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The Sole Survivor

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The year 1929 is possibly the most infamous year in the Twentieth Century, for the United States. February brought the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. That spring saw a superstorm that showered Oklahoma […]

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The Murderous History of Mr. Bray – Part 2

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The body of a woman was found floating in Boone Lake, on February 9, 1975. A fisherman found her at the mouth of Muddy Creek, near the Tri-City boat dock, at around 10:45 am.

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The Murderous History of Mr. Bray- Part 1

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Cassard was a notable community in 1938, around 10 miles west of Kingsport, Tennessee. This Scott County region had a number of unique features, including the Pennsylvania Glass plant and a Swedish mission. It was shaken to its foundation on August 3, when the body of 14-year-old Willie Mae Gentry was found.

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The Consequences of Irreverent Laughter

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Scott County’s only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.

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The Parsimonious Philanderer

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One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of  the “Lonely Hearts” serial killers, notorious “Lonely Heart” Ernest I.

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The Buchanan County Butcher

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Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.

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The Spy Who Came to Kingsport

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Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against the nation.

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A House of Death in Carter County

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The night of January 7, 1938, didn’t start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee. Three little girls would be dead, and the nation would be left asking, “why?

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A Fatal Attraction

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John Orr came home from work as usual, but things at home were not as usual on July 2, 1906. His wife was missing, and so were some of her belongings.

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Hatfield’s Jail Break

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The Hatfield-McCoy feud is a part of American history that has became a common adjective for any bitter dispute between people. The original warfare lasted from 1878 until 1891.

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