Date: July, 2015

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 and Police Chief Doug Robertson.

happy summer

While outdoors:

  • Prevent heatstroke by wearing loose, cool clothing in light colors.
  • Use Sunblock with at least an SPF of 15 (Higher is better, especially on child
  • Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water.
  • NEVER leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle.
  • Use an insect repellant and avoid areas where insects are likely to congregate. (flower beds, stagnant pools of water, etc)
  • Do not use products containing DEET on infants under 2 months old.
  • Wear a helmet and padding while riding bikes or skateboards.

Newbern sales companyVia & Rose New Owners Of Newbern Sales Company

Sales Bring Hundreds To Newbern Each Friday

The Newbern Sales Company has been purchased by two local men, David Via and Harry Rose. Started in 1936 by Brown Flowers and Ed Brammer, the ·sales company has grown through years to be one of the best in this section of the South.

tva luncheonOn Tuesday, June 11, 2015, a luncheon was provided by TVA for area Industries. During the luncheon, TVA employees discussed upcoming changes to the billing, provided informaton on programs ofered by TVA, and invited local Industries to make their facilitis more energy-efcient in exchange for credits on their electric billing.

Programs for ALL ages!

Come join the fun at the library!

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, June 16, 2015.


newbern depotThe Newbern Depot Museum is in the process of trying to upgrade its most popular trains, and that is the large Lionel layouts as you first come in. We are in the process of attempting to acquire Illinois Central locomotives, like the one pictured, as well as additional layout buildings. Lionel's are expensive, and we would like the community's help in funding this. If you would like to provide funding for these trains, please contact Lynn Willis at 731-676-1870. Any amount will help.

From Mayor Olen Parker

We are moving forward on the TDOT Community Transportation Planning Grant , Safe Routes to School Grant, and the Downtown Enhancement Grant.

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room has been fully approved and the property surveys are completed and the design drawings have been started.

We have installed American and Tennessee Flags at all the welcome signs.

As many of you know, May 7, 2015 was honored as the National Day of Prayer. This date also marked the 3rd Annual Newbern Prayer Coffee. This year’s Coffee was held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church , with pastor Steve Rogers hosting. The attendees were blessed to hear from several local pas-tors as they spoke and prayed for our families, city, state, and nation, while enjoying coffee and donuts. Speakers included James Combs, Jesse Webb, Bill Taylor, Buck Carroll, and Bill Oakley, with special music from NPD Lt. Rodney Wright. Thank you to all who participated and attended, and we hope to see you again next year.