Dyer Jr. High offers shelter from the storm

BACK TO SCHOOL – Area residents are welcome to come to Dyer Jr. High during threatening weather. The Dyer Jr.High School  safe room is open to the public after school hours in the event of strong storms and tornado watches and warnings. Prinicpal Brad Garner says its especially meaningful for residents here who have been…

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Accelerating: Dyer bumps limit to 40 mph

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T – Dyer Police Chief Brad Lindsey stands near the old speed limit sign on South Main. This sign has now been replaced by a 40 mph sign. The 30 mile-per-hour speed limit heading south out of Dyer is gone. Dyer city board members voted last week to bump…

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Discovery Park’s best exhibit yet: DaVinci’s machines

DA VINCI’S EARLY MACHINES – Da Vinci’s Machines and Robotics is the newest exhibit of the Discovery Park in Union City. Most people are unaware that Da Vinci’s inventions were the inspiration behind, and catalyst for, all kinds of modern day equipment. Here a youngster plays with an early ball bearing display. Discovery Park of…

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Hughey, Blackburn join Dyer city board

FAMILY MOMENT – Joining newly sworn in Dyer Mayor Chris Younger are (from left) his mother Kay Sims, grandmother Una Barron and his wife Crystal Younger. (photo by J.D. Pinkerton.) by J.D. Pinkerton Dyer leaders were sworn into office Monday night as two new alderpersons and the three others including the mayor officially took office.…

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License plate bill seeks to add U.S. motto

Rep. Sanderson serves on the Transportation Committee and chairs the State Government Committee. ‘In God We Trust’ legislation filed by Kenton lawmaker State Rep. Bill Sanderson filed a bill last week requiring new state license plates to include the phrase, “In God We Trust.” “It’s our national motto and it’s already on our currency. It’s…

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Friday snowfall blankets area

SNOWFALL – Snow Thursday evening and into Friday closed schools and forced some businesses to close early. Snow ended Friday afternoon leaving roads somewhat treacherous over the weekend.  Although just a few inches in the heaviest snowfall areas, the accompanying freezing temperatures gave the white stuff a more serious impact across the north county. Snow…

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Christmastime: From Newbern to New Orleans

FRENCH QUARTER BOUND – Publisher April Jackson and husband Dennis Jackson enjoy breakfast time in the diner car on The City of New Orleans Dec. 23. The Amtrak train picks up passengers in Newbern regularly, running the line from Chicago to New Orleans. Bouncing down south over the Mississippi delta’s railways hours before Christmas, we…

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From WW II until today

by April G. Jackson It began after World War II ended. Several men, former soldiers, organized a small effort to give local families Christmas baskets. Dyer Goodwill grew from that effort more than 60 years ago and thrives today each Christmastime. The group is based on two basics: local donations and local volunteers. Walton ‘Sam’…

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Winter arrives in time for Christmas!

WINTER ARRIVES DECEMBER 21  – Most of Tennessee’s green has faded as temperatures fall and frost appears. A  blowing storm left a cover of ice on the rural landscape of Gibson County Sunday morning. Snow flurries lingered Monday  and Tuesday brought swirling frozen fog to north Gibson County, but temperatures were predicted to rise into…

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Croom: Best bid caller in Tennessee

BEST IN TENNESSEE – Dyer’s Brent Croom has been named the champion bid caller in the state by the Tennessee Auctioneers Association. (submitted photo) He’s the best bid caller in the state of Tennessee. That’s official folks. Dyer’s own Brent Croom has won the 2017 Tennessee Auctioneer championship. Ridgely Auction and Realty Company is excited…

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