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Newbern officers receive rapid-response rifle training (09/30/16)
Late Wednesday afternoon, members of the Newbern Police Department completed their final phase in the rapid-response rifle training program, instructed by Newbern Police Lt. Rob Harrison.
Protestors gather at debut of Carson and Barnes Circus (09/30/16)
While some residents have highly awaited this year's return of the Carson and Barnes Circus, there were two individuals who held no reservations in expressing their dislike for the animal exhibit, deeming their tactics for training and performance as nothing short of 'torture' and 'forms of punishment.'
County forms committee to focus on community charity (09/30/16)
Early Tuesday morning, a large group of county officeholders convened for discussion pertaining community involvement. Spearheaded by Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, these newly formed committees will now be working alongside county employees to raise funds for local charities and non-profits in an effort to make a lasting and positive impact on Dyer County.
Dyer County Recycles welcomes Bell for 'upcycling' presentation (09/30/16)
In recent months, a new organization has emerged from within the Dyer County community, and members are on the move! Ready and willing to make changes that will not only help the community, but the environment as well, this organization is taking great strides to facilitate a comprehensive recycling program that will, in turn, provide Dyer County residents with a cleaner, healthier place to live, and they call themselves 'Dyer County Recycles'.
Local author leads new club at McIver's Grant Public Library (09/30/16)
Middle school students interested in art and writing were recently treated to a fun and informative session led by local author Lowell Tillman Jr. in the Kids Zone at McIver's Grant Public Library.
DSCC hosts 16-17 annual fund kickoff reception (09/30/16)
Dyersburg State Community College held a kickoff reception for its 2016-17 Annual Fund Sept. 20 at the Red Brick House in Dyersburg. John Tucker (pictured), 2015-16 co-chair of the Annual Fund Campaign, announced that Sandy Tarkington (not pictured) will be the upcoming chair of the 2016-17 Campaign. During 2015-16, volunteers raised more than $1.3 million for the DSCC Annual Fund, which supports programs and scholarships for DSCC students.
911 Board hears updates; Newbern safe room to be complete in January (09/29/16)
Late Tuesday afternoon, members of E-911 Board met to briefly discuss updates on the downtown Newbern safe room and updates regarding the mobile data project. According to E-911 Coordinator Jeff Burns, the safe room is expected to be complete by Jan. 27, at which time preparations will be underway for the purchase of servers, furniture, and other necessary items needed prior to the facility's opening.
Monument erected in memory of Medal of Honor recipient (09/29/16)
Throughout the past months, members of the VFW and American Legion raised $8,200 for the construction of a monument honoring the late Lt. James A. Gardner, a veteran decorated for his sacrifice of life while saving the lives of his platoon during the Vietnam War.
Accident claims the life of Trimble resident (09/28/16)
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DHS to celebrate pink week, donate to Susan G. Komen (09/28/16)
BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com The Dyersburg High School Student Council will be celebrating Pink Week at DHS from Oct. 17-21, and individuals in the community are invited to join in. There are two ways to celebrate: Purchase a DHS Pink Week T-shirt for $10. ...
See You at the Pole (09/28/16)
At 7 a.m. Tuesday, numerous DCHS students made way to the school's flagstaff for the annual prayer rally, 'See You at the Pole'. In celebration of their Christian beliefs students across the nation have been participating in the annual event for decades, which was originally formed back in the early '90s, as a small group of students came together for a moment of prayer at their school. Since 2005, the prayer rally has attracted positive attention from across the world, becoming an event in which students are able to collectively relay millions of prayers from locations stretching across the globe.
Friendship in process of rerouting wastewater to Dyersburg (09/28/16)
BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com Along Old Highway 20, workers are in the process of rerouting wastewater lines from Friendship to Dyersburg. The city of Friendship and its customers', including Tigrett and those along Old Highway 20, lines will be tied into the city of Dyersburg's sewer system...
