Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 21, 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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A black slave owner in Rutherford County

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Jonathan Fagan, Sunday, February 19, 2012 A wealthy black Southern planter who owned many slaves? The image challenges many preconceived notions of the Antebellum South and its social structure, but such a shocking image was reality in Rutherford, Davidson and Wilson counties. Along the…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 15, 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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‘Destined for greaterness’

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, February 12, 2012 Racquel Peebles always knew she’d practice law in Smyrna. “My family tells me I always said I wanted to be a lawyer,” Peebles explained, adding she always knew it would be in Smyrna. “People here helped me when I was younger and…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 7, 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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Meaning of History

Jonathan Fagan, Murfreesboro Post, February 5, 2012 Rutherford County produced Tennessee’s first black legislator, and that fact was a complete surprise to current state Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), who happened upon this bit of local history while touring the Stones River National Battlefield. Sparks said he became interested in the story…

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Oil Money and Ribbons helped promote Rutherford health

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, February 4, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society The vast wealth accumulated by the oil barons of the American industrial age, and small blue ribbons, advanced the health of Rutherford’s children in the two decades between the…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 2, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Mary Beth Nevills of Oaklands Mansion discussing the annual ‘Wedding Dresses through the Years’ at Oaklands Mansion. 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…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 1, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Middle Tennessee State University legendary track coach Dean Hayes. 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…

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MTSU Honors the late Dr. Linda Kennedy

WGNS Radio, January 28, 2012 WGNS presents more about the death of Dr. Linda Kennedy. This from her alma matter. She was one of the first five African-American students to attend Middle Tennessee State University in the 1960s. She is remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 25, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with legendary Middle Tennessee State University basketball coach Jimmie Earle. 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…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 24, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker and Joseph Lee of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra. 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…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 23, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Murfreesboro resident and astronaut Hoot Gibson. 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…

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Old School Names were often Descriptive

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, January 22, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society Rural education in 19th century Rutherford County could have been a Hard Start with Little Hope for a Last Chance to ascend that Happy Hill of knowledge. The rural…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 10, 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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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 5, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with artist Norris Hall. 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 Jones and…

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Hinckley stalked Carter in Tennessee

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, January 1, 2012 When former President Jimmy Carter came to Nashville back in October 1980, a stalker followed him with he probable intent of shooting the president, according to recently released government documents. “John Hinckley Jr. was in Nashville the same day (Oct. 9, 1980)…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

December 27, 2011, 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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