BLACK HISTORY EVENTS SET

By Nancy De Gennaro, Daily News Journal, February 5, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Black History Month will be recognized in a variety of ways in the coming weeks. Quiz bowl As a friendly competition among middle school and early high school youth, the annual Black History Quiz Bowl will be held…

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Readyville, a rural destination

Brian Wilson, Daily News Journal, January 29, 2015 READYVILLE – The 13-mile move from Murfreesboro seemed short enough for Goodness Gracious restaurant owner Karen Ford. But three years after she and her husband moved to a historic Readyville home, turned it into The Corners at the River event space and…

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Rutherford County archaeology society holds first meeting

The Daily News Journal, By Michelle Willard, January 31, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Middle Tennessee’s past was present Thursday night at the inaugural meeting of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society as local history buffs gathered to hear from an MTSU professor. Rutherford County has a rich history and prehistory, organizer Laura…

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Bradley hosts conversations, music and photo exhibit

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Bradley hosts conversations, music and photo exhibit The Daily News Journal , January 29, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, 415 S. Academy St., is hosting events during February in observation of Black History Month. The month-long celebration features discussions of Brown v. The Board…

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Local man looks back on his place in history

Daily News Journal, January 17, 2015, Scott Broden SMYRNA – Martin Luther King Jr. completed his march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to speak with protection from National Army Guardsmen such as Dub Raborn. “That was the most intense time,” Raborn recalled. “There were a lot of spectators, and some…

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Professors work to leave no man behind

Daily News Journal, January 17, 2015, Michelle Willard MURFREESBORO – When a soldier volunteers for the United States Armed Forces, the government makes one promise above all others, to leave no man behind. But that wasn’t the case in the the 19th century when more than 1,700 American soldiers died…

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VAUGHN: Brother Mathis finds perfect fit at Mt. Carmel Baptist

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, January 15, 2015 Dr. F. Murray Mathis, a Southern Baptist minister, has spoken and prayed with small groups and even groups of thousands on many occasions. After all, his Christian ministry stretches over a half-century. Last year, he accepted a new challenge; one he believes…

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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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