WGNS Continues as Historical Radio Powerhouse

March 23, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Standby….and Action! WGNS Radio has 72 years of deep and time-honored history in Murfreesboro. There were 10,000 residents in the city when the station signed on the air on New Year’s Eve of 1946. At the time, there were no local…

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2020 Show & Tell

March 16, Oaklands Mansion Wow – what to say about the 2019 edition of the annual RCHS Show & Tell. More than fifty local history enthusiasts enjoyed a meal provided by Carriage Lane Reception House on the grounds of the historic Oaklands Mansion.

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Public Meeting On Downtown Mixed Use Development

March 9, 2020, WGNS Radio From www.wgnsradio.com: (MURFREESBORO) Around 150 residents were at Monday (3/9/2020) night’s Town Hall Meeting to learn more about the massive downtown project where the Methodist church once was located. The meeting was held across the street in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. The development…

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April 9, 1985 – Riverdale Tennessee Team

You just never know what the dedicated volunteers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will come across when conducting research. The 1985 Riverdale High School Tennis Team: Patrick McFarlin, Chris Taylor, Mark Hardison, Phil Clark and Chris Bell. Back Row: Coach Martha LaLance, Hunter McFarlin, Rick Kinnard, Matt Byrnes, John…

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Ransom School House Offers Historical Conversations

February 27, 2020, Lee Rennick, The Rutherford Source On Saturdays at the old Ransom School House, history is not dull facts memorized from a school book, but it is a provocative conversation about stories of people and events that have passed. The same people and events that laid the foundation…

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City Café serves up 120 years of down-home dining

February 21, 2020, Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post (Photography credit Frank Caperton) On Feb. 10, 1900, President William McKinley was running for a second term and Spanish-American War hero Theodore Roosevelt was only one of several contenders to run as his vice presidential partner. In other news on that date,…

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New development preserves history downtown

February 19, 2020, Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post The Murfreesboro Planning Commission on Wednesday scheduled a public hearing to convert the old Franklin Synergy Bank downtown into a mixed-use development with a hotel, parking garage, residences and more. The project named One East College, will redevelop the bank building while…

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True Blue Pioneers: First African American Athletes Honored

February 14, 2020, Michael Linn White, Murfreesboro City TV MTSU’s first African American Athletes were honored at a special event on campus. These trailblazing former students discussed what it was like to be a minority in the 1960’s and how their time at MTSU impacted not only them, but the…

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