Local firemen pay respects to FDNY
Even though the attacks on our country on Sept. 11, 2001, occurred 13 years ago, the events still have a tremendous effect on those who are involved in emergency response agencies, including our local men and women involved in those agencies such as firefighters, police officers an EMTs...
$9,000 raised at New Life Union Mission March
The 24th Annual New Life Union Mission March took place Saturday in downtown Dyersburg. Runners and walkers participating totaled 175. Race coordinators presented 125 medals or trophies and over 40 volunteers helped work the event. Forty-two businesses and restaurants donated items used as door prizes and goody bags. Splitmaster Timing out of Cape Girardeau provided the timing system for the race...
Newbern board presents several resolutions for city improvement
Mayor Olen Parker called Newbern's City Board meeting to order on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 21. Alderman Daniel Watson led the invocation. Alderman John Flatt made a motion the minutes from the previous month's meeting be approved as printed. Watson seconded the motion. The board approved the motion...
McIver's Grant Library offers pre-K reading program
Reading is one of the greatest gifts you can pass along to a child. Giving them opportunities to be anything they want to be. From pirates to mighty warriors they are taught at a young age to appreciate reading and the joys of it. McIver's Grant Public Library knows the importance of getting children involved in reading. ...
Grow wild with native plants
We preserve and create habitats for our pollinators by growing native plants. Our love affair with the monarch butterfly is at risk for the lack of our common milkweed, Asclepicas syriaca. This milkweed is essential to the monarch's existence as it is the only plant where it lays its eggs. The caterpillar must ingest this milkweed to become distasteful to predators...
Fitness Tip: Butterfly Bicycle
Targets: abs and chest 1. While lying on your back, raise shoulder blades off the floor and with head lifted, (in a crunch position). 2. With a weight in each hand, position your arms as if you were hugging a barrel, bring weights together, then release out, in and out...
Dyersburg Firestone celebrates 25th anniversary with Andretti, officials
Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of Firestone, had a dream of replacing steel-rim wheels on buggies with rubber tires, because they would make for a more comfortable car ride. In 1903, Firestone decided to do the impossible and open a store with one employee. ...
Former volunteer of animal shelter shares concerns
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society should be a comforting place for animals that are in need of a new home. However, it has been discovered by one former volunteer that our local shelter is anything but a place of comfort or cleanliness. Rumors have circled for years about the conditions of the humane society. ...
Two new state amendments placed on November ballot
Even though early voting has already begun, there are a several voters who have not taken the time to cast their votes for local officials and several state constitution amendments. There are a lot of questions circling the new amendments on the ballots, with a lot of focus being placed on Amendment 1 and Amendment 2...
LIFE Maze returns this week
The 'LIFE Maze' sponsored by Life Choices/Right Choices is this week at the Lannom Center in Dyersburg. 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...
First Methodist honors first responders with 'Hero Breakfast'
The work of a fireman, police officer, or EMS worker is never done. Every day they put their lives on the line to help serve and protect those in their community. On Monday, Oct. 20 the members of First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg decided to do something special to honor these men and women in the community. ...
DSCC announces Outstanding Alumni
Once again the Dyersburg State Alumni Association has chosen two Outstanding Alumni. During the Fall Conference on Friday, Oct. 10, First Citizens employee Randall Hooker and Finance Director for the city of Jackson, Tenn. Karen Bell were recognized as Outstanding Alumni by DSCC Alumni President Alice Eison...
DHS hosts manufacturing day, school board visit
Dyersburg High School, with the help of a few local businesses, hosted a manufacturing day for the juniors and seniors on Thursday, Oct. 16. Brent Jenson from Eaton Corp., Richard Williams, Scott Hollingsworth, and Andy Sentell from Caterpillar, Rad Hunsley from Rough Country, Aaron Tiede from Nordyne, and John Little and Maria Duzan from Hillshire Brands/Tyson were the representatives who came to speak. ...
