1971 Optimist Club – James Bragg, Andy Womack, J.C. Youree

November 18, 1971, The Daily News Journal James Bragg and J.C. Youree, shown with Andy Womack, President of the optimist Club, have been selected chairmen of ad sales for the District Basketball Tournament Program. Proceeds from the sales go to finance Little League, Junior-Pro Basketball, Girl’s Softball and other activities…

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I.P. ‘Ivey’ Burns & Son General Store, Rockvale, Tennessee

Ivey P. ‘Pap’ Burns (b August 27, 1823) & Son (George Washington Burns) General Store, built 1865. This old fashioned country store was a center of activity in the Everglade Community on Jackson Ridge Road near Rockvale. ‘Pap’ Burns sold items such as hardware, coffee, livestock feed, sugar, etc. G.W.…

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Legendary MTSU Baseball Coach Steve Peterson Passes Away

March 12, 2020, WGNS Radio Steve Peterson, the all-time winningest coach in Middle Tennessee baseball history, has passed away. Peterson, 68, died at St. Thomas Hospital Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. A family spokesperson indicated there will be a private funeral ceremony for family…

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Lack of Private Funds Ended Murfreesboro Hospital Plans

March 5, Greg Tucker,, The Rutherford County Historical Society With funding from the philanthropic Commonwealth Fund, the first hospital in Rutherford County opened in 1927, but the Rutherford Hospital facility was not the first planned for Murfreesboro. A private venture in 1911, Murfreesboro Hospital Company, may have been abandoned for…

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Murfreesboro Mayors: 31-35

March 3, 2020, A Series by Barry Lamb Reed, Robert Donnell was born on May 3, 1832 in Rutherford County to James and Eleanor Rankin Reed. His paternal grandparents were Revolutionary War soldier John Nash Reed and Mary Barksdale Reed, who came to the Jefferson area of Rutherford County from…

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Stickney and Griffis Drug Store

March 3, 2020, March/April Froe Chips, written by Richard Stickney My Grandfather, Richard H. Stickney, was a pharmacist and a chemist. He had a Drug Store on the square for sixty years. He made medications. He had shelves of chemicals and liquids. He also knew the history of each medicine…

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