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Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall

Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall premium content

August 12th, 2013 3:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City’s earliest newspaper on record was the Johnson City Times, founded in 1874.

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Treasures of Boones Creek

Treasures of Boones Creek

August 5th, 2013 4:33 pm by Staff Report

Tucked away in the basement of the oldest continuously operating Christian church in Tennessee, there’s a treasure trove of history of the Boones Creek community and the 18th- century trailblazer for whom it is named.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

August 5th, 2013 3:32 pm by Staff Report

Area artist Jerry Honeycutt forwarded to me a full-page advertisement in the Aug. 5, 1924, Johnson City Chronicle containing a much-anticipated announcement.

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Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

July 29th, 2013 11:41 am by Bob Cox

On Jan. 3, 1934, the Johnson City Staff-News announced a new comic strip page as part of a “New Deal” for its readers.

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Tales of the 'Yellow Emperor'

Tales of the 'Yellow Emperor'

July 29th, 2013 11:35 am by Bob Cox

Today’s feature is dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs. Louise Bond Alley, who copied her mother’s 1917 Science Hill High School annual, “Yellow Emperor,” for me shortly before her passing.

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Floods of Memory

Floods of Memory

July 22nd, 2013 9:04 am by Staff Report

It's been a very wet 2013.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

July 22nd, 2013 8:55 am by Bob Cox

A Monday, March 21, 1930 edition, of the Johnson City Staff-News had an attention grabbing announcement as noted in my column photo. I decided to fire up my Yesteryear Time Machine and take us on a trip.

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Washington County Courthouse: 100 years of serving justice

Washington County Courthouse: 100 years of serving justice premium content

July 21st, 2013 2:16 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Celebration set for Aug. 10-11 in Jonesborough

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John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

July 15th, 2013 9:33 am by Bob Cox

John Sevier (1745-1815) is recognized as our state’s great pioneer and statesman.

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Rock Creek once home to whiskey distillery

Rock Creek once home to whiskey distillery

July 15th, 2013 9:07 am by Brad Hicks

A whiskey distiller’s need for a place to peddle his potables led to the brief incorporation of a small municipality in Unicoi County in the late 19th century.

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