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Today in Johnson City History: December 4

Rebecca Henderson • Dec 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Dec. 4, 1984 — An article in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that recently a day’s tobacco sales at Big Burley, Grower’s Co-Op and Young’s Warehouse brought tobacco growers more than $1 million. So far that season, more than 2.1 million pounds of tobacco was sold, bringing more than $9 million into the local economy.

Dec. 4, 2007 — The ETSU Buccaneers men’s basketball team defeated Marshall 79-73 at home in the mini-dome. Kevin Tiggs scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Dec. 4, 2011 — Besse Cooper, the ETSU graduate who was listed as the world’s oldest person, died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. She had graduated from East Tennessee Normal School, now ETSU, in 1916.

(Sources: Johnson City Press-Chronicle, Johnson City Press.)

— Rebecca Henderson

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