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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City’s first was born in house on Square

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, August 10, 2013 On August 10, 1803, several citizens from Davidson and Williamson counties petitioned the State Legislature, then meeting in Knoxville, to create a new political entity. The petition was favorably approved establishing Rutherford County on October 27, 1803. It was named in…

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Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus

A.J. Duggar III, The Murfreesboro Post, July 28, 2013 On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the James Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University Stones River PB Church, located at 2315…

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Families seek to commemorate relatives

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, July 22, 2013 Depression hit in 1929, many were left homeless. The luckiest were taken in by family members. Others yet found their way to the Rutherford County Farm, known also as the poorhouse. “Back then there wasn’t any social security. There wasn’t anything. You…

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Old-Time Religion (Fosterville Church of Christ)

Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, July 14, 2013 A rich rural church history will be on display at Fosterville Church of Christ’s fish fry and guided tours Saturday, July 20, in southern Rutherford County. The church was built in 1886 and survived a pair of tornadoes in 1890 and 1923, which devastated…

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