Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 19, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman 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 Jones…

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Remembering Rutherford: Curious Smith/Wood odyssey concluded in Rutherford County

Greg Tucker, Daily News Journal, November 10, 2013 Oxford educated, Cambridge graduate, theologian, missionary, architect, author/ historian, teacher, Senate chaplain, skilled physician, politician— George Andrew Smith (1815-68), a/k/a A.T. Wood, was a man for all “seasons” on three continents. According to “A History of Rutherford County’s African American Community” by…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 5, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman 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 Jones…

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Local efforts brought Japanese submarine

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Charged with the task of selling wartime government programs and war bonds to the American public, the War Advertising Council and the War Finance Committee sought to promote voluntary compliance with bond-buying quotas and rationing programs, while at the same time contributing…

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Murphy Center turns 40!

DNJ, Sunday, December 9, 2012 — From a win over Vanderbilt University by an MTSU Blue Raider men’s basketball team to historic appearances by rock ‘n’ roll and country music legends and even a naturalization ceremony of immigrants, Murphy Center has seen many great moments.

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

October 22, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman 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 Jones…

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Scales, Walkup will be missed

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 20, 2013 Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future. Murfreesboro’s Mary Scales and Smyrna resident Katherine Walkup, both of who died the first week…

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Ghostly encounters: Lt. Col. Julius Garesche

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 14, 2013 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There are numerous paranormal events reported at Stones River National Battlefield each years, but the Headless Horseman tops the list of inquiries at the park and cemetery. “Garesche is the ‘star’ among all our reported sightings,” veteran park employee Bill…

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Oaklands to celebrate fall harvest

The Murfreesboro Post MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a hearty Southern supper inspired by the 1860s.  During supper, guests will be treated to mourning tours of the mansion.…

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Stones River National Battlefield

Murfreesboro City Television, October 2, 2013 The Battle of Stones River was a major factor in determining the outcome of the Civil War.  Staff of the Stones River National Battlefield talk about the battle itself and the impact of the battlefield today.

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Jack Jolly: For the love of the game

Monte Hale, Jr., The Murfreesboro Post, September 29, 2013 There comes a point in time in every baseball man’s life when it’s time to hang up the old ball cap. For Murfreesboro baseball icon Jack Jolly, the time is now. After serving as a Major League Baseball scout for about…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 24, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman 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 Jones…

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Discovering the ‘King of the Wild Frontier’

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, September 22, 2013 Sitting around the dinner table, most people have heard family lore about how they are descended from either someone special, be it royalty, a famous patriot or an infamous character. For David Vaughn, that person was Davy Crockett, the “King of the…

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