Alfred Miller Home

January 15, 2020, Renee Duke Miller Alfred Miller built this house on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro. Photo source: O.E. Camp Photo – 1930-1939 The walls of the three-story red brick are 14″ thick with a foundation of stone. There are two chimneys on each side…

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Smyrna Presbyterian was Founded in 1800 on Stewarts Creek

July 1, 2019, by Susan Harber Smyrna Presbyterian Church carries the original honored namesake of our town. The appellation was derived as one of the seven churches of Asia rendered from the writings of Apostle John in Revelation. Member Silas Tucker is known as the individual who personally extended a…

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The Elliott-Kimbro-Doughty-Howse-Miles house

May 1, 2019, by Barry Lamb The rattle of musketry and small arms could be heard from the Elliott home that sat on the northwest corner of Lytle and Academy Streets during the morning of July 13, 1862. The nerves of the elderly widow, Adaline Bowman Elliott, must have been…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Charter Members (1973)

Listed in the Publication No. 2 (Summer, 1973) Adkerson, Mrs. W.D. (Martha) Ledbetter, William C. Jr. Baskin, Robert Matheny, Dorothy Brigance, Dr. Fred and Mary McFarlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall (Jean Marie) Hall, Miss Mary Nelson, Lawson B. Hoover, Walter King Perry, S.W. Hoskins, Robert Pittard, Dr. Homer Huggins,…

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The RCHS is officially Chartered! (February 10, 1975)

The Rutherford County Historical Society was incorporated by the State of Tennessee as a non-profit organization on February 10, 1975. The following is from ‘RCHS Synopsis 1970-1975‘: Rutherford County Historical Society The Rutherford County Historical Society was organized in December of 1970, and has its purpose the procurement and preservation…

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Planning the Special Olympics, 1986

January 5, 1986, The Daily News Journal Members of the Area 16 Tennessee Special Olympics committees are from the left: Vickie Vipperman, Jack Elder, George Cunningham, Sandy Galland, Thelma Mitchell, Bernice Dumm, Louis McGlone, Kathy Gammache, Sally Allen and Linda Halliburton. Volunteers are needed to help with the events which…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1987

December 20, 1987, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Jim Davis visited Middle Tennessee Christian School and talked with first-graders. We would like to thank Headmaster Randall Choudoin, administrative Assistant Bill McVey and the first-grade teachers and students at MTCS.

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Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 14, 2019, Stones River National Cemetery The second Saturday of each December features the annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ at the Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery. This emotional tribute to our veterans who made the definitive sacrifice occurs at more than 1,100 cemeteries across America. The Stones…

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Alvin C. York Medical Center, Monument Dedication, June 14, 1983

June 15, 2019, Cathy Schulze, The Daily News Journal At last it was done: after standing unacclaimed in from of the main building at the Veterans Administration Medical Center for nearly a year, a granite and bronze monument was dedicated Tuesday afternoon during Flag Day ceremonies. Groups of patients clustered…

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J.C. Bradford wishes everyone a merry Christmas, 1987!

December 20, 1987, The Daily News Journal J.C. Bradford investments was once located at 201 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, across from our historic Rutherford County Court House. Seated left-to-right: Rosemary Lombardy, Broker, Helene Colvin, broker and Office Manager, Michele Scott, Sales Assistant 2nd row – Mike Cornwell, Broker, Phillip Earles,…

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Santa Helpers from the Alvin C. York Medical Center

December 20, 1987, The Daily News Journal Employees of the Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center are conducting their sixth annual drive to assist the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank. This drive is in conjunction with the national effort to support local food banks across the country, which is…

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Oaklands Mansion Christmas Gala

Friday, December 6, 2019, Oaklands Mansion The 2019 Oaklands Mansion Christmas Gala saw more than 225 attendees enjoying fun, food, music and a general celebration of the Christmas season at this iconic Murfreesboro landmark. James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion, stated “Our Annual Christmas Gala and Candlelight Tour represents…

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Gingerbread replica of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse

December 3, 2019, Frank Caperton From WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Jo West of Jo’s Custom Cakes & Catering stopped by the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse this week with a traditional holiday treat. Only this time, it wasn’t so traditional! Putting in over 200 hours of work, West and her assistant,…

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Sam Davis, Boy Hero of the Confederacy

1969 – Tennessee FOP Magazine Sam Davis was born October 6, 1842, near Smyrna, TN attended school at Smyrna and later the Western Military Institute in Nashville, leaving there to volunteer for service in the Confederate Army, Co. I, 1st Tennessee. Due to unusual courage and desire to accept hazardous…

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Smyrna Train Depot Sign Returns Home

November 21, 2019, The Murfreesboro Voice Smyrna Depot’s original sign has finally returned home. Town of Smyrna Manager Brian D. Hercules accepted the original depot sign from the Cowan Railroad Museum this morning.  “I’m grateful to the Cowan Railroad Museum for returning this piece of history home to Smyrna,” shared…

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1958 Kittrell School Play

April 6, 1958, The Daily News Journal “For Pete’s Sake” – Kittrell’s seniors will present “For Pete’s Sake”, a farce in the three acts by Jay Tobias, on Friday evening, April 11, at 7:45. The cast includes Reba Coleman, Brenda Lovvorn, Jimmy Bugg, Billy Boyd, Bobby Shrum, Frieda Travis, Geralline…

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