WGNS Continues as Historical Radio Powerhouse

March 23, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Standby….and Action! WGNS Radio has 72 years of deep and time-honored history in Murfreesboro. There were 10,000 residents in the city when the station signed on the air on New Year’s Eve of 1946. At the time, there were no local…

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2020 Show & Tell

March 16, Oaklands Mansion Wow – what to say about the 2019 edition of the annual RCHS Show & Tell. More than fifty local history enthusiasts enjoyed a meal provided by Carriage Lane Reception House on the grounds of the historic Oaklands Mansion.

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April 9, 1985 – Riverdale Tennessee Team

You just never know what the dedicated volunteers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will come across when conducting research. The 1985 Riverdale High School Tennis Team: Patrick McFarlin, Chris Taylor, Mark Hardison, Phil Clark and Chris Bell. Back Row: Coach Martha LaLance, Hunter McFarlin, Rick Kinnard, Matt Byrnes, John…

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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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