Job Shadow: Park ranger protects past from future

Helen Comer, Daily News Journal, December 31, 2014 MURFREESBORO – Shots rang out across fields and through forests outside of Murfreesboro from Dec. 31, 1862, and Jan. 2, 1863, during the Battle of Stones River. Every year, park rangers like Jim Lewis, 48, and visitors commemorate the Civil War battle this…

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Liberty Hill still provides heirloom

The Daily News Journal, October 21, 2014 With great gratitude for extensive research from Native American historian Pat Cummins, I have been able to piece together a story of a priceless heirloom near my home. From the mid-1790s through the early 1800s, the east and west forks of Stones River…

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East Main mansion hitting the auction block

The Murfreesboro Post, October 20, 2014 East Main mansion hitting the auction block – The Murfreesboro Post One of Murfreesboro’s first party houses is going on the auction block. The 101-year-old home at 450 E. Main St., owned by Bubba Hutson, is set for a sale to the highest bidder…

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Spirits make presence known at Sam Davis Home

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 13, 2014 Tullahoma resident Justin Turner said he gets a “special feeling” each time he comes to the birthplace home of Sam Davis, “boy hero” of the Civil War’s Confederacy. SMYRNA – Tullahoma resident Justin Turner said he gets a “special feeling” each time…

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WWII B-17 Bomber Takes Flight over Rutherford County

The Murfreesboro Post, October 6, 2014 The Liberty Foundations 2014 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in the Nashville area at the Smyrna Airport on Monday Oct. 6. On display will be the famous Boeing B-17 “Memphis Belle” celebrating the 71st anniversary of its historic last mission. The Liberty Foundation’s…

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Pastime Barber Shop celebrates 110th birthday

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, October 6, 2014 The sign on the sidewalk advertises $12 haircuts and 50-cent pool.  But for 110 years, Pastime Barber Shop and Pool Hall has been selling more than a cut and a game on the Public Square. “Everybody’s always in such a rush.  We…

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The House That Love (Re-)Built

Scott Kimberly, Daily News Journal, September 17, 2014 When city councilman Green Burham “Sap” Sawyer built his East Main Street home in 1927, he drew inspiration from arts-and-crafts-style architecture, but ultimately built the home however he pleased. Today, the home retains its unique curb appeal: Stone pillars and assorted shrubbery…

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Local History Book “Rutherford Ramblings” In School Libraries

WGNS Radio, 1450AM, 101.5 FM (www.wgnsradio.com) Since WGNS strongly believes that local history is important for our students, copies of Greg Tucker’s new book Rutherford Ramblings were presented to Rutherford County Schools’ Director Don Odom. They will be placed in the school’s libraries. Rutherford County’s Historian Greg Tucker retired from…

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