Bikers donate teddy bears for babies: On July 12, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office was presented with two and a half dozen teddy bears from local bikers as a part of an initiative to provide young victims with an item for comfort during difficult time. Twenty-two riders from the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Covington #323 participated in the teddy bear run. The club charges riders $10 plus a teddy bear.
Victim’s family happy it’s over: One of the most talked about trials in Tipton County history wrapped last week when a jury found a Burlison man, Stanley Phillip Chapman, guilty of second-degree murder. And while a likely appeal would keep the case in the public eye even longer, the family of Amanda Chapman, who was shot in the neck by her husband, is currently feeling a certain level of relief.
Mason area has fire protection: The Town of Mason and the surrounding area has fire protection despite the walk out of the community’s volunteer firemen. The board of mayor and aldermen appointed Wendell Trimble as fire chief. “We never quit providing fire protection,” stated Mayor David Ward. The morning after they resigned the fire department was manned by four people, with Trimble as chief.
Toddler saves infant: Fifteen-month-old Shawnee Burris was a heroine last week when she noticed her 11-month-old cousin, Danielle Dannis, was choking. Their babysitter, Lorine Phillips, saw Shawnee reaching into Danielle’s mouth, trying to get something out. Phillips said: “When I picked up Danielle a diamond shape pendant popped out. If it hadn’t been for Shawnee, I don’t know if I would have noticed.”