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.


Martin originates from Dawson Springs, Kentucky and has been in the Dyer County area for about a year. Martin holds a degree in Communication from Murry State University. Currently, Martin is being trained in the day to day operations of the division and will be attending school to obtain her certification in a few months.

Martin will continue to provide local reporting for the State Gazette on a limited basis. Primarily she will be covering local events and human interest stories. Chief Richard stated Newbern was fortunate to have had employment interest from a local resident with the qualifications for the position.