Monday, June 17, 7:00PM

Monday, June 17, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Senator Andy Womack will be sharing his experiences from Central high School, to his service in Vietnam, to his twelve years as a senator in the Tennessee General Assembly. Andy and his family moved to Murfreesboro in 1957 when Andy where…

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5,000 persons see Armistice Day Air Show at Sky Harbor

November 11, 1929, The Murfreesboro News Banner (Editor note: We found this article when conducting a search for ‘how old is the Smyrna Air Show???’. This is the first article we could find containing the words ‘air show’.) BTW, the old Sky Harbor Airport was once located near the northwest…

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Rutherford County creates program to incentivize preservation

WKRN, Channel 2, May 30, 2019 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rutherford County is aiming to incentivize preservation.  Government officials told News 2 that their Historic Properties Tax Exemption program will be taking applicants by this fall.  “It’s a temporary exemption on the improvement of a historic structure for anything from ten…

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Great find caused by meeting at National Cemetery

Matt Bolch, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 A coincidental meeting at the Stones River National Cemetery led to a great find about the Park. About four years ago while having a program at the cemetery, Superintended Don Magee noticed a falimy putting a pot of yellow mums on…

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Gen. Palmer renowned for bravery, fidelity

Mike West, Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 Even the most probing look at the old Palmer residence on East Main Street does little to reveal the character of the battle-scarred general who built it. Joseph benjamin Palmer, lawyer turned soldier, built the massive Victorian-styled structure following the Civil War…

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Skatecenter of Murfreesboro

Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 Mid-State Roller Rink began operation in Rutherford County on April 1, 1955. It was located on Lascassas Hwy. (now the Old Lascassas Hwy.) in a 5,000 square foot building located at the intersection of Northfield Blvd and Old Lascassas Hwy. One June 6, 1960,…

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Davis was a brave man who laughed ’til the end

Sam Stockard, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 “He was a brave man, and if ever a man died game, he did, for he talked and laughed with his executioners till the very last.” Ironically, the words were written by a Union soldier after he witnessed the hanging in…

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Rutherford painfully aware of heritage

John McGlone, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 Commentary from Dr. John McGlone, Middle Tennessee State University Southerners are acutely – sometimes painfully – aware of their heritage, and Rutherford Countians are no exception. The 30th century is often perceived as too crowded, fast-paced, stressful and less genteel, while…

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Bart Walker speaks on the history of Local Radio

Monday, May 20, 2019, Rutherford County Archive Building The Rutherford County Historical Society held its monthly meeting at 7:00 o’clock Monday (5/20/2019) night and WGNS’ Bart Walker shared the history of Murfreesboro’s first radio station. Walker noted, “WGNS rang-in the New Year of 1947, a time when there were no…

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Greg Tucker receives due recognition

Monday, May 20, 2019, WGNS Radio Last night’s program featured Bart Walker of WGNS Radio. WHAT A PROGRAM!!! We also witnessed a special treat at State Representative Mike Sparks and Smyrna Historian Marty Luffman presented Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker a State proclamation thanking Greg for his dedication to OUR…

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Monday, May 20, 7:00PM

Monday, May 20, 7:00PM, Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street (down from the Murfreesboro Athletic Club) Bart Walker of Murfreesboro’s WGNS Radio will present the history of radio in Rutherford County. WGNS, Rutherford County’s ‘Good Neighbor Station’ came on the air 10PM, December 31, 1946, when Rutherford County had…

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In Pursuit of Life and Liberty

Parri Ordoubadian, The Daily News Journal, June 25, 1978 A couple of years ago helping a refugee adjust to this country was the latest rage. The influx of Laotian refugees into this country was one of the biggest topics of conversation. But, just like any other fad, the word ‘refugee’…

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Monday, June 17, 7:00PM

Monday, June 17, 7:00PM, Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street (down from the Murfreesboro Athletic Club) Our program is to be announced but Pettus Read of ‘Read all about it’ fame is firming-up plans for something big. STAY TUNED!

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