Other News - Updated 12/12/2013
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Announcement - The Tipton County Clerk's Office Announces Holiday Hours for Munford City Hall. Click here for more information.
The Sheriff's Office has suspended Tennessee Handgun Classes due to the retirement of the instructor until further notice. Classes may resume as early as January.
Tipton County Offices will be CLOSED December 24 (1/2 day Tuesday) and December 25-26, 2013 (Wednesday & Thursday) for the Christmas Holiday. For other County Holidays click here.
Tipton County GIS Announces Website Workshop Classes for December - Click Here for the Flyer.
Announcement - The Trustee's Office announces county tax collection in Munford for 2013-2014 at 1397 Munford Ave. Click here for more information.
From News Channel 5 for Tipton County, TN - More than 400 jobs are coming to Tipton County as the result of a $108.7 million investment a company is making to expand in Covington. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was on hand Thursday afternoon to make a major jobs announcement at Unilever, a plant that makes, stores, and distributes ice cream. Over the next four years, the company will expand its building and its workforce. By 2016, the plant will employee nearly 1,000 people. "Sheer excitement," said Marques Young. "I'm a Covington native and to be a part of this investment in the community, the investment in the people, and in our future ... it's a dream come true for me.""They make one of my favorite products in the world, ice cream. They more of it than anyone else in the world," added Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Unilever has been in Covington since 2000. The Covington plant produces more than 30 million gallons of ice cream each year.
Now Showing!!! A Call to Arms: Tipton County in World War II - Now on exhibit at the Tipton County Museum Veterans Memorial & Nature Center.
Tipton County Public Library Storytime - The Tipton County Public Library in Covington hosts a toddler and preschool storytime every week. The Library, located at 300 Church Avenue, offers a fun time for parents and children with stories, crafts & family fun.Story times are every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To find out more please visit our website or call 901-476-8289.
Keep my Tennessee Home - Real help for homeowners in real need. Keep My Tennessee Home offers up to $40,000 over 36 months at no charge if you stay in your home 5 years after receiving assistance. Click here for more information.
TCSO Makes Several Announcements - Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley announced today that the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a Department of Justice Byrne Grant in the amount of $17,939.00 to combat drug activities in Tipton County.This grant will supplement budgeted funds to provide additional street-level drug interdiction and enforcement for a two-year period beginning in October. “In 2012, arrests were made on 1049 drug charges in Tipton County,” according to Sheriff Chumley. Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators seized 18 methamphetamine labs.This year, over 640 pounds of marijuana have been seized in the county. “Drug trafficking and abuse often lead to property crimes such as thefts and burglaries, as well as personal crimes such as murder, assault and domestic assault,” the Sheriff said. “We will not tolerate these illegal activities in Tipton County,” he said.“Grants such as this help us put more manpower on the street where drug activities are taking place,” he noted.
A Christmas Story Showings - Dec. 6th & 7th, 7:00 p.m., Dec. 13th & 14th, 7:00 p.m., Dec. 8th & 15th, 2:00 p.m. at the Historic Ruffin Theatre.
Celebrate Christmas at the City of Munford - December 14, 2013 (Saturday) - Click here for the flyer.
Dicken's on the Square - December 14-15, 2013 at the Covington Historic Downtown Square - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Restaurants Open 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m., Shops Open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Our town square will be transformed to resemble a Christmas setting of mid 19th century Victorian England. Colorful characters such as Tiny Tim, Scrooge, and Marley’s ghost can be found mingling with merchants and vendors dressed in historical attire around the square. Delight your senses with Christmas carolers, musicians, street performers, story telling and puppet shows while you explore the shops around the square that are all decked out in the Victorian Christmas finery. Enjoy some of the traditional English fare offered by our restaurants. Spectators are encouraged to dress in authentic English clothing of the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. Other activities: Father Christmas will be in the gazebo listening to the wishes of the children; a Punch and Judy Puppet show; Newspaper boys selling “The Covington Times”; Carriage rides for a small fee.
