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Gingerbread replica of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse

December 3, 2019, Frank Caperton From WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Jo West of Jo’s Custom Cakes & Catering stopped by the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse this week with a traditional holiday treat. Only this time, it wasn’t so traditional! Putting in over 200 hours of work, West and her assistant,…

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1965 Murfreesboro Police Deparment

1965 – Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal Chief W.I. Chambliss is pictured here, front and center, with his Murfreesboro department. In the front row from left, Lt. R. Vance, Lt. T.C. Lamb, Lt. J.R. Howse, Lt. G.D. O’Brian, Sgt. Robert Blanton, Sgt. H. Carlton, Sgt. C. Walton, Det. E.N. Brown, Det.…

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1956 Electric Traffic Timer

City Policeman Cecil Lamb clocked the traffic on Woodbury Highway with the electric traffic timer Friday and the timer shows that this car was well within the speed limit. Since the city acquired the timer there have been over 1,000 speeding tickets issued. Speeding fines are $10. Photo by Jimmy…

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Preserving Midland’s Past

March 27, 1977, Gene Sloan, The Daily News Journal By Gene Sloan, Rutherford County Archivist Schools in the Midland (Middleton) area in the southwestern section of Rutherford County have records and some remarkably well preserved photographs that cover more than 100 years. There is a record that John D. Smith…

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Joey Peay of Milton, Tennessee

October 15, 1967, The Daily News Journal You simply never know what our researchers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will find… TINY TOT – Joseph Alan Peay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peay, Route 1, Milton, Tenn. Grandparents are Mrs. Pearl Peay, Rout 1, Milton, and…

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1962 Murfreesboro Police Department

Tennessee F.O.P. Magazine, October, 1962 Young Men Dominate City’s Police Department Murfreesboro’s 26-man police force is headed by a youthful, aggressive 36-year-old gentleman who worked his way up through the ranks and over a 16-year period advanced from patrolman to the highest position on the force. He is Chief Bobby…

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1960 – Hendon-McClanaham Lodge No. 12, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1960 July, Tennessee FOP Magazine Police Keep Pace with Progress Murfreesboro’s 23-man police force is not only keeping pace with the city’s rapid march of progress, but in the same light finds time to express itself as a sincere civic minded organization. The department, headed by veteran Chief Claude Vance…

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1960 – Keep Pace with City’s Rapid March of Progress

1960, January Tennessee Law Enforcement Journal Murfreesboro’s 23-man police force is not only keeping pace with the city’s rapid march of progress, but in the same light finds time to express itself as a sincere civic minded organization. The department headed by veteran Chief Claude Vance was instrumental in the…

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Monday, October 21, 7:00PM

Monday, October 21, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Gib Backlund, well-known, much respected chief ranger (retired) from the Stones River National Battlefield, will be discussing the history of the Stones River National Battlefield and National Parks.

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