Skirmish surfaces over lot adjacent to battlefield

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor The owner of a small parcel of land along Old Nashville Highway is attempting to have his property rezoned commercial again. Mike Liles went before various Rutherford County boards and commissions 16 years ago trying…

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Rare New York Times editions recount Civil War news

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor Murfreesboro splashed across the front page of the New York Times doesn’t happen nowadays. But the Stones River National Battlefield is now in possession of nine such papers that were printed about one of the…

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New Heritage Center to tell Murfreesboro’s colorful story

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor It is obvious to the casual observer that Murfreesboro’s Public Square is picturesque — with it accent light posts, flags and hanging baskets — and has a long history apparent by the stately Courthouse positioned…

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Group gives up fight to save McCulloch House

Erin Edgemon, The Daily News Journal, July 28, 2006 The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield have halted attempts to purchase the pre-Civil War McCulloch House and save it from demolition. After an assessment completed by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU, it was determined that the house — originally…

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No offer for homes by MTSU

Roger Garfield, The Daily News Journal, July 15, 2006 Residents of Murfreesboro’s historic district continue to fight MTSU’s plans to expand into the district. The residents have formed a steering committee and have tried to meet once every two weeks since their March 21 meeting with MTSU, where the university’s 20-year plan…

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Hiram Jenkins House – Demolished…

From: the Tennessee Preservation Trust Since 1853, this handsome two-story Greek Revival house has stood firm – surviving a war that came to its front door and passing through successive decades of more peaceful changes. But recently, the march of ‘progress’ has brought a new interstate interchange very near to…

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Historic Jenkins home demolished

Erin Edgemon, The Daily News Journal, June 13, 2006 Civil War-era enthusiasts and others fighting to preserve a historic house on Gresham Lane were saddened to learn the 153-year-old structure was demolished Saturday. “It is truly a loss for the city of Murfreesboro and for the state,” said Kay Morrow, of Spike…

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