Courthouse gets into Christmas spirit again
During last year's holiday season, Natalie Young, in honor of her mother Lou Allen Fisher, decided to start collecting gloves, socks, and toboggans for children in the community who may need them at Christmas. So she and friends erected a Christmas tree at the Dyer County courthouse and solicited for presents that could be placed under the tree. She and her husband, Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, are continuing the tradition this year...
Dyer County veteran, Vietnam POW to speak and sign copies of his book
Col. Kenneth (Ken) R. Hughey, Vietnam War veteran and ex-POW, will be in Dyersburg Wednesday, Dec. 2, to speak and sign copies of his new book "Outlaw Lead." In this memoir, Outlaw Lead (Hughey) and his fellow crewmember, Mel Pollack, depart their battle-damaged F-4 at 22,000 feet and 620 mph and spend the next 2,068 days in a communist prison system. ...
Santa Claus, 'Frozen' characters at library Dec. 7
Do you want to build a snowman? Usher in the Christmas season at McIver's Grant Public Library with "A Frozen Christmas," scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. Santa has already sent his RSVP! He will have a warm and cozy spot by the fireplace to greet children and pose for photos...
The Farms Golf Course accepting Christmas gifts for those in need
The Farms Golf Course is accepting Christmas gifts for the Union Mission. According to Farms golf pro Zack Burdine, "I and a friend started doing this here back in 2003, so this is our 12th year." The general public, not just Farms Club members, are invited to drop off their gift donations any time this week. The gifts will be delivered to the Mission next weekend...
Discovery Park of America announces December events
UNION CITY, Tenn. - Topping the list of unique holiday activities at Discovery Park of America is the "Let it Glow Light Show," which opens at 5 p.m. Dec. 1. According to Jim Rippy, CEO, the Discovery Park team wanted to offer something to people in this area that is unique, something that they haven't been able to do around here. ...
Master Gardener class to be offered in January
A Master Gardener class will be offered starting Jan. 19, 2016 at the Dyer County Complex Auditorium. This three-month class is sponsored by the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University. The class will meet once a week, Tuesday night, 5:30-8:15 p.m., at the Dyer County Complex Auditorium, 151 Everett Ave., Dyersburg...
Shoppers swarm Walmart
Top: Have you ever seen the Walmart parking lot completely full of cars? Well Thanksgiving night it was full, with not a space to be had, as customers swarmed to get the best deals for pre-Black Friday Christmas shopping, starting at 6 p.m.
Counting blessings and being thankful
On Thursday, millions of people around the nation gathered with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. Personally, it's one of my favorite times of the year, and it has become a lot more to do with things other than packing on a few pounds. While most of us seize the opportunity to eat lots of food, as well as enjoy time with family and friends during the holiday, did you know the very first Thanksgiving celebration in America was a religious observance that didn't include food?...
DPD awarded accreditation status
The Dyersburg Police Department is once again among the elite law enforcement agencies after being awarded accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at its winter conference in Miami, Fla. The conference was held this past week and Chief Steven Isbell along with department accreditation manager Sgt. ...
Dyersburg observing Small Business Saturday to support and celebrate local small businesses
The city of Dyersburg has announced its endorsement and participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday. Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the small, independently owned businesses that help boost local economies across the country...
Mission 'Community Christmas Card' accepting contributions through Dec. 15
The Christmas season is here and it is time once again for a local Christmas tradition that helps busy residents cross an item off their to-do list and raises much-needed funds for a local ministry. The 41st annual New Life Union Mission Community Christmas Card allows local residents to honor the true spirit of the season as they send their neighbors Christmas cheer. ...
Dyer County High School names Sanders DAR Good Citizen
The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest was designed to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship, and is open to all students who are enrolled at an accredited public or private secondary school. The school's faculty initially chooses three seniors that will compete for the title of school representative based on categories of leadership, service, dependability, and patriotism. ...
