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U.S. Senator and candidate for vice president Al Gore visits with Leader publisher George Whitley.  Leader files

September 16, 1998

Robert Hagewood was named the manager of Covington Electric System, replacing Jerry Johnson, who retired.

September 17, 2003

Richard Vandergrift, who had worked for The Leader for 30 years, resigned his position as the paper’s managing editor.

September 16, 2008

Kale Jackson threw for 250 yards to lead Brighton past Covington 37-7 in high school football action.

September 12, 2013

Atoka and Tennessee Department of Tranportation officials announced plans for a round-a-bout at the intersection of Rosemark and Atoka-Idaville.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​

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