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DCSO searching for home-invasion suspect (05/05/16)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Office has obtained a warrant and is actively searching for a suspect reportedly involved in an aggravated burglary, as well as facing theft charges. Kim Walton (aka Kim Anderson), 48, has been charged with the crimes after allegedly entering a residence on Upper Finley Road and leaving with an assortment of items belonging to the victim.
Clydesdales at mall Saturday (05/05/16)
On Thursday afternoon the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales arrived in Dyersburg in anticipation of participating in the Strawberry Festival being held on Friday in Humboldt. The 10-horse team will also be at the Dyersburg Mall on Saturday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. Housed at the Dyer County Fairgrounds during their stay in Dyersburg, the horses were cleaned up on Thursday afternoon. Also traveling with the Clydesdales is their mascot Barley, shown above with Danny Watson.
Dyer County continues 36-year observance of National Day of Prayer (05/05/16)
A call to, "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet," inspired by Isaiah 58:1a, was the theme of this year's National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer serves as a symbolic importance for us as a nation, enabling us to honor, observe, and practice our freedom of faith the way our founding fathers did, seeking the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a reminder to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. Establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event proves that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the earliest days before our nation was formed.
City Cookout raises $4,128 for local charities (05/05/16)
Before the rains came Friday, April 29, the Dyersburg Fire Department was battling a different kind of flame, one that produced the welcomed aroma of grilled hamburgers!
In Tennessee, good mental health benefits everyone (05/05/16)
NASHVILLE -- In observance of National Mental Health Month, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is encouraging Tennesseans during the month of May to consider the importance of good mental health. "Conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder impact the lives of thousands of Tennesseans," said E. ...
Proclamation honors Small Business Week (05/04/16)
In an effort to draw more attention to the great efforts and strides taken by small businesses every day, which serve as the backbone for our economy, May 1-May 7 has been designated as Small Business Week. By showing support for our locally owned small businesses we help them to continue to generate local jobs and further spur economic growth. Celebrating the importance of Small Business Week, Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyer County Mayor Chris Young issued an official proclamation, alongside the TN Small Business Development Center of Dyersburg State Community College, recognizing the value that all of our community's small businesses play in the success of our local economy. Pictured (L to R, back row), DSCC's Dr. Kimberly Martin, TN Small Business Development Director Maleia Evans. (L to R, front row) Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyer County Mayor Chris Young.
Downtown Newbern getting new look (05/04/16)
Newbern's downtown renovation is underway! Construction for the massive renovation started in the center of the downtown area on May 9, and is estimated to be complete by Oct. 18, 2016. A part of a grant that was awarded to the city of Newbern six long years ago, officials have been awaiting this day for quite some time now. The grant will greatly help in the beautification of the area, including the implementation of new landscaping, sidewalks, and streetlights. Members of Ford Construction have begun the renovation procedure at the town's fountain area, and will be working their way through the area in a counterclockwise motion. Members of TLM Associates, the A/E firm handling the renovation will be on site throughout the course of the renovation to ensure the progress of the project.
Here's Hope partners with PADD for open house (05/04/16)
Partnering with local organizations to spread awareness toward the many versatile ways in which community members are able to receive beneficial financial and health aid is Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg/Dyer County (PADD), which is leading a four-week long National Prevention Month campaign throughout Dyer County.
Newbern Library to host Summer Reading Program (05/04/16)
The Newbern Library is gearing up for its Summer Reading Program. The program is set to begin on May 19 at 11a.m. Throughout the course of the program, children will participate in a series of fun-filled games and events. Each Monday, there will be a 'Tot Time' event, which begins 11:30a.m., where small children are invited to come spend the day listening to stories and performing craft projects...
DSCC honors faculty, staff at conference (05/04/16)
Dyersburg State Community College presented outstanding faculty and staff awards to five deserving employees at its Spring Conference March 24 at the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus. Each year, members of the DSCC faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards. ...
'Winding Through the Wetlands' featured at Reelfoot (05/04/16)
Join refuge staff for "Winding Through the Wetlands", a series of guided canoe trips through a variety of remote areas on the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Free canoe trips will be available to the public through the spring, summer, and fall months, water levels permitting...
Public Safety Committee requests city to appeal E-911 Board decision (05/03/16)
The Dyersburg City Board of Mayor and Aldermen met at 7p.m. on Monday, May 2 in the Municipal Courtroom to discuss various items on the agenda including the Dyer County Promise Scholarship program, bids, and a request from the Public Safety Committee to appeal the E-911 Board's recent denial of funding.
