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October 17, 1918

According to the health officer there are 5000 cause of influenza and 2000 with pneumonia in Tipton County, TN from a total population of 30,000. Nine colored troops will take a train clear across Tennessee to Camp Greene, NC in the morning. John Loran and Dan Brigman’s trial for operating an illegal still is postponed until October 25.

Source: “Local News,” The Covington Leader, Covington, Tennessee, October 17, 1918. Page 1, Column 4.

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