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Helping troubled families get together
Helping troubled families get together

Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.

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Stones River Mall to host fun-filled family event  Aug. 2
Stones River Mall to host fun-filled family event Aug. 2

Get back-to-school in style during Stones River Mall’s fashionable event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Kick off the event in Center Court with a pep rally featuring local cheer and dance squads, including Elite Energy Gymnastics and Stewart’s Creek High School.

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More than a photographer: Richard Claude Shacklett
More than a photographer: Richard Claude Shacklett
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Park View Meadows Family Night Photo Gallery
Park View Meadows Family Night Photo Gallery

Park View Meadows held a family night cook out last week. Everyone had a lot of fellowship, laughter and fun!

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A mother’s love is still the greatest gift of all

Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday, and what a great day it is every year. However, it should be Mother’s Day every day. There is nothing like the love of a mother, and how often do we see it at the ballpark, football field, tennis court, golf course, basketball gym, etc.?

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WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT: What is Sibling Denial?

Many family caregivers with siblings have experienced some version of denial from their siblings in regard to their parents. For some, the denial is the subconscious need to ignore a parent’s declining health. Others want to pretend that caring for an ailing parent isn’t a big deal or that there isn’t a way to help. Whatever the reason is, denial is rampant.
One form of denial depends on distance. If siblings live far away, they put the care-giving responsibility on the sibling that lives closest.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: We should all enjoy our family when we have the chance

 

I have written frequently that I am one of eight children — seven girls and one boy. Most of us are three years apart, but there’s one squeezed in near the end.

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Read to Succeed’s Me and My Family literature night a success
Read to Succeed’s Me and My Family literature night a success

Over 500 parents, children, and volunteers came out for the second annual Read To Succeed event Thursday night to enjoy a night of family fun centered on reading.

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WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT: What is caregiver guilt?

There are 43.5 million people caring for those 50 years old and older, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Because of the demands placed on caregivers, they can feel alone and depressed.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Diary will provide memories forever
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Diary will provide memories forever

You may have noticed that I skirted by new year’s resolutions this year.

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Tankards wrap up 1st season of reality show

Murfreesboro family stars in hit series

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DADS 2 DADS: Try to be 'that guy' even from a distance

When we started writing this column, we said we would tackle only those common ordinary hurdles of fatherhood.

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WHITTLE: Am I really here?

As I near 70, it has dawned on me – I’m here, but I’m not.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Recent deaths certainly hit home
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Recent deaths certainly hit home

Our daughter, Anne, became engaged in February 2005, and hours later one of her friends called to chat about it, saying: “And they’re getting married in May and moving to New York.”

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VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'
VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'

A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.

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Learning to wait on God
Learning to wait on God

New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience

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LETTER: Thank you for showing compassion

I have met more people willing to be so compassionate even when they don’t even know me.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: We should all cherish Christmas

When I think about Christmas movies, of which there are many that are both good and bad, I can easily narrow down the list to one particular film.

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WHITTLE: Recalling Christmases past

It was Christmas Eve 2003, when we laid Momma (Ruby Lee) Whittle to rest in Smyrna’s beautiful Maple View Cemetery.

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WOODY: To tree or not to tree?
WOODY: To tree or not to tree?

About this time of year, we have the great Christmas tree debate at our house: To tree or not to tree? That is the question.

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BMX racing is family affair for Hofferts
BMX racing is family affair for Hofferts

For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.

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Generations partner to help seniors
Generations partner to help seniors

Group collecting items to stuff Christmas stockings 

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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Unique gifts bring fantasy to life

It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.

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HALE: Remembering yesteryear's best sports toy gifts

Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.

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Make some Christmas memories downtown
Make some Christmas memories downtown

In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.

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Farlers persevere through toughest of times
Farlers persevere through toughest of times

Double amputee defies the odds

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Local author to sign books at Linebaugh Library

The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Murfreesboro author Julie Byrnes next week for a book signing.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movies on Thanksgiving remain family tradition

In my family, we go big for any cause for celebration, but the holiday that we have always assigned the most tradition to has always been Thanksgiving.

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Being thankful no matter the toll
Being thankful no matter the toll

Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive

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Hammonds keeps up family tradition for Blue Raiders

MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.

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State sees historic transition of farm land
State sees historic transition of farm land

What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.

