Grandfather was a Special Man in Rutherford County

October 14, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Jerry Glendon Johns of Old Jefferson was a wonderful grandfather. He was born at Fall Creek to Benjamin Franklin Johns, a handsome and prominent Smyrna businessman, and Helen Smith (1874-1967) of North Carolina. Benjamin was on the Board of Directors for…

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City Cafe: A Historic Meat & Three

October 3, 2019, Blaine Little, The Murfreesboro Pulse Even if for those new to Murfreesboro, it’s hard to imagine anyone wouldn’t discover the City Cafe. The century-old diner, a historic landmark just off the Square, is a local staple. The food is good, but so is the company. There are…

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The Egles Family of Donut Country

August 9, 1987, The Daily News Journal , Sherry Billingsly “The water isn’t as clear as it used to be” Living in Murfreesboro makes Rick Egles feel kinda like a fish on dry land. After all, Egles worked 13 years as an officer for the Florida Marine Patrol before moving…

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The History of the City Cafe

From www.citycafemboro.com: City Cafe was opened on February 10, 1900 by Henry & Dorsey Cantrell. It was originally located at 11 south side public square. Did you know? It is the oldest restaurant in Tennessee that is still in operation and, is known all over Rutherford County as the best…

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Sylvester Chambers, Master Clock Maker

Monday, September 16, 2019, Rutherford County Archive Sylvester Chambers has been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since (1985). Sylvester has a broad range of experience in collecting, building and repairing mechanical clocks of all makes, especially antique clocks.  He has been repairing clocks for…

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The Law goes to School

August 29, 1956, The Daily News Journal The Law Goes to School Shown at the FBI police training school here this week are, from Left, front row: Desk Sgt. Doyle O’Brien, Desk Sgt. Joe Cook, Lt. Ralph Vance, Capt. Claude Vance, Chief N.W. Powers of the City Police; Special FBI…

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Rowland Service Station

July 27, 2019, Ransom School House Who remembers Rowland Services Station once located at 200 South Maney Street, which was also the long time location of Maney Avenue Texaco, later Maney Avenue Phillip’s 66?

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