Dyersburg is better than living in Union City, Ripley, Brownsville, Milan, Trenton, Martin, Paris, Lexington, Blytheville, Covington, Brighton, Munford, Somerville, Savannah,. Other than Jackson or Shelby County, can you name one city in west Tennessee that offers more than Dyersburg, or is doing better than Dyersburg? Please state facts? I bet you can't.You are entitled to your opinion as I am mine so here it is. If Dyersburg was doing so well, how come everyone goes OUT OF TOWN for shopping, eating and medical services? They have to put slogans on garbage trucks to "shop dyersburg." Where? This town has lost more and continues to lose more businesses but other surrounding counties have more to offer. Our downtown is nothing but mostly boarded up buildings with brand new sidewalks. For all the talk about "growth" I haven't seen it nor has all the other unemployed people who cannot find work here. For the ones who are employed, as I said, most I know of (and that's a lot) go out of town for just about everything because not only do you find better selection but also much better quality and service.
As far as shopping, everyone in west Tennessee goes out of their town to shop either in Jackson or Shelby county, just like Jackson. Dyersburg is not a metropolis like Jackson or shelpby county, nor will it be in your life time.
But, Dyersburg/Dyer County offers far more than any other community, outside of Jackson and Shelby county that the other communities, and has been able to sustain positive growth during hard economic times.
That is the facts.
Like I said, name one community, in west Tennessee, not counting Jackson or Shelby County, that offers ALL OF THIS TOGETHER - more restaurant choices, more shopping choices, has higher rated schools, has maintained positive growth in the last 3 census?
ZERO, ZERO, ZERO. THOSE ARE THE FACTS.