Oaklands Mansion Christmas Gala

Friday, December 6, 2019, Oaklands Mansion The 2019 Oaklands Mansion Christmas Gala saw more than 225 attendees enjoying fun, food, music and a general celebration of the Christmas season at this iconic Murfreesboro landmark. James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion, stated “Our Annual Christmas Gala and Candlelight Tour represents…

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Gingerbread replica of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse

December 3, 2019, Frank Caperton From WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Jo West of Jo’s Custom Cakes & Catering stopped by the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse this week with a traditional holiday treat. Only this time, it wasn’t so traditional! Putting in over 200 hours of work, West and her assistant,…

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Sam Davis, Boy Hero of the Confederacy

1969 – Tennessee FOP Magazine Sam Davis was born October 6, 1842, near Smyrna, TN attended school at Smyrna and later the Western Military Institute in Nashville, leaving there to volunteer for service in the Confederate Army, Co. I, 1st Tennessee. Due to unusual courage and desire to accept hazardous…

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1958 Kittrell School Play

April 6, 1958, The Daily News Journal “For Pete’s Sake” – Kittrell’s seniors will present “For Pete’s Sake”, a farce in the three acts by Jay Tobias, on Friday evening, April 11, at 7:45. The cast includes Reba Coleman, Brenda Lovvorn, Jimmy Bugg, Billy Boyd, Bobby Shrum, Frieda Travis, Geralline…

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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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