Man arrested after dragging DPD officer with car
An investigation concerning an alleged Wal-Mart shoplifter turned dangerous Monday night when a member of the Dyersburg Police Department attempted to talk to the individual located at the Dodge's Store located in south Dyersburg...
Dyer County bank pigs raise money for Community Cancer Fund
First Citizens National Bank is just one our many local banks helping to raise money for the Community Cancer Fund. These funds will be collected and used for the upcoming Cancer Fund BBQ on Oct. 2. These funds will go toward helping local cancer patients in their fight against cancer...
Real superwoman passes through Dyersburg on one of many cross-country runs
Rosie Swale-Pope is on another one of her adventures, running across America again, raising money for cancer awareness, war veterans and all those who help and enable others. This time she's taking a more southerly trek so she can get acquainted with the South, their people and culture. ...
La Leche event raises awareness and support about breast-feeding
Saturday the La Leche (the milk) League of Dyer county held an event to assist breast-feeding moms and their babies. Held at the Dyersburg Activity Center, their subject matter included the following topics: car seat safety, mommy-to-be yoga, baby wearing, mommy & me yoga, and cloth diapering...
Early-morning raid leads to 5 arrests
During the early-morning hours on Monday, officers from the Dyersburg Police Department's Special Response Team, as well as the FBI's Safe Street Task Force, executed search warrants in Dyersburg. The locations included in the raid were residences at 158 Pease St., Amberwood Village Apt. C-3 and 822 Central St., all in Dyersburg. The execution of the warrants resulted in the arrest of five people...
Trimble and Full Throttle Distillery host Ag Festival
As promised, the town of Trimble was the site of the Full Throttle Agriculture Festival. The tractor parade, kids playground, good food, good music and good company, made for a nice tribute to West Tennessee farmers. The tractors parked or in the parade ranged from small riding mowers, to field tractors, to giant machines with treads for traction. ...
Double rainbow at DHS
Rain showers on Sunday afternoon led to a double rainbow appearing to stretch from end zone to end zone at J.C. Sawyers stadium on the campus of Dyersburg High School. The Trojans will hope to find a pot of gold on Friday when they host Westview during "Blackout Night" at DHS. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Truck, equipment for city sewer project OK'd at meeting
This Friday Dyersburg Mayor John Holden, the City Finance Committee, and Water/Sewer Committee, met to discuss a number of issues. Director of the Dyersburg Water/Sewer Dept. Jeff Moore, showed photos of new equipment his department needs to handle inspection and flushing of stopped-up sewer and drainage lines. ...
City to hold earthquake drill Oct. 15
The City of Dyersburg will participate in the 2015 Great American Shake out. On Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m., the City of Dyersburg will conduct an earthquake exercise. The city encourages schools, industries and citizens participate. Dyersburg is located within the most active seismic region east of the Rockies. This area is known as the New Madrid Fault...
County jail passes state inspection; rehab program sees success
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box and his crew met Friday to examine their program that prepares inmates to become productive citizens upon their release. The old jail building is being modified to provide those inmates accepted into the program a place to live, eat, watch TV, and have other privileges not usually afforded to inmates. Limited to non-violent offenders and those with miscellaneous crimes, the program is modeled after other successful programs in Tennessee...
Newbern Police educate students on bullying
Whether it is taking someone's lunch money or kicking someone in the shin, bullying is something area police believe children need to understand. On Friday, members of the Newbern Police Department brought crayons, anti-bullying coloring books and suckers to approximately 300 elementary students of Newbern Elementary School. First-, second- and third-grade classes also heard all about bullying from officers...
Rotary Club guest speaker is a Son of the American Revolution
The guest speaker at Thursday's Rotary Club meeting was Robert (Bob) Hughes, a member of SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) chapter in Madison County. Hughes was wearing the uniform of a militiaman who fought in the American Revolutionary War and helped gain our country's independence from the king and England. He brought with him weapons, leather pouches and other paraphernalia from that period...
Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course Walker Poston Memorial gets upgrade
Just ask Bobby Baker, golf course superintendent, at Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course about the most recent upgrade and his excitement is evident. The upgrade is the construction of a new building over the existing Walker Poston Memorial, one to be used for tournaments, a scoreboard, a cooker, and picnic tables. Baker said, "and in the winter time we'll use it for equipment storage."...
