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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Former Smyrna mayor Knox Ridley dies

The Murfreesboro Post, August 7, 2010 A service celebrating the life of Knox Ridley will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 10:00AM at Woodfin Funeral Home in Smyrna. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Breen.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, August 9th from 5:00PM…

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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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Bell Street Water Tower to be Dismantled

Mary Katherine Rooker, WSMV TV, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 25, 2010 The water tower on Bell Street in Murfreesboro has stood for 80 years. It’s the city’s oldest standing water tower.  But the 137-foot-tall landmark is about to be dismantled. Water and sewer officials are tearing it down because it’s too…

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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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On the lookout for historic buildings

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, January 24, 2010 Tucked behind hedges at the corner of Pitts Lane and Patriot Drive, a dogtrot-style log home hides from public view. But employees of Rutherford County were out looking for it.  The group of four was out touring the county in search of…

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