The City of Newbern is accepting donations of toys, non-perishable food items, or monetary gifts for the Santa’s Helpers program. There will be a donation box in the lobby of City Hall for these items to be placed. All donations will be distributed to local families for Christmas and are greatly appreciated.

The Newbern Depot Museum will be having its first-ever "Christmas at the Depot," on Saturday, Dec. 17th. It will feature a reading of the book, "The Polar Express," and have a visit from Santa, along with a small gift for those in attendance. The event will also have hot chocolate, cookies, and kids activity pages. Cost is $5 per person, and the times as of this post still open were 5 pm, and 8 pm. The 6:30 pm event has sold out.

Mayor: Justin Wright

Vice Mayor: Bradley Rogers

Aldermen:
Kirby Ogden
Robert Hart
Daniel Watson
Pam Mabry
Preston French

The Highlands of Dyersburg would appreciate donations for the residents during the Christmas season. Contact Jo Ann Parker at 285- 9710 for a list of items needed.

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

OCTOBER 18, 2016

The Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session in the Board Meeting Room at the Newbern Municipal Building. Mayor Olen K. Parker presiding. Aldermen present were Vice Mayor John Flatt, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson and Bradley Rogers. Alderman Robert Hart absent. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts and Police Chief Red Barnes.

Our Second Safe Room is now under underway and the completion of the structure is expected in early January. The interior of the structure will be the second phase of the project. Total completion should be by July of 2017. During this phase of the construction the entry courtyard will be completed allowing access from Main Street. The design will create a natural and staged slope to allow usage as an amphitheater.

This information is being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up from our October 2016 issue.

Ticket sales for "Christmas at the Depot," featuring the reading of the book, "The Polar Express," and a visit from Santa, with a gift for those in attendance, will be at the Newbern Hardware Store, and The Farmhouse Food store, both located on Main Street, in downtown Newbern throughout November and December.

This information being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up from our August 2016 issue.

Depot News - September 2016The 24 annual Depot Days festival was somewhat hindered by the threat of rainy weather, but overall hundreds of people showed up for the all-day event, on Saturday, Sept. 17th.

Depot News - September 2016 Depot Days will be in full swing during September, with Saturday, Sept. 17th, as the main day for all events, including vendors, music, drawings, and the museum being open all day. Here is a schedule for the month (subject to change)...