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Joseph and Elizabeth Watts serve Taylor Aday at their lemonade stand in Covington on a warm August day.  Leader files, Aug. 15, 2013

August 19, 1998

School officials announced that enrollment for the first day of school was 9,380, an increase from 8,803 the previous year.

August 20, 2003

The county commission, by a vote of 13-5, voted to increse the property tax rate from $2.64 to $2.85 to fund an $88 million budget.

August 15, 2008

Tipton County native and world-renowned musician Isaac Hayes died of a stroke at his home in Shelby County.  

August 15, 2013

Peter Colin Sr. was hired as Munford’s new town administrator, replacing Neal Hunter, who retired after 40 years on the job.

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

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