Plans underway for upcoming Great American Cleanup
Spring is in the air and with that comes "spring cleaning" for many individuals. But, what to do with waste such as old electronics, used motor oil or partially empty gallons of paint? Or, how can each of us do our part to keep Dyersburg and Dyer County beautiful? Officials and representatives from various entities throughout the county met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans for the upcoming Great American Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful campaign event scheduled for Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. ...
Alley Alliance raises funds to aid Sarah Alley
On Saturday, March 28 the citizens of Dyersburg and Dyer County once again came together to support one of their own in a time of need. A fundraiser was held at the Mid-South Riders' Clubhouse to benefit Sarah Alley, an eighth-grade history teacher at Dyersburg Middle School, who was diagnosed with Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) five years ago. ...
Special Olympics, Moments of Freedom recipients of Kiwanis Duck Blast donations
Local organizations, Special Olympics Dyersburg/Dyer County and Moments of Freedom are the recipients of this year's Kiwanis Club Duck Blast donations in the amount of $10,000 each. Earlier this year, avid duck hunters rallied together for the 4th annual Kiwanis Duck Blast and raised $20,000 for local organizations...
750,000-gallon water tank for Industrial Park nears completion
Construction of a new 750,000-gallon ground-storage water tank at the City of Dyersburg Commerce Industrial Park is nearing completion. Workers took advantage of the warm weather early last week to paint the outside of the tank. In April 2012, the City of Dyersburg received a $2 million grant from U.S. ...
McIver's Grant Friends of Library hosts Meet the Authors
Friends of McIver's Grant Public Library's recent Meet the Authors Night echoed the wisdom of Mark Twain, with an evening of good friends, good books and good fellowship. After a brief business meeting in McIver's Grant Public Library's community room on Monday, March 23, the annual FOL meeting offered those attending a chance to visit with three authors with a connection to West Tennessee. ...
Good turnout for Newbern First Baptist Church's Mission Sprint
With clear skies and brisk temperatures competitors and spectators gathered in downtown Newbern Saturday morning for Newbern First Baptist Church's first Mission Sprint. Wrapped in cool-weather gear, racers for the 5K/2-mile walk took to the starting line at 8 a.m. ...
7 suspects arrested in Dyer County on federal drug charges
A task force made up of agents from the DEA, FBI, and U.S. Marshals Service, and law enforcement officials with the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, Dyersburg Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, arrested seven people on federal drug trafficking charges in an early-morning round-up...
Tactical forces come together for training at future CVS site
On Saturday morning, the former Best Western Hotel located on the corner of Hwy. 51 Bypass and Lake Road served as more than an outer shell of a former Dyer County establishment. The hotel/restaurant was transformed into a special, one-day training facility for police special response and tactical teams from around the area...
Newbern Lions Club hosts Easter Egg Hunt
The Newbern Lions Club sponsored the Newbern Community Easter Egg Hunt at Northview Middle School on Saturday, March 28. The Newbern Volunteer Fire Dept. was also on hand for the event. Train rides, inflatables and other activities were available for children and adults for all ages.
Bake sale to support Community Cancer Fund
A bake sale will take place at the Dyer County Clerk's office, 115 West Market St., Dyersburg, on Thursday, April 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Community Cancer Fund, which provides assistance to Dyer County cancer patients with financial needs for medications, transportation and other vital resources. For more information, please contact Community Cancer Fund Director Debbie Harris, 731-288-8005 or Dyer County Clerk Diane Moore, 731-286-7814...
Commodities distribution schedule announced
Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities in Newbern at the Dyer County Rescue Squad building Thursday, April 9 from 8-11 a.m. Anyone wanting to receive commodities will need to be certified before the date of distribution...
DSCC, TSU sign Dual Admission/Reverse Transfer Agreement
Dyersburg State Community College and Tennessee State University met on Thursday, March 26 to sign a Dual Admission/Reverse Transfer Agreement. This partnership establishes an articulation agreement between the two institutions and formalizes the process for DSCC students that wish to transfer to TSU. Present for the signing included (front row L to R): Dr. John Hall, TSU associate professor of agricultural and leadership education, Dr. Karen Bowyer, president of DSCC, Dr. Teri Maddox, DSCC vice president for the college, (back row L to R): Dr. Sharon Peters, TSU executive director of community college initiatives, Jimmy Barham, DSCC dean of arts and sciences, Larenda Fultz, DSCC dean of student services, Margaret Jones, DSCC director of admissions, and Bill Joslin, TSU coordinator for program development.
