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Grand jury indicts woman on vehicular homicide charge from 2013 wreck (04/23/14)
A 19-year-old Newbern woman was arraigned in Dyer County Circuit Court this week after a Dyer County Grand Jury handed down a straight indictment to her for vehicular homicide. The charge stems from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 12, 2013, in a field between U.S. Highway 51 and the west end of Rogers Road in Dyer County. As a result of the wreck, 18-year-old Charles Ray Warren of Newbern was killed...
Dyersburg Electric warns residents of possible scam (04/23/14)
A scam targeting utility customers throughout the region is still a very active threat for local residents, Dyersburg Electric System President and CEO Stephen Lane told members of the Power Board at the organization's April meeting. "We would like to remind our customers that a utility scam is still alive and well in the valley," said Lane...
YMCA prepares for spring, summer programs (04/23/14)
Spring has finally arrived in Dyer County and officials with the YMCA are busy preparing for the many programs set to take place in the spring and summer season. "We are so much more than a gym," said YMCA CEO Randy Butler in the organization's recent newsletter. ...
Transitions racers, walkers treated to warm spring weather (04/23/14)
Runners taking part in the inaugural Transitions 10K race and One-Mile Walk on Saturday, April 12 were treated to both beautiful spring weather and the chance to change the lives of area women with life-controlling problems. "The weather was wonderful," said Transitions Director of Development Linda Flowers. "We had a great turnout and a successful event. We are so thankful to the many runners, volunteers and members of the community who turned out to support the Transitions ministry."...
DHS Hall of Honor: Thomas Hunt Shipman (04/23/14)
As children we dream big. For some of us those big dreams become goals and eventually accomplishments. Thomas Hunt Shipman knows a thing or two about setting goals and accomplishing dreams. The 1988 graduate of Dyersburg High School boasts a resume that includes working with senators and the United Nations. Shipman can now add member of DHS Hall of Honor to that lengthy list...
Jason M. Alexander announces candidacy for Dyer County commissioner District J, Position 2 (04/23/14)
I am running for the office of Dyer County commissioner because I believe that I can provide responsible leadership. I have lived and worked in Dyer County for 18 years and have seen areas where I know I could have a positive impact. I will strive for and maintain strong support for education, public safety, and economic growth...
James T. 'Bubba' Cobb announces candidacy for County Commission District H, position 2 (04/23/14)
I am announcing my candidacy for county commissioner for District H position 2. A native of Dyer County and graduate of Dyer County High School, I pursued a B.S. in secondary education and Masters in Administration and Supervision from UTM. For 36 years, I taught and coached at Dyersburg Middle School. ...
Accused rapist tops list of April grand jury indictments (04/22/14)
The Dyer County Grand Jury met last week and handed down indictments for a wide range of charges. On Monday, the suspects were arraigned in Dyer County Circuit Court, as well as the Dyer County Jail. Topping the list of indictments is 32-year-old Kenneth Hipps of Dyersburg. Hipps was indicted for two counts of rape...
City board approves dropping spousal coverage (04/22/14)
In a unanimous vote, the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved to drop city employees' spousal coverage for those who are offered insurance from their own employers. The vote comes following a recommendation from the city finance committee on Tuesday, April 15...
Legislators honor family of Jacob Nunley (04/22/14)
It has been nearly a year since the Jacob Nunley Act was signed into law, meaning incoming college students living on Tennessee college campuses must receive a meningitis vaccination shot to protect them from the disease. The legislation came about after the death of Dyersburg native Jacob Nunley while he was a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University. ...
Robert Kirby enters race for county commissioner in District D, Position 1 (04/22/14)
Hello, my name is Robert Kirby. I am running for Dyer County commissioner in District D, Position 1. I have lived in District D in the Millsfield community since 1969, graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1981, attended Dyersburg State Community College where I received EMT-IV certification. I am married to Tina Kirby and we have two sons, Chad and (wife) Courtney Kirby, and Blake Kirby and (fiancée) Mariah Hart...
Alan Dunevant announces candidacy for county commissioner District D, Position 2 (04/22/14)
My name is Alan Dunevant. I am 40 years old. I have been a resident of Dyer County my entire life. I have been employed with the Dyersburg Fire Department for 16 years. I currently hold the position of lieutenant. I spend my off days from the fire department employed with the Dyer County Highway Department. I am the proud father of three sons: Blake, Austin and Aaron...
