York VA Medical Center is a Historical Treasure

DNJ – MURFREESBORO 5/28/2012 — Since 1940, soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have been treated at what is now called the York VA Medical Center. It has seen the United States’ finest — those who have valiantly given service to their country — mending them from mental or physical illness,…

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Amelia Earhart’s Murfreesboro Connection

Merry Month of May As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Sunday, May 27, 2012 R.D. “Bo” McKneely’s connection to Tennessee began in 1958 when he met prominent Rutherford County resident Sara McQuire Bell, widow of the late Ed Bell, former publisher of the Daily News Journal. “I went…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 22, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Certainty of War Loomed over 1942 Graduating Class

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, Sunday, May 20, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society “Those years at Central High were the happiest of my life,” remembers Oma Wilson McNabb. “But after Pearl Harbor, the mood at school was usually quite somber.” The…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 18, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with local historian and author Shirley Farris Jones. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford…

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Be a tourist in your own backyard for free

The Murfreesboro Post, May 13, 2012 Gratis.  On the house.  Free of charge.  At no cost.  Without charge.  Complimentary.  In other words–FREE! It’s not often that you get anything free, let alone the admissions to six grand experiences, but that’s exactly what is scheduled Saturday during Rutherford County’s annual Free…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 8, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Celebrate history Southern style

The Murfreesboro Post, May 3, 2012 Be sure to mark your calendars for an event heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom for the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party, Sunday Supper Southern Style. You won’t want to miss this year’s event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Oaklands…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

April 24, 2012, WGNS Radio Truman and historian Greg Tucker discuss the civil rights movement, the true location of Tennessee’s geographic center, and more… Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click…

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Old Letter tell of Drinking, Schooling and Survival

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, Sunday, April 21, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society Personal correspondence preserved through generations can provide an incomparable window to the past. Consider the “common” events reported to an absent spouse in the 1880s; a mother’s love…

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Tennessee Civil War 150 introduces app for iPhone

The Murfreesboro Post, April 20, 2012 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched Tennessee’s first statewide Civil War mobile application for Apple devices as a part of the 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event commemorating the Battle of Shiloh. This complimentary,…

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In Search of Uriah Stone

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Ken Beck, Thursday, March 29, 2012 Jim Stone last trod the turf of Coldwater Cemetery as a lad of 10 in 1948. This sunny, 70-degree morning in late February, some 64 years later, he seeks to pinpoint the final resting place of his great-great…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

March 28, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with local historians and authors Shirley Farris Jones and Dr. Michael Bradley Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

March 27, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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