Murfreesboro native named state historian

The Murfreesboro Post, July 10, 2013 NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian. West replaces the late Walter T. Durham, who served 11 years in the honorary position. “Mr. West’s faithful service to his field for many years reflects a commitment to excellence that…

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‘Kokomo Krusher’ left lasting impact on Blue Raiders

David Hunter, The Murfreesboro Post, July 7, 2013 The 2012-13 MTSU men’s basketball team made history by becoming the first team since 1989 to make the NCAA Tournament. Those Blue Raiders will go down as one of the teams that brought back the Murphy Center magic. However, the standard for…

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Mayors featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

The Murfreesboro Post, July 2, 2013 The July edition of “Murfreesboro Storytellers” on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday. The long-running series will feature Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg, said Alan Bozeman, communications director. The program, produced…

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The Murfreesboro Post, June 26, 2013 The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, set for Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, this…

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Mordici Burgess Wade house, built in 1823 burns

WGNS Radio, 1450AM – 101.5FM, June 22, 2013 A Rutherford County home, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War, has been destroyed by fire, according to firefighters. Crews found heavy flames shooting through the front windows of the home on Sulphur Springs Road around midnight, according to…

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Lost paupers cemetery found

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, June 23, 2013 A stranger asking about his father’s final resting place sent the administrator of Community Care of Rutherford County on a years-long search. “A gentleman came in the facility,” Community Care Administrator Mark King explained about that fateful meeting. “He said his dad…

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Uncle Dave festival has grown beyond founder’s dreams

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, June 23, 2013 By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals. The year marked the 11th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days and come on the heels…

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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 13, 2013 On Dec. 7, 1941, the day that will live in infamy when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, 19-year-old middle Tennessee native Glenn Hale declared, “I’m in!” “I knew instantly when it came over the radio the Japanese had attacked America, I was…

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Deltas reflect on century of activism

A.J. Dugger, The Murfreesboro Post, June 9, 2013 For many years, the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been making positive contributions to Murfreesboro. In July, the ladies will take their positivity to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the organization’s 51st annual National Convention. The local…

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Ready’s dress comes home

Shirley Farris Jones, the Murfreesboro Post, June 6, 2013 It isn’t often that I find myself getting excited over another woman’s old dress, but I must say there are exceptions. A dress belonging to my very favorite 19th century female persona is indeed that exception beyond all others. This particular…

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