Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

June 28, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (6/28/2019) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, will incorporate office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel…

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Historian – Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

June 27, 2019, WGNS Radio State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community. Caperton moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University in…

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Rutherford County creates program to incentivize preservation

WKRN, Channel 2, May 30, 2019 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rutherford County is aiming to incentivize preservation.  Government officials told News 2 that their Historic Properties Tax Exemption program will be taking applicants by this fall.  “It’s a temporary exemption on the improvement of a historic structure for anything from ten…

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Great find caused by meeting at National Cemetery

Matt Bolch, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 A coincidental meeting at the Stones River National Cemetery led to a great find about the Park. About four years ago while having a program at the cemetery, Superintended Don Magee noticed a falimy putting a pot of yellow mums on…

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Lookie what I found: The Bavarian Lounge, 1975

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1975 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history.  Do YOU remember the old Bavarian Lounge once located at the Holiday Inn, Old Fort Pkwy. and I-24???

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Lookie what I Found: Jason & Elise Simmons

The Daily News Journal, August 30, 1998 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history. I was browsing through the August 30, 1998 edition of the DNJ and came across RCHS members Jason & Elise Simmons –…

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A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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