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LOGUE: Remembering my dear mother

One of my favorite poems is the Emily Dickinson verse that begins, “After great pain, a formal feeling comes/The nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.”

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The ties that bind
The ties that bind

'Woven' joins hearts to history

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Birthdays bring mixed feelings
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Birthdays bring mixed feelings

I am at a place in my life right now where fortunately I have mostly good days, but among the loneliest days a parent endures, in my opinion, is the day when their child who has a birthday lives in another town.

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Country artist changes his beat

Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach

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Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'
Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'

Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Collectibles bring back days gone by
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Collectibles bring back days gone by

I read once that to qualify as a collector you needed to have seven of something. I have sevens of a lot of things, and all are important to me.

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Learn about your ancestors at free workshop

The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.

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Families invited to enjoy night of camping
Families invited to enjoy night of camping

Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a night of family friendly backpacking and outdoor activities Saturday, Sept. 21, at Barfield Crescent Backcountry Campground.

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Red Cross urges households to prepare for emergencies

During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Heart of Tennessee Chapter, is encouraging all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.

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VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum
VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum

How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?

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WHITTLE: Older siblings sometimes worst role models

Older siblings tend to hold high ranking in the eyes and hearts of younger brothers and sisters.

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VAUGHN: Caregivers are special people

I appreciate and commend everyone who has chosen the health care industry as a career.

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Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case
Convicted father awaits sentencing in abuse case

A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.

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Loving adults are responsible for idyllic childhoods

There is not a week that goes by that I don’t hear someone who grew up here say, “What has happened to Rutherford County? I just don’t recognize it anymore. I’m just glad that I grew up here in those good 'ole days.”

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Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives
Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives

Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale

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VAUGHN: Love of storytelling comes from mother

I count it a privilege to write my column, "Sharing Thoughts," once a month for The Murfreesboro Post.

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LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value
LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value

Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”

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LOGUE: Independence should be easier to come by

Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.

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Alzheimer's support group meeting Wednesday

