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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Poll
Do you think the expansion of I-69 will create more opportunities for Dyer County?
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City begins budget hearings; proposed tax rate up 9 cents (07/24/14)
Members of the city of Dyersburg Finance Committee met on Wednesday, July 23 to take a first look at the city's proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and City Treasurer Steve Anderson joined with members of the finance committee at 9 a.m. in the upstairs conference room at City Hall to share the first version of department requests for the upcoming budget year...
Reelfoot animals special guests of Newbern Library (07/24/14)
Every year as a special highlight for the Newbern City Library's Summer Reading Program, the Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Specialists bring several animals that call Reelfoot Lake their permanent home, and this year was no different. Approximately 65 children and adults gathered together inside the historic Newbern Depot to welcome the special guests. Even though the animals may be the same species each year, the children involved in the Summer Reading Program are just as excited...
DCHS band prepares for a 'show-stopping' performance (07/24/14)
Dyer County High School Band director Justin Brown is beginning his sixth year with the school and has worked diligently even during the school's summer break to assist students with improving their skills and abilities as a part of the Choctaw marching band. ...
Wings Over Halls Air Show arrives next month (07/24/14)
This week marks the countdown to the Wings Over Halls Air Show to be held on the former World War II B-17 Training Base in Halls. This is 15th year for the Wings Over Halls Air Show. The show takes place each year on the site of the former Dyersburg Army Air Base in Halls...
Fitness Tip: Oblique Reach (07/24/14)
Targets: abdominals and obliques Kneel on right knee. With right elbow, touch your left knee, then twist and reach behind you, with arm over right shoulder. Do 12-15 reps, then switch to other side...
Man gets 20-year sentence for vehicular homicide (07/23/14)
A Dyersburg man indicted on multiple charges originally including vehicular homicide, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2014 to the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide and received a 20-year jail sentence to be served within the Tennessee Department of Corrections...
County road committee makes plans for new equipment, bridge work (07/23/14)
The Dyer County Road Committee met Monday, July 21, to discuss accepting bids on new equipment and the upcoming maintenance project on Unionville Road. County Road Superintendent Jeff Jones stated that he has been in contact with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to discuss the cost on new equipment; tires, hoses, road graters, and mower tractors. Other companies will also be contacted to research the cost...
Vehicle, drugs and cash seized after traffic stop (07/23/14)
A traffic stop early Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a Dyersburg man on charges of possession of schedule II drugs, as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. James Brian Whitt, 36, was pulled over at approximately 12:25 a.m. after Dyersburg Police Department Sgt. Chris Clements received information from a TBI agent regarding a large amount of methamphetamine set to enter the city...
State Supreme Court justice stops at courthouse (07/23/14)
When Sharon Lee was growing up in Madisonville, Tenn., a group of Tennessee Supreme Court justices visited her hometown on a campaign tour. The young girl thought it would be the only time in her life she would have the opportunity to meet judges serving the highest court in the state...
Newbern City Library celebrates National Hot Dog Day (07/23/14)
"What better way to bring the community together to celebrate our Summer Reading Program than with children and hot dogs?" said Newbern City Library Director Janice Peevyhouse. "Since 2006, we've celebrated National Hot Dog Day and provided a free lunch to anyone in the community thanks to our Friends of the Library group."...
City Board hears chamber update, votes to remove election signs in rights of way (07/22/14)
The Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen cleared a full agenda at its regular meeting in the municipal building at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21. With items on the agenda and discussions by aldermen ranging from annexation to election signs, members of the board moved through the meeting swiftly hosting a public meeting and approving an annexation, the 2014-2015 Tourism and Economic Development Budget, Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool "Safety Partners" Loss Control Matching Grant Program, an attorney's invoice and a bid for repairs to the mausoleum at the cemetery. ...
The Savoy Theater: preserving a portion of our history (07/22/14)
Historical preservation is a passion that drives few people. Barbara Tucker Reed is one of the people striving to preserve a portion of our local history, including the history of all races that call Dyersburg their home. Reed's desire comes from the awareness that the generation that is able to share the stories of the history of Dyersburg and Dyer County is fading...
