Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

October 27, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Jim Ridley and James Manning regarding the history of Oaklands 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…

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The Bucket is Back

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, October 23, 2011 Six years later, Murfreesboro is home again to the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the rebuilt “New World’s Largest Cedar Bucket” was unveiled Saturday at the 35th annual Harvest Days Festival in Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. After…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

October 19, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones and Moe Brown Black discuss Lascassas (Tennessee) history. 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

October 18, 2011, 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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Murfreesboro is Listening

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, October 16, 2011 Truman Jones Started work at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in 1972, before rising to Chief Deputy under Sheriff Craig Snell and being elected Rutherford County Sheriff. He served for 27 years as Sheriff of Rutherford County from 1983 until 2010. Jones…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 29, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Lifelong Rutherford County resident Mike West. 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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History lives here

Dan Whittle, September 25, 2011, The Murfreesboro Post At old Sewart Air Force Base SMYRNA – History lives here.  And living history unfurled with a dramatic military aircraft fly-over for the rededication of a huge monument that marked a milestone day from the old Sewart Air Force Base-era from 1942…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 21, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visit with 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 icon and enjoy former Rutherford County…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 20, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visit 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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Lytle Land Donation a Problem for New Town

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, September 18, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President Rutherford County Historical Society Capt. William Lytle did not have good title to the 60 acres of raw land he deeded to the Town Commissioners in July 1812.  Indeed, about one third of the original…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 14, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks about Murfreesboro’s bicentennial celebration with Mayor Tommy Bragg and Angela Jackson and Nate Williams with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. 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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Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to be covered in quilts

The Murfreesboro Post, September 7, 2011 The Sam Davis Home Quilt Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17 and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 18 for its annual Quilt Show. Pre-sale tickets are $6, or $8 at the door. Tickets to the Quilt…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 6, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks about Murfreesboro’s bicentennial celebration with Mayor Tommy Bragg and Angela Jackson and Nate Williams with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. 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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Murfree rarely thinks of hometown’s namesake

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, September 4, 2011 Matt Murfree, a prominent business and community leader, never gave much thought about his famous name while growing up in a town that honors the legacy of his great-great-great grandfather. Murfree, 66, said his life was almost like any other youngster because…

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Murfreesboro historian to address Exchange Club

The Murfreesboro Post, September 2, 2011 Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday. Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday, Sept. 6, Exchange Club President Jeff Stroop announced. Tucker is also a weekly columnist for the Daily News…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 1, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks Truman talks with former educator and WW2 veteran Jerry Warner. 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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Only Constant is Change

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, August 28, 2011 When college sweethearts Sarah and Ed Barlow were students at MTSU in the late ’50s, signing up for classes wasn’t as easy as logging onto a computer. “When we registered for classes, they would set up tables in the Tennessee Room of…

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Condemned Man left message for Others

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, August 21, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President Rutherford County Historical Society In 1936, Woodrow Medlock, an aspiring Baptist preacher driving an Austin, picked up a 26-year-old hitchhiker in Westvue, the Rutherford neighborhood “across the tracks” from central Murfreesboro.  The young passenger wanted…

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Arnette Family hands over keys to Ransom School

Thanks to the generosity of the heirs of late author and Murfreesboro historian C.B. Arnette, the Rutherford County Historical Society has a new home. Cheryl Arnette Sommardahl, C.B.’s daughter, handed the keys to the refurbished Ransom School to members of the Rutherford County Historical Society at the structure on Academy…

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