New book on Judy Garland available

The Murfreesboro Post, January 25, 2010 Catsong Publishing announced today the release of a new book, “From Tennessee to Oz – The Amazing Saga of Judy Garland’s Family History” by author Michelle Russell. Judy Garland, who is best known for her portrayal of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” was…

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Congressman Gordon secures funding for Stones River

The Murfreesboro Post, December 16, 2009 Congressman Bart Gordon announced today he was able to secure funding for Stones River National Battlefield to improve the historic site and make it more accessible to visitors. Stones River National Battlefield received $1.5 million, which will be used to improve the entrance on…

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William Haines Lytle met his match at Chickamauga

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, December 6, 2009 Gen. William Haines Lytle was a warrior-poet with a major reputation in the heyday of poetry. His first known poem was written when he was 14. His best known poem, “Antony and Cleopatra” was published in the Yale Book of American Verse…

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Historic Sanders Farm Saved by Trust

From The Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, December 6, 2009 The Land Trust for Tennessee announced that landowner Patricia ‘Pat’ Sanders has conserved 331 acres of farmland through a permanent conservation agreement with the statewide nonprofit land conservation organization. The farm, located on Armstrong Valley Road, is a Tennessee Century Farm and…

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The dear price of war

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2009 Since Operation Enduring Freedom began in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, 108 soldiers from Tennessee have fallen on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Eleven of the fallen heroes had ties to Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee State…

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Civil War Signage Program

From the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce: Hundreds of adventures await visitors on the multi-state Civil War Trails program which now includes Tennessee and more specifically, Rutherford County.  Nine signs were installed in the county in October and a tenth will be located at the new Chamber of Commerce building.…

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Headless Horseman haunts Stones River Battlefield

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, October 18, 2009 Does the ghost of a headless horseman still haunt Stones River Battlefield? Yes, if you believe anonymous witnesses to the sight and postings on the Internet. The rider in question is said to be the ghost of Lt. Col. Julius P. Garesche,…

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