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)...

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.