July 8 – 14
1890: Sanitation officers were serving notices on businesses and residents to clean up their premises. Heavy fines were threatened if they did not comply.
1894: Under the headline “A Public Outrage,” the newspaper reported that a member of the police force assaulted an African-American man because the man had “talked back” to a white man. The paper called for the firing of the policeman in question and editorialized, “In the eyes of city government there should be no color line.”
1911: Middlesboro was enjoying its first house-to-house mail delivery.
1927: A raid on a building near the Middlesboro County Club yielded 100 gallons of alcohol. Two cars were found, each with large copper tanks concealed in back of the front and rear seats each of which was filled with liquor that could be siphoned off.
1943: A war bond rally sponsored by the Lions Club and the Elks brought in more than $`100,000 in bond sales. A major attraction ws the presence of Capt. Guy Iovine of Bell County who had flown 53 bombing missions and won a Presidential Citation, the Air Medal and the Silver Star.