MTSU’s Brian Oldfield dies

Aldo Amato, The Daily News Journal, March 28, 2017 MURFREESBORO — Brian Oldfield, one of the greatest athletes ever to pass through MTSU, died Sunday, the school said Monday. He was 71. Oldfield is best known for popularizing the spin technique in the discus throw, which still can be seen today. He…

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2017 Show & Tell

The RCHS hosted still another successful and fun evening at Murfreesboro’s historic Carriage Lane Inn and Reception House Monday, March 20, 2017.  This year’s attendance totaled 55 local history enthusiasts!

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Obituary for long time Local Historian Jerry F. Gaither

Jerry Forrest Gaither, age 89, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with David Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown, Tennessee. Visitation will be held…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Membership Drive!

Rutherford Reflections by Greg Tucker only $20 for RCHS Members, $24 for non-members Preserving and promoting OUR local history is the heartbeat of the Rutherford County Historical Society.  Yet, our membership is the lifeblood of the Society. Our membership is a strong and robust group of committed volunteers, unpaid in our efforts to share…

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Local Legend Dora Rucker Dies..Almost Age 105

October 28, 2015, WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, www.WGNSradio.com Just 15-days before her 105th birthday, long-time Murfreesboro community leader Dora Rucker passed away. She was believed to have been the oldest living resident of Rutherford County at age 104. She was born here in 1910 and went to Sulphur Springs School,…

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