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Today in Johnson City History: January 18

Rebecca Henderson • Jan 18, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Jan. 18, 1914: The Monday Club of Johnson City presented a program on reforming civil service. Conditions in the public schools, the appointment of teachers and the condition of school buildings were also discussed.

Jan. 18, 1951: Johnson City’s burley tobacco market price averaged $50.84 as prices were falling across the state. Local sales volume remained high.

Jan. 18, 1998: Coalition for Kids received its charter.

Jan. 18, 2001: In a forum at Woodland Elementary School, parents expressed concerns about the Johnson City Board of Education’s plan to rezone students to relieve crowding in some schools just four years after a major citywide realignment shifted elementary school students around the city.

Jan. 18, 2002: Stanton-Gerber Hall was dedicated at the Quillen College of Medicine.

Jan. 18, 2018: City Manager Pete Peterson announced the adoption of guidelines allowing certain city employees to use drones to complete specific job duties, such as GIS mapping and police surveillance.

Sources: Bob Cox’s Yesteryear, Coalition for Kids, Johnson City Press, Quillen College of Medicine.

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