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A look back at Covington’s only-known Juneteenth celebration

Juneteenth has entered the mainstream discussion lately after several states have decided to observe it as a holiday. Tennessee is considering doing the same. But...

A unity walk is planned for Sunday afternoon in Covington

A unity walk is planned in Covington Sunday afternoon in the wake of global demonstrations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. “We are bringing awareness...

Their lives ended in tragedy, their stories ended with miracles: How...

Charmin Smith described it as a nightmare. “We were asleep and one of his cousins called me. He said, ‘Run Run and them had a...

The story of Covington Charger legend Ronald Holland and his four...

Ronald Holland says he did not set out to produce four professional athletes when he started his family in the early 1980s. “It just kind...

Black History Month: Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic is this year’s guest...

On Sunday, the 66th annual Black History Month program will take place at Collins Chapel CME Church Sunday afternoon. The event started while Hattye Yarbrough...

Black History Month: Mason’s John W. Boyd went from slavery to...

Since 1976, the month of February has been celebrated as Black History Month – an opportunity to dedicate an entire month to celebrating and...

Broadmeadow heroes Quinten Weathers and Nick Bland honored by city

  Tuesday night two heroes were honored for the part they played in saving the lives of two young girls after a fire at the...

Mason’s Ahmid Doggett served and died during World War I

During the First World War, Tipton County lost both Black and white sons to the ravages of war, as grief knows no color and...

African-Americans enlisted in World War I to prove patriotism

More than 350,000 Black Americans served in segregated units during World War I and Townsend Cemetery in Covington is the final resting place for...

“You could die”: Minnie Bommer on life, activism since Dr. King’s...

COVINGTON – It’s the day before the 50th anniversary of the shooting death of Martin Luther King Jr. and Minnie Bommer is looking at...
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