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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Faith drives passion for higher education

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister. Being a man of the cloth, Ernest McKinley Tramel took his calling seriously and accepted the fact that moving regularly was all part of…

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Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor’s Candy Kitchen

Ken Beck, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 For 35 years, 68-year-old Eddy Taylor nurtured the biggest sweet tooth in Rutherford County – his own. Across four decades, however, there were thousands who showed up at his family’s candy shop to soothe their sugar fixes. They did not go away…

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Community loses two important residents

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities. Murfreesboro residents Ewing “Tommy” Smith Jr. and Harry “Trader” Horne left their world a better place than they…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 30, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Kent Syler and Jim Williams of the Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center. 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…

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Months leading up to historic battle offered brief joy

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, November 25, 2012 As Thanksgiving Day approached and the good folks of Murfreesboro began their preparations, they had much to celebrate and more to be thankful for than they might have imagined just a few months prior. Deep down, most Confederate sympathizers knew their…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 10, 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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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 15, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with local historian Shirley Farris Jones. 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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Grantlands

Middle Tennessee State University, Spring 2011 Explorations in Public History Class In the dawning years of the 1800s, the Murfree family built Grantlands, a beautiful antebellum mansion and estate on over 1,000 acres of land in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  By 1863, the plantation was in ruins, the house was destroyed, and the area was…

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Our Beginnings

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Michelle Willard, Sunday, November 13, 2012 If there’s one thing organizers of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Celebration want the public to remember, it’s the importance of history. This month’s schedule includes three events that mark the beginnings of three important aspects of Murfreesboro’s history – its first…

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Memories of Cotton Days a reminder of simpler times

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, November 10, 2012 A morning fog lifted leaving billowing white clouds and a soft blue sky – a simply breathtaking view above the grand columns of the Rutherford County Courthouse. As falling leaves rustled and scampered across the lawn leaving a blanket of crimson…

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Antique furniture is focus of Oaklands lunch

The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2012 Alf Sharp, a fine furniture maker, will be the guest speaker at Oaklands Historic House Museum’s Annual Membership Luncheon, held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maney Hall, located at 901 North Maney Ave., in Murfreesboro. Sharp will discuss furniture making through a 19th century…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 6, 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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Heritage Center expands Civil War exhibit

The Murfreesboro Post, November 11, 2012 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.” Four new panels take an in-depth look at the home front…

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