Creating a buzz: Reelfoot Beekeeper's Association (09/28/16)
The Reelfoot Beekeeper's Association (RBA), founded in 2014, has attracted veteran beekeepers as well as those new to the hobby to their monthly meetings since its inception. The RBA was created after the Northwest Tennessee Beekeeper's Association expressed an interest in providing a location local to beekeepers of Dyer, eastern Obion, Lake Counties, as well as Fulton County, Ky. The RBA's mission is to raise awareness of beekeeping to the people of Reelfoot Lake area, and they welcome anyone new to the hobby or very much experienced in the art of beekeeping at their meetings.
September Beauty Spot (09/28/16)
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Agee, 5 Hapmton Place, has been selected Dyersburg Beauty Spot of the Month for its beautiful fall arrangement.
DPD called to Dyersburg Intermediate after clown sighting (09/28/16)
BRANDON HUTCHESON bhutcheson@stategazette.com At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 27, the Dyersburg Police Department responded to a call from Dyersburg Intermediate School at 725 Tibbs Street. Teachers and students participating in recess reportedly spotted an individual dressed as a clown on the western side of the playground along a tree line...
Main St. Fall Fest celebrates another successful year (09/28/16)
The annual Main Street Fall Festival occurred Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market and River Park. With the temperature hovering in the mid-90s for most of the day, the festival lived up to its reputation as a fun family event with food, music, and kid's events.
County finance committee OKs refinance of bonds (09/28/16)
Recently, the Dyer County Finance Committee convened to discuss options of refinancing bonds totaling $9,803,977.53. Since July, the committee has spent much time addressing the issue of the bonds, which if left unattended would, in years to come, cause the Debt Service Fund to reflect a negative balance, as the county's annual payment of roughly $4 million will jump by an additional $1.5 million during the years of 2023-2026.
Gibson Co. woman charged with TennCare drug fraud (09/28/16)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Gibson County woman is charged in nearby Dyer County with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment for the pills. Doctor shopping is a crime involving visiting multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs...
Dyer County Leadership welcomes new class Thursday (09/28/16)
The Alumni of Dyer County Leadership will welcome the Leadership Class of 2016-2017 this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lannom Center. The Evening Mixer is the first time the leadership class gets together for their nine-month journey through all things Dyer County. ...
DCHS auctioning 'Cowbells for Cancer' (09/28/16)
Friday night, DCHS will be auctioning off cowbells for the 'Cowbells for Cancer' fundraiser. Pictured above, are some of the cowbells that will be up for auction on the night of the event. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. with bids closing at halftime.
Cuban author plans Community Book Reading event at DSCC (09/28/16)
Dyersburg State Community College will welcome Cuban-American author Marisella Veiga to the Dyersburg campus for a free Community Book Reading on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the First Citizens National Bank Auditorium located inside the Campus Activities Building...
Shots fired on Tucker Street, no one charged (09/27/16)
On Wednesday, Sept. 21 shortly after 9 p.m., Dyersburg Police Department officers responded to a call that shots were fired on Tucker Street. The incoming call was placed from the 500 block of Tucker.
Man robbed at gunpoint at Security Bank (09/27/16)
On Thursday, Sept. 22 at approximately 10 p.m., an employee of a local business, while making a deposit for the business, was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown suspect. The robbery occurred at the Security Bank location on St. John Avenue in Dyersburg.
Pipeline company discusses emergency preparedness (09/27/16)
Recently, the LEPC of Dyer County convened to discuss pipeline emergency preparedness. Members of the LEPC, led by EMA Director Chief James Medling, welcomed guest speaker John Duren of Marathon Pipe Line.
Carson and Barnes Circus addresses public concerns over animal safety (09/27/16)
On Thursday, Sept. 29, the YMCA of Dyer County will be sponsoring a performance of the Carson and Barnes Circus, which will be held at the Northview Middle School. Show times are currently scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.