Wings Over Halls Air Show 2014
The 15th Wings Over Halls Air Show was held August 16 and 17 at the former WWII B-17 training air base in Halls, TN. Pilots of unique aircraft performed aerobatics during the two-day show, drawing in vendors and spectators from all around the...
Mayor Hill's Retirement Reception
Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill was honored during a retirement reception at the Lannom Center on Tuesday, August 12. Mayor Hill and his wife, Mrs. Hester Hill, were humbled by the outpouring support of county and city officials and the citizens of...
Newbern Fire Department Street Dance
The Newbern Volunteer Fire Department held their 12th Annual Street Dance in downtown Newbern on Saturday, July 26. With approximately 400 visitors, including some out-of-state guests, there were activities for all ages. Political candidates...
DCHS Band Camp
The 2014-15 Dyer County High School Choctaw marching band has worked diligently on perfecting their performance of bringing a small portion of Broadway to Dyer County with this year's show based on the musical, "Chicago". Justin Brown with 74 band...
DHS Band Camp
Members of the Dyersburg High School Trojan Marching Band are preparing to rock the 2014 marching band season with their half-time show, "Rock Party." Members of the DHS band enjoyed a break in the summer heat, with notably cooler temperatures...
New Life Youth Camp
The 2014 New Life Youth Camp season served approximately 210 campers over a five-week period. The theme, "God is my Treasure," was based on Luke 12:34. A ministry of the New Life Union Mission, the camp has been a summer tradition for both Mission...
WinShape Camps for Communities
First Baptist Church Dyersburg, First Christian Church, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and Chick-fil-A of Dyersburg partnered to bring WinShape Camps for Communities back to the local community for the second consecutive year. Participating in this...
Serenity Milam, affectionately called 'LuLu' by friends and family, was surprised by a large group of volunteers from the Dream Factory of Dyersburg on Friday, July 11. The 7-year-old who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2012 motor vehicle...
McIver's Grant Art Wall features watercolors by Floyd Speck
Watercolors by award-winning artist Floyd Speck will take center stage on McIver's Grant Public Library's Art Wall throughout the month of July. The paintings offer a trip down a back road to specific destinations from the artist's travels. But the...
Full Throttle S'Loonshine Distillery grand opening celebration
Photos from Saturday, June 7, of Michael Ballard's Full Throttle S'Loonshine Distillery grand opening celebration in Trimble, Tenn. Hard rock band Jackyl closed the event on Saturday evening.
Full Throttle S'Loonshine Distillery ribbon cutting
Photos from Friday, June 6, grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony of the Full Throttle S'Loonshine Distillery in Trimble, Tenn. To celebrate the event, a three--day festival was held with live music, a car show, and lots food and fun.
Dyer County Mayoral Candidate Forum
Dyer County citizens gathered Thursday morning at the Lannom Center to meet the four candidates who are vying for the county mayor's position in the Aug. 7 election. The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event which gave each...
2014 Dyer County Peace Officers Memorial Day
On Thursday, May 15, residents, community leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered on the lawn of the Dyer County Courthouse as the clock struck the noon hour. Lt. Kenny Simpson of the Dyer County Sheriff's Office and patrolman Stan Langley of...
Bark in the Park - May 17, 2014
A crowd came out Saturday, May 17 to Okeena Park for the annual Bark in the Park to raise money for the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society.
DHS Scholarships and Awards Day
Members of the Dyersburg High School Class of 2014 were offered nearly $7.5 million worth of scholarships at the school's annual Scholarship and Awards Program on Monday, May 12.
Seniors and their families gathered in the DHS gym to celebrate the...
Chamber Legislative Coffee
State senators Lowe Finney and Mark Norris met with Dyer Countians Friday morning for a Legislative Coffee, hosted by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, at the Lannom Center.
Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce's Lannom Center was the place to be earlier this month during their 2014 Business Expo. With the largest number of vendors than ever before at the event, hundreds of people made the rounds to visit the...
ABWA Girls' Night Out 2014
Approximately 300 guests attended this year's fourth annual Girls' Night Out, which is sponsored by the American Business Women's Association's Southern Accent Chapter. The event was held during the first week of April at the Dyersburg State...
Dyersburg City Schools Hall of Honor induction
Dyersburg City Schools held its second annual Hall of Honor induction on Friday, April 25.
The event, held in the spacious foyer of Dyersburg High School, honored nine alumni of DHS and Bruce High School who went on to excel in their chosen...
