Other News - Updated 5/23/2013
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Tipton County Budget Finance Meetings: Thursday May 30th at 6:30pm to be held at the Chamber Center, City in Covington. The 2nd meeting is scheduled for June 18th at 6:30pm to also be held at the Chamber Center, City of Covington.
Tipton County Offices will be CLOSED May 27, 2013 for Memorial Day. For other County Holidays click here.
Now Showing!!! A Call to Arms: Tipton County in World War II - Now on exhibit at the Tipton County Museum Veterans Memorial & Nature Center.
City of Covington Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Camps Schedule - The Covington Parks & Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for the summer youth camps on May 1. Cost to attend each camp is $40. The camps are open to ages 5-12. The Nature/Outdoor Camp will be held June 10 – 13. Campers are encouraged to wear clothes they won’t mind getting dirty. Activities include making bird houses, bird feeders and t-shirts. Also, Robbie Tidwell, from Ft. Pillow State Park will be bringing birds, snakes and owls for the campers to see. There will also be a visit from Professor Nathan Sonderman from Dyersburg State Community College. Next up will be the ever popular Craft Camp, June 24-27. Camps will make tin art, necklaces, bracelets, lava jars, and t-shirts. They should wear clothing in which they won’t mind getting paint and/or glue. The final camp scheduled for the summer is Soccer/Basketball. This two-sport camp will see youngsters get two days instruction in each sport. In soccer, they will learn the proper technique for taking a shot or passing the ball. In basketball, campers will learn to shoot, from layups to jump shots and the proper technique in dribbling a ball. This camp includes games so players may work on what they have learned. Jim Orr, former teacher and coach at Covington and Brighton high schools, will be the basketball instructor. Campers for each week may be dropped off at the Covington Sportsplex, 790 Bert Johnston Avenue, between 7 – 8 a.m. where they will be fed breakfast. They may be picked up between noon – 1 p.m. They will be fed lunch before departure. For more information, call 476-3734. Covington Parks & Recreation have been hosting youth summer camps for more than 20 years.
The TCECD has extended an invitation for E-911 Dispatcher applications. Click here for the announcement and click here for a dispatcher application. Please send applications and inquiries to Tipton County 911, 220 Hwy 51 N Suite 4, Covington, TN, fax 475-4377 or email@example.com
TCSO Offering TN Handgun Carry Classes - Click here to download a form and register for a TN Handgun Carry Class.
Music On the Square 2013 Beginning May 4th - Music on the Square returns May 4th through June 22nd with another season of family entertainment on the Historic Covington Square. Music begins at 7:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm with halftime intermission for children's songs. As always, food and drinks will be available so bring your lawn chairs but please leave your coolers and pets at home. Click here for the schedule.
16th Annual Bad Boys 4 Man Scramble Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police - May 22, 2013 (Wednesday) at Covington Country Club - Click here for the flyer.
Tipton County Republican Party Hosting Meet and Greet with TN Governor Bill Haslam - May 23, 2013 (Thursday) at Munford City Park, 6-8pm - The Tipton County Republican party will hold a meet and greet with TN Governor Bill Haslam and others on Thursday, May 23. The event is FREE to the public. In addition to the Governor, Congressman Steven Fincher, Senator Mark Norris, Representative Debra Moody, District Attorney Mike Dunavant, Sheriff Pancho Chumley, and local mayors will be in attendance. Food is served at 6PM with the program starting at 7. This event is not a party affiliated event. It's open to everyone. Event organizers say they wanted to put together a program where the public can meet their elected officials without having the pressure of making a campaign contribution. Again, the meet and greet takes place at Munford City Park on Thursday May 23 starting at 6PM.
Tipton County Memorial Day Observance - May 26, 2013 (Sunday) - Click here for the information flyer.
2nd Annual Kidz Triathlon - June 1, 2013 (Saturday) - Kidz Triathlon – 2nd Annual event, Saturday, June 1, register now. Ages 3-16. Ages 3-4 is a tricycle event. Fee $25 before May 25 for a shirt. Great fun. Bikers must wear a helmet in the road race.
Covington Swimming Pool Opening - June 1, 2013 (Saturday) - Tipton County’s only public swimming pool will open on June 1 at 1 p.m. Interested in a Pool Party? Call Richard at 476-3734. Dates are filling fast.
Celebrate Munford Fireworks - July 2, 2013 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm
Covington BBQ Festival News - October 3-5, 2013 at Cobb Park Park - 2013 Entry Forms are now available. This years event will include Pro and Challenger Divisions. Click here to view the BBQ Site.
American Veteran's Travelling Tribute Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Tipton County - October 23-27, 2013 at Poplar Park in Munford, TN - Help support this activity and click here for the flyer.
Tipton County Veteran's Council Website - Click here to see the Tipton County Veterans Council website for news and events.
Announcement - Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley announced today that the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) interactive GIS (Geographic Information System) website has been updated with a new layer to provide additional public access to useful information. This map and historical crime maps can be located at http://www.tiptonco.com and then clicking on “Sheriff.” Crash reporting has been added to TCSO Crimes and county-wide Sex Offender Registry layers. Citizens who want copies of crash reports, but do not remember which law enforcement agency conducted the investigation, have had to call up to five different police departments, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and TCSO to locate the agency that made the report. That information is now available on the online map. The location, date and time, Crash Number, and agency working the crash are all listed. While the map appears with the last two weeks of data displayed, a simple click on the “From Date” and select a date at or slightly before the crash date. Information will then show which law enforcement agency can provide your report. This is part of an ongoing promise that Sheriff Chumley made when elected in 2006 to build and maintain an organization that was innovative in all areas, including being responsive to the community. No other Tennessee law enforcement agency has a system like this that is open to the public.
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.
Announcement - The Trustee's Office announces county tax collection in Munford for 2012-2013 at 1397 Munford Ave. Click here for more information.
The 2012 Tipton County Tennessee Street and Road Mapbook Now Available - The New 2012 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 is now offering hard copies for $45 each made available through their office. We are offering a FREE version online so 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 New 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.
Connected Tennessee (http://connectedtennessee.org)
is a non-profit organization bringing technology to rural Tennessee counties. Is Broadband available in your area? Fill out this form and provide your input. Everyone can fill out this form. Click here to visit the Tipton County page on the Conntected TN site.
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.