8,000 Bales of Cotton Produced in the County

October 1, 1939, The Daily News Journal According to a survey conducted last week, an average of approximately 8,000 bales of cotton are grown annually in Rutherford County. Four large gins in Murfreesboro produce an average of 1,500 bales each, while two concerns at Smyrna and Walter Hill report annual…

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Jefferson School Reunion

October 19, 2019, by Frank Caperton, from the Davenport Barn, Smyrna, Tennessee WOW – what a turnout for the Jefferson School Reunion held at the ‘Davenport Barn, on Rock Springs Road, Smyrna, TN. The last class to attend Jefferson School was 1966, as the Percy Priest Reservoir project took its…

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Grandfather was a Special Man in Rutherford County

October 14, 2019, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Jerry Glendon Johns of Old Jefferson was a wonderful grandfather. He was born at Fall Creek to Benjamin Franklin Johns, a handsome and prominent Smyrna businessman, and Helen Smith (1874-1967) of North Carolina. Benjamin was on the Board of Directors for…

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City Cafe: A Historic Meat & Three

October 3, 2019, Blaine Little, The Murfreesboro Pulse Even if for those new to Murfreesboro, it’s hard to imagine anyone wouldn’t discover the City Cafe. The century-old diner, a historic landmark just off the Square, is a local staple. The food is good, but so is the company. There are…

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The Egles Family of Donut Country

August 9, 1987, The Daily News Journal , Sherry Billingsly “The water isn’t as clear as it used to be” Living in Murfreesboro makes Rick Egles feel kinda like a fish on dry land. After all, Egles worked 13 years as an officer for the Florida Marine Patrol before moving…

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The History of the City Cafe

From www.citycafemboro.com: City Cafe was opened on February 10, 1900 by Henry & Dorsey Cantrell. It was originally located at 11 south side public square. Did you know? It is the oldest restaurant in Tennessee that is still in operation and, is known all over Rutherford County as the best…

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