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 December 2016 issue.
The Newbern Depot Museum held its first "A Depot Christmas," on Dec. 17th, where children came to hear the story, "The Polar Express," and have a visit from Santa. The event was a total success, with nearly 200 people coming in three showings that evening. Santa gave a small gift, and there was hot chocolate and cookies on hand, along with model trains running in the museum's main rooms. This was a fundraiser for the Depot Museum, and we took in nearly $900. This will be used for museum upgrades in the coming year, and in next year's event.
Please be safe during the winter months as the roads may become dangerous due to inclement weather.
Thank you for your continued patience with the construction downtown. We are starting work on sidewalks and have several crews working on various projects at the same site. They are doing an excellent job coordinating efforts and trying to get everything taken care of at once.
The downtown Safe Room is nearing completion. It has come along quickly and we are confident it will be a great asset to the citizens of Newbern. Again, thank you for your patience during construction.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2017
The City of Newbern is accepting donations of toys, non-perishable food items, or monetary gifts for the Santa’s Helpers program. There will be a donation box in the lobby of City Hall for these items to be placed. All donations will be distributed to local families for Christmas and are greatly appreciated.
The Newbern Depot Museum will be having its first-ever "Christmas at the Depot," on Saturday, Dec. 17th. It will feature a reading of the book, "The Polar Express," and have a visit from Santa, along with a small gift for those in attendance. The event will also have hot chocolate, cookies, and kids activity pages. Cost is $5 per person, and the times as of this post still open were 5 pm, and 8 pm. The 6:30 pm event has sold out.
Mayor: Justin Wright
Vice Mayor: Bradley Rogers
The Highlands of Dyersburg would appreciate donations for the residents during the Christmas season. Contact Jo Ann Parker at 285- 9710 for a list of items needed.
NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
OCTOBER 18, 2016
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 and Bradley Rogers. Alderman Robert Hart absent. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts and Police Chief Red Barnes.
Our Second Safe Room is now under underway and the completion of the structure is expected in early January. The interior of the structure will be the second phase of the project. Total completion should be by July of 2017. During this phase of the construction the entry courtyard will be completed allowing access from Main Street. The design will create a natural and staged slope to allow usage as an amphitheater.