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Thanks to Brown, important regional family histories remain alive

SHORT MOUNTAIN: History lives here ... and at Bradyville and at Readyville.

John Smithson (called "Big John" by family and neighbors) was a Revolutionary War soldier. After the war, "Big John" settled on the biggest mountain in Middle Tennessee, to wit, Short Mountain.

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Wedding dresses through the decades at Oaklands

Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country.

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Volunteers needed for Rutherford County

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and homes for the aged in Rutherford County and 12 additional counties in middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children receives award

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT) is pleased to announce that Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC) has received RHAT's 2014 Special Exemplary Project Award.

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United Way launches initiative to Keep the Lights On

United Way recently participated in Giving Tuesday in an effort to raise funds and awareness for programs that support financial stability in Rutherford and Cannon counties. Through its Keep the Lights On initiative that began on December 2, the United Way is raising funds that will be distributed back into the community through programs and services.

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Goodwill honors outstanding partners, clients

A man who lost his possessions but realized a dream in the wake of the 2010 flood. A woman who hurdled cultural and language barriers to launch a career. These are just a few of the stories of tenacity and achievement celebrated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee at its Impact Luncheon awards ceremony Friday, Nov. 21.

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Miss MTSU, Murfreesboro pageant set for Dec. 6

The annual Miss MTSU Pageant is still going strong after 40 years.

However, last year provided a new twist when a Miss Murfreesboro was added to the event. It also was the first year that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity didn't stage the performance as it is no longer an organization on campus.

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Celebrate spirit of the season with MTSU's 30th anniversary 'Messiah'

The Monday, Dec. 1, performance of Handel's "Messiah" by the MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society marks the 30th anniversary for the group's presentation of the beloved holiday oratorio.

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Noon Exchange Club makes donation to The Family Center

The Exchange Club of Noon Murfreesboro was proud to present a $10,000 check to The Family Center during their regular weekly meeting on Thursday Nov. 20.

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'Southern Fried Fuel' quest put on hold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Plagued by a major mechanical problem and greatly concerned about arctic weather in his path Tuesday, Nov. 11, MTSU professor Cliff Ricketts postponed his "Southern Fried Fuel" quest until spring 2015.

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Cannon County plans festivities for holiday season

Cannon County is anticipating a great holiday season this year as it is planning several events during the weeks ahead.

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Moose Lodge to host fundraiser for Wounded Warriors on Tuesday

Murfreesboro Tennessee Moose Lodge No. 645 at 1831 N.W. Broad St. announces plans to raise donations to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty.

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Police officers grow out beards for charity

Murfreesboro police officers and detectives are participating in the American Cancer Society's "No Shave November."

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Exchange Club prayer breakfast Nov. 25

Americans are bound together by their love of freedom, and religion is no exception. The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro and The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro will be holding a "One Nation Under God" Community Prayer breakfast, Tuesday, November 25th at the Embassy Suites - Murfreesboro, featuring Gerald Melton, Public Defender for Cannon and Rutherford County Gerald Melton. His motto is: "Protecting the public by defending the Constitution."

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Police Chief Chrisman participates in 'Guess Who Contest'

Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman was revealed this past Friday as the mystery man who donned glue-on nails and eyelashes, jewelry, a wig and a pink dress to help raise money for a local nonprofit that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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2014 Hollyday Marketplace celebrates 10 years

The 10th Annual Hollyday Marketplace hosted by the Junior League of Murfreesboro will be held on Dec. 6 at Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro located at 304B West Thompson Lane.

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The Adams Family musical takes stage Nov. 7

The Addams Family, the Musical, based on the original TV series and inspired by the Hollywood Films of the early 90s features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare.

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Do you have the perfect Christmas tree to donate?

Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.

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Free 10-week codependency support group class offered

Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another.

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Whittlemania tickets on sale for $10

Ten dollar Whittlemania meal tickets are available now at "The Post" newspaper office and WGNS Radio in Murfreesboro, Cannon Courier offices in Woodbury, plus Gil's Ace Hardware and Southern Bank of Tennessee in Smyrna.

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United Way seeking volunteers for VITA

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free service and will aid qualifying local residents in claiming their tax refund dollars.

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Good Shepherd Children's Home a great hidden secret

Sitting on Murfreesboro's eastern outskirts is one of the area's best-kept secrets, a place children in need can call home when there may be no place to go - Good Shepherd Children's Home.

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MTSU flips punch line on 'Tonight Show' jab at 'Murfreersboro'

MTSU is standing up for its hometown with some good-natured humor directed at "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon regarding the correct pronunciation of the Midstate city's name.

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Legacy of Stones River program set for Oct. 18

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Murfreesboro by exploring the conflicting emotions of Southerners at the outset of the conflict and the destruction caused by four years of war.

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The Heritage Center opens new exhibits

October is Heritage Month in Rutherford County. As part of the county-wide celebration, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has opened newly designed exhibits, highlighting artifacts from the past rarely seen before.

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