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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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DHS grad 1 of 17 students selected nationwide to committee (05/29/16)
A Dyersburg High School class of 2011 alumnus has been selected as one of 17 in the nation to be part of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) for the "It's On Us" (IOU) campaign, led by United States Vice President Joe Biden.
City teachers chosen for 2016-17 SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellowship (05/29/16)
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced Friday that 49 teachers have been selected for the 2016-17 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, a significant expansion of the program that helps elevate teacher voice in the state...
Newbern Police Department welcomes first female officer (05/29/16)
Transcending traditional gender roles, the presence of female law enforcement officers has, over the years, experienced rapid growth within the countless departments across the nation.
The Highlands names Sue Clark as June resident of the month (05/29/16)
KRISTEN DYCUS kdycus@stategazette.com The Highlands' Resident Council President (RCP), Sue Clark, has been chosen as Resident of the Month, a new program beginning in June. The program is designed to recognize one resident monthly and allow him or her to reminisce and share their stories with the community. These men and women who live at The Highlands have accomplished so much during their lives; their stories should be shared to continue their family legacies...
Dyersburg Electric board approves 2017 budget (05/29/16)
The Dyersburg Electric Power Board met on May 25 at noon with Dr. Dwight Hedge, chairman, presiding. Items on the agenda included Citizen's Input, Approval of previous meeting's minutes, accident and financial reports, bad debt charge off, and approval of the 2017 fiscal budget.
Giant map of Europe visits Dyersburg Middle School (05/29/16)
Dyersburg Middle School students took the ultimate international field trip -- no passports needed -- with the arrival of one of the world's largest maps of Europe in May. The National Geographic Traveling Map of Europe, measuring 26 feet by 26 feet, enabled students to embark on a mock tour of the world's second-smallest continent, while learning about its rich history and diverse geography. ...
Memorial Day services to commence Monday (05/28/16)
Memorial Day Services will be held Monday, May 30, beginning at 11a.m. Dr. John Stacy will be the speaker for the event, with a recital of the national anthem sung by Dyer County Road Commissioner Jeff Jones. Following the national anthem will be a moment of prayer led by Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Dyersburg Mayor John Holden...
Dream Factory grants dream for six-year old Hudson Hayes (05/27/16)
RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com The Dyersburg Dream Factory works diligently each year to enrich the lives of children faced with life-threatening illnesses, as well as those who are struggling with chronic illnesses and disorders, by granting no less than three child's dreams each year...
Shooting suspect charged with attempted murder (05/27/16)
On Wednesday evening at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the Dyersburg Police Department responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Ross Avenue that involved a female being shot.
Search of residence leads to arrests of local women (05/27/16)
A late-night execution of a search warrant by members of the Dyer County Sheriff's Office led to the arrests of two local women. At the conclusion of the execution of the search warrant, items seized included crystal methamphetamine, over $1,000 in currency, paraphernalia, as was a 2012 Mitsubishi Gallant automobile.
Afternoon accident results in major damage to vehicles (05/27/16)
An accident on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Hwy 51 Bypass and Forrest Street caused major damage to both vehicles, while both drivers escaped without major injuries. According to the DPD, a silver 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by Samuel Smith, 22, was traveling north on Hwy 51 and attempted to turn left onto Forrest Street when the vehicle was struck by a black 2012 Nissan Altima driven by Britney Mays, 26, traveling north on Hwy 51. While Smith walked away from the collision uninjured, Mays was transported to Tennova Healthcare for a possible neck injury. Though no charges have been filed, the incident remains under investigation.
Trimble OKs Ballard beer permits, business license (05/27/16)
The Trimble Board of Mayor and Alderman convened late Wednesday afternoon for a special called meeting to discuss the approval of two business licenses, as well as two beer permit applications that were submitted by local business owner Michael Ballard.
Scout Troop 386 to hold annual Flag Collection Day Saturday (05/27/16)
Just like last year, Troop 386 and Newbern Hardware will be teaming up to bring together their annual Flag Collection Day. Any citizen that wishes to dispose of their worn, tattered, or otherwise damaged flags may drop them off anytime between 8a.m. and noon Saturday, May 28, at Newbern Hardware, 230 East Main St., in Newbern...
