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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Sparks: Bill to save historic house in Smyrna fails

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, April 24, 2018 State funding to purchase the historic Johns-King Home in Smyrna has fallen through for the second year in a row, said state Rep. Mike Sparks. Also known as Liberty Hill, the home at 845 Old Jefferson Pike bore witness to…

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Majestic mansion Grantlands burned in Civil War

Susan Harber, The Dail y News Journal, April 16, 2018 Grantlands was a spectacular ancestral home that lay on a vast estate, only to be burned to the ground during the ravages of the Civil War. The bygone home is enshrined in rich history. Grantlands property was established in 1807…

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Remembering George Smith, who led by example

Mike Sparks, The Daily News Journal, March 28, 2018 It’s been said that “those that do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.” Dr. George Smith knew his history, and he certainly didn’t want others to repeat it. Smith had a love for Tennessee history and telling those…

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Bill Wilson IS Mr. Murfreesboro

MTSU Sidelines, March 28, 2018 Sixth generation Murfreesboro resident Bill Wilson is teaching locals that history is everywhere, you just have to look for it. Having lived in Murfreesboro all of his life, Wilson has made a visible connection with the community through his ‘Mr. Murfreesboro’ Facebook page with over…

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Dr. George W. Smith Passed Away Friday – WGNS Radio

WGNS Radio, March 24, 2018 Murfreesboro lost a great physician, historian, community leader and friend with the passing of Dr. George W. Smith on Friday (3/23/2018). Dr. Smith practiced family medicine and his big smile always gave encouragement to those with whom he came in contact. He grew-up in Decherd, Tennessee and…

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