Part 2: Battle of Murfreesboro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, Special to the Post, December 30, 2012 The Confederates soldiers were gone – many of whom would never see their homes and families again. Murfreesboro was forever changed and with the new  year a new era had begun for our town…

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Part 1: Battle of Murfreesboro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, Special to the Post, December 27, 2012 Part one in a three-part series on the Battle of Stones River and its aftermath. Whether you’re engaged directly in hand-to-hand combat or dealing with the hardships of indirect warfare, the fight for survival…

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Author pens electrifying children’s book

Ken Beck, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2012 Woodbury’s Connie Foster took a small chapter from her father’s youth and put an optimistic spin to it to produce a fictional children’s book surrounding the 200-year-old Readyville Mill. Titled “The Readyville Mill,” the 34-page book, illustrated by Carl Carbonell of historic…

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Program commemorates Battle of Stones River

The Murfreesboro Post, December 14, 2012 Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. From Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 2, 1863, more than 81,000 soldiers struggled for control of Middle Tennessee in…

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Lady Raiders reflect on impact of Title IX

David Hunter, The Murfreesboro Post, December 9, 2012 While the Lady Raider athletic program has enjoyed recent success winning several conference titles and advancing to the NCAA tournament in all sports, the former players who helped pave the way were honored at halftime Thursday during the game against Xavier. Former…

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Faith drives passion for higher education

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister. Being a man of the cloth, Ernest McKinley Tramel took his calling seriously and accepted the fact that moving regularly was all part of…

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Community loses two important residents

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities. Murfreesboro residents Ewing “Tommy” Smith Jr. and Harry “Trader” Horne left their world a better place than they…

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Antique furniture is focus of Oaklands lunch

The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2012 Alf Sharp, a fine furniture maker, will be the guest speaker at Oaklands Historic House Museum’s Annual Membership Luncheon, held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maney Hall, located at 901 North Maney Ave., in Murfreesboro. Sharp will discuss furniture making through a 19th century…

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Heritage Center expands Civil War exhibit

The Murfreesboro Post, November 11, 2012 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.” Four new panels take an in-depth look at the home front…

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Walking tour features downtown treasures

The Murfreesboro Post, October 29, 2012 Facades abound around the world, but none are as steadfast, substantial and stately as the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Against a soft blue sky, these fall days the courthouse is backlit by the brilliance of autumn light – crimson and amber stream across the…

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