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Today in Johnson City History: January 2

Rebecca Henderson • Jan 2, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Jan. 2, 1902: The Comet reported that Capt. T. B. Hacker had returned from the Philippines to his home in Jonesboro. The nation was fighting the Philippine-American War at the time.

Jan. 2, 1957: Kappa Delta Sorority announced that 13 East Tennessee State College students had pledged. Among them were Piney Flats residents Carolyn Cross and Mary Ann Wolfe.

Jan. 2, 2007: At the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Gray, the Family Readiness Group for the 176th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion packed boxes of supplies, food, gifts and personal items to be sent to their family members stationed in Iraq. Santa arrived in a star-spangled helicopter to aid the effort.

Jan. 2, 2014: Alan Levine became president of CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, now known as Ballad Health.

Sources: The Comet, Kingsport Times News, Johnson City Press, Ballad Health.

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