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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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

December 19, 2011, 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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Civil War heirlooms bear Rutherford tales

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, December 11, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society Not all Civil War “arms” were made for combat. There were a number of “musician’s swords” and at least one extraordinary “Double Barrelled Flintlock Sporting Gun.” Now Rutherford artifacts,…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

December 2, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits downtown resident and author Matt Ward. 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

December 2, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits downtown resident and author Matt Ward. 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

November 29, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits 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 Jones…

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As time goes by

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, November 27, 2011 Rutherford County’s Historical Society has experienced extensive growth in the past few years, drawing financial security from the Lurlene Rushing Foundation and recently receiving its own permanent location as a gift from the family of C. B. Arnette. Post reporter Jonathon Fagan…

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Enjoy annual Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Murfreesboro Post, November 27, 2011 The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro. The tour, sponsored by Oaklands Association will feature beautiful and historic private homes, a distinctive church, and the graceful Oaklands Historic House…

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Hidden Spy System still exists in the old Post Office

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, November 27, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society The view into the ladies’ room was closed but the men’s room continued to be under surveillance.  At the time there were very few women employees but privacy concerns…

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MTSU to celebrate centennial book release

The Murfreesboro Post, November 25, 2011 Residents are invited to celebrate the release of Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy with members of the university community Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building on campus. The special reception will be held in Cantrell Hall, and professors whose…

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Rutherford Savings lost in the 1932 bank failure

Greg Tucker, Remembering Rutherford, Page 27 “The worst financial climate in decades,” according to federal regulators, has cause the failure of 150 U.S. banks since January 1, 2009.  Others are expected, particularly among the smaller regional and local banks.  None yet in Rutherford County, but rumors persist. As a result…

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Bragg’s Retreat (Remembering Rutherford, page 26)

Remembering Rutherford, Greg Tucker, Page 26 During a lull in the fighting during the Battle of Stones River, Union General William Rosecrans ‘resorted to a very ancient but a very effective species of strategy.  By a heavy division of campfires, and by a feigned line of battle, whose only reality…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 17, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits 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 Jones…

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New STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Entrance Is Open!

WGNS Radio, November 16, 2011 The new roadway was completed in time for the anniversary of this Civil War battle.  The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political…

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Battlefield opens new gate

The Murfreesboro Post, November 13, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced the new entrance to the park will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the gate on Thompson Lane across from the New Vision Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend…

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