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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Rutherford County Historical Society Charter Members (1973)

Listed in the Publication No. 2 (Summer, 1973) Adkerson, Mrs. W.D. (Martha) Ledbetter, William C. Jr. Baskin, Robert Matheny, Dorothy Brigance, Dr. Fred and Mary McFarlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall (Jean Marie) Hall, Miss Mary Nelson, Lawson B. Hoover, Walter King Perry, S.W. Hoskins, Robert Pittard, Dr. Homer Huggins,…

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The RCHS is officially Chartered! (February 10, 1975)

The Rutherford County Historical Society was incorporated by the State of Tennessee as a non-profit organization on February 10, 1975. The following is from ‘RCHS Synopsis 1970-1975‘: Rutherford County Historical Society The Rutherford County Historical Society was organized in December of 1970, and has its purpose the procurement and preservation…

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Planning the Special Olympics, 1986

January 5, 1986, The Daily News Journal Members of the Area 16 Tennessee Special Olympics committees are from the left: Vickie Vipperman, Jack Elder, George Cunningham, Sandy Galland, Thelma Mitchell, Bernice Dumm, Louis McGlone, Kathy Gammache, Sally Allen and Linda Halliburton. Volunteers are needed to help with the events which…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1987

December 20, 1987, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Jim Davis visited Middle Tennessee Christian School and talked with first-graders. We would like to thank Headmaster Randall Choudoin, administrative Assistant Bill McVey and the first-grade teachers and students at MTCS.

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