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Another Successful Celebrity Spelling Bee for RTS
Another Successful Celebrity Spelling Bee for RTS

Several hundred supporters of Read to Succeed enjoyed a fun filled night at the annual 2018 Celebrity Spelling Bee held in the The Grove at Williamson Place. Local realtor Meredith Thomas was the "top speller".

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2018 One Book Selected for Rutherford County
2018 One Book Selected for Rutherford County

The 2018 One Book of Rutherford County selection will transport readers back to the future, the selection committee announced.

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More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee
More news on this years successful Read To Succeed Spelling Bee

After 128 words in 10 rounds of tough competition, Murfreesboro Community Development Director John Callow claimed the title of 2017 Celebrity Bee Champion with the correct spelling of "slumgullion."

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John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee
John Callow Wins Read To Succeed's Spelling Bee

Murfreesboro's Community Development Director John Callow won Read To Succeed's "2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee" with the word "slumgullion".

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Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General
Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General

On May 10th the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented Read To Succeed a $15,000 grant for Adult Literacy programs and a $15,000 grant for Family Literacy.

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Annual School Spelling Bee a Success!
Annual School Spelling Bee a Success!

Fifteen 6th graders from Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools gathered to compete for the title of 2017 Read To Bee Champion.

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The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy

The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy as the club's major focus. In the last two months they (in partnership with the Murfreesboro Breakfast and Smyrna Rotary Clubs) have provided dictionaries to every third grader in Rutherford and Cannon Counties, and they have recently donate $5,000 to both Read to Succeed (RTS) and Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival (SE-YA).

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Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed
Murfreesboro Rotary Helps Read To Succeed

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Read To Succeed.

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This Thursday: Celebrity Spelling Bee in Murfreesboro
This Thursday: Celebrity Spelling Bee in Murfreesboro

On Thursday: Lisa Mitchell, executive director of Read To Succeed said that a single 7th grader will be competing against the adult spellers at the spelling bee...

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Read to Succeed "Celebrity Spelling Bee" Thursday

The annual Read to Succeed "Celebrity Spelling Bee" will hit the stage at World Outreach Church.

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Reading in Schools Day was a Success in Rutherford County
Reading in Schools Day was a Success in Rutherford County

The annual Read To Succeed Reading In The Schools Day was another great success.

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What is our next ONE BOOK?
What is our next ONE BOOK?

Read To Succeed continues its efforts to battle illiteracy. Making reading an enjoyable habit for all ages is a powerful tool to get residents to read books that can be discussed by the diverse population that makes-up Tennessee's fastest growing county.

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Local Read To Succeed Receives Major Grant from Dollar General and Nashville Predators
Local Read To Succeed Receives Major Grant from Dollar General and Nashville Predators

Read To Succeed improves lives through reading and two local organizations with a literacy focus are helping to make that possible.

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Another Local Non Profit Announces Plans to Participate in The Big Payback
Another Local Non Profit Announces Plans to Participate in The Big Payback

Read To Succeed is once again participating in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them.

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Candy Clifford Awarded by Read To Succeed for Contributions in Literacy
Candy Clifford Awarded by Read To Succeed for Contributions in Literacy

Murfreesboro City Schools Community Outreach Coordinator Candy Clifford has been awarded the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Award by Read To Succeed.

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Read To Succeed's "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" Announces 2016 Winners

The annual Read To Succeed "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" welcomed 19 spellers to the stage at Patterson Park on Saturday morning, April 9th to compete for the title of 2016 Read To Bee Champion.

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Volunteer to help others in Rutherford County Learn to Read
Volunteer to help others in Rutherford County Learn to Read

Read To Succeed is in need of more volunteers to help others learn to read.

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Read To Succeed in Murfreesboro says: UNPLUG
Read To Succeed in Murfreesboro says: UNPLUG

UNPLUG & Read! is a community supported initiative encouraging adults, families and children to unplug from televisions, computers, cell phones and video games to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading.

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The "Celebrity Spelling Bee" is Nov. 10th in Murfreesboro

The ninth annual Read To Succeed "Celebrity Spelling Bee" will welcome 18 spellers (see complete list below) to the stage to compete for the title of 2015 Celebrity Bee Champion on Tuesday night, November 10th.

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Read to Succeed Tutor Training Coming Up
Read to Succeed Tutor Training Coming Up

Read to Succeed is expanding. Adult Literacy Coordinator Carolynn Kobiske tells NewsRadio WGNS they're having a tutor training October 13th and October 20th.

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Reading in Schools day a great event this past Friday
Reading in Schools day a great event this past Friday

On Friday, September 18th, Read To Succeed celebrated their 12th annual "Reading in the Schools Day" throughout Rutherford County.

