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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Murfreesboro native named state historian

The Murfreesboro Post, July 10, 2013 NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian. West replaces the late Walter T. Durham, who served 11 years in the honorary position. “Mr. West’s faithful service to his field for many years reflects a commitment to excellence that…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 10, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman visits with Bill Brooks of Murfreesboro’s Premiere Six Theater 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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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 9, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman visits with Pettus Read. 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 friends share…

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‘Kokomo Krusher’ left lasting impact on Blue Raiders

David Hunter, The Murfreesboro Post, July 7, 2013 The 2012-13 MTSU men’s basketball team made history by becoming the first team since 1989 to make the NCAA Tournament. Those Blue Raiders will go down as one of the teams that brought back the Murphy Center magic. However, the standard for…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 3, 2013, WGNS Radio Special Broadcast of Flag Retiring Ceremony at the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office 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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Mayors featured in ‘Murfreesboro Storytellers’

The Murfreesboro Post, July 2, 2013 The July edition of “Murfreesboro Storytellers” on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday. The long-running series will feature Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg, said Alan Bozeman, communications director. The program, produced…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 2, 2013, 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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Tennessee Historical Commission honors Mrs. Sarah King

The Courier, Vol. LXI, No. 3, June, 2013 Mrs. Sarah King, died on February 20 at the age of 91. Long an advocate for historic preservations, Mrs. King made the address to the City Council to save Oaklands Mansion as an Historic Site, and also made the address to the County…

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Murfreesboro City Television, July 1, 2013 Voted Middle Tennessee’s Best Festival in 2013, this video provides a brief history of the festival.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The Murfreesboro Post, June 26, 2013 The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, set for Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, this…

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Order of Easter Star’s AWARDS LUNCHEON June 29th

June 25, 2013, WGNS Radio Venus Chapter #61 of the Order of the Eastern Star invites the public to attend their HONORS AWARD LUNCHEON at the Bradley Academy Museum (415 S. Academy St.). This will be Saturday, June 29th from 11:30 to 1 at Bradley Academy Museum. Racquel Peebles, Mary M.…

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Mordici Burgess Wade house, built in 1823 burns

WGNS Radio, 1450AM – 101.5FM, June 22, 2013 A Rutherford County home, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War, has been destroyed by fire, according to firefighters. Crews found heavy flames shooting through the front windows of the home on Sulphur Springs Road around midnight, according to…

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Lost paupers cemetery found

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, June 23, 2013 A stranger asking about his father’s final resting place sent the administrator of Community Care of Rutherford County on a years-long search. “A gentleman came in the facility,” Community Care Administrator Mark King explained about that fateful meeting. “He said his dad…

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Uncle Dave festival has grown beyond founder’s dreams

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, June 23, 2013 By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals. The year marked the 11th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days and come on the heels…

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