Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 28, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits brothers Ben and Steve Cates. 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

January 28, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits brothers Ben and Steve Cates. 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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Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, January 27, 2013 Almost 75 years ago, downtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.  Every Saturday, folks from surrounding Middle Tennessee counties would come to shop, visit with neighbors and trade.  On the corner of South Maple and Vine streets, which…

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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library

The Murfreesboro Post, January 26, 2013 As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County. Butler will be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the library’s Reading…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 15, 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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Wedding dress exhibit showcases love from the past

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, January 13, 2013 While once again preparing for the wedding dress exhibition at Oaklands Historic House Museum, I reached up into the closet and carefully opened the tattered box containing the wedding dress belonging to my grandmother Nena Verelle White Shacklett.  One can only…

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Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, January 13, 2013 While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son. “While pregnant, Mother prayed for a boy,” Yearwood shared. Irene Rice Yearwood’s prayer then got “specific” regarding what kind of music. “She…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 11, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks to the children of the late Floyd Leonard (sons Ricky, Gary, Mark and Randy Leonard and daughter Debbie Goodwin) Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long,…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

January 8, 2013, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Mary Beth Nevills and Nila Gober of Oakland’s Mansion. 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…

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Scales legacy continues with new generation

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, January 6, 2013 The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business. Although the arrangements were consummated in the summer of 2011, Scales & Sons Funeral Home is now co-owned and managed by Tonya Scales Haynes, the…

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Part 3: Battle of Murfreesboro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, Special to the Post, January 3, 2013 As the new year began and the Confederate Army departed, caring for the many sick and wounded soldiers left on their doorsteps was not the only problem faced by Murfreesboro townspeople. Burying the dead,…

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Readyville home to receive historical marker

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, January 3, 2013 At its winter marking, the Rutherford County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will place a marker Sunday, Jan. 6, at the “The Corners,” in Readyville. The marking will be followed from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. by…

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Part 2: Battle of Murfreesboro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, Special to the Post, December 30, 2012 The Confederates soldiers were gone – many of whom would never see their homes and families again. Murfreesboro was forever changed and with the new  year a new era had begun for our town…

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Part 1: Battle of Murfreesboro

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, Special to the Post, December 27, 2012 Part one in a three-part series on the Battle of Stones River and its aftermath. Whether you’re engaged directly in hand-to-hand combat or dealing with the hardships of indirect warfare, the fight for survival…

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Author pens electrifying children’s book

Ken Beck, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2012 Woodbury’s Connie Foster took a small chapter from her father’s youth and put an optimistic spin to it to produce a fictional children’s book surrounding the 200-year-old Readyville Mill. Titled “The Readyville Mill,” the 34-page book, illustrated by Carl Carbonell of historic…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

December 18, 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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Program commemorates Battle of Stones River

The Murfreesboro Post, December 14, 2012 Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. From Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 2, 1863, more than 81,000 soldiers struggled for control of Middle Tennessee in…

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Lady Raiders reflect on impact of Title IX

David Hunter, The Murfreesboro Post, December 9, 2012 While the Lady Raider athletic program has enjoyed recent success winning several conference titles and advancing to the NCAA tournament in all sports, the former players who helped pave the way were honored at halftime Thursday during the game against Xavier. Former…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

December 4, 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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