As of this writing, the Canadian National safety train "Little Obie" is scheduled to be in Newbern on Friday, June 24th, from 9 am till noon. We are going to try and have it at the Dyer County High School, but this location is not certain. Check back with our Facebook page at Newbern Depot Museum/Events page, and the Dyersburg State Gazette, along with paper post in the window at Newbern City Hall as time draws near.

Mother-Daughter Fashion Show to benefit the Newbern City Library.

When: May 7, 2016 at 11 AM

Where: Depot Freight Room

Tickets:
Children (under 12): $8
Adults (12 and up): $12

Where to buy tickets:

  • Newbern City Hall
  • First Citizen Newbern
  • Security Bank Newbern

On April 02 we had two separate functions related to the 10th Anniversary of the April 02, 2006 Tornado which came through Dyer County and the Newbern Area.

The first was a Dedication of the Complete Newbern Elementary School Safe Room. This took place inside the facility at 2:00 pm.

The second was a candle lighting vigil which took place at 7:15 pm at the Depot Dock Pavilion.

There was a good turnout for each of these events and the families were very appreciative of the City and all the related Emergency Personnel for attending.

In honor of the National Day of Prayer.

Church Grove Baptist Church

Thursday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 am

The City will also be hosting a Community-wide “Meet at the Pole” Prayer at the flagpole in the downtown Triangle Park in Newbern at 1:00 pm.

Please join us as we pray for our Families, Community, State, and Nation.

REGULAR MEETING

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

Date: April 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

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 1883 and continue from our April 2016 issue.

On April 13, the Kindergarten classes from Newbern Elementary went on a walking field trip to the Newbern Depot and the Library. At the Depot, they listened to Mr. Lynn Willis speak about the history of the depot (below) and took a walk through the Depot Museum. At the library, they listened as Ms. Janice read two books (left) and then browsed the bookshelves before returning to school.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
By William Arthur Ward

The Newbern Depot Museum is about to complete the second stage of its HO-scale model refit. This includes a new hilly area and lake.

National Library Week is April 10 - 16. Come in and check out your favorite book about libraries and librarians.

From Mayor Olen Parker

On April 02 we will have two separate functions related to the 10th Anniversary of the April 02, 2006 Tornado which came through Dyer County and the Newbern Area.

The first will be a Dedication of the Complete Newbern Elementary School Safe Room. This will take place inside the facility at 2:00 pm.

The second will be a candle lighting vigil which will take place at 7:15 pm at the Depot Dock Pavilion.

We ask the public to attend both. We want to request all those that were involved in the rescue operations to also attend. We have asked representatives of the families to return to take place in this remembrance.