their voices in prayer for the Dyer County community.
The National Day of Prayer kicked off locally with the traditional Mayors Prayer Breakfast, held in the fellowship hall of First...
More Dyer County Relay for Life
Here are more photos from the 2013 Dyer County Relay for Life event, held on the Historic Courthouse Square on Friday, April 26.
Dyer County Relay for Life 2013
Despite steady rains, which were heavy at times, Relay for Life carried on. "We are not going to find a cure unless we keep fighting. Rain or shine," said Relay for Life Coordinator Maleia Evans. According to Evans, this year's Relay for Life was...
Dyersburg Primary School vows to stomp out bullying
Students, teachers and administrators at Dyersburg Primary School gathered together on Friday morning to make two large peace signs in the parking lot. The peace signs are a culmination of week long festivities to stomp out bullying.
DHS Academic Banquet
Dyersburg High School celebrated nearly 200 students at their annual academic banquet on Thursday evening. DHS acknowledged Golden Honor Roll and Honor Roll students, the ACT 30+ Club, the Trojan Scholars and this year's valedictorian Maria Yousuf.
DHS Hall of Honor
Dyersburg City Schools inducted its first class into the DHS Hall of Honor on Friday evening. Chad Davis, Glen Jones, Bob Kirk, Lewis Norman, Albert Fowlkes, Dorothy Miles and Will Parks were enshrined as the inaugural class.
2013 Community Resource Development Banquet
The 39th annual Community Resource Development Scholarships and Awards Banquet was held in the Dyersburg Middle School cafeteria on Saturday, April 13.
The 2013 theme for the annual awards banquet was "Motivation -- A Key to Success." Kenneth Cole,...
Amteck Business After Hours
David and Gay Carole Wagner of Amteck hosted Business After Hours on Thursday evening at their newly renovated facility on East Court Street in Dyersburg.
Over 100 guests were treated to food, drinks, and an evening of networking. Tours were given...
ABWA Southern Accent Chapter's 'Girls' Night Out'
Approximately 300 women attended Thursday evening's third annual Girls' Night Out at the Dyersburg State Community College gymnasium. The event was hosted by the American Business Women's Association's Southern Accent Chapter as a way for women to...
Walk Across Tennessee Awards
Dyer County's 2013 Walk Across Tennessee wrapped up with an awards ceremony at the Dyersburg Mall on Thursday, April 4.
In just six weeks, 122 teams consisting of 1,217 participants logged nearly 110,000 miles in Dyer County's ninth annual Walk...
RSVP members fold luminaries
The RSVP Club in Newbern took part in an annual tradition on Thursday, April 4.
Members of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program have put their hands to work for the community by folding Relay for Life luminary bags since the event first came to...
Brain Staron brings magic of Disney to Dyersburg
Magician and comedian Brian Staron returned to Dyer County on March 21 for a night of Walt Disney World entertainment. Staron, a Dyersburg native, is on a "Country Fried Tour" around the United States and stopped in his hometown to help in raising...
McIver's Grant Public Library Ribbon Cutting
State and local leaders, area donors and local volunteers braved spring showers on Friday, March 29, to celebrate the ribbon cutting for McIver's Grant Public Library's new state-of-the-art, ADA-accessible facility. The library is currently open...
Main Street Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Main Street Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday afternoon to the delight of adults and children. Over 5,000 eggs were placed on the Courthouse lawn with 51 containing special prizes that the holder could redeem ranging from baskets with...
Riverwoods Easter events
Riverwoods Church in Dyersburg held a gas buy down at the Exxon Station located on Highway 51 and Lake Road. Gas was 37 cents cheaper at the location for a two-hour period with visitors treated to free fountain drinks. In addition, the church built...
McIver's Grant Public Library Cocktail Gala
A cocktail gala was held to celebrate the grand opening of McIver's Grant Public Library on Thursday, March 28.
Donors were treated to drinks and hors d'oeuvres as they toured the new library. Dr. Doug Haynes thanked donors attending the event for...
DRMC celebrates Senior Circle's 10th Anniversary
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center's Senior Circle program celebrated its 10th anniversary with a health fair and dinner at the Lannom Center on Friday, March 22. The event offered food, fun and fellowship. A large variety of vendors and health care...
Read Around Town
McIver's Grant Public Library's new facility was the center of all things Seuss on Thursday, March 7, when the 2013 Read Across America celebration found a new home in downtown Dyersburg.
Children and families participating in the library's Read...
