Dyer County

Dyer County, Tennessee

PO Box 1360
Dyersburg, TN 38025
Phone: (731) 286-7814
Fax: (731) 288-7719

On northwestern border of TN, northwest of Jackson; organized Oct 16, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For Robert H. Dyer, a prominent fighter in the Indian wars

Area (sq mi):: 526.48 (land 510.50; water 15.98) Population per square mile: 74.10
Population 2005: 37,829 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 7.00% Population 2000: 37,279 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,451; median household $32,788; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,372-$25,047
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dyersburg County seat (17,406)

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    The communities and school districts selected in the second round include: Anderson County Schools Anderson County; Oak Ridge Schools Anderson County; Claiborne County School District Claiborne County; Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Davidson County; DeKalb County Board of Education DeKalb County; Dyer County Schools Dyer County; Dyersburg City Schools Dyer County; Hamblen County Schools Hamblen County; Marion County Board of Education Marion County;Monroe County Schools Monroe County.
    Kendra Turner, a senior of Dyer County High School, was suspended as she said "bless you" to her friend who had sneezed.
    gov; Investigator Chris Hensley, New Madrid, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, at 573-748-2516; Investigator Terry McCreight, Dyer County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office, at 731-285-2802, extension 112 or tmccreight@co.
    He noted (hat he had served as an expert witness in another suit in Dyer County in 2007, and said he researched the medical community in the area at that time.
    Doctor Friedman, from Dyer County, told us Franklin was smart, but couldn't control his muscles.
    will receive grants resulting from the Dyer County and Dyersburg City governments joining together to create a program called The Dyer County Promise.
    Local emergency officials reported eight deaths in west Tennessee's Dyer County, and three in neighbouring Gibson County, said Kurt Pickering, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
    A horse in Dyer County and a horse in Gibson County both recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
    The Dyer County grand jury also concluded that police had acted properly.
    DST at the offices of Dyer County Schools Central Offices, 159 Everett Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024.
    Though a state investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by police, a Dyer County grand jury looked into the incident, too.