'Real.Life.Solutions': focus on agriculture in Dyer County
UT/TSU Extension Office provides educational programs for farmers, homeowners, and agricultural and horticultural producers in Dyer County. Programs are designed to focus on the latest management practices needed to solve problems, improve production and enhance marketing. Included in the educational programs is an overlying statute of protecting the environment and improving the management, marketing and use of natural resources...
Maple Ridge adds independent-living apartments for seniors
Bill Ables, owner and manager of Maple Ridge Manor, located at 705 Lake Road, Dyersburg, has purchased the one-half acre lot located next to the assisted living facility with the intention of building three duplexes for senior adults. The apartments will be one- and two-bedroom units. ...
Dyersburg Fire Dept. offers rules on using fire pits safely
With warmer weather arriving soon, many families are enjoying the outdoors by using backyard fires and fire pits. Although campfires or bonfires require a special permit, open fire pits do not. The Dyersburg Fire Department would like to remind residents of safety information when it comes to using a fire pit or open backyard fire for recreational purposes...
Before burning brush, don't forget the permit
NASHVILLE -- The recent winter storms were hard on Tennessee's landscape. Heavy ice brought down limbs and trees across the state. Brush pile burning is one of the best ways for landowners to clean up woody debris from the storms. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that outdoor burning requires a permit through May 15.
Dyersburg Fire Dept. conducts Haz-Mat training at Ermco
On Wednesday, members of the Dyersburg Fire Department performed annual in-service training involving hazardous materials. The training took place at the Ermco Three-Phase plant as members of the DFD participated in a mock drill in order to be prepared for the real thing should the situation arise...
DES continues Arbor Day tree-planting tradition at DIS
On Wednesday, March 25, Dyersburg Electric System celebrated an Arbor Day tradition on the campus of Dyersburg Intermediate School with a small group of Elementary National Honor Society members. Earlier planning was made for the tree-planting event, however, inclement winter weather in our area delayed the planting of 14 trees on the DIS campus...
Grammy winner Crabb to perform in Alamo
On April 10, at 7 p.m. at Alamo First Baptist Church, Grammy Award and multi-Dove Award winner Jason Crabb will sing his message of hope as only he can do to let children know they are not forgotten. This will be Jason's third year to add his support to these area programs that mentor children who are on the brink of success and advocate for those who are in the Juvenile Court system...
Library's American Girl Club hosts luau April 16
Young ladies throughout the West Tennessee region are invited to attend McIver's Grant Public Library's American Girl Luau Thursday, April 16. The library's second American Girl Club event, the luau will introduce area girls to American Girl 2011 Doll of the Year Kanani and her home state of Hawaii. ...
Fitness Tip: Reverse Lunge with Punch and Front Kick
Targets: shoulders, biceps, triceps, abs, butt, and legs 1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides. 2. Lunge back with left leg, bending right knee 90 degrees as you lower left knee toward floor. At the same time, bend elbows to bring dumbbells up to chest level, then extend arms forward to shoulder height in a slow jab motion (keep head, shoulders, and torso above hips)...
'Real.Life.Solutions': a focus on Family and Consumer Sciences
UT/TSU Extension is more than just a resource for agriculture in Dyer County. Offering parenting classes, financial management classes and diabetes education classes are just a few of the aspects of the UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program...
City Schools kindergarten registration set for April 10
Dyersburg City Schools will hold kindergarten registration from 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30p.m. on Friday, April 10, at Dyersburg Primary School. Children turning 5 years old by Aug. 15, 2015 should accompany their parents in order to participate in kindergarten screenings. ...
Dyersburg's Agee helps Belmont Law Mock Trial team reach national competition
Dyersburg's Allyson Agee (AC) helped propel the Belmont Law Mock Trial team to a spot in the national competition in Pittsburgh, Penn., following the team's regional championship victory in Louisville, Ky., on March 22. Serving as the lead counsel in the finals, Agee and Belmont turned back Missouri-Kansas City to claim the title...
Drive-thru Easter production this weekend
The fourth annual presentation of 'For God So Loved The World' will be presented on Palm Sunday weekend, March 28 and 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bells. This is a unique 'drive-thru' production featuring dozens of live actors who portray various scenes from the last week of Jesus' earthly life. Everyone is invited to experience Easter in a whole new way. No tickets are required and no offering will be accepted. This is a gift from the family of faith who worship at First Baptist Church in Bells. For additional information e-mail email@example.com or call 731-663-3273 during normal office hours.