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Winter storm Thor leaves its mark on city, county (03/06/15)
Numerous emergency and government officials began working on the streets and thoroughfares when winter storm Thor approached Dyer County late Wednesday afternoon. Each agency and official expressed concerns for motorists and echoed the importance of staying off the roads unless it is an emergency situation...
Mission provides shelter from storm (03/06/15)
Pictured (back row, l-r) are Luke Schroeder, Mark Gadlage and Justin Schroeder. Gadlage and Justin Schroeder are volunteers with the Seekers Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, Dyersburg. Pictured in front is Phil Huston. Huston is one of three men who sought shelter at the Union Mission during winter storm Thor on Wednesday, March 4. A staff member saw Huston and brought him to the mission for shelter during the storm. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department worked together to transport one man from Halls, Tenn. A third man walked to the shelter. Several members of the Seekers Class and Sojourners Class of FUMC Dyersburg have supported the mission through providing meals for those at the shelter.
Hatch chosen as Dyersburg Middle School Teacher of the Year (03/06/15)
Each academic school year, the Dyersburg School System selects outstanding educators to be chosen as Teacher of the Year. The educators are voted on by their peers and display qualities of education that provide the opportunities for their students and co-workers to flourish...
Winter storm warning brings on mad dash for groceries (03/04/15)
The parking lots at both Dyersburg Kroger and Newbern Foodrite were packed Tuesday afternoon as people crowded the stores in a mad dash to prepare for the predicted oncoming winter storm. According to the NWS in Memphis a large amount of freezing rain, sleet and snow was expected, beginning in the Dyersburg area around noon on Wednesday, with the possibility of accumulation amounts exceeding six inches...
City of Dyersburg offers new Facebook and DGOV app feature (03/04/15)
The City of Dyersburg is now posting earthquake reports for our region. These will be for earthquakes you may feel which are at least 3.0 magnitude or greater. An actual report was posted on the City of Dyersburg Facebook page for a quake that occurred on Feb. 28...
DPS selects Hester as Teacher of the Year (03/04/15)
Each academic school year, the Dyersburg School System selects outstanding educators as Teacher of the Year. The educators are voted on by their peers and display qualities of education that provide the opportunities for their students, co-workers and communities to flourish...
County school board recognizes champion cheerleaders, discusses handbook, closings (03/04/15)
On Tuesday, March 3, the Dyer County School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting. This month's meeting was one of recognition and accomplishments of the Dyer County School System, in addition to the normal business of the board. The meeting opened with the swearing in of two school board members Steve Dodds and Wade Newbill by Dyer County Chancellor Judge Tony Childress. Dodds represents District B and Newbill represents District I of the system...
City, county prepares for Winter Storm Thor (03/04/15)
A winter storm warning has been issued for Dyer County from 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 through noon Thursday, March 5. With that warning comes the potential for severely low temperatures, ice and other hazardous conditions. Due to rain showers moving through our area on Tuesday afternoon and evening the traditional measures to prevent icy road conditions were altered...
New Verizon cell phone tower near completion (03/04/15)
A crew from Graves & Graves Construction Co. Inc. of Parsons, Tenn. has been working diligently through the frigid month of February to erect a Verizon cell phone tower in the Millsfield area. According to Dyer County Building Inspector Daniel Cobb, the tower was originally approved by the Dyer County Board of Zoning and Appeals on Sept. ...
Race to benefit Transitions still in need of community support (03/04/15)
Transitions of Dyer County exists to help women who have struggled in the past with life-controlling situations, but are making life changes through faith in Jesus Christ. For the second year, several community members are rallying together to support one of their fundraisers, but help is still needed...
Tim Enochs and the 7Revelations Band to appear at First Christian Church (03/04/15)
First Christian Church in Dyersburg will host Tim Enochs' very first Night of Inspiration this Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. This is the first of many events he and the 7Revelations Band will be doing across America throughout 2015. Tim Enochs, producer and writer of "Welcome To Inspiration," will be the main speaker for the event. ...
CASA's 2nd Annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser a huge success (03/03/15)
For a second year, local performers took to the stage for a fun night of dancing and family entertainment not only to show off their talents, but to raise money for a worthy cause. Dyer-Lake CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) has a mission to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools, and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes...
Annual Pine Wood Derby races draw large crowd (03/03/15)
On Saturday, Feb. 28, the center court of the Dyersburg Mall was transformed into an arena for the 2015 Davy Crockett District Pine Wood Derby races. Cub Scouts from Dyer, Lake, Obion and Gibson counties gathered together with family, friends and spectators to watch the races...
