Smyrna Train Depot Sign Returns Home

November 21, 2019, The Murfreesboro Voice Smyrna Depot’s original sign has finally returned home. Town of Smyrna Manager Brian D. Hercules accepted the original depot sign from the Cowan Railroad Museum this morning.  “I’m grateful to the Cowan Railroad Museum for returning this piece of history home to Smyrna,” shared…

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1965 Murfreesboro Police Deparment

1965 – Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal Chief W.I. Chambliss is pictured here, front and center, with his Murfreesboro department. In the front row from left, Lt. R. Vance, Lt. T.C. Lamb, Lt. J.R. Howse, Lt. G.D. O’Brian, Sgt. Robert Blanton, Sgt. H. Carlton, Sgt. C. Walton, Det. E.N. Brown, Det.…

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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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1960 Middle Tennessee State College (MTSU) Campus Police

1960, January-February, Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal The Campus Police Department of Middle Tennessee State College, pictured here, represents another group of officers who are 100% in Association membership. From left to right are Chief Stanley D. Hobbs, former assistant chief of the McMinnville Department, Patrolmen E.V. Mose, Ellis Burnett and…

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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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