Jan. 24, 1935: The Johnson City Press reported that “His Honor” died at 2 a.m. in City Hall. “His Honor” was the name given to the unreliable clock outside Mayor Ben Snipes’ door. “The mayor’s dead again” was the word in City Hall whenever the clock would stop working. The Press even quoted “His Honor” about the unfounded rumors of his untimely death: “I did not die at two a.m. I admit I was dead to the world — being sound asleep — but that is all there is to the rumor.”
Jan. 24, 1948: The Science Hill High School Hilltoppers rallied from behind to defeat Chattanooga High School’s Maroons, 37-33, in a home game. Center John Mackley accounted for nearly half of Science Hill’s scoring with 18 points.
Jan. 24, 1977: Tom Hodge wrote in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle that the 1928 Johnson City City Directory reported that the town had six miles of street railway.
Sources: The Comet, Johnson City Press, Johnson City Press-Chronicle.
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