1960 Middle Tennessee State College (MTSU) Campus Police

1960, January-February, Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal The Campus Police Department of Middle Tennessee State College, pictured here, represents another group of officers who are 100% in Association membership. From left to right are Chief Stanley D. Hobbs, former assistant chief of the McMinnville Department, Patrolmen E.V. Mose, Ellis Burnett and…

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The Anderson-Christy-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home

November 1, 2019, Researched and written by Barry Lamb Few homes bore witness to significant events in Murfreesboro history than the Anderson-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home. If houses could talk, it would have spoken of the infancy of the town when it served as the Tennessee state capital. It would have talked about…

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City Demolishes Historic Boy Scout House

November 1, 2019, By Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historian Reports on Murfreesboro’s recent “surprise” demolition of the log structure on Ewing Boulevard failed to identify the original purpose and use of the Boy Scout structure which had for several years been home to the Murfreesboro Little Theater. In the mid-1930’s,…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1988

October 23, 1988, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Harrison McClary visited David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna and talked with fourth-graders. We would like to thank Principal Don Odom, teacher Mrs. Hicks and her students.

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323 North Walnut Street

September 22, 2019, Rutherford County Historical Society The office building at 323 North Walnut Street was built in 1971 and contains approximately 9,434 feet of office space. Businesses over the decades include Dr. Bryan Bell, The Neighborhood Youth Corps, Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency, Homestead Realty, Properties Unlimited and many, many…

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Murfreesboro Man Gets ‘Key To The City’

September 19, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) When the Murfreesboro City Council met on Thursday (9/19/2019) night, Mayor Shane McFarland awarded a local resident the key to the city, honoring him for over 30 years of volunteer service. Mayor McFarland noted, “John Verge loves Murfreesboro and its people. He has been ringing…

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Former La Vergne Mayor A.C. Puckett dies

September 5, 2019, Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal LA VERGNE — Former Mayor A.C. Puckett, a founder for the La Vergne government, died Wednesday, the city reported. He was 94.  “His impact on the city is huge, being one of our city’s founding fathers,” Mayor Jason Cole said in the news…

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