'Real. Life. Solutions': March designated statewide as 'Extension Month' (03/03/15)
Decades ago the "County Agent" dropped by your farm to investigate crop problems, help with livestock questions and even help your children with their 4H poultry project. Today, agents work in a wide variety of ways across the community. Seminars, meetings, workshops, tours, websites, mass media and social media are among the way UT/TSU agents and staff support the needs of the county...
Newcomer to local music scene, Genre band displays versatility (03/03/15)
One of West Tennessee's newest music acts, the Genre band, calls Dyer County home. Based out of Dyersburg, the Genre band has performed at numerous events in Dyer County, West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Although early, Genre's 2015 is becoming action packed, and they are still in the booking process. Genre is a family-oriented form of entertainment and their styles of music include country, blues, rock, funk and more...
Art Auction at DIS (03/02/15)
The Art Auction, sponsored by DIA, will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd in the Dyersburg Intermediate School cafeteria. Ticket sales for dinner are closed, however, those wishing to bid on a project please be in the cafeteria by 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday for the chance to take home original art created by the students. We hope to see you there!...
Dealership partners with DHS and Drive One 4 UR School Program (03/01/15)
For the third year, Tim Castellaw Ford will partner with Dyersburg High School to offer Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program with the goal of raising up to $6,000 for the school's prom. The event will take place at Tim Castellaw Ford, 920 Highway 51 Bypass, on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m...
Bobby L. Baker: a life driven by initiative and perseverance (03/01/15)
The correlation of music and golf is not one that most people would aspire to demonstrate or live their life accordingly. However, Bobby Lynn Baker, superintendent of the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course, lives his life with an initiative to persevere despite outside circumstances. Baker also encourages those around him to see the relationship between the basics of music and the sport of golf...
Newbern First Baptist Church hosts first Mission Sprint (03/01/15)
Newbern First Baptist Church is hosting a 5K/2Mile Walk/1Mile Youth run on March 28 beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration for the event runs through March 13. The entry fee for the 5K will be $30 and $20 for the 2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Youth Race this includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. The cost for entries received after March 13, are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the 2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Youth Run; T-shirts and goodie bags are available to each entry while supplies last...
Tuskegee Airman Hardy to visit DHS March 12 (02/28/15)
National History Day sparks interest in World War II and the Tuskegee Airmen at Dyersburg High School. Jeff Golson, teacher of history at DHS, uses National History Day to provide the opportunity for students to be actively engaged as they learn about important historical events. ...
DSCC to present 3-D printing workshop (02/28/15)
Dyersburg State Community College will hold a free 3D Printing Workshop on Wednesday, March 11 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the E.H. Lannom Jr. Gymnasium, Room 122, on the Dyersburg campus. The workshop, conducted by Technical Training Aids of Birmingham, Alabama, will include a demonstration on how to design, print and remove support material on a 3D printer...
Dyersburg firefighters put out vehicle blaze (02/27/15)
On Thursday, Feb. 26 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Dyersburg Fire Department was dispatched to the Tennessee Career Center located at 439 McGaughey St., Dyersburg. A crew of four firefighters extinguished an engine compartment fire on a Plymouth Grand Voyager (pictured here). No one sustained any injuries.
County law enforcement committee approves cooperative resolution on bids (02/27/15)
On Thursday at noon, the Dyer County Law Enforcement Committee met to discuss a cooperative purchasing agreement resolution, research the potential of a 911-funded dispatch center addition, progress of the Jail Re-Entry program and updating of Dyer County Jail resolutions for budgeted items. Those present at the meeting were Sheriff Jeff Box, Mayor Chris Young, Kim "Peck" Peckenpaugh, James "Bubba" Cobb, Steve Sartin, Benny Spain and Patty Harris...
DSCC vice president to share Cuban travel experiences (02/27/15)
Dyersburg State Community College will host a public presentation highlighting a recent visit to Cuba by Dr. Teri Maddox, vice president of the college, on Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the DSCC Learning Resource Center on the Dyersburg campus. In October 2014, Maddox, along with 14 other Tennessee college and university representatives, traveled to Cuba to visit educational sites. ...
911 board discusses storm shelter for dispatchers (02/26/15)
On Tuesday evening, the E911 board met to discuss several items on the agenda and hear a special request presented by the City of Dyersburg. All board members were present as Chair Jason Roberts presided over the meeting. Guests included EOC director Mark Grant, Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyersburg City Alderman and Chairman of Public Safety Committee Bob Kirk...