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The One Book(s) for Rutherford County
The One Book(s) for Rutherford County

The Rutherford County One Book Committee is busy reading books to select a title for the 2016 program.

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Volunteer and help someone learn to read
Volunteer and help someone learn to read

Reading is a fundamental necessity to live a productive life and Read To Succeed in Murfreesboro needs more tutors to help adults learn how to properly read. Malia Grubbs told WGNS...

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Amazon in Murfreesboro donates 300 books for RTS OneBook Book Crossing
Amazon in Murfreesboro donates 300 books for RTS OneBook Book Crossing

"Amazon is proud to call Murfreesboro home and we're always looking for ways to give back to our community," said Scot Newport, general manager of Amazon's Murfreesboro fulfillment center. "We're excited to partner again with Read To Succeed to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading."

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Read To Succeed receives $2,000 Nashville Predators Grant
Read To Succeed receives $2,000 Nashville Predators Grant

Reading To Succeed improves lives through reading and two local organizations with a literacy focus are helping to make that possible.

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Help someone learn to read
Help someone learn to read

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County - Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Read To Succeed will be hosting two volunteer orientations on Thursday, June 25th at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church.

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Read To Succeed recognizes volunteers in Rutherford County
Read To Succeed recognizes volunteers in Rutherford County

Approximately 90 people attended the Read To Succeed Appreciation Luncheon that was held at Kingwood church of Christ on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Read To Succeed's highest recognition, the Karen Claud Literacy...

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The Big Payback - WGNS
The Big Payback - WGNS "LIVE" on the Murfreesboro Square

WGNS was "LIVE" on the square Tuesday morning for the Big Payback, a day where non-profits are recognized and a website allows you to easily donate to multiple organizations with the click of a button.

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Read To Succeed's "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" Announces 2015 Winners

The annual Read To Succeed "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" welcomed 18 spellers to the stage at Patterson Park on Saturday morning, April 18th to compete for the title of 2015 Read To Bee Champion.

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Just Me and My Family at Mitchell Neilson Elementary School
Just Me and My Family at Mitchell Neilson Elementary School

The Just Me & My Family event sponsored by Read To Succeed was held on Thursday night at Mitchell Neilson Elementary School in Murfreesboro...

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Read to Succeed Spelling Bee Tonight
Read to Succeed Spelling Bee Tonight

Can you spell "TONIGHT"? That's when the annual Read to Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held at World Outreach Church on New Salem Highway.

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Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee is Monday, Nov. 10th
Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee is Monday, Nov. 10th

Read To Succeed will host their 8th annual Celebrity Spelling Bee on Monday, November 10th at The World Outreach Church. The event will open up with a silent auction at 5:00pm.

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Read To Succeed Volunteer Training Tuesday
Read To Succeed Volunteer Training Tuesday

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Malia Grubbs with Read To Succeed says they'll be hosting a volunteer training this week.

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Good News: The Den will hold a grand opening in Murfreesboro on Sept. 10th
Good News: The Den will hold a grand opening in Murfreesboro on Sept. 10th

Positive news for an area of Murfreesboro that has seen an increase in crime over the past 10-years.

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Be a part of Literacy Day 2014
Be a part of Literacy Day 2014

Read To Succeed "Literacy Day" will be held on Saturday, August 2nd this year in Murfreesboro.

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READ TO SUCCEED Says Thank You!
READ TO SUCCEED Says Thank You!

On Wednesday (5/14/2014) Read To Succeed held its 2014 Appreciation Luncheon at Kingwood Church of Christ. 

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WGNS Promotes Big Payback
WGNS Promotes Big Payback

Many local charities participated in the Big Payback Tuesday. WGNS was with Read to Succeed on the square, as part of their Big Payback event.

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The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)
The Big Payback is TODAY (May 6, 2014)

The event will allow local residents to donate online to their favorite non-profit organization in Rutherford County. Shelly Stanley with Read To Succeed told WGNS...

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Celebrate the End of the World on April 25th in Murfreesboro

Readers and supporters of One Book of Rutherford County can celebrate the end of the world from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Linebaugh Public Library.

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Me and My Family Night organized by Read To Succeed a BIG HIT!
Me and My Family Night organized by Read To Succeed a BIG HIT!

On Thursday, Read To Succeed held their Me and My Family Night at Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro. Jasmine Allen, the mother of Aryana, told WGNS that her daughter had a blast…

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Read To Succeed announces Me and My Family Event!
Read To Succeed announces Me and My Family Event!

Debbie Mankin with Read To Succeed commented on the Me and My Family Night…

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Commission Moves Forward With DNJ Property Purchase
Commission Moves Forward With DNJ Property Purchase

The Budget, Finance & Investment Committee approved a contract for the purchase of property at 224 North Walnut Street, the DNJ property, at a value of $600,000...

