Neighbor discusses troubled situation with Beau
Over the past two months, there have been many versions of stories leading up to the reason Beau, the local dog deemed vicious by City Court Judge Dean Dedmon in early October, was scheduled to be euthanized. On Thursday, the State Gazette interviewed Roger Ferris, the father of the 8-year-old reportedly chased home by Beau. The chase allegedly took place after the youngster attempted to retrieve a duck killed by the bog...
Beau's fate in owner's hands
In a conversation with one of Higgins' attorneys, it was admitted that several thousand dollars have been donated so far in Beau's plight for freedom. So, the funds, and then some, are available to Higgins to pay the amount needed to rescue Beau. To date, however, the dog remains at the shelter.
DFD responds to vehicle fire
Five Dyersburg firefighters responded to and extinguished a passenger-vehicle fire on Friday around noon in the front parking lot of Suckerpunch Sign and Graphics located on St. John Avenue in Dyersburg. Smoke originated in the area of the rear tire in close proximity to the engine of the vehicle. The tire exploded due to high temperature exposure causing the vehicle to catch fire. The firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the flames before they reached nearby power lines and a transformer.
Transitions to host annual 12 Days of Christmas
In keeping with the giving spirit of Christmas, Transitions is offering everyone in the community a chance to participate in their 12 Days of Christmas celebration beginning on Dec. 14. Several stores in the area have donated their finest items in hopes of raising money for the women of Transitions, a ministry for women with life-controlling issues who want to improve their lives and better themselves to become productive citizens...
More than 3,500 shoeboxes filled for Operation Christmas Child
For 14 years, members of Harvest Baptist Church have been active in the collection and shipment of thousands of shoeboxes from churches, businesses, schools and individuals. The shoeboxes are becoming a known fixture in our community and contain Christmas gifts for children all around the world...
DFD donates more than $800 to MDA
For more than 60 years Muscular Dystrophy Association has partnered with local fire departments to benefit children and adults affected by muscle diseases including muscular dystrophy through their Fill the Boot campaign. MDA programs include worldwide research, specialized health care services and day-to-day support for individuals affected by muscular dystrophy and other muscle-related diseases...
Decision for Beau is further delayed after Circuit Court hearing
A small crowd gathered inside the Circuit Courtroom on Thursday morning to witness the declaration of Judge Lee Moore concerning the decision of Beau's life. Beau is a golden retriever, lab and German shepherd mix dog at the center of controversy within the legal system of Dyersburg and Dyer County. His owner, Danny Higgins provided legal counsel for the appeals hearing with representation by attorneys Bill Edwards, Dyersburg and Brian Boyd of Nashville...
Dyersburg Community Orchestra to perform Monday at Newbern First Baptist
Dyersburg Community Orchestra will host an evening filled with elegant music and literature on Nov. 24. Starting at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Newbern the musical styling of a featured flutist playing a piece from Mozart's First Movement will begin...
Dyersburg firefighters participate in thorough HAZMAT training course
Dyersburg firefighters are continuously training for any potentially dangerous circumstances that may occur in our area, including fires, situations that require assistance by the rescue teams; and containment and cleanup of hazardous materials on the railway systems that run throughout the Dyer County area...
Applebee's pays tribute to veterans
On Nov. 11 Applebee's branches nationwide joined together to honor the brave men and women who have risked their lives to keep our borders safe from our enemies. "This is an event we have always had and one we will continue to have in the future," Dyersburg Applebee's branch manager Jimmy Sinis said. "We want all veterans to come and join us year after year to receive their well-deserved free meal. Veterans signed a banner stating their name, rank, and how long they were in the service...
City school board's Starks honored for community outreach efforts
NASHVILLE -- During its annual convention, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) honored those school board members who gave of their time to be TSBA Ambassadors for Education. The Ambassador for Education Program, a community outreach effort, provides an opportunity for school board members to increase public awareness and understanding of current public education issues facing our communities, state and nation. ...
Newbern Depot Christmas event set Dec. 14
The city of Newbern is gearing up for an exciting Christmas event coming to the historic Newbern Depot and Museum on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1-4 p.m. A visit from Santa, live Christmas music performed by Newbern Community Church, a Christmas tree decorating contest and several model train displays weaving in and out of Christmas decorations will help residents enjoy the presence of the holiday spirit...
