March 30, 1905: Science Hill’s “Star List” honor roll was published. The list included 10th-graders Fred King (97), Lonnie McCown (96) and Cecil Donnelly (93); ninth-grader Mary Nell Beasley (98), Ora Keys (94) and Cordie Tomlinson (93); eighth-graders Era Matson (97), Lucy Sitton (90), Mona Miller (95), Pansy Painter (94), Mary Hardin (94), Bonnie Murray (93), Mary Agnes Berry (92), Eva Fulton (90) and Lucy Carr (92); and seventh-graders Ina Bayless (93), Geneva Gibbs (93), Nellie Strain (93), Dorothy Cure (93), Martha Martin (93) and Ruth Lyle (93).
March 30, 1971: Jim Brown, Johnson City’s unofficial public relations man, was lauded in an editorial in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. Mr. Brown had recently passed away at age 82. He worked for the City of Johnson City for more than 40 years as a custodian, always taking time to greet visitors. Mr. Brown moved to Johnson City as a youth around 1900. Members of his church, Thankful Baptist, said he was a very humble man and would be missed much.
March 30, 2009: East Tennessee State University released requests for proposals for construction bids on its new baseball stadium.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.