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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WWII vet a sensation in career, as Smyrna citizen

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, June 3, 2018 This is the third and final part of the historical journey through World War II and after as seen through eyes of a young Navy man who became a renowned baker and resident of Smyrna. After the bomb dropped in Japan…

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Jacobus survives D-Day, heads to Pacific

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, May 21, 2018 n part 2 of the historical journey through World War II as seen through the eyes of a young Navy man, we will explore combat aboard both the USS Arkansas and the USS O’Brien. Charles Jacobus of Smyrna carries an English name…

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“The House Still Standing” Gannaway/Ganaway Documentary v.2

City of Murfreesboro, May 8, 2018 “The House Still Standing” documents the local and family history of the Gannaway/Ganaway name. Burrell Gannaway (1785-1853) was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who fought in the war of 1812 and served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway (1884-1944) was…

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