1956 Electric Traffic Timer

City Policeman Cecil Lamb clocked the traffic on Woodbury Highway with the electric traffic timer Friday and the timer shows that this car was well within the speed limit. Since the city acquired the timer there have been over 1,000 speeding tickets issued. Speeding fines are $10. Photo by Jimmy…

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1963 Mother’s Patrol

September 12, 1963, The Daily News Journal Mother’s Patrol Check Ins: An important part of the Murfreesboro Police Department’s school safety program is the Mother’s Patrol initiated here several years ago and now grown to eleven members. Shown here are Chief Bob Lynch, Mrs. Polly Chambliss, Reeves-Rogers; Mrs. Annie L.…

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Lt. Richard Mullins

August 26, 1966, The Daily News Journal PIN BARS – Mrs. Ethel E. Mullins is pictured above ‘pinning the Bars’ on her son, Richard T. Mullins, officially making him a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, during the commissioning ceremony held prior to the August 19 convocation exercises at…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1988

October 23, 1988, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Harrison McClary visited David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna and talked with fourth-graders. We would like to thank Principal Don Odom, teacher Mrs. Hicks and her students.

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Murfreesboro Man Gets ‘Key To The City’

September 19, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) When the Murfreesboro City Council met on Thursday (9/19/2019) night, Mayor Shane McFarland awarded a local resident the key to the city, honoring him for over 30 years of volunteer service. Mayor McFarland noted, “John Verge loves Murfreesboro and its people. He has been ringing…

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Former La Vergne Mayor A.C. Puckett dies

September 5, 2019, Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal LA VERGNE — Former Mayor A.C. Puckett, a founder for the La Vergne government, died Wednesday, the city reported. He was 94.  “His impact on the city is huge, being one of our city’s founding fathers,” Mayor Jason Cole said in the news…

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A connection to the past

August 23, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Emily Ruth Dill received quite a surprise – and a trip down memory lane – when a gravestone bearing her great-grandfather’s name turned up on Broad Street, at least 15 miles from where he is buried at Milton Cemetery. A motorist hit…

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