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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second and final column pertaining to the flu pandemic of 1918-1919 and its effects on Cocke County citizens. Much of the material for these columns was researched and shared by Cocke County Historian Edward R. Walker III.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s column brings Part II of Janyce Winter Westerman’s moving tribute to her father, longtime teacher Ted Winter.]Daddy’s story would not be complete without telling about some of his “creative” basketball strategies. Once, when playing a formidable team, Daddy told his pl…

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Daddy began his first job at Long Creek Elementary School, a two-room school three miles from the one he had attended. He earned $90.00 a month. Familiar with the school and students, he launched into his career with a vengeance—the way he attacked everything he attempted. Later, he returned…

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This past week I found myself in groups sharing words and axioms used by our parents and grandparents and it dawned on me that our children and grandchildren probably haven’t had the experience of being admonished with the phrase, “If you can’t listen you can feel.”

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A few weeks ago, members of Alpha Omicron chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa, celebrated the Golden Anniversary of its charter with an elegant tea at Parrottsville United Methodist Church. Lula Jean Hartsell and Lucille Smith hosted the event.

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Members of the William Cocke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution continued their active ways in August and September through their participation in numerous events.

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Over the past year, as the CCHS Class of 1969 prepared for our 50-year reunion, many were the stories told during our planning meetings.

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When the grand CCHS Class of 1969 gathered recently for our 50-year reunion, we asked our class members to share one things about themselves that no one else knew.

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This coming week, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, to be exact, our little family will celebrate a milestone when Connor Dash O’Neil crosses the threshold into kindergarten.

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As we prepare for the October edition of Let the Stories Be Told, I, too, am scrolling through my family’s tales looking for a few to share. Many of them involve the episodes of Robert and Zollie Sisk and their seven children.

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Hurricane Connor, aka Connor Dash O’Neil, our grandson, and his mom recently spent a few days in East Tennessee.

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Currently we are laying the groundwork on our popular yearly special edition, Smoky Mountain Homeplace. Once again we are following the theme, Let the Stories Be Told, and are asking readers to submitted those family stories that are always told whenever the clan comes together.

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This past Friday, July 5, members of the Costner clan found themselves front and center at the popular Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow events at the Cosby Campground Amphitheatre in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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As a proud member of the Cocke County High School Class of 1969, I’m giddy with excitement over our upcoming 50-year reunion.

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The past year has brought significant milestones to Rev. James Suggs, pastor of Cave Hill Baptist Church.

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From the earliest days of Cocke County, many of our citizens have opted to move elsewhere in search of greener pastures.

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The visit of an American President, Vice-President, First Lady, and/or other dignitary today calls for hours of strategic planning, security clearances, and down-to-the-minute itineraries, complete with Secret Service details, sharpshooters, and press.

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The name “Leonard” appears many times in the two hundred-plus years the Huff family has lived in what would become Cocke County, Tennessee. Three Huff brothers, John, Peter, and Joseph, settled in the Del Rio, Bybee, and Cosby communities respectively. Each branch of the family tells the sto…