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Bargery sentenced to consecutive life sentences (07/28/15)
On Monday afternoon in Circuit Court, Joshua Hunter Bargery was sentenced to consecutive life sentences in the deaths of a Lake County couple. A jury convicted Bargery in May on all six counts involving the brutal deaths of Clarence and Sue Shell, including felony first-degree murder, second-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery...
Rollover on Mall Boulevard (07/28/15)
A two-car accident occurred on Saturday when a silver Mitsubishi reportedly pulled out onto Mall Boulevard and into the path a red Chevy pickup truck. The Mitsubishi suffered the most damage and rolled over twice, injuring the driver. According to the Dyersburg Police Department, the driver of the Mitsubishi was transported to the Regional Medical Center with no life-threatening injuries. ...
DPD seeks help in identifying vandalizing suspects (07/28/15)
The Dyersburg Police Department needs your help in identifying suspects involved in vandalizing vehicles in the early-morning hours of Sunday, July 26. Officers responded to four separate incidents that occurred in the 700 block of Compress where a 2013 Chrysler 300 had the roof caved in by someone jumping up and down on the car and leaving muddy shoe prints. ...
BBQ Fest winners announced (07/28/15)
Organizers from last weekend's BBQ Fest Cooking Contest say the event was an overall success. The two-day cook-off featured 54 teams, which is the highest number of participants the event has had to date. Cooking teams traveled from surrounding states to be judged on a variety of categories...
Former Crockett County Schools technology director indicted (07/28/15)
JACKSON -- Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for the former Crockett County School System technology director, charging the Halls man with theft, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. At the request of 28th District Attorney General Garry Brown, TBI Special agents, working in conjunction with investigators with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, began investigating Ashley Jordan on June 23, 2014. ...
County hosts Back to School Breakfast (07/28/15)
Approximately 260 educators and staff of the Dyer County School District attended a 2015-2016 Back to School Breakfast Monday morning at the Dyer County High School commons. Before the first bells of the school year have rung, the school district wanted to get together to celebrate the upcoming year, speak on school success and welcome new teachers...
Woman awarded for volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity (07/26/15)
A Dyersburg woman has been recognized for her contribution and compassion for the Habitat for Humanity of West Tennessee. Rachel Craig received the Outstanding State Leadership Volunteer award Wednesday night in front of hundreds of Tennessee Habitat for Humanity affiliates...
DMS Beta Club helps with Feed the Need at Farmers Market (07/26/15)
On Friday the Farmers Market was the site for the Feed the Need food distribution program. By 8:30 a.m. the parking lot was full and close to a hundred folks sitting in chairs or waiting in line. The truck bringing the food was late, but everyone waited patiently. There were also 25 middle school students getting organized to help out, along with teacher Leslie Lay, the Beta Club Sponsor...
DSCC Jazz Choir scholarships available (07/26/15)
Dyersburg State Community College's Jazz Choir 'Syncopation' will hold auditions by appointment now through the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. Under the direction of Floyd Speck, the DSCC Jazz Choir is open to all students, regardless of major. Students participating are eligible for a Jazz Choir scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per academic year. To set up an appointment for an audition, students are urged to contact Floyd Speck at 731-676-3013...
Dyer County Republican Party meeting hears about Second Amendment rights, NRA, home security (07/26/15)
Tuesday night the Dyer County GOP held their monthly meeting. The topic for discussion was gun control, the NRA and home security. Jewel Horner and husband Jim, former District Attorney General, led the presentation, with Jewel leading off: "I'm going to share some things that ya'll probably didn't know about me. ...
Teams prepare for 2015 BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest (07/25/15)
This past Friday morning barbecue cooking teams started rolling in and setting up at the Dyer County Fairgrounds, only to have to cook all night long to be ready for judging on Saturday. The Hydro Hoggers, from Halls, had not started cooking when they were asked how long they'd been competing in the contest. William Belton replied "When we first started doing this about four years ago at Dyersburg, our first competition here, there was only about 23 teams and today we've got 53 teams."...
Sanderson to honor late Rep. Holt with road naming (07/25/15)
On Thursday, Aug. 6, Rep Bill Sanderson, Dyer County officials, family and friends will dedicate a portion of State Route 104 W in Dyer County to the late Rep. Harold H. Holt. The dedication will begin at 1 p.m. at Big Boy Junction. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend...
