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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Pics from Gilsville (present day Gil’s Ace Hardware)

Ginny Olerud Williams, Gil’s Ace Hardware, May 20, 2018 “Today would be my Mom’s 93rd Birthday.  She is 28 years old in this picture dated 1953 in the Rutherford Courier.  She is in the first Grocery Store.  My Dad and Mom were a great team!  Betsy Waldron, thanks to David…

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Lascassas School Reunions

Frank Caperton, President, Rutherford County Historical Society, May 16, 2018 Many thanks to lifelong Rutherford County resident Judy Adamson! From the Daily News Journal, January 8, 1981: The 1956 graduating class of Lascassas High School, along with the class of 1955, held a reunion at the school (ed. Lascassas School)…

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Bradley Academy set for Centennial Celebration

Mariah Timms, The Daily News Journal. May 10, 2018 It has been 100 years since the first class sat at their desks in Bradley Academy’s current structure on Murfreesboro’s Academy Street. To celebrate that anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1968, Bradley Academy’s Centennial Celebration will host…

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WWII vet Charlie Jacobus of Smyrna served with valor

Susan Harber, May 7, 2018 Charlie Jacobus (1923-2013), a citizen of Smyrna for 48 years, was an accomplished baker and well known in our nation for his culinary skills.  He also served in World War II’s largest engagements, including D-Day invasion of Normandy and in Cherbourg.  Moreover, he was on…

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