It’s that time of year again! Depot Days 2017 is upon us. We are all looking forward to the citizens and many guests that wil l b e coming in to our annual festival, now in its 25 th year. This is a great opportunity to showcase everything that Newbern has to offer and to spotlight our downtown businesses. This year will be especially exciting as we will have many of our downtown renovations complete that will help to create a better atmosphere for this wonderful occasion.
We had a great time learning about school bus rules and safety. Children, parents and grandparents enjoyed the bus tour and listening to Mrs. Denise Flowers explain all the great things about driving a school bus. Thank you Denise for being a great school bus driver and taking great care of our kids!
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 June 2017. We closed with the burning of the State Gazette office on Nov. 22, 1897. buildings burned in Dyersburg.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Schools are back in session and we say good bye to another summer. It is an exciting time for students and teachers alike to learn and to create new lifelong relationships. Even though it is called summer break, many of the students of our respective schools in Newbern took part in the Newbern Library’s Summer Reading Program to help grow their minds as well as their reading skills. Taking part in this program will help these students to maximize their potential as they return to school. Also, with the return of school comes the Fall sports season. I ask that you try to make to some of the events. It is a great opportunity not only to show your support but to also see our community at work.
National Law Enforcement Week was May 15 - 19. Local policemen and City leaders gathered around the flagpole in the Triangle Park on May 17 to remember fallen officers and honor those who serve. Thank you to the men and women of our police force for your dedication to our City. (Photo 1)
During the June board meeting, former NPD Office Rocky Foster was honored by Jim Horner with the VFW for his service to the City. (Photo 2)
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 extrac ted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entrie s o f the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up from our April 2017. We closed that article where on April 8, W. E. Copelan, Mayor of Newbern, fell dead in front of Shoffner's store. (Currently we have no records of where this store was located.)
The City is getting several calls concerning the schedule of the Amtrack passenger trains. The City does not schedule the trains. To purchase tickets or to obtain a schedule, contact Amtrak directly through their phone or webpage.
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It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. As always, the summer proves to be a busy time in the city of Newbern. Activities like the summer reading program at the library, the opening of the swimming pool and ball leagues and tournaments really provide many opportu- nities to promote an active lifestyle and to promote educational growth. It is also a busy time for the workers and the administrators within the City. A new budget has been laid out to take us for- ward and assure that Newbern continues to be a great place to live and to raise a family. We are also proud to announce a reduction in property taxes this year. It has been over 7 years since we have had an increase and we continue to be among the lowest taxing municipalities in the area. All despite the many projects we currently have underway.
May 2017 Page 6 The City Thanks our Traffic Guards During the monthly board meeting on May 16, former Alderman Bennie Greene recognized the City’s traffic guards. He expressed gratitude for their service in keeping the school traffic flowing smoothly every morning and afternoon. Mr. Greene gave special recognition to Ms. Betty Beard for 7 years of service to the City.
Thank you, ladies, for your dedication!