Star Wars Day was a great success! Adults and children enjoyed crafts, a movie, snacks and met a Storm Trooper!! (Special thanks to Tony Evans.)

Our Second Safe Room is now under underway. We are awaiting the delivery of the reinforcing for the footings and construction will commence at that point.

The Downtown Enhancement Grant appears to be running ahead of schedule and completion should be done prior to Depot Days.

School has started. Please be aware of the children and additional school traffic.

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.

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

AUGUST 16, 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, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, and Police Chief Red Barnes.

Summer Reading Prize Winners for 2016 Pre-school Girl: Lilly Jones

Pre-school Boy: Ryan Rhodes 

K-1 Girl: Annie Rhoades

K-1 Boy: Harrison Rogers

2-3 Girl: Kennedy Hill

2-3 Boy: Jake Underwood

4-5 Girl: Molly Bryan

4-5 Boy: Alfredo Solano

6-8 Girl: Faith Parker

6-8 Boy: JP Gammon

High School Girl: Kayla Piskorski

High School Boy: Sam Gill

Programs for ALL ages!

Come join the fun at the library!

Reelfoot animals at depot: July 15th @ 10am

National Hotdog Day: July 16th @ 11:30

Ice Cream Day: July 23rd @ 1:00

LAST DAY TO TURN IN BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAM!!! July 28th

Tot Time: Mondays 11:30 am

Story Time: Tuesdays 2:00 pm

Lego Time: Saturdays 3 - 4pm

Crafts: Thursdays 1:00 pm

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 July 2016 issue.

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: July 19, 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, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, and Police Chief Red Barnes.

Our Second Safe Room is now under construction. The facility will house the City Courtroom and the 911 operations for Newbern and Dyer County.

Approval to provide Service for the Carson and Barnes Circus which is planning to return to Newbern the end of September in conjunction with Depot Days.

The Downtown Enhancement Grant has passed the halfway point and appears to be running ahead of schedule.

Pay your library fines with School Supplies!

Turn in markers, crayons, pencils, glue sticks, etc in exchange for forgiveness on your fines.

For more information, contact Ms. Janice at 627-3153

Depot News - August 2016Depot Days prep is in full swing. It will be Saturday, Sept. 17th, for the main events this year, with a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24th, and a possible beauty review on Saturday, Sept. 10th. The review was still in the planning process as of this writing, and we have no confirmation about it yet.