Murfreesboro Mayors: 36-40

July 8, 2020, A Series by Barry Lamb Overall, John Marcy was born on March 2, 1854 in the Trimble (17th) district of Rutherford County to Nathaniel Sims Overall and Dicey Crutchfield Cartwright Overall. His paternal grandparents were Robert and Mary Espey Overall, who came to Middle Tennessee before Tennessee…

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Thomas Bedford of Rutherford County

July 8, 2020 July/August Froe Chips, Susan Harber Thomas Bedford was a trailblazer in the creation of both Jefferson and Rutherford County. He was born 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia. Thomas later lived on Drakes Branch in Charlotte County, Virginia with his mother Mary Coleman and father Thomas Bedford, Sr, who was…

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William Lytle is a Key Originator in the History of County

July 20, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Upon my visit last week to the ‘new’ Tennessee State Museum, I immediately sought the display of William Lytle’s two stunning Queen Anne Flintlock Pistols (1750s) that he carried in the American Revolution. The pistol is distinguished by the lock plate…

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Many knew his voice, but he was a great dad also

June 17, Monte Hale, Jr., The Murfreesboro Post I’d like to tell you a story about the son of a coal miner, whose dad was a hard-working, grizzled and Christian man who lived by his brains and wits in rural West Virginia. He raised his son old school, which few…

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Academy lauds hero from war in Vietnam

July 30, 1982, Jenny Tenpenny, The Daily news Journal Heroism takes many forms especially on the battlefield, and one of Rutherford County’s most decorated Vietnam War heroes will be honor Saturday in ceremonies at the Tennessee Military Academy in Smyrna. The honors for Army Captain James Timothy Luscinski come posthumously,…

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76 YEARS LATER: A SOUTHERN BOY’S D-DAY SURVIVAL STORY

June 6, 2020, Megan Cole, MTSU Sidelines Boom. The explosion from the detonated underwater mine blew a hole in the ship and split it in two. The LST-523, a 328-foot-long, brand-new American ship that was less than a year old, began to immediately sink. On top of the deck, four…

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Murfreesboro Bank & Trust Open House

December 4, 1957, The Daily News Journal Murfreesboro Bank & Trust was once located on the northwest corner of the historic Rutherford County Square, also known as the former Rutherford County Clerks Office. The following is from The Daily News Journal, December 4, 1957:

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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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