Halloween/Safe Driving; Evergreen's Slave History

Oct 20, 2021 at 09:05 am by Producer

(L-R) RCSO Cpl. Michael Rodgers and THP Trooper Brenna Smith

Segment #1   RCSO Cpl. Michael Rodgers and THP Trooper Brenna Smith tell about:

  • Halloween Drive-Through Trick or Treat event from 5-7PM Tuesday (10/26/2021) in front of the Drivers License Testing Center on Samsonite Blvd.
  • SLOW DOWN TENNESSEE, an effort to reduce serious traffic crashes. They also noted that incidences of road rage are on the increase. Cpl. Rodgers said he personally worked three road rage crimes yesterday.
  • BEANS & BOOTS fund raiser at the Patterson Community Center from 11AM-2PM on Sat., Nov. 13, 2021. Proceeds will go to purchase prescription glasses for persons who could not afford to purchase them. For more information, e-mail Cpt. Rodgers at mrodgers@RCSOtn.org.

Segment #2 Oaklands Mansion is doing a historical study of the slaves buried in Section M at Evergreen Cemetery. MTSU is using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate the graves. Oaklands Executive Director James Manning shares vital information. Then Margaret McKinley with the African-American Heritage Society of Rutherford County shares some of the background information that has been discovered. Then the Old City Cemetery's Project Director Laura Bartell with the Historic Preservation Project, gives an inside look at the way studies of this type are carried out.