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Mayor says no changes, no secrets

No changes.

That's what Covington Mayor David Gordon said he's trying to pass with a new version of the city's municipal code, which led to a recent discussion about separation of powers for the mayor and aldermen.

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Atoka pair charged with manufacturing, selling synthetic drugs
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Covington Fire chief pleased with ISO rating
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Election time is near

It's a busy time for the Tipton County Election Commission as several deadlines for the 2014 elections are approaching.

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Fireworks tonight in Atoka

Locals looking to stay in the county and see a professional fireworks show will have that chance tonight in Atoka.

Rock the Block 14 begins at 7 p.m. at Walker Park.

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School budget drops $1.2M

The 2014-15 school budget was approved at the Tipton County Board of Education meeting held June 12.

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Sugar plant in Covington creates 50 jobs

About 50 new jobs are expected to be created after CSC Sugar began operating Monday at Rialto Industrial Park in North Covington.

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Opinion

Southern France

At an early age, I realized that there are many different kinds of people in one’s life- specifically in the friendship category. There are friends grown from mutual experiences, friends of friends which are adopted, and then there are friends of convenience.

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Southern Raisin'

Things don’t come from the general store anymore

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Community

Almyra

Hello everyone.

I hope you can see through the humidity. Out my way, the windows in my home and in my car are so foggy in the morning, I must take a few moments to clear them; no wonder my dog hates to go outside.

Hopefully, we will all have a blessed 4th of July. At the moment, things are beginning to come together nicely for our country once again, due to recent Supreme Court decisions. Fly those flags proudly!

Please pray for my daughter, Terri Barber, as she, her husband and two sons are in Honduras this week. It’s the boys first time to fly. I hope they enjoy it as much as I did the one and only time I’ve ever flown; I had a window seat and it was awesome. They also will have window seats; which will be a lasting memory, as well as a closer look at God’s beautiful creations!

Sharon Presbyterian Church

We welcome all members, friends and visitors to the fellowship of Sharon. Please remember those on our prayer list: Kimberly Bascomb, Brian Holland, Mary Kirk, Lorrie Martin, Martha McQuiston, Edger Moses, Danny Salmon, Marvin Turnage and John Wallace.

Open Door Baptist

Worship is Sunday at 11 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 and Wednesday evening at 7. Donald K. Tabb is the pastor. The church phone number is 901-461-5762. The church is located one mile east of Highway 14 at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek Road.

Salem Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister.

Circle #2 will meet Thursday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at the church.

Sunday, the 6th, we will observe the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The session will meet also on the 6th, at 2 p.m., as well as the deaconate at 3 p.m.

The night Bible study will meet July 10, at 7 p.m. We will be observing the day of prayer and self- denial and an offering will be taken for mission work.

Save the date- the young marrieds will meet on July 20 at the home of Alan and Diane Patton.

Memorials to the cemetery: In memory of Walter and Ann Rose.

In closing, have a happy and safe holiday.

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Babysitting class is offered
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Civil WAr

Tipton's infantry soldiers in the Battle of Missionary Ridge

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Civil WAr

Tipton's infantry soldiers in the Battle of Missionary Ridge

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Community events
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Jamestown
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Mt. Carmel-Clopton
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The week's headlines...
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Youth Villages holds information session in Covington
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Sports

Dixie Youth in full swing
Dixie Youth in full swing
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Manta Rays hold meet
Manta Rays hold meet
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Sports happenings
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Education

Brighton FFA named outstanding chapter
Brighton FFA named outstanding chapter
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Cannon receives WestStar Leadership Scholarship
Cannon receives WestStar Leadership Scholarship

Caroline Cannon, a sophomore nursing major from Covington, received the 2014-15 Nick Dunagan WestStar Leadership Scholarship during the WestStar graduation program June 19 in Jackson. Charley Deal, executive director, WestStar Leadership Program, and her mother, Harriet Cannon, area director for USDA Rural Development, join Caroline following the scholarship announcement.

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Covington HOSA earns fourth at national event
Covington HOSA earns fourth at national event
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Obituaries

Allen Sanford Gray

Allen Sanford Gray

Date of Death – June 26, 2014

Allen Sanford Gray, 69, passed away on the morning of June 26, 2014.

Mr. Gray was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of the Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Shirley Jane Gray of Brighton; sons, Terry Wayne (Deborah) Gray of Munford and Gary Allen (Rhonda) Gray of Canton, Ohio; daughter, Tammy Gray (Matt) Luibel of Brighton; a brother, Bodie Leo Gray; two sisters, Virginia Earlene Long and Rosemary Palmer; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Gray were held on Saturday, June 28, at the Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home chapel. The family received visitors prior to services beginning. Interment took place at the Covington Memorial Gardens.

If you would like to sign the online obituary please visit www.maleyyarbrough.com

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, July 3, 2014

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“Ruby” Elizabeth M. Ward
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Leif Edward Nelson
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Lois Jean Gainer Fyfe
Lois Jean Gainer Fyfe
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Nancy S. Tolley
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Patricia Louise Birmingham
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Patsy Trotter Smith
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William Mervin Max
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Church News

High price of freedom
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In his steps: a Father's Day challenge
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Top Stories

New library almost ready
New library almost ready

The Tipton County Public Library, which is expected to open in two months inside the new 54,000-square-foot learning center located on Dyersburg State's Covington campus, will be unique in concept and design.

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New library almost ready
New library almost ready

The Tipton County Public Library, which is expected to open in two months inside the new 54,000-square-foot learning center located on Dyersburg State's Covington campus, will be unique in concept and design.

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Classifieds

6-26-14
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