As time goes by

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, November 27, 2011 Rutherford County’s Historical Society has experienced extensive growth in the past few years, drawing financial security from the Lurlene Rushing Foundation and recently receiving its own permanent location as a gift from the family of C. B. Arnette. Post reporter Jonathon Fagan…

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Enjoy annual Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Murfreesboro Post, November 27, 2011 The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro. The tour, sponsored by Oaklands Association will feature beautiful and historic private homes, a distinctive church, and the graceful Oaklands Historic House…

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MTSU to celebrate centennial book release

The Murfreesboro Post, November 25, 2011 Residents are invited to celebrate the release of Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy with members of the university community Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building on campus. The special reception will be held in Cantrell Hall, and professors whose…

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Rutherford Savings lost in the 1932 bank failure

Greg Tucker, Remembering Rutherford, Page 27 “The worst financial climate in decades,” according to federal regulators, has cause the failure of 150 U.S. banks since January 1, 2009.  Others are expected, particularly among the smaller regional and local banks.  None yet in Rutherford County, but rumors persist. As a result…

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Battlefield opens new gate

The Murfreesboro Post, November 13, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced the new entrance to the park will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the gate on Thompson Lane across from the New Vision Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend…

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Our Beginnings

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 13, 2011 If there’s one thing organizers of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Celebration want the public to remember, it’s the importance of history. This month’s schedule includes three events that mark the beginnings of three important aspects of Murfreesboro’s history – its first black church, the founding…

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Traveling the Dixie Highway

Jonathon Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, November 10, 2011 A pair of local authors is giving readers the chance to see Tennessee as travelers saw it in the early 20th century. Most drivers traveling through Murfreesboro in the ‘30s and ‘40s simply saw just another small town along the Dixie Highway,…

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History roundtable continues on CityTV

The Murfreesboro Post, November 3, 2011 City TV continues its Bicentennial Series, Murfreesboro Storytellers, with the November program featuring the theme, “Our Beginnings.” Guests for the month are members of three long time Rutherford county families. The first airing will be Monday, Nov. 7. They are Murfreesboro businessman and Rutherford…

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History lives here

Dan Whittle, September 25, 2011, The Murfreesboro Post At old Sewart Air Force Base SMYRNA – History lives here.  And living history unfurled with a dramatic military aircraft fly-over for the rededication of a huge monument that marked a milestone day from the old Sewart Air Force Base-era from 1942…

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Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to be covered in quilts

The Murfreesboro Post, September 7, 2011 The Sam Davis Home Quilt Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17 and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 18 for its annual Quilt Show. Pre-sale tickets are $6, or $8 at the door. Tickets to the Quilt…

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