1965 Murfreesboro Police Deparment

1965 – Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal Chief W.I. Chambliss is pictured here, front and center, with his Murfreesboro department. In the front row from left, Lt. R. Vance, Lt. T.C. Lamb, Lt. J.R. Howse, Lt. G.D. O’Brian, Sgt. Robert Blanton, Sgt. H. Carlton, Sgt. C. Walton, Det. E.N. Brown, Det.…

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1956 Electric Traffic Timer

City Policeman Cecil Lamb clocked the traffic on Woodbury Highway with the electric traffic timer Friday and the timer shows that this car was well within the speed limit. Since the city acquired the timer there have been over 1,000 speeding tickets issued. Speeding fines are $10. Photo by Jimmy…

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1963 Mother’s Patrol

September 12, 1963, The Daily News Journal Mother’s Patrol Check Ins: An important part of the Murfreesboro Police Department’s school safety program is the Mother’s Patrol initiated here several years ago and now grown to eleven members. Shown here are Chief Bob Lynch, Mrs. Polly Chambliss, Reeves-Rogers; Mrs. Annie L.…

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Lt. Richard Mullins

August 26, 1966, The Daily News Journal PIN BARS – Mrs. Ethel E. Mullins is pictured above ‘pinning the Bars’ on her son, Richard T. Mullins, officially making him a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, during the commissioning ceremony held prior to the August 19 convocation exercises at…

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1960 Middle Tennessee State College (MTSU) Campus Police

1960, January-February, Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal The Campus Police Department of Middle Tennessee State College, pictured here, represents another group of officers who are 100% in Association membership. From left to right are Chief Stanley D. Hobbs, former assistant chief of the McMinnville Department, Patrolmen E.V. Mose, Ellis Burnett and…

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The Anderson-Christy-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home

November 1, 2019, Researched and written by Barry Lamb Few homes bore witness to significant events in Murfreesboro history than the Anderson-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home. If houses could talk, it would have spoken of the infancy of the town when it served as the Tennessee state capital. It would have talked about…

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City Demolishes Historic Boy Scout House

November 1, 2019, By Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historian Reports on Murfreesboro’s recent “surprise” demolition of the log structure on Ewing Boulevard failed to identify the original purpose and use of the Boy Scout structure which had for several years been home to the Murfreesboro Little Theater. In the mid-1930’s,…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1988

October 23, 1988, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Harrison McClary visited David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna and talked with fourth-graders. We would like to thank Principal Don Odom, teacher Mrs. Hicks and her students.

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