DHS Hall of Honor: Florence Tipton Schultz (04/22/14)
Century farms are a mark of pride in the Dyer County community, a mark that signifies that a farm has not only a special history but that it has been handed down from generation to generation. Florence Tipton Schultz is among several Century Farm owners in Dyer County but hers is almost as old as Dyer County itself, as it was founded in the 1860s. ...
Artist's reception for Randy Burns on Wednesday (04/22/14)
Dyersburg State Community College will host an artist's reception for local artist Randy Burns at the Learning Resource Center at the Dyersburg campus. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
Mission accomplished: Soldier surprises son after arriving home (04/19/14)
A Newbern soldier has been waiting for nearly seven and half months to be back home with his family and hold his young son in his arms and tell him he loves him. On Friday, after returning from his deployment in Afghanistan, Petty Officer Chris Harrell got to surprise his son in front of family and friends and again hold him in his arms...
Annual Easter Egg Hunt leaves children 'eggstatic' (04/19/14)
Kids lined the Dyer County Courthouse with nervous anticipation on Saturday afternoon. They could not wait for the courthouse clock to strike 1 p.m. and begin singing its top-of-the-hour chimes, signaling the official start of the Annual Main Street Easter Egg Hunt and releasing hundreds of kids to scour the courthouse lawn for eggs and potential grand prizes...
DHS Hall of Honor: John Wilson Hart (04/19/14)
Retirement often signals a time in our life when we will enjoy ourselves, possibly travel, take up a new hobby or spend time with family. For John Wilson Hart, retirement marked a time where he decided to commit himself to serving others and "exemplifying Christ-like love for the people of this community." A 1942 graduate of Dyersburg High School, the community he has given so much to, will now honor him as he is enshrined in this year's DHS Hall of Honor...
'Acoustic Ninja' Trace Bundy to visit Dyersburg for upcoming concert (04/19/14)
Area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a performance by "The Acoustic Ninja" in an upcoming concert sponsored by the Dyersburg-Dyer County Arts Council. Guitarist Trace Bundy will perform in the First Citizens National Bank Auditorium in the Campus Activities Building at Dyersburg State Community College at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 26...
Local artist brings spring to library art wall (04/19/14)
Spring has arrived on the art wall at McIver's Grant Public Library. Artist Paula Prather Woody's collection of oil paintings, watercolors and mixed watermedia reveals the artist's love of nature and the beauty of God's creation. The collection brings springtime blossoms into the heart of the library in a collection she describes as nature impressions...
2 Missouri men, 1 juvenile charged with murder of Pemiscot Co. man (04/18/14)
Missouri authorities have arrested two men and one juvenile in connection with the murder of a Pemiscot County man that occurred on Thursday, April 10. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, members of the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, Portageville Police, Caruthersville Police, New Madrid County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Fire Marshal's Office, Semo Drug Task Force, and Marston Police have been investigating the murder of 60-year-old Roy Jerrolds, who resided on Highway T in Pemiscot County, Mo.. ...
Three withdraw from August races (04/18/14)
Three candidates in the upcoming August elections withdrew from their races before last week's deadline at the Dyer County Election Commission. Mark Oakes, Joe Pierce and Robert Mullins withdrew their names from their respective races and will not be on the August ballot...
City finance committee recommends dropping spousal insurance (04/18/14)
The Dyersburg City Finance Committee recommended on Tuesday, April 15 to eliminate spousal coverage on the city insurance plan for spouses who have insurance coverage through their own employer. The recommendation was made after Sue Teague, the city's human resource director, presented the plan where the city would transition to dropping spousal coverage effective July 1, 2015...
DHS Hall of Honor: Timothy Lin Goff (04/18/14)
Timothy Lin Goff left the halls of Dyersburg High School for the United States Naval Academy in the summer of 1980. His adventures would take him far and wide, and on his journey he would acquire more than 30 years of management experience in an operational environment. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Goff's civic contributions have earned him a spot in this spring's induction of the second DHS Hall of Honor class...
Dyer Co. FFA plant sale begins Saturday (04/18/14)
The grand opening of the Dyer County FFA plant sale begins Saturday, April 19 with many of favorite vegetable plants, annuals, perennials and many new introductions. The plant sale will begin at 7 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. on April 19. The plant sale continues each following Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. until May 17. Also Saturday, join the chapter for its all-you-can-eat country breakfast buffet from 6 - 10 a.m., sponsored by the Dyer County FFA Alumni and Parents, located at the Dyer County Greenhouses, Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn.
Finley Pentecostal Church to present Easter drama (04/18/14)
Finley Pentecostal Church will present the Easter drama 'Profile of an Eyewitness' on Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The performance is described as a very powerful and moving drama that depicts the life of Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best. ...