Searching for the Past

The Daily News Journal, February 27, 2011 Rutherford County’s Archivist John Lodl pushed through the underbrush on a warm winter’s morning to discover a long-lost gravestone staring back at him slightly cock eyed. The stone is part of an equally long-lost cemetery hidden in a cedar glade off Manchester Highway near…

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Maneuvers help win war on Western Front

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ken Beck, February 20, 2011 Editor’s note: This is the second in a two part series on Middle Tennessee’s role in training soldiers for World War II. During World War II in the U.S.A., life on the homefront meant ration books, victory gardens and…

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New book details WWII maneuvers in TN, RuCo

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ken Beck, February 13, 2011 Editor’s note: This is the first in a two part series on Middle Tennessee’s role in training soldiers for World War II. During World War II in the U.S.A., life on the homefront meant ration books, victory gardens and…

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‘Boro celebrates 200 years

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, February 12, 2011 When the Tennessee Legislature agreed on Oct. 17, 1811 to establish Rutherford County’s seat near where Lytle and Town creeks meet, few dreamed it would become the metropolis it has become. Yet change it did, becoming known as Murfreesborough the next…

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New book documents MTMC’s rise in ‘Boro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West, Managing Editor, January 30, 2011 Throughout Murfreesboro’s growth as a community, few things have stayed the same. One of the constants, however, has been the Middle Tennessee Medical Center and its commitment to serving the needs of Murfreesboro. This commitment is what…

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Scales Elementary 5th Graders Give Oaklands Museum $866.69

January 26, 2011, WGNS Radio The Oaklands Historic House Museum educational programs received a generous donation from 150 fifth grader students at Scales Elementary School. The school’s “Step Up and Serve” fundraiser donated 10 per cent of the classes’ money to Oaklands.  That translates into $866.69 for such popular educational…

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Held for Ransom

Murfreesboro Post, July 27, 2010 Long, overgrown blades of grass reach for the sky as they creep in around the sides of the small dilapidated domicile. Warped sheets of plywood struggle to stay wedged in old window frames, the only barriers to the outside elements. Sad red bricks sag from…

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United Way taps into old for new event

Sarah Fryar, Murfreesboro Post, July 4, 2010 United Way taps into old for new event – The Murfreesboro Post The rivaling relationship between all things old and all things new could possibly be traced back to the beginning of time. We live in a society that has popularized expressions like…

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New Book Preserves County’s Stories

Proceeds go to Discovery Center (by Doug Davis, Daily News Journal) Rutherford Countians will have an opportunity to revisit history, or take the tour for the first time, with the publishing of The Daily News Journal columnist Greg Tucker’s first volume of “Remembering Rutherford.” Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess purchased…

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