A SKETCH OF COVINGTON IN 1885

This newspaper article from page 4 of the Friday, Dec. 11, 1885, issue of the Memphis Daily Appeal is a first-hand account of a visitor to Covington and a correspondent of the Memphis Daily Appeal. The article text has been reprinted as it was originally written. The photos have been

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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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After WWII, Tipton County’s Black veterans founded their own American Legion post

Published in The Leader By Sherri Onorati November 11, 2020 The soldiers who came home after World War I were tired, traumatized and many felt out-of-place given what they had been through – even in their hometowns – places which should have been welcoming and familiar. A small group of

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James Rodney Anderson

James Rodney Anderson was  inducted into the US Navy on Jan. 18, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee.  After receiving his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois, he was transferred to San Francisco, California, before being shipped out.  Rodney served two years and five months in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Dixie

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Whitley family, Rep. David Kustoff

Local community bands together to honor America’s heroes

By Sherri Onorati, Special to The Leader Last weekend, Saturday, May 21, 2022, a large crowd of Tipton County’s leaders, and its citizens met at the Tipton County Museum, Veteran Memorial and Nature Center to honor and recognize America’s heroes – its military – in a joint celebration service of

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Charley Clyde Alsbrook

Charley Clyde Alsbrook entered the U. S. Army on March 20, 1941, and left for Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. About 48 hours later he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was there for six weeks basic training then left for Camp Forest, Tennessee. He remained there until January 15,

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Euton B. Anderson

Euton Boyd Anderson (2 Oct 1923 – 11 Sept 1974), the son of Edward F. and Virgie Boyd Anderson of Burlison, enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps at Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 29, 1943. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II from Feb. 12, 1944 until

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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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