Business

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Covington

Leander Baltzer began beverage bottling in Covington in the 1890s when he founded Covington Bottling Works. Baltzer acquired the rights to bottle Coca-Cola in 1909 from J. D. Pidgeon of Memphis, and a partnership was formed, creating the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Covington. This first location was located in Covington’s Depot area, in the building …

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BILLINGS, WILLIAM HENRY

Dies at 92 – William Henry Billings, retired farmer of Garland, died at 2:30 Monday morning at his home following a year’s illness. He was 92. Mr. Billings, a lifelong resident of Tipton County, was active in his farming and in community affairs until a year ago. He was employed for 30 years at Peeler and …

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