Local area families, friends and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are invited to attend a free support group meeting Wednesday, July 3, in Tullahoma.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Thoughts of dad flood Father's Day
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Thoughts of dad flood Father's Day
Father’s Day is bittersweet every year because, while I celebrate the loving father my husband is to our children, I don’t have my own father to hug anymore.
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Reverence for humanity set my father apart
Richard Claude Shacklett, an ardent fisherman, a dead-eye hunter and skillful photographer, was a man who mixed his hobbies with his profession – photography.
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Ready's dress comes home
Weatherfords obtain gown for Oaklands Museum
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VINSON: Lost treasures uncover value of spring cleaning
Procrastination is a constant variable in the human formula. Though some are more prone than others, everyone at some point in life purposely puts off doing something he knows needs to be done.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Lost coat makes surprise appearance
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Lost coat makes surprise appearance
It is May 19, as I type and we have just returned from the wedding of a nephew in Florida.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Love of movies born at father's knee
When I think about my intense love for movies, I sometimes think about where that love came from and wonder how I developed it.
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WOODY: Family camping trip really not for weenies
Who do they think they’re kidding? That is not camping. I’ve taken my family camping. I have the divorce papers to prove it. What you are about to read is true – every horrible word.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Grandchildren greatest Mother's Day gifts
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Grandchildren greatest Mother's Day gifts
Meeting deadlines for a newspaper should not be new to me, but I still fail to realize that articles come out on holidays and occasions, like Mother’s Day.
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'Morning after pill' approved for OTC sale
At drugstores across Tennessee, over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill are now available to anyone age 15 and older.
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Relying on kindness of strangers
Relying on kindness of strangers
Senior Citizens Awareness Network helps elderly meet safety needs
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter in Miami was full of surprises
Our Easter was anything but ordinary this year.
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Star's family life recorded in pictures
Star's family life recorded in pictures
Stuart to sign copies of new book
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HUNTER: Dad turns golden
On April Fools' Day, my father celebrated his 50th birthday, and my family threw a huge surprise party in his honor. He deserved every bit of it because of the influence he has had on my life.
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Save today for tomorrow
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter is early yet again
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter is early yet again
At our house, Easter means sunrise services preceded by a week of church liturgical services.
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WHITTLE: Miracles come home as bundles of joy
With Beckett being only 3 years old, it was a tedious and dangerous surgery, but the good Lord hooked his parents, Patrick and Amanda, up with one of only two surgeons in the U.S. who perform the procedure.
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US divorce rate continues downward trend
Couples with kids less likely to split
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Being great grandparent is worth it
Within the past few minutes my granddaughter has taken everything out of the garbage can, figured out how to pull single sheets out of the filing cabinet, and fussed when I led her away from the shift bar on the computer.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Past makes me appreciate parenting today
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Past makes me appreciate parenting today
Some friends were raised in a two-parent home with times that sounded like the Cleavers, but further admissions have revealed that they, too, had secrets all their own.
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Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Young cancer patients get chance to play
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Greatest Generation served community after war
Greatest Generation served community after war
Rutherford County provided more than 4,000 men for active service in World War II. One of those men who served was my father, Richard Claude Shacklett.
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Wedding Guide
Wedding Guide
Download the 2013 Wedding Guide to learn more about planning your dream day in Middle Tennessee.
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Bullying inspires Tennessee's strongest man
Bullying inspires Tennessee's strongest man
Eddie Swanson was beat up by his cruel classmates every day. Little did his tormentors know he would grow up to become the strongest man in Tennessee.
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VINSON: Next generation woefully lacks gardening skills
Recently, a friend that he felt as though we – American society collectively – are raising a generation of modern-day morons and imbeciles.
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Legacy of love remains after many years
Legacy of love remains after many years
The man’s despondent thoughts were interrupted by a young couple across the compartment. Their laughter and chatter made it impossible for him to concentrate on the gloom and doom.
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LIVING WELL: How not to get your partner to lose weight
LIVING WELL: How not to get your partner to lose weight
Now that you have been exercising, eating nutritious meals, and feeling fitter, more energetic and healthier than ever, you can’t wait to get your spouse on board, right?
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Take a look in a book
Pledge to unplug and read
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Author’s work explores 'a woman's worth'
New book delves into relationships
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Book helps find joy in life
Gretchen Rubin had a problem. She had a great life, a loving family and excellent health, and yet, she wasn’t truly happy.
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DCS head resigns amid scandal over child deaths
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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Local girl pledges to go 'Bald in the Boro'
Local girl pledges to go 'Bald in the Boro'
Youngster raises money for cancer research
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Memorials bring thoughts on life
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Memorials bring thoughts on life
Although it may sound somber, I enjoy reading stories at the end of a year about about people who have passed.
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VAUGHN: Humble beginnings taught importance of hard work
Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation.
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Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Christian artist sheds light at Believer's Chapel
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: To-do list clutters the new year
Is it because it’s the first of the year that my mind is bouncing around with so many things to do? Or is it because we’ve been so busy since Thanksgiving that I feel so burdened?
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Meeting planned for community playground in La Vergne
La Vergne city officials intend to fulfill the promise of a neighborhood park.
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LIVING WELL: Husbands should listen to wives more often
As I write these words, I know I soon will be seeing them again.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Holiday hangover lingers on
It’s been two weeks since Christmas left, and I still feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.
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Scales legacy continues with new generation
Scales legacy continues with new generation
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
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VINSON: Remember to hit the streets with open eyes
Many years ago, at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Center in Nashville, a symposium featured renowned Hollywood director and producer Robert Wise as the guest speaker.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Countdown until next visit begins
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Countdown until next visit begins
This was our year to have the grandchildren for Christmas, and they came like a windstorm and left like a tornado. Things are normally fairly calm around here, but when all that activity arrives, it is mayhem.
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Registration for grief support group ends Friday
Registration for the Murfreesboro grief support group, sponsored by Alive Hospice, will close Friday, Jan. 4.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Christmas no longer holds surprises
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
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Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
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Murfreesboro offering free community center passes
Murfreesboro offering free community center passes
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is again offering its Buy One-Get One Free program that has been so successful in previous years.
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Author pens electrifying children's book
Author pens electrifying children's book
Tennessee teacher publishes new story
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WHITTLE: Searching for the perfect Christmas tree
This farm boy’s overall galluses had nearly burst with chest-swollen pride when Daddy decided I, at age 5, was old enough to be chosen to go with him in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
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WHITTLE: Car talk helped pass time while chopping cotton
A gathering cloud of dust on our unpaved farm road triggered great interest, during the crop-growing seasons of youth.
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Santa Claus headed to downtown Murfreesboro
Santa Claus headed to downtown Murfreesboro
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
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Tolkien creates fairy tales for all ages
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
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Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
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Faith drives passion for higher education
Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister.
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LIVING WELL: Strep throat season is almost here
Strep throat can be a miserable condition for adults, and for kids, it can be even worse.
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FAIR: Coach almost loses son to game he loves
It’s difficult for Grace Christian Academy Coach Randy McKamey to remember a time when football was not a key part of his life.
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Marine is example of true inspirational figure
Charlie True, of Murfreesboro, has seen a major part of the world, been involved in some high adventures, dedicated himself to the mission of “for God and for county,” and through it all, he has managed well.
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Report: Women still earn less than men
Report: Women still earn less than men
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
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Married to an angel
Married to an angel
Mother keeps watch from heaven
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Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
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One Book selection highlights childhood cancer
One Book selection highlights childhood cancer
Book brings back memories for survivor
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Family Staffing Solutions expands in Texas
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Placing blame becomes silly habit
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Placing blame becomes silly habit
My husband, Tommy, and I have been spending a lot of time together lately. Several of our conversations have started with, “Do you remember where you put my (fill in the blank)?”
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St. Rose to honor grandparents Saturday
St. Rose to honor grandparents Saturday
Grandparents will be the guests of honor at the 2012 St. Rose Starry, Starry Night auction, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the James Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Closing public access hurts researchers of all stripes
Closing public access hurts researchers of all stripes
Social Security officials are finding out that making it more difficult for citizens to gain access to death records is hurting millions of people.
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American students could learn from humble girl
American students could learn from humble girl
If you've been at a Tennessee elementary school lately and observed school-age children, you have probably noticed a worrisome trend: Too many are overweight.
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LIVING WELL: Supplements may benefit eye health
LIVING WELL: Supplements may benefit eye health
Everyone realizes how incredibly important vision is and how delicate the eyes are. However, most of us take our vision for granted until something goes wrong.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Memories remain locked away
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Memories remain locked away
My husband, Tommy, said the other day that no one has photographs anymore because they're all locked up in someone's computer or camera. The more I think about it, he's right.
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Play hide 'n' seek in a cornfield near you
Shuck-N-Shake turns grain into grins
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Follow Buck Creek Road
I still don't like taking the “scary way,” known to the rest of America as U.S. Highway 64.
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Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
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Women inducted into Century Club
Women inducted into Century Club
Family Staffing Solutions honored a dozen women who have or will soon be celebrating their 100th birthdays by inducting them into the Century Club.
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BRAGG: Life full of mixed blessings, compromises
It's been a mixed blessings kind of summer.
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Women find new beginnings
Women find new beginnings

Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference

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La Vergne Senior Citizen Center opening new expansion
A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at for the La Vergne Senior Center.
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Majority fail to use car seats correctly
Tennessee was the first state in the nation with laws requiring children be secured in safety seats, but with families piling into vehicles for summer vacations, parents apparently could use a little help with those car seats.
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Learning about science of teaching
If the mother’s lap is the child’s first classroom, I wish I had had a crash course in education.
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Young Ulysses honored at LifeFlight dinner
Young Ulysses honored at LifeFlight dinner
Blackman Middle School student Ulysses M. Durham started Tuesday by introducing his classmates to the LifeFlight nurses who saved his life and their helicopter that whisked him to the trauma center.
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Smyrna ranked as top place to retire

Smyrna was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Sept. 20 issue as one of top 10 places in America to retire.

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New child support referee wants to help parents
New child support referee Diana Benson Burns hopes to help parents support their children.
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Mom fights man who lunged at kids
Rhonda Warren’s motherly instincts kicked in when a man grabbed a Quizno’s employee before lunging for her children, niece and nephew during a disturbance Thursday at the Northwest Broad Street sandwich shop.
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Making infants water safe
Making infants water safe
When pregnant with her son, mother Karen Baker decided to become certified as an infant swimming resource instructor.
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Siblings make All-American Soap Box Derby
Siblings make All-American Soap Box Derby
Just call it a family affair for the Beitels.
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