Dyersburg man faces list of charges, bond set at $50,000
A Dyersburg man wanted by law enforcement for violation of probation as well as multiple charges including aggravated burglary, was located and arrested on Wednesday by members of the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, thanks to a tip from Crime Stoppers.
Brother, sister in head-on collision on Hwy 78
Thursday, Feb. 11, around 10 a.m. a head-on collision occurred between two vehicles on Hwy. 78 near Broadmoor, Tenn. Both vehicles wound up on opposite sides of the highway in drainage ditches partially filled with water. Jerry Blair was driving a pickup truck, one of the vehicles involved. He was heading south when he noticed a car in the northbound lane coming toward him and swerving. Blair said: "I was going to Bogota and I seen her coming, so I got over as fast as I could. She was coming so fast I got over as far as I could, but she came over and hit me before I even had time to react. I grabbed it (the wheel) with both hands and it (the collision) just pushed me into the ditch down there."
Isbell addresses concerns, costs of body cameras
Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell recently addressed the Board of Mayor and Aldermen concerning the legalities and privacy issues his department will have to address before opting to obtain body cameras for DPD officers.
Kiwanis to host pancake breakfast at DHS
Bring your forks! The Kiwanis Club of Dyersburg will hold its annual pancake breakfast on Feb. 20 at the Dyersburg High School, inside of the commons area. The feeding frenzy is expected to begin at 6:30 a.m. and will continue on until 11:30 a.m.
County OKs NSK grant; company to add 109 jobs
The Dyer County Legislative Body met at the Dyer County Courthouse for its regular session on Monday, Feb. 8. Items on the agenda included various appointments, renewal of Bogota property leases, approval to sell the Garland Street property, and the approval of the Fiscal Strength and Efficient Government Fiscal confirmation letter.
Budget committee discusses grant for NSK expansion
During the recent Dyer County Budget Committee meeting, held Monday afternoon at the Dyer County Courthouse, several items were on the agenda including multiple resolutions to approve the appropriation of funds for the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, and a new Fast Track grant that will go toward expanding local business NSK.
Woman charged with attempted murder of Ripley officer
An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in a Knoxville woman being charged with the attempted murder of a Ripley police officer. At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, TBI special agents responded to an incident on Nelson Street in Ripley around 5 p.m. ...
Winners of VFW essay announced
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars visited 13 schools in Dyer County during 2015 and left entry forms for students to enter a written and oral essay. The 2015-2016 Voice of Democracy theme was "My Vision for America" and Patriot's Pen 2015-2016 theme "What Freedom means to me."...
Health dept. spotlights teen dating violence
Teen dating violence happens in a relationship where one person uses physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to gain power and control over the other person. Dating violence can happen to someone of any age, race or sexual orientation. One in 10 teens will be abused in a dating relationship. It is often very difficult to spot sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, but physical abuse can be harder to hide...
A garden in the water
Any way you look at it, gardening requires water. I personally like a lot of water when I do my favorite type of gardening. A well-constructed water garden can bring enjoyment to many people. If water gardening is an interest for you, do your research before starting and make it as maintenance free as possible. Then, it can truly be enjoyed it for a long time...
Conway Twitty tribute raises over $8500 for cancer fund
A crowd of over 600 gathered into the arts and crafts building at the Dyer County Fairgrounds last Saturday to enjoy the live musical talents of Theron Gean, Pam Mabry, Talmadge Hawkins of the original 'The Dude Ranch' band, and Ronnie Harris, during the Conway Twitty tribute show.
Shoot Dyer County -- speak up and vote
No, it is not time for the Presidential Primary which will be March 1, it is time to vote for your favorite photo in the Shoot Dyer County Photo Contest. Area photographers submitted some fantastic photos for this year's competition presented by the Dyersburg/Dyer County Photography Club. The images are currently on display at the Learning Resource Center on the campus of Dyersburg State Community College through Feb. 27...
