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Beau saga reportedly close to an end (01/30/15)
Late Friday afternoon, the City of Dyersburg attorney as well as the attorney for Danny Higgins, reportedly have reached an agreement regarding Beau, the nearly 3-year-old dog embroiled in controversy since late 2014. Check back for updates. A full story will appear as soon as details of the agreement are made public...
Judge lifts stay of euthanasia regarding Beau (01/30/15)
In Circuit Court on Friday morning, Judge Lee Moore heard the motion filed by the City of Dyersburg to vacate the stay of euthanasia on Beau, the nearly 3-year-old mixed breed dog owned by Danny Higgins. Higgins hired Samuel Muldavin on Thursday, one day before the proceedings, after firing his former attorney Bill Edwards...
Youth Duck Hunt/Banquet in Dyersburg this Weekend (01/30/15)
Youth Duck Hunt/Banquet in Dyersburg this Weekend More than 100 youngsters from across Tennessee -- mostly Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program athletes -- will gather at the Lannom Center in Dyersburg Friday evening for a banquet precursor to the 7th Annual Davis P. Rice Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt (DPR). The event, known as the largest youth waterfowl hunt in the U.S., has been located in Dyersburg since its inception in 2008...
Higgins fires attorney on eve of court appearance (01/30/15)
On Thursday, one day prior to a scheduled appearance in Circuit Court to answer a motion filed by the City of Dyersburg to vacate the stay of euthanasia regarding Beau the dog, owner Danny Higgins made the decision to fire pro bono lawyer Bill Edwards...
Dyersburg Police Dept. hosts diversity training (01/30/15)
Members of the Dyersburg Police Department, along with a few members of other city and county entities, participated in a diversity-training seminar led by Minister James Luvene on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the DSCC First Citizens National Bank Auditorium. ...
City gas, water, sewer committee conducts first meeting of new year (01/30/15)
The City of Dyersburg Gas, Water and Sewer committee held their first meeting on Thursday, Jan. 29 in city hall. Mayor John Holden introduced the committee consisting of Terry Glover, Robert Taylor and himself. In their first item of business as a newly formed committee, Terry Glover was appointed chairman of the committee. Glover voiced a prayer for the committee and the city of Dyersburg...
911 board seeks coordinator (01/29/15)
The Dyer County E-911 board met briefly on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss a few items of business including the search for a consultant, approving measures to improve officer safety and the improvement of safety services to Trimble volunteer firefighters...
DSCC announces recruitment fair for adjunct faculty (01/29/15)
In anticipation of the first round of Tennessee Promise students for fall 2015, Dyersburg State Community College is planning to host an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair at its Dyersburg and Covington locations in preparation for the need of extra faculty. Instructors are needed in nearly 30 disciplines including nursing, arts and sciences, business, technology and allied health...
Longtime pastor McCadney to celebrate 85th birthday (01/29/15)
Standing at 6 feet, 4 inches tall, W.L. 'Big Rev' McCadney is known as 'The Servant' in Henning, Tenn. McCadney was born January 29, 1930, to Will and Lucy Neal McCadney in the Luckett Long Hold Bluff Community in Lauderdale County, Tenn. He was raised and reared by his late grandmother, Della Randolph McCadney, who impressed upon him most of his spiritual knowledge...
Fitness Tip: Extended Leg with a Side Lift (01/29/15)
Targets: obliques and lower abs 1. Lie flat on your back, with your left leg extended to the ceiling. 2. With a weight in your right hand, other arm extended straight out and flat to the floor, gently push the weight to touch your left foot. 3. Shoulder blades come off the floor...
Solar farm project still on the horizon (01/28/15)
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2014 Dyer County commissioners voted against an amendment of the Dyer County Regional Zoning Map to rezone a property (tax map 50, parcel 43.00), which is approximately 183 acres in size located on Craig Road and owned by Larry Bennett from FAR to C-2 to allow the construction of a solar farm...
Titanic artifact exhibit on display at Discovery Park of America (01/28/15)
Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition is on display at Discovery Park of America from Saturday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, May 2. The exhibition stars more than 200 actual objects recovered from the ship's wreck site. The exhibition is Discovery Park's first traveling exhibit and is produced by Premier Exhibitions based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
Lose to Win kicks off Feb. 2 (01/28/15)
The 2015 Lose to Win Challenge kicks off on Monday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Lannom Center. This competition will last for 12 weeks. During the kickoff, participants are weighed in at the Lannom Center in the private dining room. You may not reach your weight-loss goal in those 12 weeks, but this competition will jump start you to achieving a healthier you. ...
