Demos’ Celebrates 25 Years

‘Regular-dressed folks’ said target market for eatery Michelle Willard, Daily News Journal, March 8, 2015 MURFREESBORO — When Demos’ Restaurant opened Dec. 12, 1989, it wasn’t an instant success. “We do more customers in a day now than we did in a week then,” said Peter Demos, president of Demos’…

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Women who changed local history

Daily News Journal, Nancy De Gennaro, March 6, 2015 Many of the historical sites traditionally associated with men have strong ties to women, too, van Zelm said. Three key areas are typically associated with women in Rutherford County: education, preservation and community service, she said. Preservation “The Rutherford County Courthouse…

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Teddy Bear Tea at Sam Davis Home March 14

The Murfreesboro Post, March 1, 2015 The Sam Davis Home is now taking reservations for Teddy Bear Tea and Young Ladies Tea, set to take place March 2015. The Sam Davis Home is now taking reservations for Teddy Bear Tea and Young Ladies Tea, set to take place March 2015.…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 26, 2015, 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 History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 24, 2015, WGNS Radio 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 and…

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Reclaimed land offers new development opportunities

Scott Broden, Daily News Journal, February 22, 2015 “We as a community would want every property to have the maximum potential for redevelopment,” said Sam Huddleston, an environmental engineer for the Murfreesboro government. The city has had other factories joining Chromalox in getting torn down through the years, including General…

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Remembering Rutherford: County place names have real personal histories

Remembering Rutherford, Daily News Journal, February 21, 2015, Greg Tucker Two uncommon surnames, Bilbro and Linebaugh, are familiar place names in Rutherford County. The namesake individuals, however, are relatively unknown. Bilbro North Bilbro Avenue is the eastern boundary for the Central Magnet School (formerly the Central High School) campus in…

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Fosterville High School, 1903-1928

FOSTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1903-1928 was at first a private or subscription school and then a public junior high school. The school was on the east side of the railroad tracks, across from the depot, behind the Presbyterian Church and Mrs. Alice Hoover’s house. This school was a consolidation of the…

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Central Magnet seeks connections

MTSU professor, school plan research on campus history By Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, Daily News Journal, February 8, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Educators at Middle Tennessee State University and Central Magnet School are working to develop an exhibit highlighting the history of Central’s East Main Street campus. MTSU history professor Brendan Martin got…

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Lee Jacobs School, (Hoovers Gap) 1915-1940

LEE JACOBS SCHOOL 1915-1940 was on the east side of the Manchester Highway just south of the intersection of Fox Hollow Road. On August 20, 1915, Lee Jacobs and wife Lightie Hoover deeded 2.5 acres of land to the Rutherford County Board of Education. Presently the site is behind theold…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 10, 2015, WGNS Radio Truman is LIVE at the City Cafe, celebrating 115 years in business. 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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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 24, 2015, 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 History with Truman Jones and Friends

February 10, 2015, WGNS Radio Truman is LIVE at the City Cafe, celebrating 115 years in business. The City Cafe is 115-years old today (Tuesday). Patrons enjoyed specials and even birthday cake was served. In addition, Truman Jones broadcast his show from the restaurant on East Main Street. Please click…

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Hoovers Gap Academy, 1872-1897

HOOVERS GAP ACADEMY 1872-fl. 1897 was at the intersection of Hoovers Gap Road and the Manchester Highway. It was on the east side of the Manchester Highway on a hill across from the Methodist Church. It was not far from a Civil War trench and a spring of water. The…

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