The Historic DepotOn Saturday, April 2nd, the Newbern Depot Museum will be a part of the 10th anniversary of remembering the 16 tornado victims, from the night of April 2, 2006. A candle light vigil is planned to start at 7:15 pm, with the lighting of 16 candles on the dock next to the depot, about 7:30 pm. The public is invited, and encouraged to bring battery operated candles of their own to the service.

From Mayor Olen Parker

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Soil test have been completed, and the final Floor Plan is being developed in conjunction with the Dyer County 911 Board.

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 1880 and continue from our February 2016 issue. When we ended last month, R.H.A. McCorkle had just returned from Memphis after driving the final spike and dedicating the completed railroad.

The City of Newbern held a retirement luncheon for Joel Peevyhouse and Troy Bibbs on Monday, February 29 at Oakview.

Congratulations to the DCHS co-ed Cheer Squad for winning the first World School Large Coed Team Cheer title in the school's history!

The first meeting of T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group) was a success!

Girl Scout Troop # 43111 visited the Library on Feb 18.

The Newbern Depot Museum will reopen Sunday, March 13th, from noon to 3 pm. We plan to have a refitted HO-scale model train board ready, along with new displays, in the south room. Over the past month, the city of Newbern, along with several local sponsors, has been providing money to make this happen. The old train layout, while very nicely built, had old track, roadbed and connectors that were proving to be too costly to try and repair. This new layout will be functional, and easier to maintain in the long run, but won't look like the old one.


Public Hearing Notice: February 12th at 2:00 PM

Location: Newbern Court Room in the Newbern Municipal Building next to the Police Department.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Newbern’s intent to submit an application for a FY2016 Community Development Block Grant identifying community needs and how CDBG funds can be used.

The public is urged to attend.

Newbern does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.

The Newbern Court Room is handicap accessible, however, any person needing special accommodations should contact City Hall at (731) 627-3221 prior to the above stated time.

Mayor Olen Parker

From Mayor Olen Parker

The Newbern Downtown Safe Room is now fully underway. Soil tests have been completed, Final Floor Plan is being developed in conjunction with the 911 Board. The final drawings are now being completed.



Date: January 19, 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.