Ice Man Likes Summer Heat

July 30, 1982, Jane Hamlin, The Daily News Journal The scorching summer days have got a lot of hot, sweaty people wishing autumn was already here – what with its dewy mornings and nippy nights. But there is one man in Murfreesboro who would probably like to hover around 95…

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Rutherford County Court House

Condensed from “Annals of Rutherford County., Volume I” by John Spence In 1991, the Rutherford County Historical Society published three books developed from the various diaries of lifelong Murfreesboro resident John Cedric Spence. The reader will notice errors in spelling and sentence structure.  However, the Rutherford County Historical Society felt…

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Agee’s Aggravators, 1969

October 21, 1969, The Daily News Journal Were YOU an Agee’s ‘Agrivator’? Who remembers L.D. Agee? Mr. Agee was an icon of giving throughout Rutherford County. Mr. Agee opened Agee’s Sporting Goods at 312 North Maple Street, present day Judicial Center (2020), moving to the Mercury Blvd. location in 1989.

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1968 – The 300 block of S.E. Broad Street

The billboard reads ‘Bill Will Build Better Roads’; W.H. ‘Bill’ Wilson.  Bill Wilson was Sheriff Wilson in 1968, then decided to run for Road Superintendent. Mr. Wilson edged out incumbent Edwin Todd 5,715 to 5,366 in the May 12, 1968 Democratic primary.  11,144 Rutherford Countians voted in the Democratic primary…

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The “Rotary Ann’s” of Murfreesboro

The Daily News Journal, May 7, 1934 The Rotary Anns are mentioned 108 times in the Daily News Journal, dating from 1927 till 1972, meeting at locations such as the Women’s Club, the James K. Polk Hotel, Middle Tennessee State Teachers College (present day MTSU), even the old Seward Air…

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