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The Live 4 Tay Foundation and Mayday Brewery hosted the second annual chili cook-off featuring eight contestants with chili ranging from meat chili to turkey chili to white chili and even green chili. About 80 chili cookers and tasters raised more than $600 at the event. The Live 4 Tay Found…

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Oaklands Mansion Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit will be held Jan. 17-March 1 at the mansion at 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. More than 50 gowns and wedding ring quilts will be exhibited. The exhibit will be open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 4…

Plungers for the annual event were greeted by mostly cloudy skies, air temperature in the mid-40s and a water temperature of a chilly 52 degrees. There were also indoor activities in the SportsCom gym, including inflatables, games and a menu of donuts from Donut Country and hot chocolate. Mo…

Oaklands Mansion Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit will be held Jan. 17-March 1 at the mansion at 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. More than 50 gowns and wedding ring quilts will be exhibited. The exhibit will be open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 4…

Oaklands Mansion Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit will be held Jan. 17-March 1 at the mansion at 900 N. Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro. More than 50 gowns and wedding ring quilts will be exhibited. The exhibit will be open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 4…

28th Annual Epiphany Ring will be held on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1267 N. Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Tim Waugh will be the massed ringing director. The massed handbell group, totaling about 100 ringers from seven churches, will present four selec…

The national military event occurs the second Saturday of December each year at more than 1,100 cemeteries across the country. The Stones River National Cemetery first participated in “Wreaths Across America” in 2012, with only 12 wreaths being placed. This year, there were 2,727 wreaths pla…

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Dec. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chevrolet Buick GMC, 960 John R. Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. To make an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

The inaugural ‘Boro Cookie Bash was held to raise money for Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels. Each person who attended took home a baker’s dozen of cookies made by local bakeries and restaurants. All ticket holders also received two pints of MTSU Dairy milk. Pets were remembered as well. Santa…

The 17th Rotary Club of Murfreesboro Hotcakes & Holly Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Middle Tennessee Christian School, saw perhaps the largest turnout ever. Hotcakes & Holly chairperson Phil King said that the event raised just over $20,000 to help support local literacy initiatives s…

The Murfreesboro chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the third Sunday of each month from 3-5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 431 De Jarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. Meetings are open to anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or sibling of any age. Meetings combine a brief progra…

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A crowd of approximately 2,000 visitors watched the Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting last Friday at the Rutherford County Courthouse. School choirs (including the Salem Elementary School choir pictured above), singers in costume from the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts and Santa, l…

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Early in the Town of Smyrna’s planning for the 2019 Christmas Parade, organizers had big plans for the community event. Smyrna and its citizens delivered. 

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Dec. 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Overall Creek Elementary School, 429 Otter Trail in Murfreesboro. To make an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

The monthly business event was hosted by Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. Approximately 150 people from Rutherford County businesses attended the networking event. The next Business Before Hours is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19…

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Dec. 3 from 2-8 p.m. at Murfreesboro Athletic Club, 710 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro. To make an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

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Several thousand friends and alumni of Smyrna High School, some of them driving in from other states and many wearing purple and gold letter sweaters, celebrated the school’s 100th anniversary on Nov. 16.

“Rutherford Remembered, Snapshots in Time” booklets sponsored by the Captain William Lytle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be available to order through Dec. 6.  The 34-page booklets cost $15 and the proceeds go to the chapter’s community service organizations. To order or…