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Munford development on 'a different scale'

One of the largest residential developments in Tipton County history, and the largest ever in Munford, took a big step last month when the first two homes were completed at Green Meadows at Munford, a mixed-use project that will include 500-plus homes and 136 units for people 55 and over.

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Rock the Block '15 held
Rock the Block '15 held

On Saturday, Atoka held its annual Rock the Block festival at Walker Park.

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TCSO searching for victim's truck
TCSO searching for victim's truck

The Tipton County Sheriff's Office is asking for the help of the public to locate the truck belonging to a man found murdered in Drummonds last week.

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Bommer alleges alderman abused power

On Tuesday, alderwoman Minnie Bommer accused fellow alderman Drew Glass of abusing his power as chairman of the city's General Welfare - Public Relations Committee.

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The Civil War and Tipton County

Feb. 1864: Winter quarters at Dalton, Ga.
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Almyra

Community newsletter

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Jamestown

Community newsletter

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Mt. Carmel

Community newsletter

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Inaccurate Facebook post slanders teacher's name
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Football season opens Friday with Covington vs. Munford
Football season opens Friday with Covington vs. Munford

Both head coaches and some players from Covington and Munford were in the WKBL radio studio in Covington last week to take part in a high school football preview show. The coaches, and the players for the most part, were very diplomatic when asked about the season opener between the two teams.

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Brighton, Covington, Munford pick up jamboree wins
Brighton, Covington, Munford pick up jamboree wins

One county team picked up right where it left off last year, another looked dominant and a third beat one of the better private school teams in the area Friday night in jamboree action.

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Flashback
Flashback

Leader files, Aug. 16, 1995

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Old time notes

Headlines from five, 10, 15 and 20 years ago

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You'll have to use your own dirt

I've never really known why, but Sadie is a special kind of dog.

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Letter: Thanks for the generosity

A lady came up behind us in the checkout line and patiently waited while we checked out. Seeing the large amount of groceries we were buying she asked if we were buying for a food pantry.

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Southern Raisin': Study on it before making a decision

Man can not live by bread alone. He must have some fresh vegetables out of the garden.

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Obituaries - August 20, 2015

David Carl Sellers
October 7, 1966 - July 29, 2015

David Carl Sellers, 48, died on July 29, 2015. He was born October 7, 1966 to Robert B. Sellers and Georgia Mae Sellers and professed a hope in Christ at an early age. He was a member of Dominion Christian Center of Millington.
David united in holy matrimony to Mona Lyle on June 9, 1987. His favorite past times included riding motorcycles, fishing, building furniture and, most importantly, helping others. David's biggest passion was helping people in need.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Mona Sellers; two daughters, Lisa Sellers and Ashley Bradshaw of Covington; five grandchildren: Chloe Jackson, Makayla Jackson, Ashlyn Jackson, Elizabeth Ralph and Kinley Bradshaw of Covington; four brothers, Ben Sellers (Veronica) of Mason, Thomas Sellers (Almarie) of Memphis, Carl Sellers (Mertis) of Mason and Reginald Sellers of Mason; and one sister, Brenda Dyson of Covington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Sellers, and two sisters, Jerlene Williams and Trisha Sellers.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015



Robert Thomas "Bob" McBride
October 9, 1931 - August 8, 2015

Robert Thomas "Bob" McBride, 83, of Lenoir City, died August 8, 2015. Born in Covington, he attended Holmes Elementary School and graduation from Byars Hall High School in 1949. He entered the Navy and served on the submarine Pickerel. Upon discharge from the Navy, he entered UT Knoxville, graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. He retired as a quality control engineer from Maremont Corp. in Loudon.
Mr. McBride was preceded in death by his parents, William Newton and Jessie Simonton McBride from Covington, brothers Billy McBride from Harlingen, Texas and Edwin "Mac" McBride of Naples, Fla. and sister Julia Maxey of Ashland City.
He is survived by his sisters, Betty Liles of Mason; his wife of 57 years, Jackie Williamson McBride; son Robert T. "Bobby" McBride Jr. (Rebecca); daughter Patti Sigmon (Rick Burnett); and three grandsons, R.T. McBride III, Alex McBride, and Christopher Sigmon. All are of the Lenoir City and Knoxville area.
Services were held on Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church, Lenoir City, where he was an active member. Burial with full military honors was in Lakeview Cemetery.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Mildred Dean Tankersley Jackson
Date of Death - August 9, 2015

