Liberty Hill bore witness to Trail of Tears, Civil War

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, May 22, 2017 Liberty Hill and Sam Davis Home are two invaluable Civil War structures serving as the quintessence of history in our growing town of Smyrna. With great gratitude for extensive research from Native American historian Pat Cummins, I have assembled a story…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Tour of MTSU’s Gore Center

Frank Caperton, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society, May 15, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society accepted an invitation to tour MTSU’s Gore Center Monday, May 15. Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the Albert Gore Research Center, was a most most gracious host sharing how MTSU retired professor Dr. David Grubbs…

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Willie McGowan Annual Banquet

Cynthia Jones, VIP Murfreesboro Magazine, May, 2017 Bradley Academy hosted the annual Willie McGowan Banquet honoring those who have made a positive impact in Rutherford County.  The father of Bradley Academy Historical Association, Mr. Willie McGowan, fought to preserve the old Bradley Academy Structure. The building now host artists such…

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Decoration Day, May 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017, marked the second annual ‘Decoration Day’ at the Stones River National Battlefield. Approximately 75 people of different races and walks of life participated the 2017 Decoration Day at the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church as well as the Stones River National Battlefield. Decoration Day began on May…

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Forrest Hall Vandalized

Forrest Hall Vandalized, NewsChannel5, May 8, 2017 MURFREESBORO, TN – A controversial building on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus was vandalized with spray paint. MTSU police say the Forrest Hall Army ROTC building was vandalized Friday morning.  Someone covered up the name of the building with black spray paint, and…

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North Highland Avenue may get 91 town homes

Scott Broden, the Daily News Journal, May 3, 2017 North Highland Avenue may be adding 91 town homes on 11.6 acres between the future Murfreesboro Police Headquarters across the street and the Oaklands Mansion area. The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on rezoning for the proposed town…

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Former MTSU football head coach Bill Peck dies

Aldo Amato, The Dail y News Journal, April 24, 2017 MURFREESBORO — Former MTSU football coach William Bethule “Bill” Peck died on Saturday, MTSU announced. Peck, the tenth football coach in program history, died at age 90, the school announced in a news release. Peck led the Blue Raiders from 1970 to 1974…

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