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Stagner honored
Stagner honored

Munford Middle School teacher Joanne Stagner has been chosen to represent Tipton County schools and serve on the 2015 TCAP Writing Assessment Rangefinding Committee.

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Ransom wins Crestview bee
Ransom wins Crestview bee

Crestview Middle held its local spelling bee competition Dec. 9 in the professional development room.

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AES Choir performs Christmas songs
AES Choir performs Christmas songs

The fifth Grade Honor Choir at Atoka Elementary recently held its annual Christmas Concert. Under the direction of music teacher Kimberly Wade, the students performed several Christmas songs, including crowd favorite Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which featured fifth grade guitarist Zeke Yarbro. Courtesy photo

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Tipton County and the Civil War: Forrest raids West Tennessee
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Almyra News

What a remarkable Sunday. The weather even reached the 60s. However, I'm sure there's more in store on the cooler side.

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Dunlap Retirement Center News

Hello everyone. Sure hope you're all looking forward to Christmas for all the right reasons! Celebrating the birth of our creator is an awesome privilege that is offered to me and everyone on earth.

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Mt. Carmel/Clopton News

It's a warm (too warm for December) Sunday afternoon. No snow has been forecasted yet for Christmas . . .

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Jamestown News

Please forgive me for not getting your weekly news out your way. I have been rather busy with new changes appearing in my life. With these new changes will be coming a marriage.

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Community gathers at BES
Community gathers at BES

Brighton Elementary School hosted a family night on Dec. 11. Families in the community stopped by to see Santa Claus and to make ornaments.

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Marriage licenses - November 2014

The following marriage licenses were recorded in the office of Mary Gaither, Tipton County Clerk, during the month of November 2014.

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Tech talk at Lions
Tech talk at Lions

Jonathan Dunn, right, vice president of Brighton High School FFA, was a recent guest speaker at the Covington Lions Club. He talked about technical education. FFA advisor Terri Lea also attended the meeting. Bob Whitworth, right, introduced Dunn to the club. Jay Rivers, left, is club president. Courtesy photo

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Community Events - Dec. 18, 2014
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Dr. Robert C. Hastings

A memorial service will be held Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Covington, with visitation one hour prior.

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Dexter Jones

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 at Millington Funeral Home, 7738 Church Street, Millington. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at St. John M.B. Church, 1998 Atoka-Idaville Road, Atoka. Burial will be in church cemetery.

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Marie Archer Stafford

Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at Macedonia United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with Debbie Marshall officiating. She will be buried in the church cemetery.

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Hazel Rahrer

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Barron Rahrer, age 85 of Lineville, Ala. were be Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Lineville Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Colquett and Rev. John Howell officiating. Burial followed in the Lineville City Cemetery.

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William C. "Bill" Morgan

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Arlington City Cemetery.

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Katherine Taylor

Visitation took place on Friday, Dec. 12, from 1-7 p.m. (family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.) at Palmer Funeral Home. Services were Saturday at noon at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with burial in Belmont CME cemetery, all in Mason.

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Dowell is student of the month
Dowell is student of the month

Covington High School senior David Dowell was named the student of the month by the Covington Exchange Club.

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Southern Raisin': Despite tearful first meeting, old St. Nick still delivered

The first time I ever visited Santy was at the basement floor at Sears-Roebucks on Watkins. Pictures of Santy with his red outfit, white bushy beard and black boots didn't scare me. However, it is a whole new ball game in real life.

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Old Time Notes

Headlines from 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago

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Editorial: Another career claimed by social media

Covington Fire Chief Jerry Craig made a racially-charged Facebook post that led to his retirement, effective in the first part of next year. He's not the first and he won't be the last (do a Google search for Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to our own U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher who lost her position for airing her thoughts on social media).

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MMS receives Shape the State grant
MMS receives Shape the State grant

The physical education program at Munford Middle School received a $10,000 check Friday from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. MMS is one of 20 schools in Tennessee to receive the Shape the State grant.

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Enhancements made to Helen Crigger Cemetery
Enhancements made to Helen Crigger Cemetery

Brent Taylor, owner of Munford Funeral Home and Helen Crigger Cemetery announces the addition of a structure in keeping with ancient Greek fluted columns which displays the name of the beloved community cemetery.

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