Newspaper Articles


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~ Leaf through Old News Articles Alphabetized by First Word in Title ~

Amos Hunt Heads West

Ansel Gadd's Chancery Court Suit against William G. Stapp and Zachariah C. Tucker, October 31, 1856

Archibald D. Murphey Monument Unveiled August 11, 1917

Articles from the Civil War

Benjamin F. Hall, Georgetown's Oldest Merchant and Postmaster Moves to Chattanooga, TN, 1919

Benjamin Rutlidge / Ratledge's Law Suit against Henry Cagle in Monroe CO, TN January 1871

Blount County Marriage Licenses Issued, November 1, 1893

Bridges House Hotel, Athens, Tennessee, Advertisement

Bud Graves Kills Henry Smith

Business Education Day for Teachers, Athens, TN 1960 - 1961 edited by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

Chancery Court Advertisement for Sale of Zechariah Lamar's Land in McMinn CO, TN, 1856

Cleveland Resident Is Killed by Train, July 16, 1951

Cline Family Reunion Held at Wilcox Home

Company B, US Army, World War II Members Gather

Consolation Lodge # 421, Era, KY, Resolutions for Brother James William "Willie" / "Will" Orten November 8, 1910

Court Trial of Deputy Marshal W. T. Crow Regarding Hendrix Cline's Death

Cyclone Leaves Death and Destruction in Its Wake, 1908

Dallas Monroe White & Elisha Marcelleous White Move to Christian CO, KY, November 14, 1882

Dallas Monroe White Appointed Postmaster at Macedonia, Christian CO, KY, February 19, 1889

Dallas Monroe White Moves His Drug Store, May 31, 1889

Death Claims Prominent Citizen, May 21, 1915

Decoration at Peachtree

Double Wedding at Hanging Dog, October 25, 1891

Dr. Bailey Barton Meroney's Advertisement for Medical Office

Dr. Wallis Wyatte Durham Undergoes Appendectomy, 1914

Dr. Wallis Wyatte Durham Appointed Physician at Western State Hospital August 1916

E. & J. School in Blount CO, TN Begins 1897 School Year with Rev. Hunt as President

Elisha White Land Auction, McMinn CO, TN 1860

Five Are Killed As Car Collides With Dixie Flier, September 21, 1924

Fletcher Elmer & Freida (Wilson) Gadd's Wedding Announcement, May 5, 1920

F. S. Hale's Advertisement, Christmas Eve, 1858

Gadd Land Auction, Monroe CO, TN 1855

George H. Lambert Family Relocates to Brick Mill Community in Blount CO, TN

Goldman Bryson Enters Land on Hooper Creek, Beaverdam, Cherokee CO, NC 1906

Hangingdog Singing and Decoration Day 1915

Hendrix Cline Killed by Deputy Marshal W. T. Crow

Henry Goins' Barn Burned in Bradley CO, TN in 1879

IRS Seizure of Ansel Gadd's Land in Monroe CO, TN April 27, 1868

J. J. McDonald, Town Marshall of Murphy, NC 1908

J. M. Allen Shot

Jack Hunt, Wife Murderer, Caught, Arrested, and Jailed But Broke Out of Madisonville Jail

