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Today in Johnson City History: May 4

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 4, 2019 at 6:00 AM

May 4, 1899: The Comet reported that George Reeves left his horse and buggy standing in front of the post office the previous Monday night. The horse became frightened and made a break for home, taking the buggy along at a rapid gait. The animal was stopped near Watauga Avenue with no damage except a pair of broken shafts.

May 4, 1911: The Comet reported that the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio railway was about to pass into the control of the Chesapeake and Ohio. “What effect this will have upon Johnson City with regard to the general offices it is hard to foretell.”

May 4, 1983: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that the Science Hill High School Marching Band, directed by Mark Bays, had recently marched in the Mickey Mouse Character Parade at Walt Disney World. 

May 4, 2015: Tim Belisle was elected chairman of the Johnson City Board of Education.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Schools

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