DPD chief addresses crime rates, working with community
Every year statistics are released concerning crime rates in cities throughout the state of Tennessee. Each is city is required to report every alleged crime in order for the rating system to be correct and without error. Recently, a report listed Dyersburg as the No.4-ranked most dangerous city in the state of Tennessee. ...
First Christian 'Pumpkin Patch' more than just pumpkins
Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins. Why so many pumpkins? And, why does a church sell pumpkins? Many people associate pumpkins with Halloween, a pagan holiday, but not First Christian Church of Dyersburg. The people of FCC associate the thousands of pumpkins with Thanksgiving. How so, you may ask...
Life Choices/Right Choices' 'LIFE Maze' is returning Oct. 21-24
The 'LIFE Maze' sponsored by Right Choices/Life Choices of Dyersburg is returning for another year with an extended schedule. The 'LIFE Maze' is a free community event that will be held at the Lannom Center on Oct. 21 through 24. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. the public is invited to participate in an interactive game of 'LIFE'. Wednesday through Friday mornings, area eighth-grade students have been invited to the event...
Library offers career course next week
McIver's Grant Public Library is offering the free Career Transition Course 101 in October. All classes are free, and pre-registration at the front desk in the library is required. Keyboarding skills are needed, and all five sessions must be completed...
Rockabilly pianist highlights Discovery Park celebration
Jason D. Williams will perform a lively concert at Discovery Park of America on Saturday, Oct. 18 beginning at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30. October marks the end of Discovery Park's first year, and the 18th has been reserved for a grand celebration at the park, beginning with a barbecue dinner, highlighted by the Jason D. ...
Downtown Dyersburg hosts Main Street Fall Festival
Downtown Dyersburg was booming with people gathered together with friends and family from across Dyersburg and surrounding areas for the annual Main Street Fall Festival held on Saturday, Sept. 27. The farmers market pavilion was full of vendors selling arts and crafts, barbecue, baskets, clothing, homegrown vegetables, jewelry, and lots of activities for the kids...
DHS celebrates students honored by National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The senior year of high school is a year students remember for the rest of their lives. It's the last year to be young and carefree before having to face the real world. For three achieving students at Dyersburg High School, it is a time when their dreams are about to come true. At DHS, there have been 22 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists over the years, and Erik Lewis is now set to become the 23rd...
Tennessee Career Center hosts open house for Outstanding Participants in Workforce program
The Tennessee Career Center on McGaughey Street in Dyersburg hosted an open house and recognition ceremony for outstanding participants in the Northwest Tennessee Workforce program. VP for Workforce Development with the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board Margaret Prater introduced the program held at the Career Center. Other guests were administration representatives from Bethel University and DRMC Human Resource Director Beverly Ray...
Security Bank hosts Fall Fashion Show
On Thursday, Sept. 25 the WIN and Venture clubs of Security Bank partnered together for the first time to host a Fall Fashion Show with the help of local women's businesses. The Venture Club was started from another bank, out of state, about 10 years ago. The Venture Club, which is a club at Security Bank that involves vacations and other events, has hosted several fashion shows like this in the past...
Newbern Rotary Club hosts special guest
The Newbern Rotary Club held their regular meeting at Oakview Community Center with special guest John Avery Emison from Alamo, to discuss the upcoming vote on an amendment to the Tennessee State Constitution. The proposed amendment is as follows: Emison shared, "One of the problems with Number 2, the real question that voters are going to resolve, is contained nowhere in the (above) words, 'Shall the citizens of Tennessee give up the right to elect the judges of the Supreme and appeals courts, and instead have them appointed by the governor?' It's not worded that way on the ballot, but that's what we must decide.". ...
Magee County Complex dedication draws large crowd of community supporters
Warm temperatures and cool breezes set the perfect environment to honor a man who has dedicated his time and unwavering efforts to the citizens of Dyer County and across the state for more than 40 years. The Dyer County Complex located at 151 Everett Ave. in Dyersburg has been renamed the 'Milton E. Magee County Complex' in honor of Magee and his extensive service to Dyer County through his church community, the county legislative body, and the agricultural community...
DCHS gets a visit from state education official
On Wednesday, Sept. 24 Dyer County High School was visited by Dr. Danielle Mezera, the state assistant commissioner of career and technical education. Dr. Mezera has held positions as Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's chief educational advisor, and coordinator for Children and Youth Services for Metro Social Services. ...
Dyersburg Electric celebrates Power Week with local students
The Dyersburg Electric system has been celebrating Power Week this week, by bringing students from the Dyer County and Dyersburg City Schools together to learn safety tips about electricity. The first part in the two-part demonstration began with Allen Dudley talking to the students about the equipment that he and the rest of the linemen have to use on a daily basis...
DCHS presents 'Murder in the House of Horrors'
The Dyer County High School Drama department, lead by Reachel Hudgins, will be hosting its first play of the season entitled, "Murder in the House of Horrors." This interactive murder mystery will get the audience laughing and trying to guess the ultimate question, who did it?...
Still no leads in case of missing man
The case of a man missing since late August has local law enforcement baffled and, with no new leads in the case, the Dyer County Sheriff's Office has turned to the TBI for help. The case involves the disappearance of Robert A. Roberson, 48, with a listed address of 106 Shibley St. in Newbern. Roberson was last seen in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug.30 when his truck, a 1995 Red Dodge Dakota, became stuck in a field off of Holly Springs Cemetery Road in Dyer County...
Finley Elementary teacher named WBBJ 'Educator of the Week'
Faculty, staff, and students of Finley Elementary School were surprised to see the Channel 7 WBBJ Eyewitness News crew enter their school early Wednesday morning to surprise one of their own teachers. Dyer County School Superintendent Dr. Dwight Hedge, and Curriculum Supervisor Angela Harrington were also there to enjoy the surprise honor for Brooks...
First Citizens celebrates 125 years
Not many businesses can boast on their continued dedicated service or relationships regarding the communities they are built in, but First Citizen's National Bank humbly acknowledges that they are a pillar for the community of Dyer County. FCNB began in downtown Dyersburg and has branched out to stretch across the entire state...
Health fair planned at Holy Hills Baptist Church on Saturday
On Saturday, Sept. 27, Holy Hills Baptist Church will be brimming with over 50 vendors from health care and safety professionals offering health screenings, public safety information, and spiritual information free to the public. Flu shots will also be given...
Turn your yard into a fall fest
Summer is gone, county fairs are over, but hold the tears; those autumn delights will keep your garden party going. It happens every year, when summer ends, gardeners get a bit nostalgic as they reviews the season's "hits" and "misses". My advice? Don't look back. ...
Fitness Tip: Digging a Ditch
Targets: Total body Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width. With one weight in both hands, hinge forward at the hips, placing the weight at the front of your right foot. Then lift diagonally to the top left reaching high above your left shoulder. Repeat for 12-15 reps on each side...
Governor stops in Dyersburg for meet-and-greet
Gov. Bill Haslam spent 15 minutes addressing the capacity crowd in attendance before taking several questions from those attending the event. Haslam talked of how well Tennessee has improved under his leadership as well as ideas he has for making the state even better in the future.
County budget, finance committees to meet Oct. 1
The Dyer County Budget Committee will meet in the Richard Hill Committee Room at the Dyer County Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss the election of officers and the appropriation of Dot Foods reimbursement. The Dyer County Finance Committee meeting will take place in the Richard Hill Committee Room at the Dyer County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to elect officers...
World-renowned art exhibits on display for DSCC's grand opening
In conjunction with the grand opening of the new Dyersburg State Community College Learning Resource Center, Student Center and Tipton County Public Library, the college is pleased to present several art exhibits on display in the new state-of-the art 54,000-square-foot facility...
DHS Trojan Drama presents 'The Brothers Grimm' this week
The drama department of the Dyersburg High School is set to perform its first play of the season, "The Brothers Grimm." The fairy tales of "The Brothers Grimm" are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like "Snow White," "Cinderella," and "Hansel and Gretel" to more bizarre, obscure stories like "The Devil's Grandmother" and "The Girl Without Hands." It's a wild and free-form comedy with audience participation included.. ...
First Christian Church hosts Family Color Run
First Christian Church's student ministry, "The Rock", hosted its first-ever Family Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 22, with the hopes of launching a yearly, massive communitywide event for families all over West Tennessee. "We decided to have the Family Color Run for two reasons: to give families an opportunity to have fun and make memories, and to raise money for our 3:13 campaign to build a new children's building," said Pastor of Student Ministries Scott Zurcher. ...