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115 years ago: 1900
Corinth had an all-day singing last Sunday, and M. D. Pim and several other young men from this place attended the singing.
Pim and several of the Corinth boys went off a few yards to take a drink. They got into a row and before anyone could interfere Pim was stabbed in the side with a knife. The knife entered the lower part of the lung and made quite a serious wound.
There was some difference of opinion as to who did the cutting, but it is thought Custer Hutchinson did it. Pim says he did not know anybody was mad until after he was cut. We did not learn the course of the difficulty.
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100 years ago: 1915
The dome cap of a locomotive on the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf railroad was blown off a half-mile this side of Bingen Sunday evening, the explosion being heard in this city.
None of the train crew were injured in the explosion, although the engine cab was wrecked. The engine had just left the shops in this city for Glenwood, where it is used in the logging service for the A. L. Clark Lumber Company.
Announcement was made Monday that the sale of the telephone exchanges and toll lines of the Nashville Telephone Company has been made by V. Owen to the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company. This sale gives over to the Bell System the operation of the exchanges at Nashville, Mineral Springs, Ozan and Washington.
The regular monthly meeting of McCaskill Farmers Institute will be held at McCaskill on Saturday afternoon at 2:00. Subjects of particular interest at this time will be up for consideration and discussion. It is desirable at this time that the diversification work be gotten in definite form for the fall operation. L. A. Markham, Extension Agent

60 years ago: 1955
June 22 marked the eleventh anniversary of the World War II GI Bill, a law that has helped some 12,000,000 World War II veterans meet their problems of adjusting to civilian life. The law is entering its twelfth year with one of it benefits, the loan program, still in full force. A second benefit, education and training, has been tapering off for several years and a third benefit, readjustment and allowances for unemployment ended for practically all veterans six years ago.
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40 years ago: 1975
Miss Mary Archer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Archer of Nashville, was a contestant in the Arkansas Teen-Ager pageant held in Little Rock June 21st at the downtown Holiday Inn.
Miss Archer’s sponsors were: Joe’s Grocery and Market, Skillern Furniture and Appliances and John’s Mobil. Miss Archer received the special designed Miss National Teen-Ager watch, an award for selling the most tickets, and Miss National Teen-Ager T-Shirt for being number one.
Saturday night was the setting of entertainment for the Tri-County Extension Homemakers Club. Guest were from an EH Club from Nashville. Member attending from the Tollette Club were Sarah Pauley, Etta Works, Lucy Turner, Ressie McGhee, Veronica Cheatham, Letha Hendrix, Minnie Burchette, Lela Brown and Catherine Thomas. Games were played and refreshments were served.

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