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Today in Johnson City History: September 10

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Sep 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM

Sept. 10, 1908: Readers of The Comet learned “There is every evidence that the CC and O Railroad is preparing to build its line into the city.” The letters CC and O stood for Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio. The Comet advised readers, “We regret to the Nashville Tennessean that it is better to be an attorney for a brewery than to be a star customer.”

Sept. 10, 1941: Johnson City resident John Greene was in city court after failing to rid himself of vicious dogs as the judge previously had ordered. Greene told the judge he would not take $100,000 for one of the dogs. The judge’s response: Get out of town with the dogs by the following Friday … or else.

Sept. 10, 1995: Alan Jackson played at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sept. 10: 2010: Science Hill High School played its first homecoming game in the new 6,000-seat Kermit Tipton Stadium. Jennifer Sanchez was crowned homecoming queen. The Hilltoppers’ Alex Payne recovered a fumble at the Morristown West 10-yard-line with 1:22 remaining in the game, and Ben Campbell caught a 5-yard touchdown pass four plays later to pull out a 13-10 victory.

Sources: The Comet; Bob Cox’s Yesteryear; Kingsport Times; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press.