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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Murfreesboro Mayors: 26-30

February 1, 2019, A Series by Barry Lamb Palmer, Joseph Benjamin was born on November 1, 1825 in Rutherford County to William H. and Mildred Johns Palmer. The mother died when Palmer was a child and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Joseph B. and Elizabeth Vaughan Johns, who…

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Memories of Mom and Old Jefferson

January/February Froe Chips, Written by Susan Harber As with so much of life, familial bonds are the essence of our time on this earth, in which some humans live well beyond a span of 100 years. The small core of kin is our ultimate heartfelt circle, whom we affiliate our…

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