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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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City school student injured in bus incident (10/30/14)
A student of the Dyersburg City Schools suffered minor injuries during a bus incident on Wednesday morning. Dyersburg City Schools contracts with Dyer County Schools for the use of buses to transport students in their system. The mother of the student states, "The bus driver ran the stop sign and rounded the corner in front of our house. ...
Tennessee Highway Patrol safety simulator visits DCHS (10/30/14)
According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 'motor vehicle crashes are the single biggest killer of teenagers, more than AIDS, street violence and drug abuse combined'. The Tennessee Highway Patrol, with their Tennessee State Troopers, is doing its part to try and raise awareness to teenagers the importance of vehicle safety through the "Teens Share the Road" program...
Boy Scouts participate in 'Are We Prepared' retreat (10/30/14)
Being prepared in this day and age isn't something to take for granted. Everyone no matter the age should know a few techniques in survival. On Friday, Oct. 24, Troop 243 of Dyer County, Troop 316 of Unionville, Troop 88 of Dyersburg, and Troop 386 of Trimble, all gathered together at AIRPARK campgrounds at Reelfoot Lake to participate in a weekend of fun and education. ...
Finley native to host benefit concert (10/30/14)
On Saturday, Nov. 1, Finley native musician Collin White will host a benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Dyersburg High School's Little Theater beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and over. Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening. Braxton Farrow will be the honored guest at the concert...
Charlie Stephenson Memorial Bluegrass Concert set Nov. 1 (10/30/14)
Members of Stone County Connection will join Crosswind and the Hamilton County Ramblers as performers in the 2nd annual Charlie Stephenson Memorial Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, Nov. 1. The event, which also includes chicken plates cooked by Steve Sartin, hot dogs, snacks, drinks and cake and quilt auctions, is scheduled at Finley Pentecostal Church's Union Station from 6-9 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 1...
DIS walk to school big hit (10/30/14)
More than 175 students hit the pavement last week as Dyersburg Intermediate School sponsored this year's first Walk-to-School event. A crisp October morning provided ideal conditions for the trek. The students hiked to school from a number of different locations, including First Methodist Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and the old Jenny Bell School, the Neighborhood Activity Center, and the parking lot of the former Christian Church. DIS staff members and parent volunteers who chaperoned the groups met students at each site. Walk-to-School is a national health initiative overseen locally by Kristen Bird, Coordinated School Health administrator for the Dyersburg City Schools. More such events are planned as the school year progresses.
Fitness Tip: Overhead Reach (10/30/14)
Targets: Core 1. Lying flat on your back, with your arms over your head, flat to the floor 2. Lift yourself up, in a seated position, while encircling your arms, around and reach up high above your head, then, as you lower your body back down to the floor, encircle your arms down and around, up above your head again, but flat to the floor...
Tip leads to seizure of 26 budding marijuana plants (10/29/14)
Members of the Dyer County Sheriff's Office, after receiving a tip concerning a marijuana grow inside a residence on Fort Hudson Road, seized 26 mature, budding plants on Monday night. While at the residence, members of the DCSO also confiscated several other items commonly traded or purchased for drugs including a chain saw, a wood splitter and a shop crane...
Head-on collision results in two fatalities (10/29/14)
A head-on collision in rural Obion County near the Lake County line claimed the lives of a local pastor and his wife Sunday. The Rev. Larry R. Byassee, 71, and Shirley A. Byassee, 68, of Wynnburg died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Highway 78 at Beaver Arm Road...
Dyersburg firefighters taking donations to provide new coats for children (10/29/14)
In December, the Dyersburg Firefighters, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2269 will provide brand-new winter coats to 30 children in Dyersburg in partnership with Operation Warm, a national non-profit organization dedicated to warming the hearts, minds and bodies of children in need. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond Dyersburg. Firefighters across the United States and Canada are bringing this program to the communities they protect...
Jerry Reese to host Titans vs. Giants raffle to benefit Lake Co. High School (10/29/14)
To many people, helping their community is just a way of life. Whether it be with fundraisers, donations, or bake sales, some community members do anything they can to help make their hometown a better place. This is the case with Jerry Reese, of the New York Giants, a former native of Tiptonville. ...
Chamber hosts lunch and learn Nov. 7 (10/29/14)
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the upcoming Small Business Lunch and Learn, How to Develop a Social Media Plan, featuring guest speaker Steve Holt. Holt has been a keynote speaker, consultant, teacher, and writer for over a decade. ...
