Rutherford County’s Eldest Resident Turns 107 Today

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, TN, June 19, 2018 Mary Soper was born in 1911 in Wayne County. Mary moved to Rutherford County in 1988. To help put that time period into perspective, William Howard Taft was our U.S. president.  This same year Ronald Reagan was born as was Tennessee Williams and…

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Bill Patterson and the Cedar Bucket Factory

June 18, 2018, Rutherford County Archive Building, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Bill Patterson’s family owned the old Cedar Bucket Factory in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The cedar industry in Rutherford County included buckets, pencils, cedar oil and many other products derived from the red cedar so very common in Rutherford County.    

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Benevolent Cemetery Re-dedication

Monday, May 28, 2018 Monday – Memorial Day – saw the re-dedication of the Benevolent Cemetery located on the west side of South Church Street (Murfreesboro) just over the railroad tracks. History of the Benevolent Cemetery The property, formerly owned by the Benevolent Lodge #11 (January 7, 1897) and later…

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Decoration Day at the Stones River National Battlefield

Linn White, City of Murfreesboro Stones River National Battlefield hosts the 3rd annual Decoration Day. Members of the community and visitors from all over came out to honor those who bravely fought for freedom. City TV reporter Michael Linn White was honored to share this story.

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Pics from Gilsville (present day Gil’s Ace Hardware)

Ginny Olerud Williams, Gil’s Ace Hardware, May 20, 2018 “Today would be my Mom’s 93rd Birthday.  She is 28 years old in this picture dated 1953 in the Rutherford Courier.  She is in the first Grocery Store.  My Dad and Mom were a great team!  Betsy Waldron, thanks to David…

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Lascassas School Reunions

Frank Caperton, President, Rutherford County Historical Society, May 16, 2018 Many thanks to lifelong Rutherford County resident Judy Adamson! From the Daily News Journal, January 8, 1981: The 1956 graduating class of Lascassas High School, along with the class of 1955, held a reunion at the school (ed. Lascassas School)…

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Open House at the New Murfreesboro Police Department

Sunday, April 29, 2018, Murfreesboro, TN The Murfreesboro Police Department held an open house showing off the new $55.4 million headquarters. Thank you WGNS Radio for the coverage: The new headquarters is over 135-thousand square feet and Bowen says the best part is all police divisions will be under one…

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Buster’s Place – since 1973

Started in 1973, Buster’s Place has been serving Middle Tennessee the Best Hamburgers South of the Mason-Dixon Line! In 2013, ownership passed from the Buster Pugh Family to Peter and Kathy Moret.  Please enjoy this piece from ‘Tennessee Crossroads‘:

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