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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Releases Grant Money to Read To Succeed
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Releases Grant Money to Read To Succeed

Read To Succeed of Murfreesboro was awarded a $2500 grant by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves. 

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Read To Succeed Placing the One Book Community Read All Around Town
Read To Succeed Placing the One Book Community Read All Around Town

You don’t have to look too far to find a copy of this year’s Rutherford County One Book, “The Last Policeman” by Ben H. Winters. Just keep an eye out for a Book Crossing. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see one of the Read To Succeed red boxes in local businesses and libraries. Then just help yourself to one of the books inside.

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GOAL OF THE NEW YEAR: Help Someone Out, Make a Difference
GOAL OF THE NEW YEAR: Help Someone Out, Make a Difference

Was one of your new year’s resolutions to make a difference in someone’s life? 

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Read To Succeed Needs You to Volunteer
Read To Succeed Needs You to Volunteer

Read To Succeed is in need of volunteers to not only teach adults how to read, but also help out in the community. Debbie Mankin with Read To Succeed stated...

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UPDATE: Event for Children Held in December was a Great Success (With Pictures)
UPDATE: Event for Children Held in December was a Great Success (With Pictures)

We have an update on an event that took place back in December. The first annual Jingle Jam held on December 21st, was a bona-fide success. 

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Council's First Meeting of 2014 Includes Move Forward on Election Date Change
Council's First Meeting of 2014 Includes Move Forward on Election Date Change

As you may have heard, there has been talk of moving the municipal election date; in 2014's first meeting, council opted to leave that decision to the voters, and the matter will be put to a referendum in the near future...

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AWESOME: Local Residents Finds Help and Learns to Read in Murfreesboro
AWESOME: Local Residents Finds Help and Learns to Read in Murfreesboro
JoJo came to Read To Succeed reading at a 1st grade reading level. He’d graduated from high school with a Certificate of Attendance, being unable to read well enough to pass mainstream classes and exams. 
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Read To Succeed names New Family Literacy Coordinator
Read To Succeed names New Family Literacy Coordinator
As Family Literacy Coordinator, Swartz arranges RTS family events in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City elementary schools.
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RTS 2013 Winner: Mitchell-Neilson's Principal Robin Newell
RTS 2013 Winner: Mitchell-Neilson's Principal Robin Newell
Another chapter in Read To Succeed's "Celebrity Bee" is history with Mitchell-Neilson Schools Principal Robin Newell emerging the victor.
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UPDATE (With Audio): Read To Succeed Spelling Bee Should Be FUN - Everyone Looking Forward to the Event
UPDATE (With Audio): Read To Succeed Spelling Bee Should Be FUN - Everyone Looking Forward to the Event
Scott Walker had a chance to meet up with the Executive Director of Read To Succeed to talk about the upcoming Celebrity Bee. Needless to say, it will be a blast this year...
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UPDATE: Read To Succeed Announces 7th Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee
UPDATE: Read To Succeed Announces 7th Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee
Read To Succeed is proud to announce the 7th annual Celebrity Spelling Bee on November 12th at The World Outreach Church.
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It Is Official: THE LAST POLICEMAN
It Is Official: THE LAST POLICEMAN
Everyone from the officer who first found the deceased to the assistant attorney general believe it’s an open and shut case of suicide. Another “hanger,” they say. It’s happening all over as humankind faces a collective death sentence.
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Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee is Nov. 12th.  Are You Ready to Spell?
Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee is Nov. 12th. Are You Ready to Spell?
Read To Succeed is proud to announce the 7th annual Celebrity Spelling Bee on November 12th at The World Outreach Church.
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FUN: Reserve Your Table for the Annual Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee!
FUN: Reserve Your Table for the Annual Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee!
Read To Succeed is getting ready for the annual Celebrity Spelling Bee and the list of words is being prepared. Will you be there to watch the action and to witness the mistakes that will be both humorous and memorable? 
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Reading in Schools Day was Held on Friday in Rutherford County
Reading in Schools Day was Held on Friday in Rutherford County
On Friday, Read To Succeed celebrated their 10th annual “Reading in the Schools Day” throughout Rutherford County.
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Introducing the 2013 Celebrity Spellers at the Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee (with audio)
Introducing the 2013 Celebrity Spellers at the Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee (with audio)

The Spellers this year are... (To reserve your table and support Read To Succeed, call 615-738-7323. Tables will seat a total of eight guest.)

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Would you like to volunteer to read at a local school during Reading in Schools Day? DO IT!
On Friday, September 20, over 25,000 students in Rutherford County will have volunteer readers visiting their classroom for the 10th anniversary of “Reading in the Schools Day”.
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Read To Succeed Reader Training September 5th - A Good Way to Further Help Others
Read To Succeed Reader Training September 5th - A Good Way to Further Help Others
Dr. Suze Gilbert, professor of elementary and special education at MTSU, will provide tips and guidelines on how to make reading aloud to children as effective as possible.
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Read To Succeed Reader Training in September - Please Attend
“Reading aloud to a group can be a little intimidating,” says Lisa Mitchell, Read To Succeed Executive Director. 
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VOLUNTEER with Read To Succeed Today! It is Really a Good Idea...
VOLUNTEER with Read To Succeed Today! It is Really a Good Idea...
Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community?  Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer training on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Read To Succeed Literacy March (with Audio and Pictures)
Read To Succeed Literacy March (with Audio and Pictures)
Before the Literacy walk began, guest speaker Fred Bailey who is the founder of Children are People, thanked educators for their hard work.
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Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed

Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed, Friends of Linebaugh Library, Olive Branch Church, the Jennings Jones Foundation and Newk’s on Saturday, August 3.

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Read To Succeed Literacy Day and Literacy March is on August 3rd

Lisa Mitchell, Director of Read To Succeed, told WGNS the day will be kicked off with a family oriented “Literacy March” down East Main Street…

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Volunteer to Teach Someone How to Read! Sign Up Now...

Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on July 11th and 18th from 6-8 pm at the Smyrna Public Library. Dinner will be provided.

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Looking for that Perfect Fit to Volunteer in Rutherford County? You Found It!
Read To Succeed is looking for volunteers to help with family literacy and adult literacy programs as well as with special events throughout the year. 
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Be a Part of the Volunteer Tutor Program with Read To Succeed!
Volunteer Tutor Training will take place on May 25 & June 1 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church, located at 200 East Main Street.
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250+ People Celebrate Success of Read To Succeed One Book!
Over 250 readers, young and old, gathered at Linebaugh Library Friday night to celebrate Read To Succeed’s 2012 One Book reading choice “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. 
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The Read To Succeed Volunteer Luncheon was a Great Success! See the Pictures...
See the pictures from the May 2013 Volunteer Luncheon... 
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SMART KID: 6th Grader Wins 2013 Read To Bee - See the Excitement in the Pictures!
SMART KID: 6th Grader Wins 2013 Read To Bee - See the Excitement in the Pictures!
“Gunnysack” was the winning word for 2013 Read To Bee winner Amari King, a 6th grade student from Thurman Francis Arts Academy.
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Read To Succeed and One Book Want Teens to Answer 1 Question about the book "Fault in Our Stars," WHY READ THIS BOOK?
It’s about cancer, and it’s about being a teenager. It’s about relationships, and self-discovery, and destiny.

 
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Only 11 residents or workers from Murfreesboro running Boston Marathon
Only 11 residents or workers from Murfreesboro running Boston Marathon
The days are numbered. We are only a few short weeks away from the Boston Marathon and you better believe those from Murfreesboro are training.

 
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AWESOME: 850 People show up for Read To Succeed and M'boro City School Event
AWESOME: 850 People show up for Read To Succeed and M'boro City School Event
“With a first-time event, you never know how many people will come,” Mitchell said. “We are so excited that this many people came here tonight to spend time with their families...."
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Free food and family fun at Black Fox Elementary on March 21st
Local literacy non-profit Read To Succeed and Murfreesboro City Schools’ Community Outreach Program are teaming up to bring the community a night of free family fun.
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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
There are a large percentage of adults in our community that don’t know how to read. The hardest part of helping these individuals is getting them to come forward.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Shelly Stanley with Read To Succeed tells us they are updating their tutor training program to make it easier for YOU to volunteer.
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Community members pledged over 500-hours to UNPLUG AND READ
Community members pledged over 500-hours to UNPLUG AND READ
“UNPLUG & Read! week is always a great reminder of how important it is to connect with family, to turn off all of the gadgets and just focus on a good book,” says Lisa Mitchell, Read To Succeed Executive Director.
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Question: Can you take the UNPLUG challenge and avoid electronics for an hour?
Question: Can you take the UNPLUG challenge and avoid electronics for an hour?
Read To Succeed is asking all Rutherford County residents to take a moment and unplug. Unplug the TV, the phone, video games and iPods. And, instead, sit back and read.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Read To Succeed discusses the 2013 One Book for Rutherford County
Read To Succeed discusses the 2013 One Book for Rutherford County
Each year, Read To Succeed’s One Book of Rutherford County program challenges residents to join together and read a chosen book. Centered on the relationship of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, two teenagers diagnosed with terminal cancer, The Fault in Our Stars is a true page-turner, and its appeal to multiple age groups is part of the reason the One Book committee chose it for One Book.
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