|Published: 9:34 AM, 10/24/2013
||Last updated: 9:39 AM, 10/24/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—The much-anticipated Smoky
Mountain Homeplace, the Newport Plain Talk's yearly special edition targeting a particular part of
Cocke County's history, appears in today's paper.
This year's 32-page keepsake publication, "School Days,"ť focuses on the history
of education in Cocke County and includes articles about Cocke County's earliest schools, pictures
of long-ago classes and teachers, and interesting tidbits of school news gleaned by Cocke County
Historian Eddie Walker from newspapers dating back before 1900.
special interest are some of the many essays submitted by our readers in praise of a special
teacher. Out-of-town judges praised this year's entries, calling them the best they've ever
"The Bell girls" Jan Caughron, Betty Jo Ford, and Ginger Sue
Cantrell daughters of the ReVel Bell and the late Chester Bell of Cosby, captured first place and
a $100 prize for their essay honoring the memory of the late Letty Bryant.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain
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