On April 13, the Kindergarten classes from Newbern Elementary went on a walking field trip to the Newbern Depot and the Library. At the Depot, they listened to Mr. Lynn Willis speak about the history of the depot (below) and took a walk through the Depot Museum. At the library, they listened as Ms. Janice read two books (left) and then browsed the bookshelves before returning to school.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
By William Arthur Ward

The Newbern Depot Museum is about to complete the second stage of its HO-scale model refit. This includes a new hilly area and lake.

National Library Week is April 10 - 16. Come in and check out your favorite book about libraries and librarians.

From Mayor Olen Parker

On April 02 we will have two separate functions related to the 10th Anniversary of the April 02, 2006 Tornado which came through Dyer County and the Newbern Area.

The first will be a Dedication of the Complete Newbern Elementary School Safe Room. This will take place inside the facility at 2:00 pm.

The second will be a candle lighting vigil which will take place at 7:15 pm at the Depot Dock Pavilion.

We ask the public to attend both. We want to request all those that were involved in the rescue operations to also attend. We have asked representatives of the families to return to take place in this remembrance.



Date: February 16, 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, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.

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 late in the year of 1883 and continue from our March 2016 issue.

The Library wants to thank you for coming for the Easter Egg Hunt! Over 5,000 eggs were hunted that day, and children were able to enjoy games and even a bouncy house. The Easter Bunny made his rounds, interacted with the children and posed for pictures. Mayor Olen Parker had the honor of announcing the start of the hunt for each age group

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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016.


The Newbern Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss Day on March 5, 2016, starting at 1:00.

When: Saturday, March 26, 2016