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20 years helping victims become survivors

For the past 33 years, we have taken the month of October to raise awareness about one of our society's worst demons - domestic violence. This year in particular, I'm especially reflective of our progress addressing this under-reported crime because 2014 marks 20 years since Congress signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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St. Mark's choir holding program Nov. 2

The Chancel Choir of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and a special chamber orchestra will present a special musical worship event in the church's sanctuary on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. The program will feature the Requiem of Gabriel Faure.

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Ebola: What you need to know
Ebola: What you need to know

The largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease ever recorded is currently occurring in West Africa with the Zaire species of the virus.

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Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate hosts free women's self defense class

The Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate will be holding a free Ladies Self Defense Seminar Saturday, Oct. 25th at noon. The class will be held at the South Murfreesboro location, 1911 Business Campus Dr., behind the Parthenon Restaurant just off South Church Street.

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Area Trunk or Treats & Halloween events
Area Trunk or Treats & Halloween events

The following locations are offering Trunk or Treet and Halloween events through Halloween:

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2014 Celebrity Spelling Bee set for Nov. 10

Read To Succeed announced the 2014 Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at World Outreach Church.

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United Way Uses 2-1-1 service to gauge community needs

Each year, thousands of people in Rutherford and Cannon counties turn to United Way's 2-1-1 service for help.

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"Simply Free" experience returns to Murfreesboro

"Simply Free" is not a concert or a seminar. It is an experience.

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Alzheimer's Walk recognized by 'Going Purple' at Murfreesboro City Hall

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month.

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Baden brings focus on medical examiner training to MTSU

Veteran medical examiner Michael Baden has played a role in some of history's most celebrated investigations, and now he'll share his knowledge with the MTSU community Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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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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Local farmer directs $2,500 to Special Kids

Rutherford County farmer Larry Lynch has directed a $2,500 donation to Special Kids of Tennessee. While attending an Ag PhD Field Day event at South Dakota’s Hefty Farms, he participated in a drawing held by Monsanto Company. When his name was called as a winner, he was given the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in his community.

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Sharing Our Heritage Month here in October

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have a rich history shared by all. From prehistoric hunters through the horrors of the Civil War to the change and growth of our more recent past, the stories we share help define us as a community.

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Color of Fall Car & Truck Show Sept. 27

The 16th annual Color of Fall Car & Truck Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Woodbury Square from 8 a.m.-noon

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MTSU’s Keel, Scott among honorees at Women in Music City Awards

NASHVILLE —MTSU professor Beverly Keel, chair of the university’s Department of Recording Industry, and former MTSU student Hillary Scott of Grammy-winning music group Lady Antebellum were among honorees Monday night at The Nashville Business Journal’s inaugural Women in Music City Awards.

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White Oak fair draws local, national talent

WOODBURY – Say “white oak” and “crafts” and artisans from as far away as Pennsylvania will respond: “Cannon County.”

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Authors on autism provide great insight

Instead of my weekly sports column, I have been moved to a different section for a very special reason. Last week, two of the premier authors who have written several books on autism, Dr.Temple Grandin and Eustacia Cutler, spoke at a conference at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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La Vergne Old Timers’ Festival this week

Old Timers’ Festival activities kicked off last weekend with the 4th Annual Miss La Vergne pageants.

On Saturday, babies and children in the community competeed in the baby, followed by the pageants which will begin at 1 p.m.

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Legendary coach Holtz to speak at Society Gala

The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation is proud to announce legendary Coach Lou Holtz as keynote speaker for the 2015 Rutherford Society Gala on Jan. 24, 2015 at Embassy Suites.

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Ghost Tours at Sam Davis home in October

Ghost Tours offers an answer to the commonly asked question: “Is the Sam Davis Home haunted?”

On the Friday and Saturday evenings of Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 25, visitors board a haunted hayride where they are told grim tales of history on the property and in the surrounding area until they are dropped off at the front walk of the historic Sam Davis Home.

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Downtown Deals program offered in September

Discover Historic Downtown Murfreesboro which offers a wide array of stores, shops, restaurants and services in the heart of the community.

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State Convention brings chiropractic physicians to Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) will be hosting its annual convention in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Sept. 12-14.

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