NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A total solar eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible August 21. Tennessee is one of 14 states that will be in the path of totality, a 70 mile-wide path where the sun is completely blocked by the moon. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages everyone to enjoy this once in a lifetime event, but urges eye protection and common sense safety.

Saturday September 16th

Race Location:
Downtown Newbern West Main St. Newbern, TN 38024

Nashville - Wednesday, October 14 - 2015

The Dyer County team accepting our Three Star Award from Gov.Bill Haslam. (From left): Jody Silger, Three Star; Janna Hellums, ECD; Paul Carson, Chamber board; Allen Hester, Chamber CEO; Dyersburg Mayor John Holden; Gov. Haslam; Dyer County Mayor Chris Young; Rep. Bill Sanderson; Tammy Hall, Chamber staff; Mike Sanders, Chamber board; Randy Boyd, ECD Commissioner; Steve Guttery, Chamber staff; Amy New, ECD Rural Development, and Blake Swaggart, Northwest TN Jobs Director for ECD.

Dyersburg/Dyer County was also recognized as a certified Main Street community and a Select TN site. We do all this, and much more, to promote our county.

On August 6th, 2015 County Mayor Chris Young had the pleasure of accompanying Ms. Bonnie Holt, family and friends, Rep. Bill Sanderson, and Senator Ed Jackson in honoring Harold Holt by naming a portion of Hwy 104W in his Honor.

Dyer County Office on Aging is located at 1400 Hornbrook St., Dyersburg, TN 38024

Director: Ike Peel - Email:

Assistant: Deliah Frazier - Email:

Phone: 731-286-7832

The office is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following services are provided:

Transportation for health care;

Recreation Activities: Such as, cards, bingo, crafts, quilting, and other planned activities.

Telephone Reassurance: Daily calls to homebound elderly to keep check on needs and clients health.

Educational Activities: Providing opportunities to acquire knowledge in areas such as health, crime and accident prevention.

Nutrition Services: Provide a non-day meal at Senior Center and to the homes of shut-ins 5 days per week.

Ensure Plus: two cans provides a daily balanced meal

Homemaker Services: Provide assistance with light housecleaning and laundry.

Information and Assistance Services: Provide information about public and voluntary services

Physical Fitness Activities: Excercise designed to maintain and/or improve physical health.

Special Events: Such as trips to places of interest, monthly pot luck luncheons, Senior Olympics, health seminars and much more.

Respite Care: this service provides short - term care supervision and/or assistance with activities of daily living for mentally and physically disabled people to provide a period of rest and/or relief to the caregiver.