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Lady of the Fountain's origins

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Lady of the Fountain's origins

January 26th, 2015 9:42 am by Bob Cox

Today's feature is the first of two that will address the origin of Johnson City's beautiful Lady of the Fountain.

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One site housed many different kinds of businesses

One site housed many different kinds of businesses

January 26th, 2015 9:49 am by Bob Cox

I appreciate Harold "Hal" J. Hunter's Jan. 14 letter to the editor titled "Preserving History Should Be a Priority of the City." I wholeheartedly agree. Today's column contains the first of several articles I will feature over time involving a landmark th

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Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

January 22nd, 2015 2:26 pm by Associated Press

This is the oldest evidence of pre-humans using hands to manipulate items, said Brian Richmond, human origins curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Milligan Sports Heritage
Former players recall profound influence longtime Milligan basketball coach Phil Worrell had on them

Former players recall profound influence longtime Milligan basketball coach Phil Worrell had on them

January 19th, 2015 12:10 pm by Trey Williams

Worrell had an eye for talent, an appreciation for one-on-one play and a knack for closing the deal on the recruiting trail, especially once construction began on the $1.2 million Steve Lacy Fieldhouse in 1971.

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Community Heritage Yesteryear
No better than the best, better than the rest: Dinty Moore a downtown fixture in several locations

No better than the best, better than the rest: Dinty Moore a downtown fixture in several locations

January 19th, 2015 12:05 pm by Bob Cox

The eatery had been around for several years with essentially the same name but at four separate downtown locations.

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'Jonesborough's Historic Churches'

'Jonesborough's Historic Churches'

January 12th, 2015 3:45 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Book examines the roots and rise of religion in Tennessee's oldest town

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Heritage: Local resident captures history in 13,000 photographs

Heritage: Local resident captures history in 13,000 photographs

January 4th, 2015 9:06 pm by Jessica Fuller

A step into 86-year-old Elaine Cantrell's house is a step back in history. The home itself is over 100 years old, and Cantrell fills it with history in the form of her photographs.More than 13,000 photographs.

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Heritage Yesteryear
Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

December 23rd, 2014 9:29 am by Bob Cox

During Christmas 1906, Gov. Bob Taylor submitted a depiction to The Comet newspaper, offering his views of what Christmas is all about, depicting both the spiritual and traditional side of the holiday:

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Local News Heritage
1935 Johnson City Press shows recurring themes

1935 Johnson City Press shows recurring themes

December 23rd, 2014 9:25 am by Max Hrenda

While modern editions of the Johnson City Press contain somewhere between four and six front-page stories, in 1935, it was not unusual to see more than 20 stories gracing the newspaper's front page, covering a range of topics from local to international i

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25 years later: Johnson City's Christmas Eve turns tragic, claiming 16 lives

25 years later: Johnson City's Christmas Eve turns tragic, claiming 16 lives - VIDEO

December 21st, 2014 8:30 am by Becky Campbell

See the special Johnson City Press video documentary.

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London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

December 16th, 2014 4:41 pm by Staff Report

In the 1950s, many of us faithfully went to see western movies at the Liberty Theatre, at 221 E. Main Street. The building on the west (Fountain Square) side at 219 East Main was the Darling Shop, a ladies clothing store. If we were to turn the clock back

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