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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Murfreesboro Mayors

May 8, 2020, A Series by Barry Lamb Murfree, Dr. James Brickell was born in Murfreesboro on September 16, 1835. He graduated from Union University in 1854 and was soon after engaged in mercantile pursuits in Murfreesboro. He left Murfreesboro for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1857 to attend Jefferson Medical College…

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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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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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