Feb. 7, 1935: East Fairview Avenue resident Alex Barr was fined $10 in City Police Court because he allegedly allowed his dog to run loose and bite a neighbor. Following Barr’s arrest by Capt. Cad Shoun, police announced that the rule against allowing dogs to roam at large would be strictly enforced.
Feb. 7, 1947: T.E. Mitchell was elected to the City Commission.
Feb. 7, 1969: Mrs. E. Frank Brown was recognized for leading the children’s department at Central Baptist Church for 48 years.
Feb. 7, 1975: The Johnson City Preaching Mission concluded for the year at Freedom Hall. Total attendance for the five-nights was 5,000. A year later, on Feb. 7, 1976, the seven-night Johnson City Preaching Mission concluded with a total attendance of 7,000.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H Shirley, Freedom Hall Box Office Manager.
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