In Search of Uriah Stone

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West, Sunday, July 19, 2009 Maybe the name Uriah Stone tickles something in your memory? But more likely, not. Uriah was perhaps the first white man to travel up the stream now named in his honor. Yes, Stones River is named after this…

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When Elvis was King, Murphy ruled

The Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon Elvis Presley, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, The Who, The Beach Boys and Garth Brooks; all are legendary musicians who have sold millions of records. But there’s something else that these performers have in common. They all performed at Murphy Center on the MTSU campus during…

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Clark Maples

Roger Clark Maples, 66, passed away Sunday night, May 10, 2009 at his home. Clark was born on April 11, 1943, in Rutherford County, Tennessee, where he lived his entire life. He was a graduate of Central High School and MTSU.  He was the owner of Clark Maples Realty &…

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Top 10 riotous acts of Rutherford County

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, October 26, 2008 Inspired by the upcoming holiday, The Murfreesboro Post decided to take a closer look at the darker side of human nature. We researched the Top 10 (11, because it’s what we do) crimes and punishment in our county’s 205 years of existence.…

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Son writes book about Dr. Seatbelt’s legacy

The Murfreesboro Post, May 31, 2008 More than 8,700 children are alive today thanks to the tireless lobbying efforts of the late pediatrician Murfreesboro Dr. Robert Sanders. Sanders and his wife, Pat, lobbied the Tennessee Legislature for several years to pass the nations first child passenger seat law in 1977. …

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The Petition Requesting the Establishment of Rutherford County

To the honorable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. The petition of a number of the citizens of Davidson and Williamson Counties humbly sheweth that the vast extent of said counties renders it inconvenient for your petitioners to attend Courts, General Musters, Elections, etc. at the towns of…

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Key ‘Boro Mafia’ members

March 13, 2008, The Murfreesboro Post The so-called “Murfreesboro Mafia” was an informal, self-financed group of businessmen who attracted new jobs to Murfreesboro back in the early 1950s. State Farm Insurance representatives and Murfreesboro VIPs met to celebrate the newly announcement agreement circa 1954 to open an operations center. Pictured…

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Doctor Seatbelt’s landmark act remembered

The Murfreesboro Post, January 18, 2008 More than 30 years ago, Dr. Robert Sanders of Murfreesboro became a passionate advocate for child safety and led the effort to protect children while riding in automobiles. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the nations first child safety seat law.  Tennessee was…

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From Wife to Widow in 630 days

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, January 6, 2008 Gen. John Hunt Morgan made his miraculous escape from the Columbus, Ohio prison on Nov. 27, 1863 (the day his daughter was born) and managed to reach his beloved wife Mattie in time for Christmas. It was later felt that John’s…

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