Ribbon cutting for storm shelter at DHS helps keep city 'Storm Ready' (07/24/15)
Thursday Mayor John Holden cut the ribbon for the new storm shelter recently constructed on the Dyersburg High School campus. Ironically a thunderstorm hit just as visitors and guests were arriving, but for some reason, everyone felt safe. Present were city officials, staff and members of the Dyer County-Dyersburg Chamber of Commerce...
Dyersburg City Schools announces back-to-school information (07/24/15)
The changing of the calendar to the month of July signals the upcoming school year for Dyersburg City Schools. Teachers and administrators are eagerly making preparations for what will be a great year of academic excellence. Here is the back-to-school information for each of the five Dyersburg City Schools:...
DSCC reminds TN Promise students of required community service hours (07/24/15)
Students participating in the Tennessee Promise scholarship program for the upcoming fall semester are reminded that they are required to obtain eight hours of community service prior to Aug. 1 in order to receive free tuition at Dyersburg State Community College...
5th annual BBQ Fest begins today (07/24/15)
Community members have a chance to enjoy a Dyer County tradition this weekend. The fifth annual BBQ Fest Cooking Contest, hosted by Burks Beverage and Broadcasting Company, is set to begin today at the Dyer County Fairgrounds. The BBQ Fest will include competitions for both professional and amateur cookers as well as events for children and adults...
Halls songwriter dedicates new album to benefit Veterans' Museum (07/24/15)
Joe Eskridge, a Halls native, is a local businessman and owner of Key Corner Food Mart, Halls, but he's also a musician, songwriter and producer of a new album called "Runway." The title refers to the runways at the old Dyersburg Army Air Base and the Veterans' Museum in Halls...
DHS hosts back-to-school cookout (07/23/15)
A Back to School Community Cookout was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Dyersburg High School on Wednesday. Children, parents, educators and other community members enjoyed hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream to celebrate the upcoming new school year...
City officials, Master Gardeners meet to discuss differences over Okeena Park (07/23/15)
Wednesday morning a meeting occurred between Dyersburg Mayor John Holden, Parks and Recreation Director Andy Baker and the Dyer County Master Gardeners Club. Club members present were Sherry Dunlap, Ann Reaves, Kim Rhodes, Mary Beth Sheppard and Betty Stephens. ...
A forest in Newbern? City Board hears about unmowed properties (07/23/15)
Board members were made aware of a number of unkempt yards in Newbern during a monthly meeting on Tuesday. Alderman John Flatt said a community member brought to his attention a yard off of Quincy and Parks Street that seemed to be looking like a "forest" from unmowed grass...
DCHS announces opening dates for 2015-16 school year (07/23/15)
On Tuesday, July 28 there will be a ninth-grade open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All freshman and their parents are urged to come to school to pick up schedules, register for parking, have school-day pictures made, get locker assignments, meet their teachers and pick up a free T-shirt...
Dyer County Democrats to start monthly meetings in September (07/23/15)
The Dyer County Democratic Party announced it would resume its monthly meetings in September 2015. Mike Smith, chairman of the local chapter, said, "Our meetings will occur on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at McIver's Grant Public Library," 410 West Court St. ...
Dyersburg-Dyer County Photo Club member winners announced (07/23/15)
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Photography Club has tallied up the points from the last 12 months and announced the winners at their July 16 meeting. Club members accumulate points all year by attending the monthly meetings, entering their own photos in a monthly club contest, voting for their favorite photo (other than their own), placing first, second or third in the contest, organizing or attending a club event, or bringing snacks to the meetings...
Fitness Tip: Hip Mobilization (07/22/15)
Objective: To improve hip mobility in the transverse plane 1. Lie supine (on your back) with both feet placed against a wall, with an approximately 90-degree bend at the knees and 60-80 degrees of flexion at the hips. 2. Cross one leg over the opposite knee , resting that ankle on the knee...
High-speed chase ends with wreck, 11 criminal charges (07/22/15)
A Dyersburg man who tried to evade police ended up with 11 pending charges and a helicopter ride to The Med hospital in Memphis. Dillon L. Hutcheson, 22, has pending charges of felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle, evading arrest, reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangerment, speeding, failure to drive in one lane, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and failure to exercise due care...