Dyer County School Board meets at DCHS
The Dyer County School Board held its regular March meeting at Dyer County High School on Tuesday, March 5.
The busy school board representatives addressed several items on the meeting's agenda, including congratulating the DCHS Co-Ed Cheerleaders...
Arbor Day program brings trees to DPS
Dyersburg Electric System celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, March 8, with a donation of nine trees to Dyersburg Primary School.
A part of the system's Treeline USA certification, DES added flowering red buds, dogwoods and Okame cherry trees to the...
Accepting Rachel's Challenge
Students at Northview and Three Oaks middle schools recently joined over 18 million people who have been touched by the message of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine High School massacre.
The "Rachel's Challenge"...
Finney Town Hall Meeting
State Senator Lowe Finney addressed residents of Dyersburg and Dyer County in a town hall meeting in the Student Center at Dyersburg State Community College on Thursday, Feb. 21.
At the event, Finney discussed several issues with Dyer County...
Kiwanis Library Donation
Members of the Dyersburg Kiwanis Club recently met in the community room of McIver's Grant Public Library to conduct a meeting and present a check to Library Director Dara Gonzales.
At the meeting, club members donated $30,000 to McIver's Grant...
Dyersburg Dental visits elementary schools for National Children's Dental Health Month
Dyersburg Dental performed a Duck Dynasty-themed skit called Dental Dynasty for the students at Dyersburg Primary School and Christ Classical Academy on Thursday. February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the group used a fun-themed...
Army Black Hawk lands at Dyersburg Regional Airport
An Army Black Hawk helicopter landed at Dyersburg Regional Airport on Tuesday around lunchtime. The Black Hawk was on a routine mission from Fort Campbell, Ky. to Fort Hood, Texas and make a scheduled fuel stop at Dyersburg airport. The pilot of the...
TDOT Comm. Schroer's visit to Dyersburg
John Schroer, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, spoke to a large crowd at the Lannom Center on Friday afternoon. Schroer's visit drew local leaders from several surrounding counties to listen to an update on I-69.
2013 P.H. White Jr. Memorial Rural Urban Day
Approximately 500 people braved the cold rainy weather on Thursday to show their support for area farmers and other members of the local agriculture community by attending the annual P.H. White Jr. Memorial Rural Urban Day. The event was held at the...
Beaver Creek Art Studio exhibition at DSCC
A large group of art enthusiasts attended the opening night of the Beaver Creek Art Studio's art exhibition at the DSCC Learning Resource Center on Tuesday evening. Around 200 works of art greeted attendees as they browsed the work of the local...
Charity Auction Event
Former Tennessee football coach Phil Fulmer made a surprise visit to Dyersburg on Thursday. Fulmer attended a charity auction event sponsored by Davis Wealth Services to benefit the McIver's Grant Public Library and the Dyersburg Union Mission.
Choctaws vs. Lake County
Six seniors played their last regular season home game on Tuesday night against the visiting Falcons of Lake County. LaMarcus Mosley, Carl Jones, Robert Hubbs III, Jamaal Ahmad, Markeston 'Bubba' Bostic and PJ Miller were pulled out in the third...
Lady Choctaws vs Lake County
The Lady Choctaws took on the visiting Lake County Lady Eagles on Tuesday night. On senior night the Lady Choctaws underclassmen stepped up to guide DC to a 65-56 victory.
Legislative Coffee event
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Coffee event on Friday morning. Representative Bill Sanderson outlined some key legislation discussed by Governor Bill Haslam at the State of the State address delivered this past...
Jackson Northside at Dyer County High School
The Choctaws and Lady Choctaws both earned a season sweep over the Indian squads from Jackson Northside High School on Tuesday evening. During halftime the DCHS dance team seniors were recognized and girls and boys basketball squads from Three Oaks...
Dyersburg Basketball Homecoming
Dyersburg High School celebrated Homecoming on Friday evening. The theme of the evening was "A Hero's Homecoming" as DHS honored the men and women of the military and civil service professions. The evening included the Trojans and Lady Trojans...
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 26. C&C Pharmacy and RFW Construction were honored as the Small and Large Businesses of the Year. Nancy West was honored as the Woman of the Year and Jeff Agee...
MLK Celebration held at Courthouse
Members of the Dyer County chapter of the NAACP observed the 27th annual observance of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21. Participants kicked off the morning with marches from Ross United Methodist Church...
Dyer County earns Rural Development Award
Dyer County was awarded the 2012 Rural Development Award for Outstanding Local Programs at the Lannom Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Community leaders, state officials and members of the many cooperative programs at work within Dyer County met with...