Zombie Preparedness and Family Safety Fair to be held at Lowe's (05/03/16)
Bring your family to the Zombie Preparedness and Family Safety Fair on Saturday, May 14 at Lowe's in Dyersburg. Sponsored by Dyersburg Mayor John Holden, the safety awareness event is set to begin at 10a.m. and will continue on until 2p.m. There will be free weather radios and smoke detectors while supplies last, and local public safety responders will be on scene to provide safety information and child ID fingerprint kits...
Seven DHS students selected to attend Governor's School this summer (05/03/16)
Seven students from Dyersburg High School were selected to attend six different Governor's Schools this summer after committees, appointed by the director in consultation with the state Department of Education, reviewed applications, transcripts, personal data sheets, and recommendations made by high school counselors or principals. Those who have been chosen are among the most exceptional students in Tennessee.
PADD partners with Matthew 25:40 for open-house event (05/03/16)
In an effort to promote National Prevention month, the Prevention Alliance Coalition of Dyersburg/Dyer County partnered with Matthew 25:40 for an open-house event, in which Executive Director Lauren Wooldridge spoke to attendees about the numerous ways in which the organization works toward alleviating hunger and poverty within the community.
Trimble board addresses residential complaints, upcoming car show (05/03/16)
The Trimble Board of Mayor and Aldermen convened Monday evening to discuss various items on the agenda including upcoming events, residential complaints, and updates on code ordinances.
Canolas color countryside (05/03/16)
'Follow the Yellow Brick Road,' is the tune that springs to mind when viewing the breathtaking display of canola blossoms across Danny Carpenter's farmland between Sharpsferry Road and Biffle Road.
Wreck on Sorrells Chapel injures Chester Co. man (05/02/16)
Early Friday afternoon a devastating car crash resulted in the injury of 45-year-old Chester County resident Riley Locke, who was transported to Tennova for further treatment, and 19-year-old Christopher Walton, who sustained a gash to the head, but refused medical treatment.
Great American Cleanup prevails despite soggy conditions (05/02/16)
Keep Dyer County Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, the organization behind the Great American Cleanup Initiative. In recent years this movement has been responsible for volunteer groups in numbers reaching nearly 4 million participating in roughly 20,000 communities across the United States. Environmental projects such as tree and flower planting, recycling, park and nature trail cleaning and improving broadly cover the efforts put forth by citizens nationwide.
Bikini Bottoms Off Road Park hosts SRRS event (05/02/16)
Hundreds of local residents and travelers from abroad endured the rainy weather to attend Bikini Bottoms Off Road Park's weekend-long SRRS Southern Rock racing event. Throughout the park, ATV enthusiasts rallied in anticipation of the event, applauding those brave enough to attempt to scale the park's massive, steep hills. With 6-10-inch-deep mud (even thicker in some places), those participating in the event were challenged, not only to climb the massive hills, but also to not get stuck in the process, with several drivers flipping backwards in the process and, in one instance, setting ablaze. Even those not participating in the hill-climbing competition faced the challenges presented by the deep mud, as many ATV drivers found themselves getting stuck in the mud while simply trying to navigate to various ends of the park. This event was the third held in the SRRS Southern Regional Series.
Choral Society presents Spring Concert Thursday (05/02/16)
The Dyersburg Choral Society will present its annual spring concert Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Admission for the concert is free. The 51-member group is made up of members of the community and choral students from Dyersburg State Community College and is under the direction of Floyd Speck, with pianist Sarah Jean accompanying...
TIDES Foundation donates $7500 to NAACP for health program (05/01/16)
In an effort to create a healthier tomorrow, the NAACP, UT/TSU Extension Office, Salters Chapel AME Church, the West TN Rural Development Corporation (WTRD), and Tennessee State University (Cooperative Extension Program) have partnered together for the purpose of hosting a series of community events and activities to promote healthier living through the 'Healthier Eating Lifestyles and Physical Activity' (HELP) program.
School officials comment on TNReady and TCAP testing (05/01/16)
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has issued the following statement by Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about the TNReady decisions announced Thursday by Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen: In response to these recent decisions, local school directors made the following statements:...
ABWA hosts 6th Annual 'Girl's Night Out' (05/01/16)
Promoting the ventures of local businesses women through community efforts, the Southern Accent Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) recently hosted its 6th Annual Girl's Night Out' event.
DFD offers home fire safety tips for pet owners (05/01/16)
For many people, pets provide comfort, friendship, and unconditional love. Unfortunately, a pet can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of it as well. The Dyersburg Fire Department wants to help educate pet owners on important precautions to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire...