Sallie Ransom’s Book By Carol White

July 14, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Carol Robertson White, Frow Chips Editor Every now and then we have folks drop by the Rutherford County Historical Society Historic Ransom School House and share a photo or two, ephemera regarding our town, or donate us items to the Rutherford County Historical Society. I had…

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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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This House became a Hotel

May 11, 2020, May/June Froe Chips, Researched by Debbie Lillard and Barry Lamb and written by Barry Lamb The house was decorated with holly and winter berries…the lights from lamps and candles flashed on the uniforms and the trappings of the officers, and were reflected in the bright eyes of the pretty…

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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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