Banjo icon has roots in Rutherford County

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, July 2, 2018 Uncle Dave Macon is a symbol of Rutherford County.  The material on Dave’s life is unending, but we will explore some highlights of his fascinating journey and stellar career. David Harrison Macon was born in 1870 in Smartt Station on a…

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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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Local history documentary earns Telly Awards

The Murfreesboro Post, May 30, 2018 The 39th Annual Telly Awards has recognized the City of Murfreesboro’s local documentary “The House Still Standing” as winner in two categories – General Documentary and Biography. “The House Still Standing” tells the stories of Burrell Gannaway, one of Murfreesboro’s first aldermen, and King Daniel…

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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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Bradley, Holloway grads catch up at ‘old school’ senior prom

Tom Beckwith, The Daily News Journal, May 26, 2018 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bradley Academy and the 50th anniversary of the school’s Class of 1968, graduates of Bradley and Holloway High Schools kicked off an all-class reunion Friday with a true senior prom. The prom was held at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro, with entertainment provided by the Mosaic…

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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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May Focus: Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

The Murfreesboro Post, May 24, 2018 The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is set on 168 serene acres in the heart of Smyrna. This Greek Revival home is one of the top cultural and historic attractions in Middle Tennessee. On the grounds, you’ll find two historic homes, several outbuildings,…

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