Around Rutherford: Living in Leanna

Brian Wilson, The Daily News Journal, March 15, 2015 LEANNA – Few people will argue about about the size of Leanna. But where this tiny community northwest of Murfreesboro actually lies is another question entirely. “We’re not even sure where Leanna stops and starts, to be honest,” said Will Jordan,…

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Eagleville site dates back 5,000 years

Michelle Willard, Daily News Journal, March 13, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Before the ancient Britons built Stonehenge and writing was first introduced in the Middle East, a small group of Native Americans had established a temporary camp in Eagleville. The remains of that camp were uncovered last summer by MTSU professor…

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Women who changed local history

Daily News Journal, Nancy De Gennaro, March 6, 2015 Many of the historical sites traditionally associated with men have strong ties to women, too, van Zelm said. Three key areas are typically associated with women in Rutherford County: education, preservation and community service, she said. Preservation “The Rutherford County Courthouse…

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Teddy Bear Tea at Sam Davis Home March 14

The Murfreesboro Post, March 1, 2015 The Sam Davis Home is now taking reservations for Teddy Bear Tea and Young Ladies Tea, set to take place March 2015. The Sam Davis Home is now taking reservations for Teddy Bear Tea and Young Ladies Tea, set to take place March 2015.…

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Reclaimed land offers new development opportunities

Scott Broden, Daily News Journal, February 22, 2015 “We as a community would want every property to have the maximum potential for redevelopment,” said Sam Huddleston, an environmental engineer for the Murfreesboro government. The city has had other factories joining Chromalox in getting torn down through the years, including General…

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Central Magnet seeks connections

MTSU professor, school plan research on campus history By Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, Daily News Journal, February 8, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Educators at Middle Tennessee State University and Central Magnet School are working to develop an exhibit highlighting the history of Central’s East Main Street campus. MTSU history professor Brendan Martin got…

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