Former La Vergne Mayor A.C. Puckett dies

September 5, 2019, Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal LA VERGNE — Former Mayor A.C. Puckett, a founder for the La Vergne government, died Wednesday, the city reported. He was 94.  “His impact on the city is huge, being one of our city’s founding fathers,” Mayor Jason Cole said in the news…

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A connection to the past

August 23, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Emily Ruth Dill received quite a surprise – and a trip down memory lane – when a gravestone bearing her great-grandfather’s name turned up on Broad Street, at least 15 miles from where he is buried at Milton Cemetery. A motorist hit…

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1982 – Auctioneer Larry Sims

July 16, 1982, The Daily News Journal Larry sims looking fine in this 1982 Daily News Journal photo. You never know what – or who – we will come across when we research a topic.

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1954 Murfreesboro Community Concert Association

From the collection of Ernie Johns, November 9, 1954 The Murfreesboro Community Concert Association was organized March 11, 1931. P.A. Lyon was elected as the first president with other officers including vice president J.A. Kirtley, Mrs, Clarence Bruner (also listed as Vice President), C.B. Bell as treasurer, and Mrs, john…

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2019 Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame: Jimmy Martin

August 8, 2019, www.GoBlueRaiders.com, Josh Vardaman, MT Athletic Communications MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – In 1971, Middle Tennessee State University started construction on a brand new, 11,500-seat basketball arena to house the Blue Raiders’ budding men’s basketball program (the women’s program didn’t start until 1975). To help make the first year in their new…

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Oldest county resident, 107, honored

August 5, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Rutherford County’s oldest known resident, at age 107, was honored with several proclamations and a reception at NHC Murfreesboro recently. Martha Etta Dudney Jones on July 25, Centenarian Appreciation Day, was inducted into the Century Club of Rutherford County. She was presented…

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Interview at Monkey woman Bridge

July 8, 2019 Scott Broden of the Daily News Journal interviewed Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker at ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’ at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. More on ‘Monkey Woman Bridge: Monkey Woman Bridge, June 15, 1957 A piece of Smyrna folklore: The legend of ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’

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