Young woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 19-year-old Amber McDaniel was sentenced in Dyer County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a charge of recklessness by intoxication, one resulting in vehicular homicide. McDaniel, represented by attorney Tim Boxx, entered a plea of guilty on the charges concerning a motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 12, 2013, that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Charles Ray Warren III. ...
City board OKs rezoning, bids, mausoleum repairs
On Monday, Sept. 15 the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen met to discuss the ordinance to amend the Dyersburg Municipal Zoning Map, to rezone property on Lake Road. Boy Scout Troop 87 attended the meeting with two members, leading the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Jewell Horner saying a prayer. Bob Kirk, Bart Williams, Terry Glover, Kevin Chaney, Mayor John Holden, Jewell Horner, Dennis Moody, and Joan Wyatt were in attendance with Robert Taylor Jr. absent...
Dyersburg Police to hold community meetings
The DPD will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Second Baptist Church located at 1720 Schaffer St. This meeting will be for the East Dyersburg community and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet with city officials from various departments who will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns from those present. ...
DHS makes magazine's national ranking for 'Beating the Odds'
On Monday, Sept. 15 the Dyersburg City School Board held its monthly meeting at its Central Office. Judge Steve Stafford swore in new school board members Carrie Newsom, Glyn Twilla, and Dr. Scott Self. Carrie Newsom is taking the place of Hubert Jones, who was recognized for his 13 years of service to the school board...
Afghanistan photo exhibit on display
Dyersburg State Community College invites the public to view 'Afghanistan: Unordinary Lives', an exhibit of photographs by Manca Juvan, at the DSCC Learning Resource Center on the Dyersburg campus. This exhibit will be on display at the Dyersburg campus until Thursday and will then move to the DSCC Gibson County Center for viewing from Sept. 19--26. This display consists of 20 photos that depict the ongoing war and instability of life in Afghanistan.
Ten years after 9/11 and the international community's intervention against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the promises of bringing democracy and rebuilding this war-torn nation have proved elusive. This exhibit tells some of the stories of ordinary Afghans that deserve to be both told and seen in order to remind us what the real images of war and poverty -- of lives far from ordinary -- look like.
This exhibit is not suitable for children. For more information, contact Dr. Teri Maddox, interim vice president of the college, at 731-286-3322 or email@example.com.
Main St. Fall Festival is Sept. 27 in downtown Dyersburg
Fall is in the air and the time is nearing for the annual Main Street Fall Festival. This year the festival has grown and will cover more areas of downtown. Main Street Dyersburg is saddled with the job of economic restructuring of downtown Dyersburg and Steve Guttery, director of Downtown Development for the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce wants to help inform the residents of Dyersburg and Dyer County of the amazing things happening for downtown...
Sixteen students graduate at 24th annual GED/High School Equivalency Commencement
Families and friends gathered at the DSCC Student Center to witness the Annual GED/High School Equivalency Commencement hosted by the Dyer County Adult Education program. Of the 60 who completed the 2013-14 program, 16 took part in the ceremony held on Aug. 28 in the DSCC Student Center on the Dyersburg campus...
Amtrak to give away 2 free tickets at Newbern Depot Days Saturday
Two free Amtrak tickets will be given away in a drawing at Newbern's Depot Days, on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 12:30 p.m. The winner will be able to choose to ride coach to either Chicago or New Orleans. Registration for the drawing will be inside the Newbern Depot on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. till 12:15 p.m. From 12:15-12:30 p.m., registration will be at the dock, on the north side of the depot. The drawing will be held at the dock. This is the second year that Amtrak has donated the prize...
Community marks Sept. 11 with Cry Out America event
On Sept. 11, 2014 Christian members of the community braved the weather to participate in the 2nd Annual Dyersburg Cry Out America event. This is a nationwide event that has been taking place since the first anniversary of that terrible day in our nation's history. Millions of Christians all over the country gather together and surround important buildings in their community, and pray. They pray for their city, county, state, and nation...
Trimble Elementary's McLean named Titans Teacher of the Week
NASHVILLE - American Paper & Twine Co., Titans Radio and Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers announced Kathy McLean from Trimble Elementary School in Trimble, Tennessee, was selected as Teacher of the Week for Week 2 of the Tennessee Titans 2014 football season...
DSCC to host Scholarship Saturday on Sept. 20
Dyersburg State Community College will open up its computer labs on the Dyersburg campus from 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday...
United Way kicks off fall 2014 campaign
Each day hundreds of citizens in Dyersburg and Dyer County are assisted through programs, services and different agencies that receive donations through the United Way of Dyer County. Three agencies were highlighted during this year's annual fall campaign kick off: Life Choices, The Salvation Army, and Matthew 25:40...
