5,000 persons see Armistice Day Air Show at Sky Harbor

November 11, 1929, The Murfreesboro News Banner (Editor note: We found this article when conducting a search for ‘how old is the Smyrna Air Show???’. This is the first article we could find containing the words ‘air show’.) BTW, the old Sky Harbor Airport was once located near the northwest…

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Rutherford County creates program to incentivize preservation

WKRN, Channel 2, May 30, 2019 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rutherford County is aiming to incentivize preservation.  Government officials told News 2 that their Historic Properties Tax Exemption program will be taking applicants by this fall.  “It’s a temporary exemption on the improvement of a historic structure for anything from ten…

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Great find caused by meeting at National Cemetery

Matt Bolch, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 A coincidental meeting at the Stones River National Cemetery led to a great find about the Park. About four years ago while having a program at the cemetery, Superintended Don Magee noticed a falimy putting a pot of yellow mums on…

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Greg Tucker receives due recognition

Monday, May 20, 2019, WGNS Radio Last night’s program featured Bart Walker of WGNS Radio. WHAT A PROGRAM!!! We also witnessed a special treat at State Representative Mike Sparks and Smyrna Historian Marty Luffman presented Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker a State proclamation thanking Greg for his dedication to OUR…

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Receives DAR Award

April 27, 2019, WGNS Radio On Friday (4/26/2019) night, local historian Gloria Shacklett Christy was honored at the 114th Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. The Murfreesboro historian received the DAR’s Meritorious Medal and Cetificate. Christy said, “This is a bright and forever memorable moment for me and my…

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Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!

March 25, 2019, WGNS Radio Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties. The concept started to take shape earlier this year as County Historian Greg Tucker requested that a historic property review board be established to provide tax abatement. The concept is…

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR

March 17, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal from 6:00 to 9:30 Friday night, April 26, 2019, during a special presentation in Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott. DAR’s Historic Preservation Chair…

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Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion NOW Thru 3/3/19

January 19, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion, where every dress tells a love story.…

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Lookie what I found: The Bavarian Lounge, 1975

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1975 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history.  Do YOU remember the old Bavarian Lounge once located at the Holiday Inn, Old Fort Pkwy. and I-24???

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