Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2012 Like a scene from “Gone With the Wind,” Barb Spina, owner of Honey Bunny Antiques, Gifts and Crafts, will use just about anything to make clothes. She even used an old set of drapes to create a reproduction Civil War-era gown. Honey…

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Shacklett’s Celebrates 75 Years

Murfreesboro Post, Sunday September 9, 2012 — On a July day in 1935, Dick Shacklett walked into Leo Ferrell’s Photography shop and asked if there was anything he could do. Ferrell offered him a job processing roll film. Sometime between 1936 and 37, at the age of 16, Shacklett became…

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Sims family brings history life

Jonathon Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, August 30, 2012 Lisa and Larry Sims are known for their revitalization efforts near downtown Murfreesboro, and after nearly a decade of painstaking restoration of their East Main Street home, they are ready to open the doors to supporters of the revitalization program as hosts…

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If These Walls Could Talk

MURFREESBORO, DNJ, 8/26//2012 — Maintaining a 165-year-old home is far from easy and not a cheap endeavor. “We’re on the 22nd year of our five-year renovation plan,” jokes Kae Allen, who shares the blue and pink-trimmed Victorian cottage near the corner of Maney Avenue and East Main Street with her…

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Murfreesboro City Hall celebrates history

The Murfreesboro Post, August 5, 2012 The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: “Our Stories – Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro – Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist’s Eye.” Sponsored in cooperation with the Bicentennial Our Stories Committee the exhibition features a collection of…

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Southern matriarch cared for sacred trust

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, July 29, 2012 In mid-19 century Murfreesboro, the name “Dromgoole” was both well known and respected among the citizens of our town. John Easter Dromgoole had served as city alderman and treasurer in 1860 and 186l and was serving as mayor in 1862 when…

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Black Confederate in General Forrest’s Raid

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 12, 2012 As Confederate cavalry re-enactors thunder down East Main street Saturday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s successful raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse, spectators may see an elderly black gentleman in the crowd wearing a confederate flag necktie, looking…

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Battlefield offers ‘Hallowed Ground’

Jonothan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 11, 2012 Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer five more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2011. Each scheduled evening, two tours of up to 35 people will tour the cemetery by lantern…

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History comes alive

Tessa Resko, the Murfreesboro Post, July 8, 2012 On July 13, 1862, U.S. Col. William Duffield and the 9th Michigan Infantry Division were camped on Oaklands’ front lawn near the Maneys’ Spring. In a surprise attack, Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men snuck up on the regiment. The…

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Murfreesboro Bicentennial lecture focuses on Dixie Highway

The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2012 In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County invites the public to attend a free lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22. Leslie N. Sharp, author of Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: From Springfield to…

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