Johnson City Press Thursday, July 24, 2014
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This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

April 27th, 2014 11:00 am by Associated Press

Union troops who had been backing a failed federal Army and Navy incursion up the Red River into northern Louisiana found themselves bogged down in fighting in neighboring Arkansas this week 150 years ago in the Civil War.

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Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

April 23rd, 2014 4:03 pm by Associated Press

The man sentenced to 198 years in prison for the 1973 killing of country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, is being considered for parole.

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Not your average Easter egg

Not your average Easter egg

April 21st, 2014 11:27 am by Matthew Lane/NET News Service

Kingsport woman cherishes father's 100-year-old egg.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

April 21st, 2014 11:22 am by Bob Cox

In the early 1970s, my wife, Pat, and I occasionally drove to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry, which was located then at the downtown Ryman Auditorium. Recently, I uncovered a souvenir program from a visit we made there on Saturday, March 27, 1971.

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This Week in the Civil War: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.

This Week in the Civil War: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.

April 18th, 2014 11:59 am by Associated Press

By April 18, 1864, fierce shelling had erupted, threatening U.S. warships there along the river.

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The Forecast for D-DAY

April 8th, 2014 10:02 am by Tony Duncan

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Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

March 31st, 2014 9:53 am by Bob Cox

According to historical research, Abraham Lincoln and his vice president, Andrew Johnson, had ties with the Stoney Creek section of Carter County.

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An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

March 31st, 2014 9:49 am by Bob Cox

In April 1895, Charles Russell, a longtime resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, gave readers of the Herald and Tribune newspaper an unusual story to read.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

March 24th, 2014 10:05 am by Bob Cox

If George Washington is considered to be the "Father of our Country," who then is the "Father of Tennessee?" In spite of all the great men who helped found "The Volunteer State," the accolades likely belong to John Sevier.

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Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

March 24th, 2014 9:53 am by Tony Casey

Hampton's Ken Riddle has truly lived a life on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, or "Tweetsie" railroad, line.

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