Holiday Lights & Vintage Nights event downtown draws hundreds of shoppers
The second event in the Junkin' & Jam event series, Holiday Lights & Vintage Nights ... A Merry Junkin' & Jam, in downtown Dyersburg last Friday night, was a huge success. The sight of more than 1,000 people shopping, dining, walking the streets of downtown, and enjoying a beautiful autumn night out, was truly a wonderful sight to see. With 24 retail and restaurants to choose from for dining and shopping, there was something for everyone to enjoy at Holiday Lights & Vintage Nights...
Veterans Museum to host Adult Christmas Memories Program Tuesday
The Adult Christmas Memories event will be held in the headquarters at The Veterans' Museum Tuesday, Dec. 1. A Soup and Salad lunch will be served at noon with the program to follow. Pam Foster will play Christmas music on the organ during lunch, and the Ripley First Baptist "Jammin' for Jesus" choir will perform special music after lunch. Then, everyone joins in with favorite hymns and carols...
For Thanksgiving this year, the State Gazette asked
citizens around the community to jot down a few words about why
they feel grateful.Today we're sharing what people shared with us.
God bless America!
Dyersburg Fire Department urges safety during Thanksgiving season
The Dyersburg Fire Department along with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to avoid being careless or distracted when it comes to kitchen safety as families gather to give thanks for a prosperous year. National and state statistics show Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. ...
County Local Government Committee OKs purchase of fire-damaged property
The Dyer County Local Government Committee met Tuesday, Nov. 24, to discuss and approve a proposal to acquire the fire-damaged properties at 100 and 104 West Court St. The current owners of the properties, Timothy William Ball (100 W. Court St.) and Jeffrey J. ...
Newbern Police Dept. seeks to enhance relations with community youth
Guns on their side, dressed in black, off to take the 'bad people' to jail, it's easy to see how, through the eyes of a child, a police officer can be seen as a pretty scary entity. It's very important for children in every community to understand the importance of their local law enforcement. It is also essential that children feel comfortable when exposed to law official in their neighborhoods...
Christmas item donations being collected at Dyer County Courthouse
It's almost here - Christmas! And for this special time of year, Dyer County has placed a Christmas tree on the main floor of the Dyer County courthouse. Beneath the tree are baskets, and it is our hope that people such as you will visit the courthouse and help to fill these baskets with gloves, toboggans, and scarves to help those that are less fortunate. All items collected will be donated to Dyer County Schools...
Trimble Community Center to hold 'breakfast with Santa' event
Trimble will be hosting a 'breakfast with Santa' event at the Trimble Community Center Saturday, Dec. 5, from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Santa will be arriving at the event at 8 a.m. to greet everyone and eat breakfast the kids. Adult breakfast plates will be sold for $5 and children's plates are $2. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee will be served...
DCHS Band Booster Club hosts arts and crafts festival
Dyer County High School has been pretty busy in the last few weeks. Performing their annual comedy show just last Thursday, they were already back at it on Saturday, with an arts and crafts festival hosted by the DCHS band booster club. Making this event possible was a large group of booster club event coordinators, along with volunteer workers and members of the DCHS band. ...
Fire association shares safety guidelines for holidays
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there's a lot of activity and people at home. ...
Shoot Dyer County contest approaching
Photographers from around the area will be pleased to know the seventh annual Shoot Dyer County Photography Contest is approaching. Participants of all ages can show their talents in the contest to promote the art of photography and showcase the beauty of Dyer County. The contest is presented through a partnership between the Dyersburg-Dyer County Photography Club, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses...
Community Cancer Fund recognizes local businesses for support
Recently announcing that their plant in Dyersburg will be closing its doors in the near future, a donation to the Community Cancer Fund was the last thing that organization director Debbie Harris anticipated from Sun Products, but upon receiving a phone call last Thursday that the company would definitely still be making a contribution toward this year's Community Cancer Fund campaign, Harris was beside herself in appreciation and gratitude...
Dyersburg Mall presents Santa's Magical Toy Factory Show, live onstage
Santa Claus is coming to town and will be at the Dyersburg Mall this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29, and he's bringing his Magical Toy Factory with him. Photos with Santa Saturday will be 11 a.m.--3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Santa's Magical Toy Factory Show times are Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m...