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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Robert Ray Boyd was National Hero for Valor in Vietnam

February 10, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal When I ponder amongst our Rutherford County heroes, one outstanding man comes to light as a role model within our present-day generation. Captain Robert Ray Boyd of Readyville is a national luminary and Gold Star casualty of a controversial and bitterly…

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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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