We will be letting the Bids on the 2nd Safe Room in the near future. The first bids were over budget and required some alterations. Some additional funding has been appropriated and the facility will be constructed as originally planned. The facility will house the City Courtroom and the 911 operations for Newbern and Dyer County.

From Days Past - July 2016This 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 late in the year of 1889 and continue from our June 2016 issue.

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: June 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, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.

Congratulations to Rocky Foster on your retirement from the Newbern Police Department! Rocky served the City of Newbern for 19 years. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the citizens of Newbern.

The Newbern T-Ball All-Stars placed second in the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Huntingdon this past weekend, placing as runner-up in the nine-team field.

Members of the team are (front, from left) Graham Travis, Eric Funderburk, Chase Cashion, Cayson Adams, Clark Ross; (middle, from left) Justin Watson, Jake Wenzler, Maddux Moore, Marquise Jones, Jarrett Luke Harrison, Connor Cogdell, Travin Robertson; (back, from left) coach Matt Ross, coach Rodney Travis, coach Stephen Moore, coach Jason Funderburk and coach Bobby Barker. Not pictured: head coach Joey Harrison

(Picture and article credit: State Gazette)

Depot News - July 2016On June 24, the Canadian National Railroad safety train "Little Obie" came to the Newbern Depot for the first time. The train is designed to promote railroad safety, and was to be accompanied by a safety video, and talk, in the freight room, but this had to be cancelled at the last minute. About 250 people came out on a Friday morning to see, and ride Little Obie.

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: May 17, 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, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.

We were over budget on the bidding of the second safe room for Newbern. We will be reevaluating the project and determine methods of reducing the cost.

The Downtown Enhancement Grant is underway. Ford Construction has been working on the project for over three weeks and appears to be running ahead of schedule. The will be moving to the library area next to adjust the curbing to meet ADA Standards then to the City Hall Area.

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 late in the year of 1887 and continue from our May 2016 issue.

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On May 16, the City hosted a retirement luncheon for Phil Cooper (right) after 24 years with the City Street Department.


Below, the School Traffic Guards are recognized for their service to the community.

Thank you everyone for your dedication to the citizens of Newbern!