R.I.D. Red Ribbon Award Presentation
The Remove Intoxicated Drivers Red Ribbon Campaign has begun, with representatives of area law enforcement tying the colorful ribbons to the antennas of their patrol cars as a reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence.
Championship Game: Dyer County Choctaws vs. Kenwood Knights
The Dyer County Choctaws defeated the Kenwood Knights 75-47 to claim their fifth Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament title. LaMarcus Mosley and Markeston "Bubba" Bostic were named to the All-Tournament team while Robert Hubbs III was named the...
Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament
The Dyer County Lady Choctaws took on the Humboldt Lady Vikings on Saturday afternoon for fifth place in the Christmas tournament. The Lady Choctaws defeated the Lady Vikings soundly 65-43. Dyer County's Sara Owen and Haley Hicks were named to the...
Dyer County Choctaws vs. Station Camp Bisons
Sporting new black road uniforms, the Dyer County Choctaws took on the Station Camp Bisons in the 48th Annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Choctaws defeated the Bisons 71-50, and will face the winner of Westview...
Dyer County Employee Christmas Luncheon
Dyer County employees and elected officials attended a Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Dyer County Clerk's Office.
Goodfellows Food Box Distribution
The Kiwanis Club held its 67th annual Dr. William F. Pierce Goodfellows Food Box Distribution Project on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 18 and 19.
In the true spirit of the holidays, residents representing the Kiwanis Club, local businesses and...
Carolyn Ketchum Retirement Celebration
Forcum Lannom Materials held a retirement celebration on Thursday afternoon for Carolyn Ketchum who will be stepping down from the company after 26 years of service. Ketchum will continue to work with the company in a more reduced role and says she...
South Gibson High School at Dyersburg 12/18/12
Dyersburg took on district foe South Gibson High School on Tuesday evening. The Trojans easily swept the Hornets as the girls won 92-54, while the boys dominated the game to easily win 58-34
Gibson County at Dyersburg 12/14/12
The Dyersburg squads swept the Gibson County squads on Friday evening. The Lady Trojans defeated the Lady Pioneers in a close game 62-60, while the Trojans manhandled the Gibson County boys 75-52.
Live Nativity Scene at Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Cumberland Presbyterian Church has collaborated with resident Wade Jackson to present Dyersburg with a live nativity scene this entire week from 6 to 8 p.m. Located at the corner of Highway 51 Bypass and Parr Avenue, Cumberland provides an ideal...
Kiwanis 2nd annual Duck Blast Dinner
The Dyersburg Kiwanis Club held its second annual Duck Blast Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis Kids Corner of McIver's Grant Public Library.
A dinner, live auction and drawing was held Thursday evening at the...
Wounded Warriors Dinner
The Forked Deer Longbeards, the Dyer County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, along with Wounded Warriors and HOOAH! sponsored ten soldiers on a three-day trip to Dyersburg, which included: hunting, eating and healing. The soldiers...
Buckets Ladies' Afternoon Out
Buckets Neighborhood Pub and Grub hosted a Ladies' Afternoon Out on Thursday, Dec. 6. The event, held from 6-8 p.m., offered one-stop shopping, appetizer specials and "Merry Margaritas."
Vendors featuring Elemenophie, 31, Lia Sophia and Mary Kay...
Fifth Annual Christmas in Sorghum Valley
Local residents got to enjoy a Christmas scene straight out the early days of Dyer County on Thursday evening at the annual Christmas in Sorghum Valley at the Dyer County fairgrounds. The event will continue Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 8...
Dyer County Schools 2012 Red Ribbon Essay Winners
Three Oaks Middle School hosted the winners of the Dyer County School District's 2012 Red Ribbon Essay contest with a special ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The annual essay contest, sponsored by the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, is an...
Three Oaks Winter Wonderland
Three Oaks Middle School is sharing the warmth of the season - and the creativity of TOMS students - with its Winter Wonderland of Christmas trees in the main lobby.
Residents entering the school are treated to a colorful display of trees, each...
Chamber's Holiday After Hours
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday After Hours on Tuesday evening at the Lannom Center. Local businesspeople got the opportunity to network and also catch up with old friends during the holiday event.
December Healthy Woman
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center presented "It's a Very Merry Healthy Woman Holiday" from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Lannom Center on Monday, Dec. 3.
The last event of the 2012 Healthy Woman season, the event featured an informative talk on depression by...