Covington Christmas Parade - December 16, 2013 (Monday) 7pm - The Covington Christmas Parade has been changed to Monday, December 16th, 7 p.m., due to the winter storm and extremely low temperatures passing through the area. For further information, please call Mary Gail Elam, 476-9613 or email email@example.com. All entries must submit an Entry Form, available at City Hall. Deadline to submit your entry is Dec. 2nd, 2013. Completed forms can be faxed to Mary G. Elam, 476-6699; mailed to Mary G. Elam, Christmas Parade, City of Covington, P. O. Box 768, Covington, TN. 38019 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here for the Christmas Parade Entry Form.
Tipton County Veteran's Council Website - Click here to see the Tipton County Veterans Council website for news and events.
Announcement - The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and in the nation for its traffic safety program. Click here for the press release.
The 2013 Tipton County Tennessee Street and Road Mapbook Now Available - The New 2013 Tipton County Tennessee Street and Road Mapbook has been posted on the Tipton County Government Website for download created by Tipton County GIS in cooperation with the Tipton County 911 Office. The Tipton County 911 Office still has hard copies from 2012 for $45 each made available through their office. If you want the FREE version, click here to download. Thank you for using our mapbook.
Tipton County Emergency Unit Message - The TCEU would like to take a minute to warn the public of the dangers of sand bars on the Mississippi River. Newly formed sand bars due to the low river that look stable are in fact a very dangerous place to be. This is because water can be below the surface and can cause the sand to have a quicksand effect. The sand can shift and you can be pulled under the surface in a matter of moments with no warning. Please do not walk or drive on sand bars. Please do not swim in water holes on sand bars, there may be an under-current that can pull you under the surface. We want you to be safe while in and around the waters of the Mississippi River.
City of Covington to Implement Innovative Waste-to-Energy System - PHG Energy, a Tennessee-based alternative energy company, has announced an agreement with the City of Covington, Tenn., to convert waste to energy using PHG’s downdraft biomass gasification equipment and technology. The environmentally friendly system converts a wide range of waste materials or renewable biomass to a low-emission substitute for natural gas or other fossil fuels. Covington Mayor David Gordon found opportunity with the PHG system to reduce the landfill and transportation fees for 360 total tons of previously landfill- bound waste material the West Tennessee city of approximately 9,000 residents produces each month. PHG integrates established commercial technologies into one innovative system that simultaneously eliminates waste and produces heat that will be used for feedstock drying and the production of electricity. "Covington may be a small city, but we’re constantly looking toward the future in our thinking and planning," said Mayor Gordon. "We want to embrace technology that fits our situation, and this system lets us turn waste into an opportunity. Working with PHG is a win-win for Covington. It helps our environment and it helps our city financially. Simply put, we’re doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason." Click here for the press release.
Visit the Crime Mapping Website Provided the Tipton County Sheriff's Office. Click Below to Start Your Session - Welcome to the New TCSO Interactive GIS Crime Mapping System. The map will be updated daily with select crime data for a two-week period, and will be back-searchable through January 2006. The system will allow you to enter your email address to receive automatic alerts of crime in an area of interest to you. Data only covers the TCSO jurisdiction.
Tipton County is Now "Storm Ready" by NOAA
Tipton County, TN is now "Storm Ready" by NOAA. Click here for more information.
I-69 Route Announced by TDOT
Click here for a map of the route. For more detailed drawings visit the County Executive Office at the Tipton County Courthouse or the South Tipton Chamber of Commerce at 1461 Munford Ave in Munford. You can also visit here for more maps.
The Tipton County Court Offices
are now accepting payments by Debit Card, Credit Card and Phone Payment. Click here for more information.
The Tipton County Executive Office
has released the approved Three Star Strategic Economic Development Plan 2011-2015. Click here to see what the future holds for Tipton County.