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The Murfreesboro Lions Club held its annual Christmas gathering at the Lions Club Building at the Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. Local dulcimer players accompanied the singing of Christmas carols. The Murfreesboro Lions Club remembered longtime member Herman Johnson by posthumously presenting…

Approximately 30 businesses in Murfreesboro participated in the 11th annual national Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. There has been about $120 billion spent in the previous 10 Small Business Saturdays combined. According to an economic impact study from American Express, 62% of U.S. smal…

The Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity hosted the 13th Annual Cookin’ to Build around the historical Rutherford County Court House. More than 500 bowls were filled with chili, stew and soup created and provided by local organizations including several ministries, service clubs (Rota…

Nearly 100 Marines and friends celebrated the 245th birthday of the Marine Corps with a birthday celebration in Murfreesboro. The formal military ball marked the seventh consecutive time the combined detachments of the Marine Corps League of Middle Tennessee have hosted the event. The keynot…

The annual event presented by Main Street Murfreesboro had good weather and a festive holiday atmosphere. More than 30 downtown Murfreesboro shops and restaurants were open later than usual to participate in the Boro Art Crawl. Musicians including students at the Murfreesboro Center for the …

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This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to the holidays and celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, those gatherings will look and feel different this year as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Mary Ellen Vaughn moved to Murfreesboro as a young woman and became a force in the local civil rights movement. She established the African American newspaper “Murfreesboro Union” in 1920 and worked as a nurse to improve public health in rural parts of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro’s Vaugh…

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More than 150 arts patrons help to raise nearly $50,000 while enjoying food provided by Murfreesboro’s Five Senses Restaurant at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts fundraiser. Longtime supports of the arts in Rutherford County Gloria and Ted LaRoche were selected as the 2020 Arts Advocates…

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Smyrna’s Sam Davis Home in Smyrna hosted its annual Ghost Tours the past two weekends. The weather cooperated by providing a chilled fall night. Visitors heard ghost stories about the historic farm and 1810 home. Some took a hayride through the sunflower fields.

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The mild fall weather brought out a crowd of more than 2,500 to La Vergne’s annual Old Timers’ Festival. The event included a car show, a parade through the town, music, food and craft vendors. The Old Timers’ Festival, once known as the Old Timers’ Days, began under La Vergne Mayor Vester W…

The Rotary Club of Smyrna, The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro and the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club led the Second Annual Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity “Rotary Panel Builds” event. Volunteers helped to build wall panels for a Habitat for Humanity home to be located in the new…