Newbern Rotary's 22nd annual Christmas Parade
Scenes from Thursday evening's Newbern Rotary's 22nd annual Christmas Parade in downtown Newbern, Tenn.
62nd annual Downtown Dyersburg Christmas Parade
Hundreds of local residents braved the cold and rain to enjoy the Christmas spirit during Monday night's 62nd annual Downtown Dyersburg Christmas Parade. (11/26/2012)
National Guard RSP Drill Weekend
The Tennessee National Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program meets one weekend a month for drill. The program is designed to increase the number of soldiers that make it from enlistment through basic training. State Gazette Reporter Tanya Sierra was...
Dyersburg High School Renovations
Dyersburg High School unveiled its newly renovated front entrance on Wednesday afternoon as it hosted the Kiwanis Club for lunch. The new renovations will give students greater access to the library and make the school ADA compliant with the...
Veterans Day Festivities and Parade
Our local veterans were honored at the annual Veterans Day service. Immediately following the service was a parade that included the Dyer County High School Jr. ROTC, the Dyer County High School Marching Band, the Dyersburg High School Marching...
Veterans Day Luncheon
The annual Veterans Day Luncheon sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 30, American Legion Post No. 191, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1972 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46. The luncheon was held at the Dyersburg National Guard...
Red Cross Veterans Breakfast
The local chapter of the American Red Cross hosted a breakfast for military veterans on Monday morning ahead of the Veterans Day festivities and parade. The breakfast was an opportunity for veterans to connect with old friends and fill out Christmas...
W.I.N. Holiday Mart
Security Bank's Women In Networking held its annual Holiday Mart at Lupo's Italian Restaurante, from 5-8 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Local businesses participating in the event included Cindy's Florist, Jenny Bowman's Designs, Cricket Corner,...
Life Choices Banquet
Life Choices held its annual banquet at First Christian Church on Thursday, Nov. 8. The annual banquet is Life Choices biggest annual fundraiser besides the spring Walk for Life. Life Choices is a non-profit medical clinic specializing in pregnancy...
Union City GOP Headquarters
Representative Bill Sanderson was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday evening after securing 8,130 votes to Democratic challenger Mark Oakes' 4,545 votes. Sanderson became the first Republican to carry Dyer County in two consecutive elections for...
Fyrne Lake 10K, 2-mile walk and youth races
The second annual Fyrne Lake 10k trail run, 2-mile walk and youth races were held on Saturday, Nov. 3. Fyrne Lake provided a unique challenge for runners who ran over rolling hills, trails in the woods while enjoying wonderful scenery. The event...
SHE Fall 2012 Cover Shoot
SHE magazine's Fall 2012 issue is out!
The theme, Profiles In Service, offers the stories of 10 local women who have chosen to serve Dyer County residents each and every day. Readers will also receive financial tips for charitable giving and a peek...
DCHS Investment in Excellence Assembly
DCHS held its Investment in Excellence assembly in the school gym, on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The annual assembly is an opportunity for educators and administrators to acknowledge the achievements of the top ten percent of the sophomore, junior and...
Air Evac Lifeteam plane debut
Air Evac Lifeteam unveiled a new avenue to service local patients in need of transport on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Two fixed wing aircraft are now strategically located to provide transportation options to West Tennessee patients and hospitals. Here,...
Healthy Woman 5th Anniversary Fashion Show
The 5th anniversary Celebration of Dyersburg Regional Medical Center's Healthy Woman Program offered several women the opportunity to become runway models for Joe Jennings and Company.
The high-energy, fast-moving show featured familiar faces and...
Healthy Woman 5th Anniversary Celebration
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center's Healthy Woman program celebrated its 5th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 25.
With Elizabeth Smart scheduled as the evening's keynote speaker, the event sold out in record time. An expo, vendor booths, a fashion...
TRC annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Dyersburg hosted its annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Rehabilitation Services Cherrell Campbell-Street served as...
Damascus hosts second annual banquet
The Damascus Project hosted its second annual banquet at the Lannom Center on Thursday evening. The organization is seeking funds to build a 24-hour treatment facility in the area for men seeking to recover from a life of addiction.
Governor presents $300,000 grant to Newbern
The City of Newbern gained a visit from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam -- and a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $300,000 -- on Tuesday afternoon.
The governor stopped in the town's Municipal Courtroom to present a big check slated to...
Haslam praises local schools
Gov. Bill Haslam visited Fifth Consolidated Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 16 to praise two schools in the Dyer County School System for earning 2011-2012 Reward School status.
Students, faculty and staff of both Fifth Consolidated and Trimble...