World War I commemorative display at Linebaugh Public Library

The Murfreesboro Post, April 3, 2017 Linebaugh Public Library will host a month-long display to honor the service of Rutherford County residents who served in World War I, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917. Artifacts of long-time resident Lawrence J.…

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Science Hill, Stewarts Creek churches pre-date Civil War

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, April 3, 2017 My favorite study is the research of olden Rutherford County churches that have stood tall during both triumph and struggle.  Today, we will explore the primitive history of two churches that are thriving over a span of nearly two centuries.  Science…

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Boat access still planned at Brown’s Mill

Michelle Willard, The Daily News Journal, March 24, 2017 In September 2014, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency removed what remained of Brown’s Mill dam on the East Fork of the Stones River in Lascassas in hopes that it could be opened to boaters in the future. Three years later, the Stones River is…

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The Murfreesboro Press Newspaper

Quick – who remembers ‘The Murfreesboro Press’?  The Murfreesboro Press ran from 1978-1982, published and edited by Donald Keith and Jim Leonhirth. The following is the December 31, 1981 edition featuring ‘downtown revitalization’ for Murfreesboro.  (EDITOR NOTE: More pics of the Murfreesboro Press will be added later this week…)  

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Nonprofit ‘adopts’ old City Cemetery in Murfreesboro

Michelle Willard, The Daily News Journal, March 17, 2017 The history of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee and even the nation runs through Murfreesboro’s old City Cemetery and site of the First Presbyterian Church on Vine Street. “The old City Cemetery is one of the oldest historic sites in Murfreesboro,” said…

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Office space study for the Square splits commission

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, March 17, 2017 A divided Rutherford County Commission approved a $50,000 planning study Thursday to evaluate existing government offices in the downtown Square area of Murfreesboro. Commissioner Charlie Baum was among those in the minority of a 12-7 vote that authorizes the county to…

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La Vergne celebrates 45th anniversary

Michelle Willard, The Daily News Journal, March, 13, 2017 La Vergne is a town that died twice only to be resurrected in 1972 as a brand new city. “The common thread that connects La Vergne’s past to its present is that we never give up,” said Kathy Tyson, a 14-year…

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