Memories of Mabel Pittard shared

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, August 26, 2018 When I began utilizing archives for detailed historical data, the same name continued to surface in an unending manner.  I was fascinated by a single woman, who had spent decades of countless hours of scrupulous research on the origins of our…

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The Murfreesboro Boosters, 1929

Bill Jakes, Local Historian, August 14, 2018 They were local businessmen who traveled from area town to town “boosting’ Murfreesboro.  In earlier times ( 20s, 30s, 40s, etc,), Murfreesboro had stores that were not found in smaller towns all over the area.  We had fine department stores (Goldstein’s, The French…

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Milton churches serve as historic landmarks

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, July 30, 2018 Two historical Rutherford County churches, Stones River Presbyterian and Wards Grove Baptist, are landmarks we cherish today. These congregations exemplified great zeal and fortitude to establish roots and thrive within their community. Even though they were established 100 years apart, their…

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Unique Brentwood home’s architect had Rutherford roots

Elaina Sauber, Nashville Tennessean, July 26, 2018 Neighbors on Williamsburg Road in the 1960s, in what would later become part of Brentwood, used to joke that Burney Tucker was building the pyramids. It took nearly four years to complete the mid-century modern home at 5204 Williamsburg Road, which boasts unbalanced angles,…

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Coca-Cola Bottlers in County since 1909

The Daily News Journal, April 17, 1983 Coca-Cola Bottling Works, 510 S.E. Broad Street, bottles Coke and other soft drinks and markets them locally. Affiliated with Coca-Cola, USA in Atlanta, the local company employs 35 people. C.B. Huggins, president, Jeff Davis, vice president/general manager and Steve Scott, vice-president/secretary treasurer, are…

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Revolutionary soldier retired to Murfreesboro

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, June 19, 2018 The history of our county reveals few Revolutionary War soldiers returning to live in our midst.  Yet one outstanding soldier, Peter Jennings (1752-1842), returned as a contributor to community and friend to all. Jennings was an African-American born in Pequonnock, Connecticut,…

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Blue Raider baseball great Taylor passes away

June 5, 2018, WGNSRadio.com Chuck Taylor, who was one of Middle Tennessee baseball’s greats and the second Blue Raider ever to reach the Major Leagues, died Tuesday (June 5) at Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro. In lieu of a funeral or visitation, a Celebration of Life for friends and family…

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