Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

May 27th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

Recently, I examined the book “Tennessee History Stories” (T.C. Karns, B.F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1904). One subject grabbed my attention — Nancy Ward, who became Tennessee’s Pocahontas.

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Columns As I See It
How much do you know about Rusty Crowe?

How much do you know about Rusty Crowe?

May 26th, 2013 12:00 am by Robert Houk

How much do you think you know about Crowe?

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Columns Out of My Head
Bowerbirds design, build in the name of romance

Bowerbirds design, build in the name of romance

May 26th, 2013 12:00 am by Jan Hearne

The other day I read a column by a decorator who loves to adorn her front door with flowers, mirrors and other shiny things.

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Hokie Smokie’s Southern cooking, a Johnson City favorite

Hokie Smokie’s Southern cooking, a Johnson City favorite

May 24th, 2013 9:58 am by Staff Report

This week, the Mystery Diner took a trip to Hokie Smokie in Johnson City. The general consensus from the "dine-around bunch" was that this restaurant offers true Southern fare.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

May 20th, 2013 1:00 pm by Bob Cox

On Oct. 14, 1934, at 8 p.m., Mr. John Zollicoffer and Miss Helen Summers became husband and wife at the home of the bride’s parents in Mountcastle Hills.

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Columns Mystery Diner
Mystery Diner

Whistle Stop Deli offers large portions, friendly service

May 17th, 2013 1:42 pm by Mystery Diner

Once again, our friend the Retiree has turned up trumps, inviting the rest of the dine-around bunch to one of Unicoi County’s best-kept secrets, that being the aptly named Whistle Stop Deli.

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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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