Fyrne Lake to host Fishin' for a Mission Blitz bass tournament this weekend
This Saturday, Aug. 29, Fyrne Lake will be a busy place. A bass-fishing tournament, organized by Burks Broadcasting and other sponsors, will take place on the 110-acre Fyrne Lake. The tournament is being held to benefit Mission Blitz, where "local churches come together to be the hands and feet of Christ by performing service projects, providing meals and sharing God's love to individuals in need throughout our community." Last year there were 17 churches with over 600 volunteers participating...
Tippit memorialized with highway
Just north of the intersection of highways 22 and 78 in Tiptonville, was the scene of remembrance for a long-deserving and widely missed local leader. Sheriff Danny Tippit Memorial Highway is the new name for the stretch of road heading north from Tiptonville into the newly developing Port of Cates area...
Driving simulator visits Dyersburg to cause wrecks and mayhem
Dyersburg Fire Department personnel are wrecking fire trucks and other rescue vehicles, running red lights, running over curbs, pedestrians and whatever else gets in their way. They're doing it on purpose and it's happening right here in downtown Dyersburg Wednesday and Thursday. Why? So it doesn't happen during a real emergency or fire...
DSCC alumna Murray named to Governor's Teacher Cabinet
Dyersburg State Community College alumna Jessica Murray of Newbern was recently selected to serve on Gov. Bill Haslam's first-ever Teacher Cabinet. The cabinet was created to assist the governor and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen in sharing real-time information from the classroom, review proposed policies and provide streamlined communication to schools and communities...
Hilliard Lyons declared overall winner at DSCC Golf Tournament
Dyersburg State Community College recently held its 2015 Ed Lannom Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at The Farms Golf Club on Aug. 14. The team of Hilliard Lyons ultimately won bragging rights for their first-place win, and took home the coveted traveling DSCC College Cup...
Fitness Tip: Ankle Dorsiflexion with Resistive Band
Targets: Strengthening the ankle 1. Place a cord around the middle of the top of foot. 2. Bend ankle up toward you. 3. Return to starting position and repeat three sets of at least 12. This move will make you a better athlete...
3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Henning
On Tuesday morning at 8:26 a.m. CDST a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck West Tennessee, briefly alarming residents in the immediate area. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the epicenter was just west of Henning, Tenn. on the north side of the Hatchie River. The quake originated 7.5 miles beneath the surface and was felt by staff and students at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center in Covington, Tenn...
False alarm at First Baptist
On Tuesday, the Dyersburg Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at First Baptist Church, Masonic street, downtown Dyersburg, but it was to no avail. The alarm turned out to be false, due to a construction worker inadvertently blocking a beam sensor, which is used to indicate smoke. ...
Trimble accepts city attorney resignation at special-called meeting
On Monday, the Trimble Board of Mayor and Aldermen met at a special-called meeting to accept the resignation of city attorney Lewis Jenkins, swear in new aldermen, as well as discuss a beer permit for the upcoming Full Throttle Ag-Fest scheduled for this weekend...
Antique Ford automobile draws admirers
This 1935 Slant-Back Ford automobile attracted a bit of attention yesterday as the drivers towing it stopped for a bite to eat. Billy McCarver, from Coldwater, Miss., is owner of the car, and traveling with him was Benny Figge, a friend from Blytheville, Ark. One unique feature about this antique is the location of the fuel tank cap on the left-rear tail light. Interior access to the trunk is another...
Annual White Chocolate Affair slated Sept. 5
An Evening of Fellowship, Indulgence & Music is planned for the Bobby Byars Foundation and Scholarship. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, at The Lannom Center. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until midnight. The 2015 event continues to celebrate the legacy of the late Clearchus "Bobby" Byars and the late Frances Byars. ...
Newbern fire burns garage to ground
On Sunday, a fire was reported at 871 Adkins Cemetery Road just outside of Newbern. A non-attached garage next to the home of Luke Frank burnt to the ground, but no one was hurt, and the Newbern Fire Department and the East Dyer County Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire...