No primaries for local offices in 2014 elections
The Dyer County Election Commission has announced there will not be any primaries held for local offices in next year's elections. Dyer County Election Administrator Anita Fowlkes stated both the Dyer County Republican and Democratic parties were sent letters asking if they intended to hold primaries for any of the upcoming elections in 2014. ...
County parks and rec committee discusses summer feeding program
Last year the Summer Feeding Program was engaged in a very public conflict with the Dyersburg Housing Authority over where to feed children that live in the Gardner Heights and Hendren Heights Apartments. Although the conflict was never resolved, the program did receive some unintended criticism after it was discovered that it was not being operated by an active county organization...
Library art wall features artists from DPS
The Art Wall at McIver's Grant Public Library will feature the talents of Dyersburg Primary School students throughout the holiday season. And while cotton ball snow scenes and handprint reindeers would have been a cute display from the local youngsters, DPS art teacher Sarah Caylor Myint chose to inspire her budding artists with none other than Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and Keith Haring...
Santa Paws to be held on Saturday
Santa Paws will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pet Stop, located at 470 Mall Blvd. Santa will be there for photos with children and pets. Photos are only $8.00. While you are at The Pet Stop, meet a selection of shelter cats and kittens offered for adoption.
Crews work on icy roads
Dyer County residents are breathing a sigh of relief on Saturday morning as the expected ice storm was not as drastic as initially forecasted. Dyersburg became a ghost town on Friday as schools, banks and most businesses closed in anticipation of treacherous roads and ice and sleet accumulations of one inch and three inches respectively. ...
Ice storm warnings canceled, winter storm warning in effect
The National Weather Service has cancelled ice storm warnings for Dyer County and reinstated winter storm warnings until 6 p.m. this evening. Winter storm Cleon continues to make its slow progression through the central United States and Dyer County this afternoon. Although the slick conditions projected overnight have not yet materialized, forecasters encourage residents to continue to monitor the weather in this ever-changing storm...
Newbern Rotary's 23rd annual Christmas Parade brings smiles and holiday cheer
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 year's past, the participants showed plenty of Christmas spirit to those who came out to watch...
City board OKs purchase of trucks, recreation equipment
As the calendar quickly draws to a close on 2013, the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen spent quite a bit of money at its board meeting on Tuesday evening as it approved bids for various city departments. Among some of the larger purchases included two new trucks for the codes department and recreation equipment at various city parks...
Deadline for DHS Hall of Honor fast approaching
The deadline for applications for the DHS Hall of Honor is fast approaching with the cutoff date for the 2014 class set for Friday, Dec. 13. The Hall of Honor is an opportunity for Trojan alumni to recognize their own as many Dyersburg High School graduates have ventured into the world and made significant contributions to their professions, communities and their families...
Local soldier trains others at Air Assault School at Ft. Hood
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Winegarden, from Dyersburg ,Tenn., and Staff Sgt. Keith Collins, from Gatesville, Texas, who are both instructors at the Fort Hood Air Assault School, watch a UH-60 Black Hawk belonging to Company B, 1st Bn., 227th Aviation Reg., 1st Air Cav. Bde. maneuver into place for sling load testing on Sept. 14, 2013. Air Assault School qualifies soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast-paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Iterations of the Fort Hood Air Assault School begin with 132 students, and ends with an average of 80 graduates.
Saint Mary's hosts regional Diocesan Convention
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church was recently awarded the honor of hosting the 32nd annual Convention of the Dioceses. The convention is the legislative body of the Dioceses of West Tennessee, which exercises all powers not reserved to the Bishop by the canons or tradition. Members of the convention make regional decisions not reserved to other entities of the Diocese at the annual event, which took place in Dyersburg Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21 and 22...
Dyer County under an ice storm warning
The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warning for Dyer County and issued an ice storm warning in its place. The warning is effective until 6 p.m. Friday. According to the NWS, an ice storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring...
Newbern Christmas Parade still planned this evening
The City of Newbern will hold its annual Christmas parade as planned this evening. The parade will begin at 7 p.m., at the Church of Christ parking lot in downtown Newbern. The parade route follows Main Street to Washington, where it turns left and ends at Newbern Elementary School...
