Bringing communities together through recreation

David Hunter, Murfreesboro Post, January 30, 2014 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area. Many people were transferring in from the big cities, and new schools were either being expanded or added to handle the growth. At the same time, Ben…

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The Story of the Circuit Rider

Gloria Christie, The Murfreesboro Post, January 25, 2014 From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County. Most of these earliest settlers of Scotch-Irish decent were strong, determined folk who had been twice expatriated from Scotland then Ireland. Many were Huguenots…

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New book focuses on lost Civil War legend

Mike West, Murfreesboro Post, January 19, 2014 TULLAHOMA, TN – A new book explores “The Tullahoma Campaign,” a nearly forgotten episode of the Civil War. Edited by David E. Currey and Robert E. Hunt, the book features numerous photographs and articles written by several historians, including James Lewis, Vince Armstrong…

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History of Smyrna Slave Revealed

Dan Whittle, the Murfreesboro Post, January 12, 2014 SMYRNA, TN:  Historians around the globe know about Tennessean Sam Davis, the famous Confederate Coleman scout who chose death by a hangman’s noose rather than disclose identities of fellow Southern Civil War sympathizers. However, few know about “Uncle” Charlie Waldron, who was…

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Former MTSU professor to hold Book Signing

The Murfreesboro Post, January 2, 2014 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Kyle will be selling and signing copies of his book, “From Nashborough to the Nobel Prize: The Buchanans of Tennessee,” which…

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Let there be light

Gloria Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, January 1, 2014 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by electricity. It wasn’t until the 18th century with the famous kite experiment by Benjamin Franklin in 1752 did the path to the everyday use of electricity begin to take shape. Through…

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INSIDE MTSU: Alumnus pens book on hidden Civil War history

Gina Logue, The Murfreesboro Post, December 15, 2013 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff. With the Stones River National Battlefield in the county seat of Murfreesboro and the Tennessee…

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Usher in Christmas with Oaklands

The Murfreesboro Post, December 7, 2013 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The 30th annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. and will comprise tours of various home…

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Sam Davis to be remembered

The Murfreesboro Post, November 21, 2013 SMYRNA, Tenn. –- “Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis beginning Friday, Nov. 22, at his historic home. The commemoration will last through Sunday, Nov. 24. Events begin with a bus ride to…

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