Sparks: Bill to save historic house in Smyrna fails

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, April 24, 2018 State funding to purchase the historic Johns-King Home in Smyrna has fallen through for the second year in a row, said state Rep. Mike Sparks. Also known as Liberty Hill, the home at 845 Old Jefferson Pike bore witness to…

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Majestic mansion Grantlands burned in Civil War

Susan Harber, The Dail y News Journal, April 16, 2018 Grantlands was a spectacular ancestral home that lay on a vast estate, only to be burned to the ground during the ravages of the Civil War. The bygone home is enshrined in rich history. Grantlands property was established in 1807…

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Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday – WGNS Radio

WGNS Radio, March 24, 2018 Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday (3/23/2018). Dr. Smith practiced family medicine and his big smile always gave encouragement to those with whom he came in contact. He grew-up in Decherd, Tennessee and…

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Mabel Robertson’s 107th Birthday!

City of Murfreesboro (TN), February 23, 2018 Mabel Robertson is the oldest resident in Rutherford County having been born February 20, 1911.  Mabel celebrated her birthday on February 20, 2018 with friends and family.  

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Descendant of Frederick Douglass speaks at MTSU Unity lunch

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, February 15, 2018 Kevin Douglass Greene, great-great-grandson of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, encouraged the community to help youth turn dreams into goals at Middle Tennessee State University’s Unity Luncheon on Thursday. “We encourage them to dream. We need to provide the tools for them…

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Celebration of the Community Once Known as ‘Cemetery’

Saturday, February 18, 2018 The 3rd annual tour of the community once known as ‘Cemetery’ was an unqualified success.  Two motor coaches loaded to local history supporters visited the historic Stones River United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church.  We enjoyed history, entertainment, education and fellowship.

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Murfreesboro’s Jerry Anderson – a local hero.

Frank Caperton, President Rutherford County Historical Society Wow.  How can you speak the name ‘Jerry Anderson’ and not get misty-eyed. You see, Jerry Anderson was more than just an exceptional football player from Murfreesboro’s Central High School.  Jerry Anderson loved people. Jerry Anderson lost his life, May 27, 1989, after…

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Good marksmanship runs in the family

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, January 15, 2018 Ethan Campbell, my cousin and local investment adviser, is considered one of the greatest trap shooters to ever reside in Rutherford County.  His marksmanship in state and national tournaments is beyond incredible, and he reigns supreme in this sport with perfect…

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