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Dream Factory hosts send-off party for 8-year-old

Shown above, Paislee reacts to the news of hearing that her dream of embarking on a Disney Cruise is being granted. RACHEL TOWNSEND Thursday evening, at a Dyersburg Dream Factory surprise send-off celebration held at Dairy Queen, 8-year-old Paislee Stanley learned that her lifelong dream of going o

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Avalon holds annual memorial service

On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., Avalon Hospice of Dyersburg held its annual memorial service for families of loved ones that have passed while on service with Avalon. Several persons were in attendance. The service began by the director of Avalon, Desiree Duncan, RN, welcoming everyone and thankin

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Family and community night held at DHS to discuss ACT

On Tuesday evening Dyersburg High School hosted a family and community night from 5:30 7:45 p.m. The session was open to all DHS students and their families. The theme of the event was Everything You Need to Know About the ACT. After registration, parents and students convened in the commons area, w

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Dyer County names Hwy. 211 after Lt. James A. Gardner

Special to the State Gazette On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, Dyersburg Mayor John Holden, Rep Bill Sanderson, friends and family met to honor the late Lt. James A. Gardner of Dyersburg. The ceremony was held at the city limits of Newbern on St. Rt. 221 [Hwy. 211] and

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Two dead, two injured in Crockett County crash

ALAMO, Tenn. - A late-night crash on Highway 412 outside of the McDonald's in Bells, Tenn. has left two dead and two injured. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed that 41 year old Janeen Blackburn and 47 year old Jeffrey Blackburn died from the impact. A six year old in the vehicle was critica

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-09-23 14:24:31

Escapees on the run from Western Mental Health Institute; considered dangerous

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Two men escaped Thursday from Western Mental Health Institute, according to Bolivar police. Joseph Bortz, left, and Matthew Inman The men are Joseph Bortz and Matthew Inman. Bortz is a 31-year-old white male who is five feet eight inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. Inman is

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-09-22 08:53:13

WRAP promotes local awareness toward domestic violence

WRAP, an agency created from a need to embrace and empower adult and child survivors of domestic/ sexual violence so that the quality of life of those impacted is sustainably enhanced, has been making much headway in the Dyer County community, and is currently the only West Tennessee agency providin

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Attorney says man is innocent of kidnapping, killing student

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - The case against a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing a Tennessee nursing student who disappeared from her family's rural home six years ago is "absolutely full of holes" and based on "non-evidence," a defense attorney said Thursday. Jennifer Thompson delivered cl

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:11:22

What they found in the wall: Police department time capsule opened after 44 years

Buried for 43 years, a treasure frozen in time behind the walls of the Murfreesboro Police Department taunted/tantalized/teased those who walked through a stairwell on the first floor. The department is only weeks away from moving into a new building, according to Sgt. Kyle Evans, so the time was fi

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 18:44:48

Dyer board eyes traffic woes at Peck's Switch Lewis, Hall, Kilzer hired as firefighters, now training

The Dyer Mayor and Board of Alderpersons met on Monday night at Dyer City Hall. All board members were present except for Alderman Robert Johnson. Concerned citizen Dorothy Bearce that lives at Peck's Switch Cove addressed the board concerning traffic problems on her road. She said people speed in h

MILAN MIRROR-EXCHANGE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal is guest speaker at Vikings Gala

JACKSON, Tenn. - "What you want to be when you grow up," asked Shaquille O'Neal. "NBA player," said Brandon. Basketball fans from across West Tennessee gathered at the Oman Arena to get a glimpse of one NBA all-star giant. "Ryan Abernathy, LSU coach, called me and said, 'Hey, I'm working in a county

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-09-24 03:50:55

Shaq surprises kids at Vikings basketball camp

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Before Saturday nights Vikings Gala, one of the best big men in basketball spent the morning in Humboldt with the kids he's helping raise money for. Bright and early Shaquille O'neal greeted the students participating in the vikings basketball camp. The 15 time NBA all-star and fo

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-09-24 03:57:05

ABC fines store for selling drug paraphernalia

During its meeting in Little Rock this week, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board fined a Region 8 business for selling drug paraphernalia. Union Convenience, 512 Union Ave. in Wynne, was fined $700 for possessing and selling drug paraphernalia. The ABC board said the permittee failed to operate the

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 19:54:11

Humboldt police seek to ID men in $4,000 Wal-Mart thefts

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Police are asking the public to help identify two men wanted in a recent shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart. On Friday, officers began investigating a theft that ocurred at Wal-Mart in Humboldt, according to a release from the Humboldt Police Department. Police determined two men ent

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-09-22 20:20:44

Tina Tuner outfit on display in Brownsville

The legendary Tina Turner gifted one of her outfits to the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. The outfit will not officially be on display until the new state museum opens in fall 2018, but West Tennesseans can see it through Monday at the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School in the Delta Heri

JACKSON SUN - 2017-09-21 16:18:57

Air Force marks its 70 years as military branch with gala

About 800 military personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base turned out in full dress uniform the night of Sept. 16 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force becoming its own military branch. The formal affair for the easy-going bunch was presented by the Little Rock AFB Community Council w

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-24 09:07:00

Road to Miss Arkansas: Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Kyla Soden

Kyla Soden is heading to the Miss Arkansas Pageant in June represeting Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers. This is her third trip back to Miss Arkansas. Kyla is from Cabot and currently attends college at Ouachita Baptist University where she is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Her platform

KATV - 2017-09-21 17:16:56

Man Robbed at Gunpoint and Carjacked in Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- A man says he was the victim of a carjacking in the driveway of his Sherwood home. Patricia Joshua and her son have lived at their North Claremont home for about 12 years."You don't have to worry about anything, or anything happening to you," says Jonathan Joshua. But Thursday nigh

KARK - 2017-09-22 23:46:17

Lawmakers Study Ripple Effects of City Water Fights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas lawmakers are examining the ripple effects of water fights across the state. A new task force is diving into the operations of the state's 350 water providers to see how they can better serve their three million customers. "That as many people as possible are provided

KARK - 2017-09-22 00:40:25

Man claiming to be DHS agent arrested in undercover investigation

A man claiming to be a state employee was arrested after police say he brought a child to an undercover drug buy. According to the Beebe Police Department social media post on Thursday, 48-year-old Marlin C. Roberts Jr. was arrested on Aug. 25. Police state in July and August officer conducted an un

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 18:56:26