Saturday, November 9, 2019

Annual Awards Banquet, Carriage Lane Reception House, Saturday, November 9, 2019 Each year the president of the RCHS is tasked with selecting only five volunteers for recognition.  I use the word ‘tasked’ because choosing ONLY five volunteers is a tough, tough task. Reservations and payment required by 10/31/2019!  (no payments…

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Monday, October 21, 7:00PM

Monday, October 21, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Gib Backlund, well-known, much respected chief ranger (retired) from the Stones River National Battlefield, will be discussing the history of the Stones River National Battlefield and National Parks.

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Jefferson School Reunion

October 19, 2019, by Frank Caperton, from the Davenport Barn, Smyrna, Tennessee WOW – what a turnout for the Jefferson School Reunion held at the ‘Davenport Barn, on Rock Springs Road, Smyrna, TN. The last class to attend Jefferson School was 1966, as the Percy Priest Reservoir project took its…

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Grandfather was a Special Man in Rutherford County

October 14, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Jerry Glendon Johns of Old Jefferson was a wonderful grandfather. He was born at Fall Creek to Benjamin Franklin Johns, a handsome and prominent Smyrna businessman, and Helen Smith (1874-1967) of North Carolina. Benjamin was on the Board of Directors for…

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Original Church of Christ Congregations Stand Tall Today

September/October 2019, Froe Chips , by Susan Harber The Church of Christ in Rutherford County has a primitive genesis that is engaging to study. Two churches that caught my eye immersed in the authentic chronicles of an olden chapter of time include Christiana and Mars Hill Church of Christ. To…

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The Jordan-Ewing-Nelson-McElroy home

September/October 2019, Froe Chips Researched and written by Barry Lamb It is a common occurrence during times of war that a wounded soldier feels a special bond for a nurse who is taking care of them. The intense anxieties of battle and one’s own welfare while in the army, coupled…

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Rockvale Alum Still Going Strong at 94-Years-Old

October 2, 2019, The Rutherford Source, Keith Ryan Cartwright The Hayes family has been in Rockvale for more than a century. Frank Hayes is a purple heart recipient, served in World War II under Gen. George S. Patton and is the oldest known Rockvale graduate still alive. Friday, Sept 13,…

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The Egles Family of Donut Country

August 9, 1987, The Daily News Journal , Sherry Billingsly “The water isn’t as clear as it used to be” Living in Murfreesboro makes Rick Egles feel kinda like a fish on dry land. After all, Egles worked 13 years as an officer for the Florida Marine Patrol before moving…

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Murfreesboro Man Gets ‘Key To The City’

September 19, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) When the Murfreesboro City Council met on Thursday (9/19/2019) night, Mayor Shane McFarland awarded a local resident the key to the city, honoring him for over 30 years of volunteer service. Mayor McFarland noted, “John Verge loves Murfreesboro and its people. He has been ringing…

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Sylvester Chambers, Master Clock Maker

Monday, September 16, 2019, Rutherford County Archive Sylvester Chambers has been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since (1985). Sylvester has a broad range of experience in collecting, building and repairing mechanical clocks of all makes, especially antique clocks.  He has been repairing clocks for…

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Former La Vergne Mayor A.C. Puckett dies

September 5, 2019, Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal LA VERGNE — Former Mayor A.C. Puckett, a founder for the La Vergne government, died Wednesday, the city reported. He was 94.  “His impact on the city is huge, being one of our city’s founding fathers,” Mayor Jason Cole said in the news…

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Holloway High School Marking

August 24, Holloway High School, Murfreesboro, TN Saturday saw a crowd of more than 200 celebrate the old Holloway High School. Holloway High School, aka, ‘The School on the Hill’, was so much more than a school. Holloway was a place of empowerment for the African American community.

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A connection to the past

August 23, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Emily Ruth Dill received quite a surprise – and a trip down memory lane – when a gravestone bearing her great-grandfather’s name turned up on Broad Street, at least 15 miles from where he is buried at Milton Cemetery. A motorist hit…

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1982 – Auctioneer Larry Sims

July 16, 1982, The Daily News Journal Larry sims looking fine in this 1982 Daily News Journal photo. You never know what – or who – we will come across when we research a topic.

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Jack Hinson’s One Man War

August 19, 2019, Rutherford County Archive More than 110 attendees enjoyed the narrative of Jack Hinson of Civil War fame Monday night at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Judge Ben Hall McFarlin shared how Jack Hinson of Dover, Tennessee was never a man with whom…

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1954 Murfreesboro Community Concert Association

From the collection of Ernie Johns, November 9, 1954 The Murfreesboro Community Concert Association was organized March 11, 1931. P.A. Lyon was elected as the first president with other officers including vice president J.A. Kirtley, Mrs, Clarence Bruner (also listed as Vice President), C.B. Bell as treasurer, and Mrs, john…

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