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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Murfreesboro Mayors: 16-20

September 1, 2019, A Series by Barry Lamb Carney, Legrand Hargis was born on January 1, 1808 in Person County, North Carolina to William and Mary Hargis Carney, who came to Rutherford County from Person County before 1809. He was married to Catherine Wells Lytle, daughter of Captain William Lytle…

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Holloway High School Marking

August 24, Holloway High School, Murfreesboro, TN Saturday saw a crowd of more than 200 celebrate the old Holloway High School. Holloway High School, aka, ‘The School on the Hill’, was so much more than a school. Holloway was a place of empowerment for the African American community.

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A connection to the past

August 23, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Emily Ruth Dill received quite a surprise – and a trip down memory lane – when a gravestone bearing her great-grandfather’s name turned up on Broad Street, at least 15 miles from where he is buried at Milton Cemetery. A motorist hit…

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1982 – Auctioneer Larry Sims

July 16, 1982, The Daily News Journal Larry sims looking fine in this 1982 Daily News Journal photo. You never know what – or who – we will come across when we research a topic.

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Jack Hinson’s One Man War

August 19, 2019, Rutherford County Archive More than 110 attendees enjoyed the narrative of Jack Hinson of Civil War fame Monday night at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Judge Ben Hall McFarlin shared how Jack Hinson of Dover, Tennessee was never a man with whom…

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1954 Murfreesboro Community Concert Association

From the collection of Ernie Johns, November 9, 1954 The Murfreesboro Community Concert Association was organized March 11, 1931. P.A. Lyon was elected as the first president with other officers including vice president J.A. Kirtley, Mrs, Clarence Bruner (also listed as Vice President), C.B. Bell as treasurer, and Mrs, john…

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The Law goes to School

August 29, 1956, The Daily News Journal The Law Goes to School Shown at the FBI police training school here this week are, from Left, front row: Desk Sgt. Doyle O’Brien, Desk Sgt. Joe Cook, Lt. Ralph Vance, Capt. Claude Vance, Chief N.W. Powers of the City Police; Special FBI…

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2019 Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame: Jimmy Martin

August 8, 2019, www.GoBlueRaiders.com, Josh Vardaman, MT Athletic Communications MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – In 1971, Middle Tennessee State University started construction on a brand new, 11,500-seat basketball arena to house the Blue Raiders’ budding men’s basketball program (the women’s program didn’t start until 1975). To help make the first year in their new…

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Monday, August 19, 7:00PM

Monday, August 19, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Judge Ben Hall McFarlin will share the story of Civil War sharpshooter Jack Hinson and how Mr. Hinson’s one-of-a-kind Civil War rifle made its way to Rutherford County…

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Oldest county resident, 107, honored

August 5, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Rutherford County’s oldest known resident, at age 107, was honored with several proclamations and a reception at NHC Murfreesboro recently. Martha Etta Dudney Jones on July 25, Centenarian Appreciation Day, was inducted into the Century Club of Rutherford County. She was presented…

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Rowland Service Station

July 27, 2019, Ransom School House Who remembers Rowland Services Station once located at 200 South Maney Street, which was also the long time location of Maney Avenue Texaco, later Maney Avenue Phillip’s 66?

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Happy Hill Remembered

Wendi Watts, the Daily News Journal, February 22, 1995 Black education changed through the years in Rutherford County Black Education in Rutherford County has gone through a lot of changes in the past 50 years. In the 1930s and 1940s, Thelma Marie Turrentine Marshall went to class in a one-room…

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Medlock Baptism on the Stones River near Salem Pike

July 23, 2019, Bill Jakes From Bill Jakes: “I was given this wonderful photo by a cousin today. It was supposedly taken shortly after a family member’s funeral so it is believed to be from April of 1947. The preacher who performed these creek baptisms was Woodrow Medlock.”

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The First Battle of Murfreesboro at Oaklands Mansion

July 13, 2019, Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, Tennessee The time was 0400, 13 July, 1862. The place was the Maney Plantation, north of the sleepy town of Murfreesborough, Tennessee. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest used surprise, daring and military genius to surprise and defeated the 9th Michigan in the shadow of Oaklands…

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