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Awesome Women celebration celebrates Hattye Yarbrough on her 100th birthday

  On Wednesday more than 50 women and men gathered to honor five new inductees during the 4th annual Tipton County’s Awesome Women Luncheon, held...

Collins Chapel cancels 67th annual Black History Month program due to...

Hattye Yarbrough started the tradition as a new teacher 76 years ago. “When I came to Covington in 1945 I wanted to hold something for...

Covington once hosted Blues legends B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and...

The Blue Flame is no longer standing and the memories of the time when it hosted legendary Blues musicians have begun to fade. Located near...

John Edwards is on a mission to preserve Tipton County’s African-American...

John Edwards has been busy lately. On top of being re-elected to the Covington Board of Mayor and Aldermen late last year, the second-generation public...

Did you know B.B. King played in Covington?

According to locals who remember, during the early days of his career, B.B. King used to play in Covington. As remembered by Covington alderwoman Minnie...

Several locals to be honored at new Unity Within Diversity event

On Feb. 18, several local people will be honored at the inaugural Unity Within Diversity program.  Held at the Ruffin, the event will honor retired...

Artifacts from Hattye Yarbrough’s collection were on display when the Smithsonian’s...

As a girl growing up in Hardeman County, the daughter of sharecroppers, Hattye Mae Thomas Yarbrough couldn’t imagine many of the things she’s seen...

Historian’s scrapbook becomes new Smithsonian exhibit

Covington resident Hattye T. Yarbrough isn’t bragging about her upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. “I feel about it the same way I felt a few...
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