Jack Hunt, Wife Murderer, Recaptured Near Conasauga River

Jack Hunt, Tried, Convicted, and Sentenced to Hang for First Degree Murder

Jack Hunt's Hanging on Madisonville Scaffold, The Morristown Gazette's Account

Jack Hunt's Hanging on Madisonville Scaffold, The Memphis Daily Appeal's Account

Jack Land Auction, McMinn County, TN 1860

James Orten, Jr.'s Accident at His Sawmill 1906

James Orten, Jr. Moves His Sawmill 1910

John M. Orten and Mary White'sWedding Announcement

Jesse W. Edington's Chancery Court Appearance, Athens, McMinn CO, TN, 1855

John A. Loftis' Advertisement, August 13, 1858

John Leslie & Darla Virginia (Harr) Gadd's Wedding Announcement, June 30, 1907

John White, Administrator of Elisha White, McMinn CO, TN 1860

Larkin Brannon's Overdue Tax Notice in Polk County, TN 1854

Leonard Baker Kills Pres. Crowden, September 1870, Monroe CO, TN

Memorial Service Honors Soldiers Buried in Englewood

Mecca Pike Anecdote

Martin and Son James W. Roberts' Mules, Christian CO, KY, 1881

106 M'Minn Boys Back for Two Weeks After Successful Army Induction, September 17, 1942

Miss Ora May Orten's Wedding to Jarred E. Brown, March 5, 1907

Miss Margaret M. "Maggie" Orten's Wedding to Wallis Wyatte Durham, December 12, 1905

Molly Ethel (Welch) Ward's Illness

Mount Verd Cotton Mills, April 17, 1863

Mount Verd Cotton Mills Production, 1874

Mount Verd Cotton Mill Fire, July 10, 1879

Mrs. Andrew Rose in Critical Condition February 1886

Mrs. Gatlin's Barn Burned in Bradley CO, TN in 1879

Mrs. John Hicks Killed by Lightning, June 21, 1920

Mrs. Margaret M. "Maggie" (Orten) Durham's Injury

Mrs. W. H. Endsley's Bereavement

North City Students Honored at Special Awards Day Program, June 2, 1962 (DPA article)

news article regarding Mr. James Orten's illness

news article regarding Mrs. J. H. Hampton's illness

news article regarding Mrs. Mary West's illness

news article regarding Rev. J. H. Hampton's illness

Obituary Notices

Ola Bruner & Fannie Mae (Lowery) Kelso's Wedding Announcement, December 8, 1919

Orten, Brown, and Durham Family Trip to East Tennessee Hills in 1914

Rev. M. A. Hunt's Hogs

Rev. Jeremiah M. Stewart Lands in Jail on His Wedding Day, August 5, 1895

Riley Radford Takes His First Train Trip, May 21, 1915

Rispa (Orten) Ervin and Son Visit Kinfolks in Christian CO, KY 1890

Sale of Andrew "Drewry" Rose's Farm in Blount CO, TN 1888 - 1890

Sale of David Baker's Home Farm in Monroe CO, TN, August 22, 1872

Sale of David Baker's land in Monroe CO, TN per court judgment in favor of Thomas Hightower, April 11, 1872

Sale of Eramus Reagan's Land in Monroe CO, TN, April 14, 1870

Sheriff's Auction of James Lamar's Land in McMinn CO, TN 1861

Sheriff's Sale to Settle Judgment in Favor of P. C. Stubblefield, February 12, 1858

Simon Boggess Poisoned to Death in McMinn CO, TN February 18, 1882

Simon Boggess Family Poisoning in McMinn CO, TN February 18, 1882

Simon Boggess' Widow Mrs. Martha (McKeehan) Boggess and Young Son Abijah Boggess Recovering, March 1882

A Terrible Murder, 1895

"A Terrible Tragedy in Monroe County" (Mrs. Margaret Ann (Davis) Hunt & unborn baby murdered by her husband Jack Hunt)

Thanksgiving Day Dinner 1946 at the McKeehan home

Thomas McDonald's Accident November 1869

Tom Gadd's Arrest and Fine

Two Athens Schools Report on Scrap Metal Collections (The McMinn County Herald, September 17, 1942)

Vinita Lodge # 18, Independent Order of the Odd Fellows' rites for John M. Ward February 21, 1902

W. J. Loftis Elected Delegate, Bradley CO, TN

Wattenbarger Descendants Hold Family Reunion in McMinn County

Wesley Goins Lost Barn by Fire, June 20, 1895

White Cliff Mineral Springs Development

White Cliff Springs Hotel Opening

White Cliff Springs Hotel Renovations

White Cliff Springs Hotel Guest's Letter

White Cliff Springs Resort

Williamson Orten Bitten Several Times by Dog


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