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.

Date: June, 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, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Doug Robertson.

The Newbern Depot celebrated National Train Day, on May 2nd, as a part of Amtrak's efforts to promote rail travel. We did this in conjunction with the Relay for Life's annual yard sale, and for the first time this year, in conjunction with the annual Crowne Pointe subdivision yard sale. In about four hours, the depot received some 400 visitors. and sold around $131 worth of merchandise.

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 Civil War from soldiers perspective from Newbern. We pick up late in the year of 1969.

In other news, National Train Day will be coming up the first Saturday in May. Amtrak sponsors this day to promote train travel nationwide. As of this writing, however, they have sent no materials, or plans, so the details about the day will be in the next newsletter.

From Mayor Olen Parker

I want to publically thank all the city and state employees for their efforts during the winter weather helping keep the streets passable.

We are currently taking a survey of the speed limit within certain areas of town where speed signs are inconsistent. It is our plan to have a consistent and applicable speed limit throughout Newbern on secondary streets within the next 2-3 months.

Parks and Recreation Commission has a survey they would like for the citizens to participate in. Printed copies are available at City Hall, the Library or on the Newbern Facebook page.