TVA surcharge leaves residents feeling the heat
Many residents in both the city as well as the county, when receiving their electric bills, have questioned the excessive TVA surcharge on their monthly statement. When questioned about the surcharge, Dyersburg Electric System President and CEO Stephen M. Lane responded, "Around 2007 TVA elected to break out the pricing for their generation fuel from the base charges for power. Each TVA distributor was allowed the option to list the Fuel Cost Adder (FCA) as a separate line item or embed the charge into the base. DES elected to show our consumers the TVA fuel price in an effort of transparency. This charge is collected by DES and all other TVA distributors and forwarded to TVA on our power bill each month."
Second arrest made in Crockett County shooting
JACKSON -- An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Crockett County Sheriff's Department has resulted in the arrest of a second individual who is charged in the shooting of a Friendship man earlier this month...
Blast from the past: Clinton speaks in Dyersburg 20 years ago today
The courthouse was trimmed in red, white, and blue. Along the south side of the square, American and Tennessee state flags stood tall. Handmade signs from local students were hung in the storefront windows, and a large American flag hung proudly at the corner of Veterans Square. The air was electric, and the crowd, approximately 5,000 strong, awaited the arrival of then-President of the United States Bill Clinton.
Benthal bees are the 'bizzness' of the day for residents of Highlands
Recently, The Highlands of Dyersburg Health and Rehabilitation welcomed local beekeeper Eddie Benthal, who spent the morning illustrating to residents the various types of honey bees that can be found within the area, as well as procedures for stealing honey, which is later filtered and bottled for consumption.
American Legion bake sale to benefit Veterans Luncheon to be held Sept. 2
On Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m., the DMV-Chapter 46, American Legion Post #30, and the VFW Post 1972 will be sponsoring a bake sale at Diane Moore's office, located at 115 W. Market St. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Annual Veterans Luncheon, which will be held at the National Guard Armory on Nov. 11, following the Veterans Day Parade, which will begin at 11 a.m. Pictured above (left to right) former Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill, Max Wood, Ben Sipes, Doug Shepherd, Danny Burress, and Robert Riggs.
Dyer County Fair to host Fashion Revues competition
The Dyer County Fair is asking local resident to display their skill in an effort to win money and prize ribbons during the Fashion Revue event. Garments may be entered into the contest on Saturday, Sept. 3 , inside of the Family Living Center, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and noon. The Fashion Revenue will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Categories of garments to be entered include:...
1 dead, 3 injured in weekend accident
An accident on Newbern-Roellen Road late Sunday afternoon claimed the life of the driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup, while three passengers were airlifted to Memphis with injuries. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle being driven by a 17-year-old male juvenile was traveling south on Newbern-Roellen Road at around 5 p.m. ...
DFD performs situational training drills Monday
On Monday, Aug. 29, members of the Dyersburg Fire Department performed situational drills led by instructors Chris Chalk and Bobby Cannon of the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy (TFACA). All of the drills come from real situations that other firefighters across the country have encountered. DFD will be participating in other training drills throughout the remainder of the week.
DSCC Annual Fund celebrates successful campaign
Dyersburg State Community College's hosted its Annual Fund Campaign celebration dinner for the 2015-16 academic year on the evening of June 22 inside the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus. The committee raised a total of $1,349,572.23 over the past year from a total of 460 generous donors...
Newbern police officers visit elementary school
Recently, Sgt. Rob Harrison and Patrolwoman April Cochran of the Newbern Police Department made a special visit to Newbern Elementary School where they spoke with pre-K students about items such as bullying, the job function of police officers, and ways in which local law officials work with members of community in an effort to better serve and protect.
Doctors 'saved my life, but Jesus saved my soul'
"With all of the things I've been through, it had to be the good Lord keeping me alive," said Dyersburg resident Bobby Hill. "I grew up here in Dyersburg in a Christian home. I got older and got with the wrong crowd of people." Hill said throughout his adult life he was "mean as all get out" and had been in and out of jail for fighting. "I used to treat people badly," said Hill. "I didn't care about them. When I'd get mad, I'd shoot you in a heartbeat. " It wasn't uncommon for Hill to find himself in trouble.
Dyersburg moves up two spots in latest poll
The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through August 29, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:...
