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  1. Officials: Memphis cop shooting suspect in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    ... tour of duty in Iraq, police said. He joined the police department in 2010. Police say Wilbourn held up a bank in Covington, Tenn. in 2005, when he was 19. A sentencing memorandum filed by Wilbourn's lawyer on May 16, 2006, said Wilbourn was ...

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  2. Dispatchers: Wilbourn sightings unsubstantiatedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Covington Leader

    ... rumors so far," said Captain Shannon Beasley with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office. Wilbourn, 29, has ties to Covington, however. He has been on supervised release after serving 10 years in federal prison for the June 2005 robbery of Friendship ...

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  3. Police identify suspect in murder of officer Sean BoltonRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WBTV

    ... said . Police said Wilbourn was out of jail on a 121 month supervised probation sentence for robbing a bank in Covington, Tennessee. "He's considered to be armed and dangerous," Director Armstrong said. At a press conference Sunday evening, Memphis ...

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  4. Police Name Suspect In Officer's Death, Armstrong Says "All Lives Matter"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily News

    ... Myron Lowery . Wilbourn had just completed serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison for a 2005 bank robbery in Covington with his uncle Adam Mackey . Wilbourn was still on supervised release from the federal conviction at the time of Saturday's ...

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  5. Rasco offering free hair cuts to childrenRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Covington Leader

    ... with confidence, thanks to the services of Rasco Radiant Academy. The cosmetology school, located on Hwy. 51 S. in Covington, will offer free haircuts to boys, as well as shampoo and flat iron treatments for girls under the age of 18. "This is the ...

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  6. Covington Rotary Club installs officers, sets plans, goalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Covington Leader

    The Covington Rotary Club recently held its installation ceremony and Assistant Governor James Smith, fourth from left, presided. Members and their office held for the 2015-16 year are, from left, Glenn Baker, club president; Jonathan Fortenberry, board of director and club service chair; Kristie Maxwell, secretary; James Smith, assistant governor from the Halls/Gates club; Bob Overall, vice president; David Duncan, past president and treasurer; Mitch Carver, board of directors; Sheila Barton, public relations chair; Cristi Hill, service project chair; Joe Swaim, sergeant at arms.

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  7. A tribute to the late Quincy BarlowRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Covington Leader

    ... our age and experiences made us see things differently and we accepted that! However, he shared my love for Covington and wanted it to be a great place to live for everyone. He also understood my impatience about the city's direction, especially ...

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  8. Simpson's retirement announced at meetingRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    Covington Mayor Justin Hanson announced during last week's Board of Mayor and Aldermen the retirement of Covington Public Works Director Robert Martin Simpson, effective Aug. 3. "We want to thank you for your more than 22 years of service to the city of Covington," said Hanson, who then invited Simpson to say a few words. "You all know me when I get up to speak its always a few words," began Simpson.

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  9. Murder cold case still openRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    Murder charges against a Covington man in a 2011 case were dismissed on July 14 in Tipton County General Sessions Court by Judge William Peeler because of lack of sufficient evidence. On June 5, Dexter Joseph Williams, 33, of Yarbrough Road in Covington, was arrested and charged with the August 2011 murder of Darius "Dee Dee Mason" Heaston.

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  10. How Republicans took control of local politicsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    ... graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, I moved to Covington with my wife to practice optometry in 1954. She was the only person I knew in Covington. I set out to be a good citizen and a ...

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  11. Football practice in full swingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    A member of the Covington High School football team goes through some agility drills Monday morning. Head coach Marty Wheeler gives some instructions to his offensive linemen and assistant coach Johnny Katrosh runs some Chargers through a drill.

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  12. Citizens say no to solar farmRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    Tom Tuffey, co-owner of Community Energy Solar, talks to concerned citizens during an informal meeting last week in Covington. His company has plans to build a solar farm on 469 acres of farmland located off Highway 59 near homes and schools.

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  13. Butler, Giles to marryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    Kayla Marie Butler is to marry Andrew Kitt Giles on September 5, 2015. Vows will be exchanged at the home of Bobby and Teresa Blankenship in Covington.

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  14. Barlow known as a leader, helperRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    Quincy Barlow, the longest tenured African-American chairman of a county finance committee in the state who was known in the community for helping those in need, died of a heart attack Saturday in Covington. He was 58. A Tipton County commissioner for 37 years, Barlow served as that body's finance committee chairman for the last 29 years.

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  15. 5-year-old honored in AtokaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Covington Leader

    ... release pink and purple balloons in her honor. The young girl, whose mother, Jamell Matthews, is originally from Covington and now has family in Atoka, was visiting her father in his midtown Memphis home for the summer. On July 15, a fire broke out ...

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  16. Old time notesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Covington Leader

    July 19, 1995 Counterfeit 20s found in Covington: Several local businesses, including Wall-Mart, KFC and Taco Bell, reported the receipt of several counterfeit $20 bills. Banks also reported receiving the fake bills.

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  17. Area football teams preparing for seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Covington Leader

    ... king out in helmets and shorts. Teams can begin practicing in pads on July 27. Munford opens the season by hosting Covington. Brighton will host Memphis Academy of Health Sciences in its opener. Photos by Jeff Ireland

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  18. Garden freshRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Covington Leader

    Angie Lee of B & M Produce gathers up some tomatoes for customer James Chapman Tuesday morning at the Court Square Farmer's Market in Covington. The market opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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  19. Big donation to museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Covington Leader

    Korean War Veteran and Covington Resident Karcher "Gene" Stockton recently donated $10,000 to the Tipton County Museum in memory of Vietnam Veteran Nels Tanner. His note reads: "Please accept this gift in the amount of $10,000.00 dollars in memory of Captain Nels Tanner, USN.

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  20. Swinging into summerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 9 | Covington Leader

    Two-year-old Lilian takes advantage of nice weather Tuesday afternoon with some fun on a swing at the Project Play playground in Covington.

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