Happy Birthday, Murfreesboro!

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ashley Guck, Special to the Post, May 29, 2011 Murfreesboro is having a big – really big – birthday party beginning in October. Consider this your personal invitation. In celebration of the city’s bicentennial, the city council is planning a 13-month long string of…

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A Nation Divided—The Quest for Freedom

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon, May 18, 2011 A workshop designed to discuss African-American community building in the post-Civil War South will be held Tuesday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center located at 415 S. Academy Street…

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This Cruel War

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Post Columnist, April 14, 2011 On April 12, 1861, shots rang out across the harbor at Charleston, S.C., signaling the official start of the Civil War when the Confederacy fired on Ft. Sumter. It was almost year before the war reached Rutherford…

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WHITTLE: Civil War sniper rifle dealt death to Yankees

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Post Columnist, April 3, 2011 It’s a rifle with a record. A deadly record with a long trail of blood-letting by a civilian Confederate-sympathizing West Tennessee sniper who waged “vengeance kills” on Yankee soldiers stemming from the decapitated heads of two of…

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Tennessee unveils Civil War 150th anniversary License Plate

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, March 8, 2011 NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is pleased to announce the official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary License Plate. Sponsored by the nonprofit partnering organization, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, proceeds from the plate will help preserve Tennessee…

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Searching for the Past

The Daily News Journal, February 27, 2011 Rutherford County’s Archivist John Lodl pushed through the underbrush on a warm winter’s morning to discover a long-lost gravestone staring back at him slightly cock eyed. The stone is part of an equally long-lost cemetery hidden in a cedar glade off Manchester Highway near…

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Maneuvers help win war on Western Front

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ken Beck, February 20, 2011 Editor’s note: This is the second in a two part series on Middle Tennessee’s role in training soldiers for World War II. During World War II in the U.S.A., life on the homefront meant ration books, victory gardens and…

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New book details WWII maneuvers in TN, RuCo

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ken Beck, February 13, 2011 Editor’s note: This is the first in a two part series on Middle Tennessee’s role in training soldiers for World War II. During World War II in the U.S.A., life on the homefront meant ration books, victory gardens and…

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‘Boro celebrates 200 years

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, February 12, 2011 When the Tennessee Legislature agreed on Oct. 17, 1811 to establish Rutherford County’s seat near where Lytle and Town creeks meet, few dreamed it would become the metropolis it has become. Yet change it did, becoming known as Murfreesborough the next…

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New book documents MTMC’s rise in ‘Boro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West, Managing Editor, January 30, 2011 Throughout Murfreesboro’s growth as a community, few things have stayed the same. One of the constants, however, has been the Middle Tennessee Medical Center and its commitment to serving the needs of Murfreesboro. This commitment is what…

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