TCAT-Newbern host site for computer programming camp for students
Tennessee Code Academy (TN Code Academy) is hosting a computer programming camp during the week of Oct. 6-10. The weeklong day camp will teach students the basics of computer programming through the creation of websites and video games. Students will learn from expert mentors, programmers and various industry experts throughout the week. The camp is open to those ages 12 to 18 and only 24 slots are available for the camp...
March of Dimes 5K and walk event set Sept. 27
Each week in Tennessee, 1,221 babies are born prematurely, and 1 in 5 are born with a serious birth defect. Working to help change this are the Dyer County area residents. By raising awareness and funds through the March of Dimes' largest event, March for Babes, Dyer County supporters are helping improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. ...
Supper, gospel singing to aid infant, family
A benefit event will be held Sept. 20 to help Ryker Case Funderburk, born on July 26, 2014 to Adam and Tiffany Funderburk. Ryker had to have open-heart surgery on Aug. 14, at less than a month old. With medical bills piling up the Miston Baptist Church, located at 205 Miston Tank Road in Bogota, will host a spaghetti supper to help the family with expenses. The supper will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m., and will cost $5 per plate. A gospel singing beginning at 6:30 will feature The Mistonaires, Blood Wash Trio, Sherry Baggett, and Kirt and Crystal Quick. A love offering will also be taken up for the family during the singing. For additional information, please call Steve Brown at (731) 377-8213.
Obituaries for September 14, 2014
Steven "Steve" W. Brock, 56, of Dyersburg, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. He was a retired farmer and attended Junction Church of God. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenny Chessor officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
City planners approve CVS Pharmacy site plan
During a brief meeting held for the Dyersburg Municipal Regional Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 11, several items discussed in previous meetings were withdrawn for consideration, with the focus of this gathering to be on the approval of site plans for the incoming CVS Pharmacy, which will be constructed on the corner of Hwy. 51 Bypass and Lake Road...
Dyersburg Police Dept. to hold community meetings
The DPD will host the first in a series of community meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Ross United Methodist Church, located at 101 Calcutt Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be for the West Dyersburg community. The public is invited to attend and meet with city officials from various departments who will be present to answer any questions or concerns from those present. Future meetings for other areas of the city will be announced in the coming days...
Imagination Library, Books from Birth bus tour stopping in Dyersburg
The Big Blue Bus is coming to Dyersburg this Sunday, Sept. 14, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. at Okeena Park in the main parking lot. The Governor's Foundation for Books from Birth and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library are traveling across the state of Tennessee during the month of September to spread the word about free, age-appropriate books, for every child birth through age 5. ...
Cash Express recognizes local heroes on Sept. 11
Sept. 11, 2001 is a day our great country will remember forever. We will never forget those men and women who lost their lives, as well as those who risked everything to help find survivors. Yesterday the women from Cash Express in Dyersburg decided to show our local heroes just how much they mean to us. Manager Michelle Tayler and Rebecca Leiva purchased cakes from Kroger, decorated in our nation's colors and simply words of thanks...
DSCC grad to serve on Tenn. Board of Regents
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday the appointments of 13 new members and two re-appointments to Tennessee's higher education boards. Bill Lee, Pam Martin and Alex Martin will serve as new members of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). ...
Dyersburg Primary School holds spirit night
On Sept. 9 Dyersburg Primary School with the help of Chick-fil-A hosted their spirit night. It was a night filled with fun and DPS school spirit. The event took place from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. This good spirited competition gave the children from each grade level a chance to have some fun while raising money for the school...
Dyersburg, Newbern receive $750,000 from THDA
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is allocating $750,000 of HOME funding to the cities of Dyersburg and Newbern for homeowner rehabilitation projects. The federally funded HOME program promotes preservation and rehabilitation of housing for households of low income. ...
Regional Tornado Summit held in Dyersburg
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, over 300 members of emergency management agencies from Arkansas, Missouri, and throughout the state of Tennessee gathered at the Lannom Center to hear from officials on how to prepare for tornadoes more effectively and proficiently. Police officers, EMTs, firemen, emergency room managers, and E911 employees attended the summit, which is the first of its kind for the city of Dyersburg...
'Milton E. Magee County Complex' dedication to be held Sept. 25
County Commissioner and Dyer County Legislative Body Chairman Milton E. Magee will receive high honors in the dedication of a new name for the Dyer County Complex. Bearing his name on the newly implemented signage, Magee will be recognized for the outstanding dedicated service of 43 years to Dyer County and the state of Tennessee...