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Today in Johnson City History: December 27

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Dec 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Dec. 27, 1894: The Comet advertised that it had made arrangements to offer several periodicals for reduced subscription rates. A subscription to The American Farmer and Farm News was $1.00, the New York World, a weekly publication, was $1.75, and the Ladies’ Home Journal was also $1.75.

Dec. 27, 1920: Lelia Hughes and Jessie Masengill were home for the holidays in Piney Flats from Johnson City High School.

Dec. 27, 1932: Johnson City’s tobacco warehouses were staying open day and night to receive lots ahead of the market’s opening Jan. 2. A record amount of tobacco was expected.

Dec. 27, 1956: "Curucu, Beast Of The Amazon" and "The Mole People" were playing in a double feature at the Tennessee Theatre at West Main and Boone streets.

Dec. 27, 1965: Clinchfield Railroad announced the appointment of Terry R. Jamison, Erwin, as traffic representative in Johnson City.

Dec. 27, 1976: The Hilltoppers clobbered Chattanooga Howard 91-66 in the Science Hill Classic Basketball Tournament. Gary Carter led the ‘Toppers with 27 points followed by Walter Bradley with 25.

Dec. 27, 2011: A Johnson City Transit bus was involved in a three-vehicle collision on State of Franklin Road. The bus was making a stop when a car plowed a pickup into the bus from behind.

Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; Johnson City Press.

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