Murphy Center turns 40!

DNJ, Sunday, December 9, 2012 — From a win over Vanderbilt University by an MTSU Blue Raider men’s basketball team to historic appearances by rock ‘n’ roll and country music legends and even a naturalization ceremony of immigrants, Murphy Center has seen many great moments.

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Scales, Walkup will be missed

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 20, 2013 Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future. Murfreesboro’s Mary Scales and Smyrna resident Katherine Walkup, both of who died the first week…

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Ghostly encounters: Lt. Col. Julius Garesche

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 14, 2013 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There are numerous paranormal events reported at Stones River National Battlefield each years, but the Headless Horseman tops the list of inquiries at the park and cemetery. “Garesche is the ‘star’ among all our reported sightings,” veteran park employee Bill…

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Oaklands to celebrate fall harvest

The Murfreesboro Post MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a hearty Southern supper inspired by the 1860s.  During supper, guests will be treated to mourning tours of the mansion.…

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Learn about your ancestors at free workshop

The Murfreesboro Post, September 21, 2013 The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the Col. Hardy Murfree and Stones River chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors. Merry Anne Pierson, the state lineage research chair of the…

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Bradley influence community for 200 years (Part 1)

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, September 7, 2013 While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.  Just above a whispering September wind, lilting childish voices reel off breathy rhymes as their…

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Bradley influence community for 200 years (Part 2)

Gloria Shacklett, The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2013 While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope. Just above a whispering September wind, lilting childish voices reel off breathy rhymes as their worn…

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, August 31, 2013 Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport. As a licensed commercial aircraft pilot, Tippin currently serves as a volunteer pilot who makes regular demonstration…

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WWII veteran returns to France

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro, Post, August 18, 2013 It was the day after D-Day, June 7, 1944, when U.S. Navy medic Bill Allen and three other shipmates held Bible study and said prayers while on their way to Omaha Beach. Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel converted into a medical…

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