McIver's Grant Public Library kicks off Summer Reading Program (05/27/16)
The McIver's Grant Public Library Summer Reading Program officially kicked off at 11a.m. Thursday morning, as countless children lined up in preparation of ripping through the 'Read' banner, signifying the start of first day activities. With a successful turnout, there were nearly 100 'little readers', alongside their parents, attending the event, with lines for registration forming as early as 10:30a.m.
City school board OKs 2016-2017 calendar, budget (05/26/16)
The Dyersburg City School (DCS) Board agreed to meet again this month on Thursday, May 17 at the Professional Development Center for their budget meeting, normally scheduled in June. May meeting minutes, 2016-2017 School Board Calendar, cafeteria budget, and GP budget were among items to discuss and approve.
Chamber hosts 2016 Business Expo (05/26/16)
In conjunction with National Small Business Week, each year the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce welcomes community businesses and local entrepreneurs in an effort to showcase and support services provided and encourage potential clientele.
Rover Run raises $2100 for Humane Society (05/25/16)
RACHEL TOWNSEND rtownsend@stategazette.com Saturday morning, clear skies and warm weather encouraged hundreds of local residents to gather at Okeena Park in celebration of the 6th Annual Rover Run and the Bark in the Park event. Proceeds from the annual event go toward the benefit of the Dyer County Humane Society...
Newbern Police Dept. celebrates 30 years of seat belt enforcement (05/25/16)
The Newbern Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt reinforcement from May 23 to June 5, a time surrounding one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. "If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they'll tell you that they wish their loved ones had buckled up," said Patrolman Danny Tippit...
Cub Scout Adventure Camp set June 20-24 (05/25/16)
Cub Scout Adventure Camp will be held June 20-24 at the Oakview Recreation Center in Newbern. The camp will be held 4--9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camper fee of only $75 includes snacks, camper T-shirt, patch, insurance, all program supplies and fun activities. The early bird fee is $60 if paid by June 1. This camp is for boys that will be in grades 1-5 in the fall...
Residents of The Highlands welcome Discovery Park wildlife (05/25/16)
Wednesday morning, residents of The Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center welcomed Discovery Park representative Lindsey Bowie, who showcased some of the museum's amphibious and reptilian inhabitants including Little Betty, a red-eared slider turtle, 'Mags', a small box turtle, and 'Rex', a native brown lizard that will soon be released into the wild.
Suspect opens fire at Oakview Recreation Center in Newbern (05/25/16)
The quiet town of Newbern was shaken Saturday night as local law officials were forced to seek cover from an unknown subject who opened fire at Oakview Recreational Center.
ELF program to help 4- and 5-year-olds continue learning (05/25/16)
Early Literacy for Families (ELF) is a free program helping 4- and 5-year-old students continue the learning process. This program will begin May 31 and end July 1, and take place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children can be registered by calling Lyn Taylor at 731-286-3600 or contacting Dyersburg Primary School at 731-286-3615...
Calling all campers! WinShape Day Camp to be held at DHS June 6-10 (05/25/16)
Established in 1985 by Chick-fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathy, WinShape Day Camp serves to develop character, deepen Christian faith, and foster relationships with others. By partnering with local churches and Chick-fil-A operators, WinShape Day Camp offers the ultimate day camp experience.
Local prayer group celebrates 50 years of dedicated community outreach (05/25/16)
Littie Burkhead, a 92-year-old Dyersburg resident, has spent a lifetime devoted to her faith, and for the past 50 years, she has hosted a weekly prayer meeting that has helped transform and uplift the lives of individuals in Dyer County, as well as throughout the world.
Discovery Park announces Memorial weekend events (05/25/16)
UNION CITY, Tenn. - World War II ended 71 years ago, lasted six years and claimed more than 60 million lives from 1939 until 1945, making it the deadliest conflict in modern history. Most baby boomers grew up hearing war stories from their grandparents, who are now in their 80s and 90s, or are no longer alive. For younger Americans, World War II is perhaps one of the most life-changing chapters in their history textbook...