A look back at Leader headlines from five, 10, 15 and 20 years ago:
October 21, 1998
Dyersburg State officials announced that the Covington campus would be named in honor of Rep. Jimmy Naifeh.
October 15, 2003
Three people were killed and a fourth was injured in a car crash at Highway 51 and Bert Johnston Avenue that took place during the barbecue festival.
October 17, 2008
Led by London Hill, the Brighton High boys’ golf team traveled to Murfreesboro and took eighth in the Class AAA state golf tournament.
October 17, 2013
Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered 24 pit bulls at a home in Covington and believed they had been used for organized dog fighting.