Johnson City Press Friday, July 25, 2014
Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear

Recess antics, ‘Simon Says’ part of wonderful third-grade class

May 13th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

I attended Henry Johnson School on West Market Street during my second through sixth grades. I entered Miss Margaret King’s third-grade room in the fall of 1951 and, according to my report card, studied reading, writing, spelling, English, geography, arit

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

TVA’s original mission remains ‘relevant’ even after 80 years

May 13th, 2013 9:46 am by Robert Houk

The Tennessee Valley Authority will be celebrating its 80th birthday Saturday. Some might say the public utility is beginning to show its age, but don’t try to tell that to TVA employees, New Deal Democrats, or those who like boating on a local lake.

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Community Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

Reflecting on childhood memories of Mom this Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2013 9:13 am by Jan Hearne

When I was a kid, I always felt sorry for my mom on Mother’s Day. We followed the old Southern tradition of wearing a red corsage on Mother’s Day if our mother was living and a white one if she had died.

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Think on happy memories and visit Mom if you still can

Think on happy memories and visit Mom if you still can

May 13th, 2013 1:00 am by Cindy Devane, Community Voices

I fully imagine that our mother is poking around in her heavenly attic and living up to one of my favorite nicknames — the “Princess of Pack Rats.”

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Cumberland Plateau cascade flows bold in spring

May 10th, 2013 8:47 am by Johnny Molloy

The Cumberland Plateau, with its many exposed geological features from stone cliffs to curved arches to massive rockhouses, provides great contrast to our nearby Southern Appalachian Mountains, where great hardwood forests reveal little rock.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

May 6th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

Hotel Windsor, originally built as Hotel Pardue in 1909, became a downtown fixture on Fountain Square until it was razed in 1971.

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Market, real world should help frame education system

Market, real world should help frame education system

May 6th, 2013 9:31 am by Kenneth D. Gough, Community Voices

Dr. Eric Glover of East Tennessee State University contributed an extraordinarily thoughtful column to this newspaper (“Assembly line schools: Responsible or accountable?”) on March 3 dealing with education.

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Entertainment Community Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

I once saw the Rolling Stones in concert — I just don’t remember it

May 6th, 2013 8:59 am by Jan Hearne

I’ll be darned — the Rolling Stones are on the road again. The band launched its “50 and Counting” anniversary tour Friday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (cheapest ticket: $250).

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Roosevelt used cars to prove his capability to lead

Roosevelt used cars to prove his capability to lead

May 6th, 2013 12:05 am by Murvin Perry, Community Voices

Two levers on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s car may have influenced the history of the world.

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