Newbern Fire Dept. Annual Street Dance this Saturday (07/22/14)
The Newbern Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual street dance on Saturday, July 26, in downtown Newbern from 4-11 p.m. This family-friendly event is free to the public, with funds being raised from the sales of concessions inside the fire station and a live auction at 5 p.m. 'Genre', a local music group, will hold a free concert on the lawn. Inflatables and train rides for the children will also be free that evening...
DHS Trojan marching band rocks band camp (07/22/14)
Dyersburg High School invites area residents to rock this autumn, with the Trojan Marching Band presenting a half-time show titled "Rock Party." New DHS band directors Bill Van Sant and Jared Nobles invite the community to tap their toes to some familiar music. The show offers something for everyone with a mix of current songs and selections from the 1980s. Songs included in the show include "Party Rock Anthem," "Anyway You Want It," "Some Nights," and "Living on a Prayer."...
Dyer County High School to host Horticulture Expo (07/22/14)
Dyer County High School, 1000 West Main St., Newbern, is the host site for the upcoming Dyer County Gardens Horticulture Expo on Saturday, July 26, from 7 a.m. until noon. This event is free and open to the public. Self-guided garden tours, a plant sale and refreshments will begin the day's events...
Are you a politician or a photographer? (07/21/14)
The past week started out well enough as both candidates for sheriff met at Tuesday's forum held at the Lannom Center. Though things were a bit tense, both Sheriff Jeff Box and candidate Rickie Tidwell were afforded the opportunity to state their case as to why they should receive votes in the upcoming August election...
Dot Foods announces international expansion plans, adds jobs (07/20/14)
Dot Foods, the United States' largest food industry redistributor which will employ 115 at its Dyersburg distribution center when it opens this November, announces plans to take its foodservice redistribution concept abroad. Dot Foods and Mexico-based RJ Alimentos recently announced the formation of a joint venture redistribution company, to be named RD Amerimex. ...
Family asks for public support in adoption struggle (07/19/14)
A Dyersburg family continues the heartbreaking fight for their son who still waits for them in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jason and April Lloyd answered a call from God and adopted an infant boy they named Samuel in May 2013. They were given full custody and assumed all financial responsibility for him. They pay for a private foster home until he can come home...
Woman selling 'Justice for Karen' signs squelches rumors (07/19/14)
A Henry County woman selling signs displaying a photo of murder victim Karen Swift with the words 'Justice for Karen' is defending her actions after several of the signs were removed after being placed a various locations around Dyersburg and Dyer County...
City board to meet Monday (07/19/14)
The Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a regular meeting in the municipal building at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21. Items on the agenda include: a public hearing on resolutions and ordinances regarding the annexation of property owned by David Alexander/AMI Inc. on Fairway Drive...
Dyer County Democrats host candidate forum (07/19/14)
The Dyer County Democratic Party hosted a brief candidate forum during its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 17, at the Dyer County Courthouse. Douglas Beckham, Dyer County Democratic Party chair, called the meeting to order and introduced each of the candidates that will represent the Democratic Party in the upcoming elections for the positions of governor, 8th Congressional District representative, District 27 State Senate seat, and U.S. Senate seat...
WinShape Camp for Communities returns for 2nd successful year (07/19/14)
"Anchored: All Hands on Deck" with a focus on Christian fellowship, or koinonia, and based on 1 John 1:3, "We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ," is this year's theme for WinShape Camps for Communities...
DC grad Flatt to serve one year in Africa (07/18/14)
Whitney Flatt grew up in Newbern, surrounded by fertile fields and a community dominated by agriculture. But it took a trip to a Third World country to spark the young woman's interest in farming and the effects food security can have on economic, political and social stability...
Dyersburg RN receives further discipline by state (07/18/14)
A Dyersburg nurse previously disciplined by the Tennessee Board of Nursing has had her licensed revoked. The Tennessee Department of Health's Monthly Disciplinary Action Report -- released on Thursday, July 17 -- states that the license of Heather L. Ashe of Dyersburg will "continue on revocation with suspension, as a secondary action, for failure to pay child support."...
City schools release back-to-school, registration schedules (07/18/14)
Dyersburg City Schools has released a schedule of back-to-school activities for the 2014-2015 academic year. The First Day of School Celebration at Dyersburg Primary School, sponsored by Security Bank, is Wednesday, July 30. "Curious George" and "The Man in the Yellow Hat" will be there. Attendance will be taken...