newbern depot The Newbern Depot Museum is getting ready for several Christmas showings, including a new event - A Depot Christmas Marketplace, on Dec. 3rd, Thursday, from 5-9 pm. On this night, the same night as the Newbern Christmas Parade, the depot's large freight room will house around 15 vendors inside, selling a variety of holiday items. Santa will also be present on this day, from 5-7 pm, and on Dec. 6th, from 1-3 pm.

From Mayor Olen Parker

Depot Days was a great success with over 3,000 in attendance. Would like to thank all those involved for it success. I want to also thank all the departments for their help. Many volunteered personal time to make our City Festival a great success.

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Demolition of the old structure is complete, the topographical survey has been completed and the design drawings should be completed within the next few weeks.

Please choose from the list below and drop off donations at Highlands and note them for JoAnn Parker.

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 1878 and continue from our October 2015 issue.

Programs for ALL ages!

Come join the fun at the library!

The Friends of Tennessee Libraries (FOTL) is pleased to announce that November is Picture Book Month an international Initiative that celebrates picture books for children.

Check out their resources for this month’s celebration at and

The GFWC of TN Newbern Woman's Club, and the Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 East Main, Newbern will be serving lunch every 3rd Tuesday of the each month from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This will be free to all senior citizens and everyone is invited to attend for a donation. Donations help finance the “Reverend George Butter Memorial Food Pantry

The next Dinner will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.


Programs for ALL ages!

Come join the fun at the library!

The Newbern Historical Society is now in full swing preparing for Depot Days, the main day of which will be on Saturday, Sept. 19th. This is the depot's main fundraiser of the year. There will be a combination of new and returning events.

Among the main changes will be a new race course. This course will be east of the railroad, rather than west of it. The race will start and finish by the Newbern Public Works building, on Main Street. The new route will allow runners to run without have issues of racing around vendors setting up downtown for the day's event. The race will start an hour later, too, as a result of the change. The new time will be around 9:15 am. The course will follow East Main Street, and McCullough and Parks street, and will lead to a turn-around point in the county, and will then follow the exact same route back for the 5K run. The shorter 1-mile run will turn around on the same route, but before leaving town.

For details, and to register, go to, and type in Newbern Depot Days. If you want to help in any way for Depot Days, the next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 3rd, at 6:30 pm, at the Newbern Depot.

Seems the world is coming apart at the seams and we as people are just waiting for the big collapse. Below is a speech was taken from the movie “Meet John Doe” a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" campaign created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist with the involvement of a hired homeless man and pursued by the paper's wealthy owner. It became a box office hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. It was ranked #49 in AFI's Best Movies over the last 100 years. In 1969, the film entered the public domain.

Newbern Emergency Operations Chief Jim Richards announced Truly Martin has joined his division as a Dispatcher. Martin was formally employed as a reporter with the State Gazette and was familiar with the Emergency Operations Division as well as the Newbern Police Department.