Help solve a murder mystery and enjoy a meal, too

April 3, Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal Poison Ratenstein is in town for a killer concert, but his fans may be looking for a refund after this twisted tour turns tragic with a murder at the mansion and a mystery tosolve. You can help solve the mystery when Oaklands…

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Earliest Murfreesboro jail was intact in 1811

April 2, 2018, The Daily News Journal, Susan Harber I am so fascinated by our county jail system and the exceptional inner workings of our local law enforcement. My Uncle Leon Fox labored as a deputy (1959-1961) in a Murfreesboro jail under Sheriff Bill Wilson.  I remember later visiting my…

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Easter Services in the Streets!

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society First Presbyterian Church held an Easter service in the streets on the corner of North Spring and East College at some point in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The three story building in the upper left hand corner of this pic is the…

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Easter Morning, First Presbyterian Church, 1980’s

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society First Presbyterian Church held an Easter service in the streets on the corner of North Spring and East College at some point in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The three story building in the upper left hand corner of this pic is the…

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1924 Central High School ‘Craddock’ Annual

President Frank Caperton, Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 23, 2018 You know, I love sharing how everyday is like Christmas when leading a group of local historians such as the Rutherford County Historical Society. Last summer (2017), the RCHS was blessed with going through the vast collection of former…

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Rutherford County community leader Dr. George Smith dies

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, March 24, 2018 For more than 30 years, Dr. George Smith devoted his time to securing scholarship funds for high-achieving black students in Rutherford County. Smith died Friday after an illness. An active member of the community, he gave his time to the Murfreesboro…

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2018 Show & Tell at Carriage Lane Reception House

Monday, March 19, 2018, Carriage Lane Reception House, Murfreesboro, TN We may have set a new attendance record for 2018 Show & Tell!  more than 50 local historians shared some of the most interesting artifacts you can imagine. Soda bottles, washing machine, dental instruments – even ‘hair wreaths’. A little…

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