Parking Fees in 1973

August 8, 1973, The Daily News Journal Lt. Cecil Lamb, right, and Patrolman David Mitchell of the Murfreesboro Police Department remove money from a downtown parking meter. Warrants are being issued for several people who did not bother to put money in the meters – or pay parking tickets they…

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Joey Peay of Milton, Tennessee

October 15, 1967, The Daily News Journal You simply never know what our researchers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will find… TINY TOT – Joseph Alan Peay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peay, Route 1, Milton, Tenn. Grandparents are Mrs. Pearl Peay, Rout 1, Milton, and…

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1962 Murfreesboro Police Department

Tennessee F.O.P. Magazine, October, 1962 Young Men Dominate City’s Police Department Murfreesboro’s 26-man police force is headed by a youthful, aggressive 36-year-old gentleman who worked his way up through the ranks and over a 16-year period advanced from patrolman to the highest position on the force. He is Chief Bobby…

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1960 – Hendon-McClanaham Lodge No. 12, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1960 July, Tennessee FOP Magazine Police Keep Pace with Progress Murfreesboro’s 23-man police force is not only keeping pace with the city’s rapid march of progress, but in the same light finds time to express itself as a sincere civic minded organization. The department, headed by veteran Chief Claude Vance…

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1960 – Keep Pace with City’s Rapid March of Progress

1960, January Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal Murfreesboro’s 23-man police force is not only keeping pace with the city’s rapid march of progress, but in the same light finds time to express itself as a sincere civic minded organization. The department headed by veteran Chief Claude Vance was instrumental in the…

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Ridley McLean was a Navy Rear Admiral in World War I

November 4, 2019, Susan Harbor, Daily News Journal The knowledge of a two-star Admiral growing up in Murfreesboro escaped me until recently. This single man originated superior Naval tactician precept and was the mastermind of the Navy we have today. Rear Admiral Ridley McLean was born an only child to…

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WZTV: The story of the ‘Human Fly’

November 1, 2019, Dennis Ferrier, WZTV (Channel 17) MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Rutherford County Courthouse on the square in Murfreesboro is pure southern charm. One of just a handful of pre-Civil War courthouses left in the state of Tennessee. Imagine the stories the building could tell … We’re going to…

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Who Remembers Brinkley’s Fine Foods and Fine Music?

November 1, Greg Tucker In the 1930’s, the popular Lewis Brinkley Grocery on the Square (103 East Side) was run by a second generation grocer and founder of the first local Chamber of Commerce.  When it appeared that the store was going to need a fourth bicycle and yet another…

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Murfreesboro Mayors: 21-25

November 1, 2019, A Series by Barry Lamb Hanna, Dr. William H. was born circa 1805 in Tennessee. He is possibly the son of John Doak Hanna, who died in Rutherford County in 1835, as he was involved in the administration of his estate. Our subject moved to Mississippi as a…

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