Mildred Dean Tankersley Jackson, 91, of Munford, TN passed away August 9, 2015. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and retired from General Curtain.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde Z. Tankersley and James G. Jackson; son, Billy Clyde Tankersley; and a grandson, Karry Lee Tankersley.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Gaylon) Hall of Bartlett; son, Rickie (Janine) Tankersley of Covington; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Munford Chapel. Interment followed in Helen Crigger Cemetery.
The family asks any memorials be made to Helen's House, c/o Tipton County Commission on Aging, 401 S College St., Covington, TN 38019.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Wash D. Edwards
July 3, 1944 - August 10, 2015

Wash D. Edwards, 71, of Stanton, died on August 10, 2015. Funeral services took place at Plummer Grove Methodist Church in Covington.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Tom Eugene Moody
Date of Death - August 10, 2015

Tom Eugene Moody, 54, of Atoka, died on August 10, 2015. He was a construction framer.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 14 at Munford Funeral Home Chapel. He was buried at Mudville Cemetery.
Mr. Moody is survived by daughters Jessica L. Ray, Christy Moody and Jessica Jones; son Alex Jones; mother Mable Irene Moody; sister Donna Lewis; and grandchildren Dayne Ray, Lakin Ray and Slayden Jones.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Wayne Moody, and father Charles E. Moody.
The family requests memorials be sent to Pleasant Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church's Building Fund.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Betty Chamberlain Janes
June 11, 1940 - August 11, 2015

Betty Jane Janes, age 75, of Covington, TN passed away on Tuesday August 11, 2015 an Oakland, Calif. after a courageous battle with two strokes. She is a beloved wife of Vincent M. Janes of Oakland, Calif. They were married 50 years. Betty was born in Covington on June 11, 1940. She was the daughter of the late James D. Chamberlain and Mary M. Flynn.
Betty was inspiring, always ready to help others and improve herself. She always had a goal. She loved music, reading, spending time with her friends and loved her pets and watching sports on TV.
There will be a memorial for Betty on Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 am at the Oakland Chapel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4470 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602.
Condolences at oakparkhillschapel.com.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Ross Louis Russell
Date of Death - August 11, 2015

Ross Louis Russell, 26, of Millington, passed away August 11, 2015. Ross worked for Hawkins Inc., and enjoyed everything outdoors: hunting, fishing with his daughter, camping, going to the lake with family, racing, working on things like the tractor, riding atv's, buggies, sideby sides, and playing video games.
He is survived by his wife, Lyndsey Sterling Russell; daughter, Chloe Grace Russell; father, Steve Russell and mother and step-father, Bonnie and Johnny Walker; sister, Hannah Walker; brother, Michael Russell; grandparents, Jim "Paw Paw" and Billie "Mamma B"Matthews, Patricia "Pat Pat" Russell Biggs, Mary Alice "Grandmother" Sterling, and the late, Stephen Wayne Russell.
Funeral services took place on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Munford Funeral Home. Burial followed in West Union Cemetery.
Any memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Vernon "Papah" Hendrickson
January 24, 1920 - August 13, 2015

Vernon "Papah" Hendrickson, 95, joined Christ on Thursday, August 13. He passed away at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt.
He was born on January 24, 1920 in Pineville, Ky. to Thomas Arthur and Mossey (Maude) Hendrickson. He was a fine husband, father, grandfather and Christian man and a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington, N.C.. He married Maxene Smith Hendrickson on Feb. 19, 1943 and they were married 57 years before her passing in June 2000.
He is survived by his two sons, David (Susan) Hendrickson of Washington, N.C. and Steve (Christine) Hendrickson of Atoka; six grandchildren; Brian (Charlotte), Derek, Ashley (Marta), Tyler, Taylor and Tess Hendrickson; and four great-grandchildren; Ryan, Claire, Cody and Alex.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and five major battles in the 5th Army 47th field artillery battalion. Upon receiving his honorable discharge in November 1945, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1950. He retired from Texas Gulf, Inc. in Aurora, N.C. in 1985 and spent his retirement enjoying the company of his wife, sons, and family.
He had five siblings; Shirley, Clifton, Laura, Ernest and Myrtle whom he is now with in heaven along with his parents.
There will be no services at this time. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Andrewnetta Tipton
Date of Death - August 13, 2015

Andrewnetta Tipton, 56, of Covington, died on August 13, 2015.
Funeral services will take place at noon on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church.
She is survived by son Michael Butler; sisters Shaun Graham, Carolyn Shropshire and Brenda Tipton; brother Jessie Tipton; and parents Ozell and Josephine Wright.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Chesley Henry Billings Jr.
Date of Death - August 15, 2015

