Scales Elementary 5th Graders Give Oaklands Museum $866.69

January 26, 2011, WGNS Radio The Oaklands Historic House Museum educational programs received a generous donation from 150 fifth grader students at Scales Elementary School. The school’s “Step Up and Serve” fundraiser donated 10 per cent of the classes’ money to Oaklands.  That translates into $866.69 for such popular educational…

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Held for Ransom

Murfreesboro Post, July 27, 2010 Long, overgrown blades of grass reach for the sky as they creep in around the sides of the small dilapidated domicile. Warped sheets of plywood struggle to stay wedged in old window frames, the only barriers to the outside elements. Sad red bricks sag from…

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United Way taps into old for new event

Sarah Fryar, Murfreesboro Post, July 4, 2010 United Way taps into old for new event – The Murfreesboro Post The rivaling relationship between all things old and all things new could possibly be traced back to the beginning of time. We live in a society that has popularized expressions like…

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New Book Preserves County’s Stories

Proceeds go to Discovery Center (by Doug Davis, Daily News Journal) Rutherford Countians will have an opportunity to revisit history, or take the tour for the first time, with the publishing of The Daily News Journal columnist Greg Tucker’s first volume of “Remembering Rutherford.” Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess purchased…

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New book on Judy Garland available

The Murfreesboro Post, January 25, 2010 Catsong Publishing announced today the release of a new book, “From Tennessee to Oz – The Amazing Saga of Judy Garland’s Family History” by author Michelle Russell. Judy Garland, who is best known for her portrayal of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” was…

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Congressman Gordon secures funding for Stones River

The Murfreesboro Post, December 16, 2009 Congressman Bart Gordon announced today he was able to secure funding for Stones River National Battlefield to improve the historic site and make it more accessible to visitors. Stones River National Battlefield received $1.5 million, which will be used to improve the entrance on…

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William Haines Lytle met his match at Chickamauga

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, December 6, 2009 Gen. William Haines Lytle was a warrior-poet with a major reputation in the heyday of poetry. His first known poem was written when he was 14. His best known poem, “Antony and Cleopatra” was published in the Yale Book of American Verse…

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Historic Sanders Farm Saved by Trust

From The Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, December 6, 2009 The Land Trust for Tennessee announced that landowner Patricia ‘Pat’ Sanders has conserved 331 acres of farmland through a permanent conservation agreement with the statewide nonprofit land conservation organization. The farm, located on Armstrong Valley Road, is a Tennessee Century Farm and…

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