DOT Foods offers sneak peak to local dignitaries
The construction of the Dyersburg DOT Foods Inc. re-distribution center began nearly one year ago this week. With completion and open operation in sight, General Manager Tim Loyd and Assistant General Manager Matt Duggan offered an inside sneak peak of the new center...
Dyersburg Electric discusses bids, TVA weather prediction
On Wednesday, Nov. 19 the Dyersburg Electric Power Board held its monthly meeting. All board members including President and CEO Stephen Lane, John Lannom, Robby Richards, David Hayes, Rawlin Fowlkes, Dennis Moody, Walt Bradshaw, Dr. Dwight Hedge, and Robert Smith were in attendance. ...
Newbern board swears in new aldermen, OKs police car bid
The recent elections brought a few changes to the Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen with two new aldermen being elected to the board, and the re-election of another. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Newbern City Courtroom was filled to capacity as the Newbern board met to swear in Alderman Kirby Ogden, Alderman Justin Wright and Alderman Bradley Rogers. Judge Jason Creasy conducted the swearing-in ceremony...
Keep your holidays from going up in flames
For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few people consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Dyersburg Fire Department, many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. ...
Moose Lodge honors veterans
Dyersburg Moose Lodge 441 showed its Moose pride on Sunday, Nov. 9, to our veterans by serving those that served all of us. It was the second year that the Dyersburg Moose Lodge 441 celebrated our veterans by serving them a meal and allowing them time to visit with old friends to show them that they are never going to be forgotten. ...
Fitness Tip: Standing dumbbell tricep extension
Target area: Triceps 1. To begin, stand up with a dumbbell held by both hands. Feet should be about shoulder width apart from each other. Slowly use both hands to grab the dumbbell and lift it over your head until both arms are fully extended. 2. The dumbbell should be resting in the palms of your hands with your thumbs around it. The palm of the hands should be facing up towards the ceiling. This will be your starting position...
Mayor addresses fate of dog, Beau, set to be euthanized
On Monday, Nov. 17 the city of Dyersburg Mayor and Aldermen meeting was held at the City Hall. With all board members present Mayor John Holden opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by Robert Taylor Jr. giving a word of prayer. ...
State health dept. commissioner attends health council meeting, lauds progress
With an honored guest in their presence, the Dyer County Health Council met to present the progress of the health and prosperity of Dyer County thanks to the hard work of the agencies working as a team to improve the lives of Dyer County citizens as they strive to raise awareness of the importance of healthy living...
Stickers being placed around city to identify Operation Baby Safe Haven locations
Abandoning a baby is a foreign thought to most people; however, in times of desperation, some new mothers are not prepared or emotionally stable to handle the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Even though they have chosen to give life to their child, it is still overwhelming. Sometimes, too, extreme circumstances occur and the mother is at a loss and unaware of her options...
Community Cancer Fund honors Fowlkes for donation of $4,000
With cancer affecting people of all different ages from all different walks of life, it takes everyone banning together to help not only raise awareness but to also help financially. On Monday, Nov. 17 members of the Community Cancer Fund gathered together at the Lakeview Dining Room to honor a very special woman who has helped raise several thousands of dollars for them over the past 10 years. ...
Newbern Housing Authority now accepting donations for Adopt-an-Angel program
The Newbern Housing Authority and Resident Council are preparing to organize the annual Adopt-an-Angel program and Christmas party for the resident children. In the past few years, they have been very fortunate in receiving assistance from churches, community organizations and industries in the area. Once again, your help is needed for this year's party to be a success...
Hee-Haw performances set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday
On Monday, Nov. 17 the cast of the 2014 Hee-Haw show titled 'McDonald's comes to Bogota' joined at the Bogota Community Center to practice for their up-and-coming show. Jeff Jones, Larry Bennett, Tab Hawkins, Tracy Childress, Larry Ricketts, Pam Mabry, Brian Black, Gerald Burkett, Anna Sartin, Bennett Black, Lindsay Maupin, Megan Stokes, Porter Wagner, Judy Childress, Wendy Wood, Butch Wood, Martha Jo Montgomery, and Larry Smith will all be performing Thursday, Nov. 20, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Bogota Community Center.
Chimes for Charity ends week with more than $33,000
With times getting tougher and more people ending up unemployed and struggling to live paycheck to paycheck, it can be difficult to take care of themselves let alone their children. However, with great organizations available, parents or guardians don't have to struggle so much. ...