Dyersburg's Swift joins 1,000-point club
Facing Brighton in their home opener on Tuesday, the Lady Trojans were in a festive mood during warm-ups, loose and looking ready to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Briarcrest on Saturday. Funny thing about facing a rebuilding team after suffering a hard loss, usually the rebuilding team pays the price and on Tuesday the Lady Cardinals paid that price. Dyersburg, behind a solid effort in all phases of the game, easily outran the visitors 79-34 to improve to 6-1 overall...
Schools closing Friday
Schools throughout Dyer County will close Friday, Dec. 6 due to predictions of inclement weather. With icy conditions most likely on the way, Dyer County Schools, Dyersburg City Schools, Christ Classical Academy and Dyersburg State Community College have all canceled classes for Friday, Dec. 6. The offices of DSCC will also be closed on Friday...
Dyer County under a winter storm warning
Dyer County is now under a winter storm warning as the arctic cold front shows no signs of weakening and will begin producing winter weather in our area beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. Forecasters from the National Weather Service expect strong arctic cold air to settle into the area beginning Wednesday night and into Thursday. ...
TBI makes arrest in Humboldt murder
JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged two suspects in connection to a murder in Humboldt that occurred earlier this week. Special Agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation along with members of the Jackson US Marshals Service and the Jackson Police Department located and arrested Albert Smith Jr. ...
Hee Haw show this week
The Never Ready for Prime Time Players will be presenting their 'McDonald's Comes to Bogota' Hee Haw show this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Dec. 5, 6, 7) at the Bogota Community Center. The show begins at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person. Concessions will be available. All of the money raised from ticket sales and concessions will go to the Bogota Community Center. There will also be a silent auction fundraiser for Wilda Hayes Giles, a local cancer patient. Included with this fundraiser is a chance to win a 2004 For Taurus donated by Rick Hill Nissan of Dyersburg.
DMS students attend Holocaust Conference
A group of DMS eighth-graders recently attended the Tennessee Holocaust Commission 2013 Holocaust Education Conference in Memphis. This year's program featured the documentary film, "From Swastika to Jim Crow" which described the experience of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany, came to the US and found jobs in the traditionally black colleges in the segregated South...
Fitness Tip: Saddlebag scorcher
Targets: butt and outer thighs Begin on all fours, knees under hips and hands under shoulders. Place left forearm on floor so that left hand is perpendicular to right hand, twist torso slightly to the right and lift right leg just off the floor. Keeping right knee bent 90 degrees throughout, raise right leg out to hip height. Bring leg only 45 degrees out to side...
Severe weather possible by Thursday night
Dyer County swung into full preparation mode on Tuesday as the National Weather Service posted severe weather outlooks for the region on Tuesday as a winter storm will begin moving throughout the West and Midwest on Wednesday and is expected to impact West Tennessee Thursday night and into Friday night. ...
Man charged with 3rd DUI, vehicular homicide from July crash
A Dyersburg man accused of causing a fatal crash in July was arrested last week on multiple driving charges, including vehicular homicide. Jason Page, 44, 113 St. John Ave., Dyersburg, Tenn. was taken into custody on Nov. 26 and charged with vehicular homicide, DUI (third offense), and driving on a revoked license...
Gibson County man added to TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Albert Jones Smith Jr. of Humboldt, Tenn. Smith is wanted by the Humboldt Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Currently, agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have charged Smith with one count of first-degree murder...
Newbern parade officials plan for inclement weather
Predictions of inclement weather have officials with the city of Newbern and the Newbern Rotary Club creating a back-up plan for Thursday evening's annual Christmas parade. In the case of foul weather or icy conditions, the parade will be moved to Tuesday, Dec. 10...
Community Christmas Card taking donations through Dec. 11
The Christmas season is firmly underway, with the to-do lists of area residents already showing the strain of a hectic holiday season. One local tradition offers area residents the opportunity to mark an item off that list while honoring the true spirit of the season...