Dyer County Relay for Life receives national honor (01/28/15)
Pictured left to right are Geraldine Howard, Candace Dean, Maleia Evans, Ollie Hopkins and Anthony Evans. For the second consecutive year, Dyer County Relay for Life has been recognized as a Top 10 in the Nation for per capita dollars raised for the fight against cancer. 'This award is dedicated to all of our amazing Dyer County Relayers,' said Evans, co-chair of Dyer County Relay for Life.
TWRA proposes fee hikes beginning July 1 (01/28/15)
For the first time in a decade, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a license fee structure adjustment for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The increase was one of five rule amendments made by the TFWC at its January meeting, which concluded Friday, Jan. 16 at the Discovery Park of America...
City files motion to vacate stay involving Beau (01/27/15)
In the latest filings regarding Danny Higgins and Beau, the nearly three-year-old lab, golden retriever, German shepherd mix breed dog who is currently being housed at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society with Animal Control, the city attorney's office filed a motion in Circuit Court to vacate the stay of euthanasia. A motion is scheduled to be heard in Circuit Court at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan.30...
Dyer County suspects indicted on federal drug charges (01/27/15)
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Edward L. Stanton III, United States attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; A. Todd McCall, special agent in charge of the Memphis Division of the FBI; Steve Isbell, chief of police for the Dyersburg Police Department; and Jeff Box, sheriff of Dyer County, announced Monday the unsealing of an indictment charging 13 suspects with federal drug trafficking violations. ...
Newbern girl involved in accident (01/27/15)
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, a Newbern juvenile was involved in an accident while walking home from Newbern Elementary School. The 13-year-old juvenile walked across Washington Street and then crossed back when she was struck by a vehicle in oncoming traffic. ...
Registration underway for Walk Across Tennessee (01/27/15)
Logging on to register their Walk Across Tennessee teams, members of the steering committee tested the site Wednesday. The website is https://extension..tennessee.edu/WATdyer. Teams are eight - 10 people. Each individual will need to register and team captains will complete the team form. Traditional WAT packets are available at the UT/TSU extension office at the Activity Center or YMCA. Teams must be registered by Feb. 2. For more information email Beth Bell atbbell3@utk.edu
DHS presents 'Chateau La Roach' this week (01/27/15)
This Thursday will be the opening night for 'Château La Roach' presented by the DHS Trojan Drama Club. On Thursday, Jan. 29 the cast will take the stage in the Dyersburg High School Little Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. The other performance times are Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Admission for adults and students is $6 each. In consideration of all audience members, no children under age 5 will be admitted...
Annual Special Olympics basketball event hosted by DHS (01/25/15)
The gymnasium of Dyersburg High School was filled with excitement and anticipation as dozens of special needs children and adults participated in the annual Special Olympics Basketball Skills event on Friday morning. Students and teachers from Dyersburg City and Dyer County schools, along with adults from Developmental Skills Center assembled together to participate in various skills set up at stations encircling the floor of the gym...
DSCC to host artist's reception for photography display (01/24/15)
Dyersburg State Community College invites the public to view the works of Carol Harris Fine Art Photography currently on display at the DSCC Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the Dyersburg campus. The public is also welcome to meet photographer Carol Harris at an Artist's Reception that will be held at the LRC on Tuesday, Jan. ...
School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 25-31 (01/24/15)
Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Dyersburg City Schools and Dyer County Schools join public districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to our children...
DHS team presents $500 to Community Cancer Fund (01/24/15)
DHS Lady Trojan standout Myah Taylor recently presented Community Cancer Fund Director Debbie Harris with a check for $500. The proceeds were raised during the Hooping for a Cure cancer awareness event held at Dyersburg High School. 'I am so glad coach Coffman is teaching his team that leadership is not only important on the court but also in their community. I also appreciate that they wanted to donate the funds to the Community Cancer Fund to benefit Dyer County cancer patients,' said Harris.
Still no leads on missing man (01/23/15)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Office, along with the TBI still have no solid leads on missing Dyer County man, Robert A. Roberson. The family of the missing man, last seen on Aug.30, 2014, is now pleading for answers on what has happened to Roberson. With a lack of results from law enforcement, the family is turning to the public for help and asking anyone with information on Roberson to help...