DHS seniors learn latest in computer programming
Three DHS students successfully completed the five-day Tennessee Code Academy Code Camp at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Newbern during fall break. The TN Code Academy is changing lives and putting students on a path for success. This academy is a program of the Biz Foundry, a Launch Tennessee business accelerator in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. ...
Friends of McIver's Grant Public Library offer American Girl giveaway
Isabelle Palmer is an American Girl. The latest in the American Girl doll and book series, Isabelle is patiently waiting at McIver's Grant Public Library to go home with one lucky young lady just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays. But until she finds her forever family, Isabelle is working alongside Friends of McIver's Grant Public Library members to raise funds and awareness to support the library...
From fighter to survivor, never losing faith
When meeting Cristy Park Evans the thought that this happy-go-lucky, joyous woman had just recently undergone one of the most horrific things that could happen to a person, would never cross your mind. Evans has been married to her husband, Scotty Evans, for 25 years. ...
Beau receives stay from scheduled euthanasia thanks to court order
After a public outcry from local residents as well as a petition garnering over 30,000 signatures from across the nation concerning Beau, a 2 1/2-year-old lab, golden retriever and German shepherd mixed dog belonging to Dyersburg resident Danny Higgins, the scheduled date for the dog to be euthanized, Oct.21, has been postponed until Nov. 20 due to a court order filed by the City of Dyersburg on Friday, Oct.16.
Dairy Queen addresses recent data breach
Recent accusations have been made about the Dyersburg Dairy Queen in regard to personal information from customers being released illegally. According to Dyersburg Dairy Queen Manager Kevin Chaney no one at the Dyersburg Dairy Queen has had anything to do with credit/debit information being stolen. ...
County planners approve rezoning for solar farm
The Dyer County Building and Zoning Department Planning Commission met on Thursday afternoon in the Dyer County Courthouse to discuss land on Craig Road in Dyer County to be rezoned from FAR to C-2, special impact commercial to accommodate the construction of a solar farm by developer HelioSage...
Bikers come out to support Ms. Jeannie's Ride for a Cure
For the eighth year in a row Ms. Jeannie's Ride for a Cure was held on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event was held at the Dyer County fairgrounds with members of the community and surrounding areas all coming together to support this great cause. With freebies given away to everyone who attended the event, shirts, raffles, and auction items were all available for money donations. ...
DFD wears pink to honor one of its own
Everywhere you look these days people are donning the color pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The men and staff of the Dyersburg Fire Department are joining in the efforts to honor or memorialize those affected by this disease. Most of us have heard the phrase, "Real men wear pink," and the men of all three fire stations, including the chief and captains are choosing to wear pink this month in honor of a lady they consider to be part of their family...
Benefit to be held for senior with cancer at Bikini Bottoms
As a parent the worst news possibly heard is your child has cancer. On Aug. 7, 2014 Lake County residents Penny and Danny Goodman Jr. were told their 17-year-old high school senior, Danny Goodman III had AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. With this type of leukemia Goodman's white blood cells, which are produced in the bone marrow, do not mature into healthy cells. ...
Northview Middle participates in largest national earthquake drill
Preparedness is essential for dealing with potential disasters. A plan of action is executed quite frequently in our area for tornadoes and fires. Every school has a preparedness plan for natural disasters including earthquakes. On Wednesday at 10:16 a.m. the campus of Northview Middle School in Newbern put that plan into action by participating the in the largest national earthquake drill, The Great ShakeOut...
Trimble awarded grant at state ceremony
State Rep. Bill Sanderson, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and a group of local officials from Northwest Tennessee met last Wednesday for a grant presentation ceremony in the old Supreme Court chamber of the state capitol. Grant checks for nearly $2.1 million were issued for communities throughout Lake, Dyer, and Obion counties. ...
Chamber hosts small-business luncheon
On Tuesday, Oct. 14 the Chamber of Commerce held its second 'Small Business Lunch and Learn'. This year the guest speaker was Alissa DeWitt, founder of Executive Impact. Executive Impact is a company which gives lectures and classes on bettering the work environment. ...