Chesley Henry Billings Jr., 53, of Atoka, died on August 15, 2015 at his home. He was a truck driver for Taylor Trucking.
Graveside services took place on Aug. 17 at Helen Crigger Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Bettye Jean Billings, sister Elizabeth Mitchell, brother Glenn Billings and George Billings, niece Emily Robertson and nephew Chesley VanSickle.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015



Leon C. Jaco
Date of Death - August 16, 2015

Leon C. Jaco, 90, of Millington, passed away August 16, 2015. The family received friends at a catered reception Tuesday (Aug. 18) at the Millington Chapel with a service Wednesday at the Munford Funeral Home - Millington Chapel. Interment followed in Big Creek Cemetery.
The widower of Louise Maggie Jaco of 35 years and Thelma Sue Jaco of 27 years, he was also preceded by a step-son, Michael Parsons; sisters Eileen Jaco and Betty Geneva Jaco; brothers Kenneth Jaco, Tommy Jaco, Harley Jaco, and Richard Jaco.
He is survived by his son, Roger Dale Jaco of Millington; step-sons Wayne Parsons of Covington, Ronnie Parsons of Bartlett, Larry Parsons of Covington, and Randy Parsons of Burlison; brothers John Jaco of Memphis, Leroy Jaco of Arkansas, Jimmy Jaco of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Ronnie McCalvin
April 19, 1964 - August 16, 2015

Ronnie McCalvin, 51, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 19 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Crystal Nichole Middleton of Ripley; one son, Jordan Matthew McCalvin of Ripley; his mother, Judy McCalvin of Covington; his father and step-mother, Buford and Sue McCalvin of Covington; two sisters, Shelia Francis and Amy McCalvin, both of Covington and one grandson, Peyton Christopher McCalvin.
Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Martha Eurine Barham
June 16, 1928 - August 17, 2015

Martha Eurine Barham, the widow of Lloyd Barham, passed away on the morning of August 17, 2015. Mrs. Barham was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Johnson of Covington and Charlotte Parnell of Covington; a sister, Vivian (Nevel) Hendren of Ripley; three grandchildren, Lanie Parnell of Covington, Patrick (Monica) Johnson of Bartlett, and Cameron Johnson of Covington; and three great-grandchildren, Rose Parnell, Warren Johnson, and Jordyn Johnson.
Mrs. Barham was preceded in death by her siblings, James Allen Best, Isabelle Storment, and Kaye Regis; and her son-in-law, Jim Johnson.
The services for Mrs. Barham were held at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 19 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Interment followed in the Ripley Memorial Gardens. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough.com.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015



John W. Richards
Date of Death - August 17, 2015

John W. Richards, 86, of Brighton, died at Baptist Hospital on August 17, 2015. Mr. Richards was a retired Senior Chief, USN, retired Navy Commissary, NAS Memphis, flea market vendor and known as the "Marble Man."
He was much loved and will be truly missed by his wife, Aliene Richards; daughters, Stephanie Jackson (Ric), Annette Hull (Steven), Ethel Beaver (Jeremy); grandchildren, Jordan, Adrienne, Danielle, Nathan, Stephanie, Mikaila, Skylar; step-children, Carol Bass (Richard), Steve Melton, Lonnie Melton, Mark Melton (Kim); step-grandchildren, Rachel, Dorian, Sadie, Adam, Lunden; step-great-grandchildren, Aaron, Natalie, and Julian; brother, James Richards; sister, Barbara Bradshaw.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug 20 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Munford Funeral Home - Millington Chapel with a service Friday at 2 p.m. at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church in Covington or the Union Mission.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015


Jill M. Gross
June 19, 1965 - August 18, 2015

Jill M. Gross, 50, of Brighton, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Ms. Gross was a member of the Beaver Baptist Church and a librarian at Brighton High School.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 21 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the funeral home.
She leaves her husband, Bo Gross; one daughter, Taylor Gross of Brighton; one brother, Kenny (Lisa) McCain of Brighton; her parents, Kenneth and Pat McCain of Brighton; and two nephews, Jonathan (Amber) McCain and Andrew (Heather) McCain, both of Brighton.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Dalton Millican dies in motorcycle accident
Dalton Millican dies in motorcycle accident

Dalton Millican, the son of a local NHRA Top Fuel driver, died in a motorcycle accident Wednesday night.

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Mt. Carmel

Community newsletter

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Almyra

Community newsletter

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The Civil War and Tipton County

Winter quarters at Dalton
Jan. - Feb. 1864
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TCS hosts staff luncheon
TCS hosts staff luncheon
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New staff members welcomed at CMS
New staff members welcomed at CMS
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100-plus freshmen attend Cardinal Camp
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DES to follow
DES to follow "The Leader in Me"
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