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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1968 – The 300 block of S.E. Broad Street

The billboard reads ‘Bill Will Build Better Roads’; W.H. ‘Bill’ Wilson.  Bill Wilson was Sheriff Wilson in 1968, then decided to run for Road Superintendent. Mr. Wilson edged out incumbent Edwin Todd 5,715 to 5,366 in the May 12, 1968 Democratic primary.  11,144 Rutherford Countians voted in the Democratic primary…

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The “Rotary Ann’s” of Murfreesboro

The Daily News Journal, May 7, 1934 The Rotary Anns are mentioned 108 times in the Daily News Journal, dating from 1927 till 1972, meeting at locations such as the Women’s Club, the James K. Polk Hotel, Middle Tennessee State Teachers College (present day MTSU), even the old Seward Air…

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WGNS Continues as Historical Radio Powerhouse

March 23, 2020, Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal Standby….and Action! WGNS Radio has 72 years of deep and time-honored history in Murfreesboro. There were 10,000 residents in the city when the station signed on the air on New Year’s Eve of 1946. At the time, there were no local…

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2020 Show & Tell

March 16, Oaklands Mansion Wow – what to say about the 2019 edition of the annual RCHS Show & Tell. More than fifty local history enthusiasts enjoyed a meal provided by Carriage Lane Reception House on the grounds of the historic Oaklands Mansion.

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