Craig’s Chapel

By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Although, it’s been hard to determine when Craig’s Chapel first started its school, records at the Tipton County Board of Education do show that it was in operation and the district was paying teachers at the school, as far back as 1911. There

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Cooper School

A look at Tipton County’s historical schools  By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader This summer, The Leader is continuing its summer series on Tipton County’s former community schools. At one time, there were more than 100 community schools located throughout Tipton County. These stories are about those historical schools,

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Bowden School

Bowden School By Sherri Onorati, published in the Covington Leader, published in The Leader on June 21. 2012 Not much is known about Bowden School. Teacher pay records show that it was in existence in 1911 but school records at the Tipton County School Board are few and the only

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St. Paul’s School

Humble beginnings Although the exact date of the establishment of St. Paul’s School is unknown, available Board of Education records do show it was in existence at least from 1911 to the end of its last school term and subsequent closing in 1968. The colored school was located in the

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Tipton County Museum’s February Gardening Series begins tomorrow

By Echo Day, February 5, 2021 – The Leader The Tipton County Museum’s annual February Gardening Series will begin this Saturday and this year will be conducted virtually through Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first lecture, “What to Prune When,” will be delivered by Madison County Extension Agent

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Tre Hargett delivers CARES Act check to Tipton County Museum to enhance online presence

By Jeff Ireland -December 4, 2020, The Leader The CARES Act, which was signed into law last March by President Trump, allotted more than $2 trillion to be allocated to individuals, families and businesses affected by COVID-19. On Thursday morning the Tipton County Museum received $3,241.88 of that to help

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Tipton County Museum brings home awards

The Covington Leader – August 12, 2019 The Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial and Nature Center were big winners last month in the museum world, bringing home eight awards from the Tennessee Association of Museums’ (TAM) annual conference recently held in Clarksville, Tenn. The 2019 three-day conference brought together museum

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