Chamber representatives, customers, and long-time friends were on hand to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of City Drug, located at 101 S. Mill in Historic Downtown Dyersburg. Owner Danny Dedmon began working in the store in 1969 and purchased the store with Jim Edwards in 1973. Danny has been the sole owner since Edwards retired.
One interesting fact about City Drug is that when President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore came to Dyersburg in 1996, the Secret Service wanted to close the store. A long-time customer of City Drug, Ms. Georgia Tolson, came to the store without fail every Saturday. Dedmon informed the Secret Service that closing the store was not an option because of Ms. Georgia, so they relented and simply increased security. Now that’s customer service!