Local residents claim $420,000 prize at Tennessee Lottery headquarters
Recently, a Dyersburg resident walked away with $420,000 in jackpot winnings received from the Tennessee Lottery-Tennessee Cash drawing held Monday night, Aug. 22. Resident Pat Davis and her husband, Billy Davis, purchased their winning ticket at Mini Mart, located at 700 Harrell Ave., just a little more that an hour and half before the drawing began.
Horner to step down as assistant district attorney
After 10 years serving as assistant district attorney general, Jim Horner has now decided to step-down from his part time position and will be leaving the District Attorney General's Office effective Thursday, Sept. 1.
Operation Christmas Child encourages residents to begin collecting items for donation
It's that time of year again, as Operation Christmas Child gears up to provide underprivileged children across the world with a holiday season filled with love, sharing, and overall goodwill.
The legend of the wooly bear: predicting winter's forecast
Some people call them woolly worms. Others call them the woolly bear, fuzzy bear, or the banded woolly bear. When I was a kid, we'd call them fuzzy caterpillars. On my daily commute to and from the office, I noticed many of these "woolly worms" on the roadways, especially on Dyer County's back roads.
Kustoff launches general election 'kick-off tour' in Tennessee's 8th District
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. -- The Republican nominee, David Kustoff, announced Friday he will be traveling across Tennessee's 8th Congressional District, visiting all 15 counties again beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30. The tour will include the opening of the Shelby County GOP campaign headquarters in Germantown...
DFD responds to Lynn St. fire Wednesday evening; no injuries
At 8:38 p.m. Wednesday evening, the Dyersburg Fire Department received a call for a fire of an apartment duplex at 1912 Lynn St. Responding to the fire were 16 fire personnel, along with two Tennova EMS personnel. No injuries were reported.
Responders remained on the scene until 11:06 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Dyersburg Fire Department Chief Tim Ware, the fire appeared to have started in the lower apartment, which spread to the upstairs apartment, and is currently under investigation.
DSCC honors outstanding alums, Wood and Parker
On Friday, Aug. 19, Tony Parker and Jack Wood were honored with Outstanding Alumnus Awards from Dyersburg State Community College. The ceremony took place at 8 a.m. inside the DSCC Student Center. Kristol Sentell, vice president of the DSCC Alumni Board and assistant V.P. of First Citizens Bank, presented the awards.
Lunch Buddies mentor program encourages residents to volunteer services
Acts of kindness are by no means foreign to residents of the Dyer County area. Each and every day we witness countless individuals more than willing to extend a helping hand to their neighboring community members. For those willing and able to make a contribution to their community, but are unsure of where to start, the Dyer County Lunch Buddies program may just be the perfect place for you to begin your journey into the arena of community philanthropy.
Rough Country provides local student with internship opportunity turned full-time career
In 2014, John Robert Harrison, a then recent graduate of Dyer County High School, started college at the University of Memphis, where he began to take strides toward earning his degree in Engineering Technology. Shortly after beginning school, Harrison was presented with a wonderful opportunity to further his skills and knowledge through an engineering internship offered by local business Rough Country.
Hillcrest Baptist food pantry open Saturday
The Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Pantry, at 825 Hillcrest Ave. in Dyersburg, will be open from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. There will be approximately 25 food boxes available, and anyone with a need qualifies. The food boxes are first come, first served.
For those who plan to attend, please enter the church through the office entrance on the north side of the property.
If anyone would like to help stock the HBC Food Pantry, donations can be made to the Hillcrest Benevolence Committee. You may call the HBC office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. at 731-285-6530 for more information.
Hillcrest opens its food pantry the fourth Saturday of each month.
Crockett County woman charged with attempted murder
JACKSON -- An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Crockett County Sheriff's Department has resulted in the arrest of a Bells woman, who is charged with attempted murder. At the request of 28th District Attorney General Garry Brown, TBI special agents joined Crockett County deputies in investigating the Aug. ...
County zoning board rejects gun business, approves Verizon tower
The Dyer County Board of Zoning Appeals met Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m. inside the county's building and zoning office's conference room. All board members were present, with the exception of Almous Austin. Dyer County Mayor Chris Young was also present at the meeting. Board member Charles Ozment brought the meeting to order.
Large crowd gathers for Chamber luncheon
On Monday, Aug. 22, a full crowd gathered at The Lannom Center for the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Matters Luncheon. The program featured leaders in the community like Chief of Police Steve Isbell and the guest speaker, Jeremy Park, a corporate executive and philanthropist from Memphis, Tennessee...