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.

Tuesday, April 21 the GFWC of TN Newbern Woman's Club, and the Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 East Main, Newbern will be serving lunch. The event will take place 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"

Newbern City Library & Newbern National Library Week.

12th-18th National Library Week is celebrated every April to encourage reading.

Come by and check out your favorite book (children's or adult's).

Date: March 17, 2015

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
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, Police Chief Doug Robertson and Chief of Operations Jim Richards.

Date: February 17, 2014

NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN

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, Police Chief Doug Robertson and Chief of Operations Jim Richards.

The Newbern Depot had a single-day, non-downtown-event opening of 137 people, on Sunday, March 15. The museum is typically open the first Saturday of the month, but weather prevented that from happening in March. Therefore, a secondary date of Sunday, March 15th was used. Normally the depot museum will see from 10 to 20 people on any given Saturday, when there is no other event going on in downtown Newbern.

news-depotThe Newbern Depot Museum got off to a very good start, the first Saturday, in February, with 37 people coming by to visit. Among the new items was a new train board for the Lionel trains. This was constructed by city workers in January. The new board is 16 feet long, as compared to 12 feet long with the original board. The width remains five feet wide. The new board sits about 10 inches higher than the original, and now stands above the display cases. Here's thanking the city workers who constructed this, and we appreciate the job.

The winners of the Count the Fish Contest are:

Jake Zimmerman, Dakota Fogarty and Nichole Bryant!

Newbern Crochet Guild finished their first project. Our next project will be blankets or throws. It's not to late to join and learn. But be warned....it is very addictive!