New State Museum to Open in October

WGNS Radio, August 14, 2018 The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Grand opening events will take place throughout the weekend.…

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Oaklands Mansion Summer Party

Oaklands Mansion’s Summer Party is an annual fundraiser benefiting the educational programs and preservation on the mansion.  Guests enjoy live music, dinner and dancing with friends and members of the community.           To support Oaklands’ mission, visit www.oaklandsmansion.org.   SHOW MORE          

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Old Milton Country Store gets new owners

Patsy B. Weiler, The Daily News Journal, July 30, 2018 Earlier this year, when Alanna and Phillip Vaught began thinking about a venue for their son Jess Michael’s third birthday in December, they never imagined a six-figure price tag for his party place. The couple’s little boy’s special day is…

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Scooter’s Deli, 1970

Carol Robertson White, Rutherford County Historical Society, July 19, 2018 Daily News Journal, July 1, 1970 Scooter’s Deli was located on the corner of Memorial and West Clark, later to become Deli Junction. From Clyde McClaran:  “Was also to become Tom Thumb (c1975) and the Pop Shoppe (c1978) prior to…

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1973 Smyrna Rescue Squad

Marty Luffman, Smyrna (TN) Historian, July 18, 2018 “For many years, Smyrna didn’t have doctors that worked during the evening and night shift, even though we had a hospital. We would transfer accident victims or any medical emergency, by Mr. Walter Hoover’s hearse to the Murfreesboro hospital. I was a…

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Coca-Cola Bottler Puts Cap on Long Presence

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1994 (Many thanks to Bill Jakes, Postcards from Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Historical Society, Pictures and the Stories the Tell) Workers are demolishing the old Coca-Cola Plant on Southeast Broad Street – a sign that bottling the soft drink is becoming part of a bygone…

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Woman’s Club launches campaign to restore building

The Daily News Journal, July 8, 2018 The Woman’s Club of Murfreesboro, a local 501(c)(3) Public Charity, is in the midst of a Preservation Campaign of historic proportions to save its building located at 221 E. College St. Built in 1856, owned by The Woman’s Club since 1916, and listed…

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Obituary for local historian Elizabeth “Bettie” Cook

Elizabeth “Bettie” Clayton Cook, age 74 of Murfreesboro, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Alive Hospice, Murfreesboro.  She was a native of Murfreesboro and a descendant of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro’s earliest settlers. She was a daughter of the late James K. Clayton, Sr. and Frances Gerhardt Clayton. In…

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A history of the Rockvale Community Picnic after 91 years

Denise Carlton, the Daily News Journal, Rockvale Historical Society, July 3, 2018 On Wednesday, the oldest ongoing activity in the county continues in the Rockvale community. A grand tradition, the Rockvale Community Picnic is a neighborhood party of sorts, one with a lot of practice, going on since 1927. The…

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