Apple Annie Days set Friday and Saturday (10/29/14)
Evan Thompson son of Marc and Heather Thompson, as the doctor, Brinkley Walker, daughter of York and Julie Walker, as a patient, Armani Carter, daughter of Brandon and Shanitha Carter, as a patient, and Izaiah Glynn, son of Erica Tittle and Glynn Thaddius, as a patient; join McIver's Grant Public Library to help count down the next few days leading up to Apple Annie Days. On Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 come out and join in on the fun. Apples will be available at First Citizens Downtown, First Citizens Green Village, First South Bank, Joes's Market, Lowes, and Security Bank (in the mall). All donations from Apple Annie Days will go to McIver's Grant Public Library, for the children's summer reading program.
UTM to host Igniting Innovation lecture (10/29/14)
On Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., Daniel Burke, Bryan Huddleston, and Robbie Goldsmith will be speaking about 'Igniting Innovation'. The lecture will take place at 199 Moody St. in the Student Life Center on UT Martin's campus. This event will spark the creative and innovative minds, which lay dormant in everyone. ...
Crews respond to house fire (10/28/14)
At approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, the Dyersburg Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire located at 141 Hawthorne Ave. in Dyersburg. Fifteen personnel using three engines, a ladder truck and rescue truck arrived to a well-involved fire rolling from the front side of the house. ...
Engs, owners of New China, begin new chapter in their lives (10/28/14)
Opening a new business in a new town is not an easy task, especially if there is a language barrier or preconceived notions that your business will not be welcomed, but that did not stop the Engs from pursuing their dream of opening a Chinese restaurant in Dyersburg...
Relay for Life holds kickoff event (10/28/14)
Relay for Life in Dyer County has taken on a whole new meaning for the committee co-chairs and leadership team. Maleia Evans is once again co-chair of the event with her husband, Anthony Evans. Evans shared the story of her recent diagnosis with melanoma and her personal fight against the disease...
Ducks Unlimited Greenwing calling contest is Saturday (10/28/14)
On Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. until noon the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Duck and Goose Call contest will be held at Anderson Farms at 2946 Upper Finley Road, in Dyersburg. Ages 17 and under are welcome to participate in this event. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs available, as well as door prizes, a shotgun arcade, and a drawing for a chance to win a new shotgun. ...
Former mayor recognized for dedicated service (10/28/14)
Prior to the start of Dyersburg High School's football game on Friday evening, former Dyersburg Mayor Bill Revell was recognized and honored for his 61 years of dedicated service to the DHS football program. Revell has carried the down marker and chains during Dyersburg High School home football games since 1953...
DSCC celebrates 45th anniversary (10/28/14)
Dyersburg State Community College is excited to announce its 45th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the E.H. Lannom Jr. Gymnasium. It's expected to be a fun-filled night with dinner, dancing, and live music by Jamie Baker and the VIPs from Memphis. ...
Dyersburg Electric addresses traffic light issues (10/26/14)
Out of all the things occurring during your commute to and from work, there is one thing that can set even the calmest of drivers to a blinding annoyance, which is a long traffic light. Given the fact all traffic lights use different technologies for detecting cars, sometimes these don't always work the way they're supposed to...
Feds charge 2 Lauderdale County men in scrapyard metal scandal (10/26/14)
MEMPHIS -- Nick Wright, age 43 and Jerry Vaden, age 43, both of Gates, Tenn., were indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud, structuring cash transactions to avoid reporting requirements, false statements to federal agents and obstruction of justice, announced Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant...
Special Olympics bowling hosted at J.C. Lanes (10/26/14)
On Thursday, Oct. 23, nearly 100 people filled J.C. Bowling Lanes to participate in this year's Special Olympics bowling tournament. Dyersburg Civitan members, members of the Dyersburg Fire Department, Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, Dyersburg State Community College EMT students, Jim and Jewell Horner, and Sparky the fire dog all joined together to make this an extra-special day for the students and adults that participate in the Special Olympics bowling tournament...
DSCC, TSU sign reverse transfer/dual admissions agreement (10/25/14)
Seated: Dr. Teri Maddox, interim vice-president; Dr. Karen Bowyer, president; Dr. Kay Patterson. Standing: John Ricketts, program leader in agriculture education, associate professor; William Joslin, site coordinator department of community college initiatives; John Hall, extension associate professor of agriculture and leadership education; Sharon Peters, executive director of community college initiatives academic affairs. Dyersburg State Community College and Tennessee State University met on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to sign a reverse transfer/dual admissions agreement. This partnership establishes an articulation agreement between the two institutions and formalizes the process for DSCC students transferring to TSU.
DHS Homecoming queen and maids (10/25/14)
On Friday night prior to kickoff between Dyersburg and Ripley at J.C. Sawyers stadium on the campus of Dyersburg High School, senior Brittanie McCrite (far right) was crowned Homecoming queen. Joining the queen were maids, (l-r) Kacey Baker (sophomore), Story Robey (sophomore) and Meranda Manley (senior).