Learn about your ancestors at free workshop

The Murfreesboro Post, September 21, 2013 The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the Col. Hardy Murfree and Stones River chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors. Merry Anne Pierson, the state lineage research chair of the…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 10, 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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Transit went from Mules to Greyhounds

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, GREG TUCKER, 9/8/2013 The mules were retired after only 12 months; the local bus company struggled along for a decade; but the inter-city service carried several generations and rewarded its founders. Street Rail The Murfreesboro Street Railway was incorporated in 1892 by P. P. Mason, B. L.…

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Bradley influence community for 200 years (Part 1)

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, September 7, 2013 While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.  Just above a whispering September wind, lilting childish voices reel off breathy rhymes as their…

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Bradley influence community for 200 years (Part 2)

Gloria Shacklett, The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2013 While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope. Just above a whispering September wind, lilting childish voices reel off breathy rhymes as their worn…

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, August 31, 2013 Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport. As a licensed commercial aircraft pilot, Tippin currently serves as a volunteer pilot who makes regular demonstration…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

August 27, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker and Bobby Huddleston. 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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WWII veteran returns to France

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro, Post, August 18, 2013 It was the day after D-Day, June 7, 1944, when U.S. Navy medic Bill Allen and three other shipmates held Bible study and said prayers while on their way to Omaha Beach. Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel converted into a medical…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

August 13, 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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Last of Rutherford Confederates gone 70 years

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, GREG TUCKER, 8/11/2013 Confederate Army veteran Albert C. Everett died on Jan. 1, 1939, the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. He was one of the last five Confederate veterans living in Rutherford County. Frank Ross, Rutherford’s last Confederate veteran, died on Oct. 14, 1943,…

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City’s first was born in house on Square

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, August 10, 2013 On August 10, 1803, several citizens from Davidson and Williamson counties petitioned the State Legislature, then meeting in Knoxville, to create a new political entity. The petition was favorably approved establishing Rutherford County on October 27, 1803. It was named in…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 30, 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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Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus

A.J. Duggar III, The Murfreesboro Post, July 28, 2013 On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the James Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University Stones River PB Church, located at 2315…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 23, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman visits with Dr. Michael Doubler, great grandson of Uncle Dave Macon. 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…

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Families seek to commemorate relatives

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, July 22, 2013 Depression hit in 1929, many were left homeless. The luckiest were taken in by family members. Others yet found their way to the Rutherford County Farm, known also as the poorhouse. “Back then there wasn’t any social security. There wasn’t anything. You…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 16, 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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Old-Time Religion (Fosterville Church of Christ)

Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, July 14, 2013 A rich rural church history will be on display at Fosterville Church of Christ’s fish fry and guided tours Saturday, July 20, in southern Rutherford County. The church was built in 1886 and survived a pair of tornadoes in 1890 and 1923, which devastated…

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Maney’s act showed forgiveness heals deepest hurt

Gloria Shackett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, July 27, 2013 It was July 13, 1862. Gazing out the window of her parlor, Adeline Maney was appalled by the wounded, dead and dying strewn among the tall oaks of her expansive front lawn. Union Gen. William Duffield’s moans of agony fell upon…

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Oaklands Museum to present spooky stories

The Murfreesboro Post, July 28, 2013 Ghosts of the past wander the halls of Oaklands Historic House Museum and those spirits will be present at “A Night of Spooky Stories in the Mansion.” As the mansion can be hauntingly dim in the evenings, it is the perfect location for the…

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