Shame on Tipton County
Friday night, Jan. 31, I had a wonderful evening of laughing at the Ruffin Theater enjoying “Southern Hospitality.” The play kept you laughing with a very talented cast who worked and practiced for a couple of months prior to opening night.
The Ruffin Theater is a very historic landmark and I was sad to see the attendance at 17 people and a understanding of this being the fourth performance with such poor attendance. The cast donated their time and talents with heart and soul into this production and it was very disappointing to see that Tipton County has a great place to go and take their family and yet didn’t care enough to support this great art.
We will lose this Ruffin Theater if we don’t show more support.
I always hear that there is no place to go and nothing to do. But yet there is great entertainment and you can take your family in the middle of Covington.
Let’s step up and save the Ruffin and support the hard working men and women and children who make up the casts of these great plays. Let’s make Tipton County proud and I’ll see you at the Ruffin!
The UT Extension office is offering two programs at the Tipton County Commission on Aging starting next month.
Munford goes on 13-0 run to defeat county, district rival Brighton.
Brighton Lady Cardinals defense clamps down early before Munford comes alive in second half for win.
Covington senior Ky-Edward Bishop Anderson, second from right, was recently recognized as the February Student of the Month by the Covington Exchange Club. Also pictured are, from left, Jeff Ireland, Exchange Club president; Lydia Anderson, mother; and Cory Concus, CHS teacher. Courtesy photo
Covington's Caitlin Kellum recently received an academic scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She is the daughter of Brian and Robin Kellum and the granddaughter of Ricky and Janie Kellum and Anthony and Patti Alsbrook.
Taquila Hayes, a practical nursing education student at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Covington was named Outstanding Student of the Year for the Covington campus.
Brighton High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is busy volunteering with Porter-Leath’s head start.
The beginning of January, the BMS special education class started making hats as a service project for the children at Porter-Leath. The project began as a way to learn measurement skills, however, it quickly grew into making 250 hats for the children of Porter-Leath. Students followed a pattern and measured fleece material, then used sewing machines to create the hat and finally followed their measurements to cut and create tassels to complete the hat. Courtesy photo.
Date of Death - January 30, 2014
Roosevelt Watson, 78, husband of Johnnie Mae Logan Watson of Memphis, and son of the late Jesse Lindsey and Katherine Watson, expired January 30, 2014 at Methodist Hospital-North, Memphis.
Visitation for Mr. Watson Friday will take place on Feb. 7 from 1-5 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home and family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. Sinai M. B. Church, both in Mason.
A homegoing celebration will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hill Chapel Baptist Church, Memphis,with burial in Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Mason.
In addition to his devoted wife, Mr. Watson leaves a legacy of five children, seven siblings, 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, February 6, 2014