Deltas reflect on century of activism

A.J. Dugger, The Murfreesboro Post, June 9, 2013 For many years, the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been making positive contributions to Murfreesboro. In July, the ladies will take their positivity to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the organization’s 51st annual National Convention. The local…

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Ready’s dress comes home

Shirley Farris Jones, the Murfreesboro Post, June 6, 2013 It isn’t often that I find myself getting excited over another woman’s old dress, but I must say there are exceptions. A dress belonging to my very favorite 19th century female persona is indeed that exception beyond all others. This particular…

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Cannonsburgh building damaged by fire

The Murfreesboro Post, June 1, 2013 Quick thinking by Murfreesboro firefighters save Cannonsburgh’s “Telephone House” from a fire Saturday morning, according to a press release from Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue department. Firefighters from District 1 responded to the fire just after 6:30 Saturday morningat Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village located at 312…

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Part of Jefferson Pike named after longtime historian

The Murfreesboro Post, May 30, 2013 A stretch of Route 266 will be named after Rutherford County Historian Ernest Johns in honor of his service to the community, officials recently announced. Rutherford County Historian Ernest Johns was presented with a proclamation May 20 by state Rep. Mike Sparks in honor…

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Fortress Rosecrans plays host to living history

The Murfreesboro Post, May 1, 2013 Stones River National Battlefield will present an encampment and living history programs this weekend at Fortress Rosecrans. These programs will help visitors understand the turbulent times of the Union occupation following the Battle of Stones River. During the winter and spring of 1863, the…

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Battlefield starts summer bicycle tour

The Murfreesboro Post, April 1, 2013 Stones River National Battlefield presents ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 6 through Oct. 26. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in late…

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Baseball clubs create new field of dreams

Travis Swann, The Murfreesboro Post, March 14, 2013 Spring training has arrived early for a group of local Middle Tennessee baseball aficionados. When speaking of “early,” we’re talking about the early days of the 1860s. Beginning in May, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will be in full swing…

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Heritage Center remembers Sarah Childress Polk

The Murfreesboro Post, March 11, 2013 In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.” The featured speaker is Tom Price, curator of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. The free community heritage…

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Students get first look at Lincoln’s work

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, February 14, 2013 When Heather Chaput entered the Tennessee State Museum’s Freedom’s Call Emancipation Proclamation essay contest, she never dreamed she would win. “Things like this don’t happen to people you know, especially not me,” said Chaput, a junior at Daniel-McKee Alternative School. Chaput explained…

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