Two proposals rise to the top for historic church redevelopment

Craig Meyers, The Murfreesboro Post, November 14, 2017 Murfreesboro City Council members have selected two development groups for further negotiations over converting the former First United Methodist Church property into a downtown entertainment, residential and retail destination. Four companies made presentations to the council Oct. 26 on redevelopment of the…

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Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor

Scott Walker, WGNS Radio, November 11, 2017 Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.  A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury–a time when Murfreesboro’s Sky…

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2017 Rutherford County Historical Society Awards Banquet

Oaklands Mansion, November 10, 2017 The RCHS Awards Banquet was held at Rutherford County’s historic Oaklands Mansion for the 2017 edition.  Almost 100 local historians enjoyed music by The Home Sweet Home String Band.  The meal was catered by the Carriage Lane Reception House.  And the wonderful venue was provided…

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Barrett Photography Studio, Daily News Journal, June 23, 1974

You know, we come across some fun and interesting items at the Rutherford County Historical Society.  Everyday reminds me Christmas. We opened a time capsule from September 27, 1973 at the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Police Department this past September (September 22, 2017).  We since have digitized a two-foot thick stack newspapers…

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Burrus Cemetery Clean Up

October 21, 2017, Burrus Cemetery, Rutherford County, Tennessee Many thanks to RCHS Board member Allen Gooch for his dedication to cemeteries throughout middle Tennessee.  Recently Allen cleaned up the Burrus Cemetery, located north of Murfreesboro. You can see the Burrus home in the back of the cemetery.  The Burrus home…

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McFadden School of Excellence field trip to The Hermitage

The Hermitage, Hermitage, Tennessee, October 19, 2017 Educator Jennifer Mayfield Austin teaches 4th and 5th grade history at McFadden School of Excellence, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Recently Mrs. Austin and her students were ‘Docent for a Day’ at the historic ‘Hermitage’, of President Andrew Jackson fame.        

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Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 16, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday (10/16/2017) evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street.  Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations. Paranormal John McKinney was one of the founders who started the group in March,…

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New Murfreesboro road plans spare 210-year-old Batey farm

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, October 13, 2017 Murfreesboro’s new road plans will avoid cutting through John L. Batey’s 210-year-old family farm. “It’s a whole lot better proposal than what they had before,” said Batey, who operates a 400-acre farm raising hogs and crops on both sides of Baker…

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