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Do you plan on attending any Appalachian League games this summer?

Appalachian League baseball teams have announced their new names as they transition into a wooden bat college league.

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History

March 8, 1888: The Comet opined, “There is not a newspaper in the First Congressional District opposing Bob Taylor that did not oppose him two years ago, yet, he got the district practically solid then, as he will do again.”

March 7, 1872: The Herald and Tribune reported news about Flag Pond Seminary “W.E. Tilson in writing us about this school says: ‘The Trustees of Flag Pond Seminary have again procured the services of our former teachers, Mr. James H. Sams, for an other (sic) ten months session. Our school wi…

March 6, 1898: The Chattanooga Sunday Times reported that the smallpox epidemic was getting better in Jonesboro. With a Jonesboro dateline, readers learned, “”There is a marked improvement in the smallpox scare affliction in upper East Tennessee, so that the quarantine has been raised.”

March 5, 1899: The Chattanooga Sunday Times reported on recent damaging weather in Johnson City. With a dateline from Johnson City, and a date from March 4, readers learned, “The heaviest rain and electric storm for many years visited this section on Thursday. The rain came down in torrents,…