Special Report: COVID-19

History

Nov. 24, 1887: Readers of The Comet learned of a new physician in Johnson City. “Dr. J.H. Preas arrived in the city Monday night and is stopping at the Piedmont House. He is a young man of good address and a Comet representative found him to be a very pleasant gentleman. He is a Virginian by…

Nov. 22, 1894: The Comet reported, “A great deal is being said in the Staff about Mayor Hart’s report of the fanatical condition of the city being the first Mayor’s report ever made and published. The intent of the statement is to create a false impression. It is true this is the first state…