One of first black DHS grads enjoys distinguished dental career
Dr. Joe C. Greer was born in 1949 in Dyersburg. There he attended Bruce High, the African-American high school, for two years. In 1965, he was one of four African-American students who integrated the all-white Dyersburg High School where he was the only African-American student on the football teams.
DHS Trojan Drama presents 'Ultraferno'
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superhero Ultraferno! And it is coming to the Dyersburg High School stage this week as Trojan Drama presents this quick-moving comedy featuring over 100 characters. When playwright Don Zolidis offered his new play for a world premier, Dyersburg High School theater teacher Chris Solmon jumped at the opportunity for her students to have the experience of presenting the world premier of a new comedy. ...
First African-American male to graduate from DHS remembered during Black History Month
Johnny Lee Moore was born in Dyersburg July 23, 1947, to parents Dave Henry Moore and Lizzie Townsend Moore. A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church since the early age of 6 years, Moore was considered "bookish," transforming himself into a classical student, speaker, writer and scholar. He was an academic achiever, and students, friends, and family sincerely called him "professor."
Felon arrested on gun and drug charges
A Dyersburg man was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 4 after members of the Dyersburg Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 113 Sampson Ave. James Riley Henning, 60, a convicted felon, was arrested after officers entered the residence and found a quantity of illegal narcotics as well as drug paraphernalia. In addition to drugs, officers also found three long guns as well as ammunition...
Dyersburg Fire Dept. extinguishes storage shed fire in Milltown
Dyersburg firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a shed fire at 254 High Ave. at 1:55 p.m. Monday. According to Dyersburg Fire Chief Tim Ware, there were no injuries and members of the Dyersburg Fire Department put out the fire after several minutes on the scene.
Dyer County cheerleaders win 2nd straight world championship, fall short in 4-peat bid
Though the Dyer County coed cheerleading squad came up in their short for a fourth straight UCA Large Varsity Coed National Championship on Saturday afternoon, the orange and white cheer squad will not be coming back from Universal Studios in Orlando empty handed as the team took their second straight World Championship on Sunday night.
Dyer County Historical Society meeting on family history research
The Dyer County Historical Society continues to offer programs of interest to the citizens of Dyer County. Genealogy will be the topic at the February meeting of the Society Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Professional Development Center. The PDC is home to the Dyer County Museum and is located at 305 College St. in downtown Dyersburg...
Obituaries for February 9, 2016
Shirley McCulloch Asbridge, 79, of Dyersburg, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional. She was a retired lab technician for Dyersburg Fabrics. She was a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ and was also a member of The Senior Circle...
Walk Across Tenn. prepares to launch
The annual Walk Across Tennessee event is nearing its 12th annual kickoff on Feb. 15.
Budget committee, county commission meeting Monday
The Dyer County Budget Committee will be conducting its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., inside of the Jury Room, located within the Dyer County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. 8, followed by the regular session of the Dyer County Legislative Body. Items on the budget committee agenda include: Appropriation of funds to the Dyer County Sheriff's Department and a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application to the Tennessee Department of Economics and Community Development for Tennessee Industrial Infrastructure funds.. ...
Love & Truth Church thanks community for support and aid
Love & Truth Church, a local nondenominational ministry, located at 640 Hwy. 51 Bypass East, recently held their ribbon-cutting ceremony. While this up-and-coming church is ecstatic to finally be joining the Chamber of Commerce, their road to success has been that of tribulations and hardships.
Reelfoot breaks ground on new visitors center
Leaders from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Mississippi River Corridor Commission broke ground on an Interpretive Visitors Center at Reelfoot Lake State Park Friday, Feb. 5. Located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, Reelfoot Lake is one of the greatest hunting and fishing preserves in the nation. ...
DHS announces Hugh O'Brian Leadership students
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is an organization dedicated to "training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow." Its mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower youth to achieve their highest potential.