Charity Gala at Lannom Center
A charity gala hosted by Davis Wealth Services was held at the Lannom Center on Thursday, April 24. The inaugural event offered local residents a little wine, a little magic and a positive outlook on America's financial future from Raymond James...
American Red Cross Northwest Tennessee Chapter 6th annual wine-tasting fundraiser
On Monday, March 31, the American Red Cross Northwest Tennessee Chapter hosted its 6th annual wine-tasting fundraiser at Lupo's Italian Restaurant in Dyersburg. The crowd of 65 guests in attendance filled the banquet room of the restaurant. With...
DHS Academic Honors Banquet
The 2014 DHS Academic Honors Banquet was held on Thursday evening. Over 200 students were honored for their achievements over the previous year. In addition, the ACT 30 + Club and the Trojan Scholars were recognized.
Soldier surprises son after arriving home
Petty Officer Chris Harrell, after serving 7 1/2 months in Afghanistan, surprised his son Tallon upon his return to Newbern.
Main Street Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Main Street Easter Egg Hunt co-sponsored by the Dyer County Mayor's Office and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce was held on Saturday afternoon. The event left children "eggstatic" as they participated in an egg hunt that...
Brian Staron's Southern Fried Magic Tour Dyersburg performance
Hundreds of people were entertained earlier this month by the magical stylings of magician Brian Staron during the Dyersburg stop of his Southern Fried Magic Tour. The performance was a fundraiser for the Newbern and Trimble Lions Clubs and brought...
Paula Woody display arrives at McIver's Grant Public Library
The artwork of Paula Prather Woody brings springtime to the art wall at McIver's Grant Public Library. Soft blooms and bright colors grace the wall set aside to promote the works of local artists, with nature impressions created from oil,...
Tennessee Civil War Exhibit unveiled at Welcome Center
A new Civil War Exhibit was unveiled at the I-155 Tennessee Welcome Center on Friday morning. Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourism along with Rep. Steve McDaniel and several other leaders locally and from Nashville were in...
Grand Opening for Driver's License Center
The Driver's License Center and Tennessee Highway Patrol station for Dyer County received its official grand opening welcome on Friday morning. Commissioner Bill Gibbons, of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Asst....
Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner visits Port of Cates Landing
Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson visited the Port of Cates Landing on Wednesday morning. Johnson along with several other state leaders were in attendance for the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority meeting and were given a...
Beaver Creek Art Exhibit
Beaver Creek Art Studio is currently hosting its fourth annual gallery showing in the Learning Resource Center at Dyersburg State Community College. With over 100 oil paintings on display, the exhibit by local artists will remain through Saturday,...
NSK corporate leaders held a guided tour of the NSK Dyersburg plant for State Sen. Lowe Finney, local and civic leaders and members of the media on Friday morning. NSK was awarded a Fast Track grant through the state, which allowed them to build an...
Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball
Chick-fil-A presented its Daddy Daughter Princess Ball at the Lannom Center on Tuesday, March 25.
The evening included carriage rides, Disney princesses, balloon corsages, a photo booth, a DJ, real beauty queens, performances by The Little Mermaid...
Peggy Williams Retirement Party
Dyer County employee Peggy Williams was celebrated on Wednesday morning with a retirement party after 24 years of service to the county. Employees throughout the county came to wish Williams well who will be moving this spring to Orange Park, FL to...
Kiwanis Duck Blast funds aid local children
The Dyersburg Kiwanis Club boosted the programs of two organizations serving area children on Wednesday, March 12.
Funds raised in the Dyersburg Kiwanis Club's third annual Duck Blast were distributed to representatives of New Life Youth Camp and...
PDC hosts YMCA Middle School Youth In Government
Tennessee's annual YMCA Middle School Youth in Government conference recently allowed middle school students from three area schools to transform the Professional Development Center in Dyersburg into a general assembly.
The program allows the mock...
Dyer County Archives check presentation
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented a check on Friday morning to the Dyer County Archives for the work of preserving historical documents such as deed and wills. The $4,800 grant will be used to purchase acid-free boxes and folders,...
State of the City address
Mayor John Holden delivered his annual "State of the City" address at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning. Holden discussed the city's accomplishments for 2013, which he noted was a good year, as it was recently...
18th annual P.H. White Jr. Memorial Rural Urban Day
Hundreds of local residents packed the Family Living Center at the Dyer County Fairgrounds last month for the 18th annual P.H. White Jr. Memorial Rural Urban Day.
The annual event is hosted by the Dyersburg Noon Rotary Club and was deemed a success...
Scenes from around Dyer County this week
More photos from around Dyer County during this week's winter storm.
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.