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Today in Johnson City History: May 6

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

May 6, 1897: The First Baptist Church had at last made a selection of a pastor in the person of the Rev. D.A. Glenn, of Tazewell, Virginia. Rev. Glenn and family had arrived May 1 and at once began house keeping at the parsonage, on Myrtle Street. The church had been without a pastor since the resignation of the Rev. Frank Barnett in October.

May 6, 1952: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle carried an article about Henry and Shelly Bridges; Mrs. Bridges was the former Shelly Thomas. They lived in Shelbridge, now the home of the president of East Tennessee State University.

May 6, 2010: The first class graduated from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

May 6, 2011: Tony Skole earned his 300th career victory as East Tennessee State head baseball coach as the Bucs knocked off North Carolina State 5-1 at Doak Field.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia; Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Larry Calhoun; Johnson City Press

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