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Main Street's Evening on Lytle fundraiser is Sept. 18
Main Street's Evening on Lytle fundraiser is Sept. 18

"We have been told that our property once belonged to the Maneys and was the entrance to the drive to Oaklands Mansion," Amy Cottle explained. The Cottles purchased the house in 2016, and they are the fourth family to own the home.

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Photos of Rutherford County homes in the 1930's
Photos of Rutherford County homes in the 1930's

Photos of homes throughout Rutherford County in the 1930's will be on display in the windows of Shacklett's Photography on the Murfreesboro Square. Gloria Christy stated...

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Historic Celebration this Saturday - La Vergne's 46th Anniversary
Historic Celebration this Saturday - La Vergne's 46th Anniversary

The La Vergne Historic Preservation committee is having a celebration of the history of La Vergne for the city's 46th anniversary.

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Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May
Oaklands Mansion's FREE Day In May

It's not often tht Oaklands Mansion offers free admission, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th.Enjoy history, food trucks and vintage baseball.

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AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS
AUDIO: Celebrating 70 Years of Local Sports Broadcasts on WGNS

WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.

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WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present
WGNS Sports Audio 1947-Present

WGNS signed on the air January 1st, 1947. Since then, covering local sports has been a major part of the fabric of the station's legacy. Here are just a few of the audio highlights of the tens of thousands of games broadcast by announcers like Ray Duffy, B.K. Hamm, Monte Hale, Chip Walters, Jeff Jordan, Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.

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Smyrna History Lesson Saturday: Dewitt Smith Jobe
Smyrna History Lesson Saturday: Dewitt Smith Jobe

Representative Mike Sparks invites you to the 2nd annual event detailing the life of Confederate Soldier Dewitt Smith Jobe and the Coleman Scouts this Saturday at 9 am.

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The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County introduces NEW exhibit called Bittersweet Harvest

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is a bilingual traveling panel exhibit exploring the roots of Mexican migrant labor to the U.S.

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Visit Oaklands Mansion for a Special Event
Visit Oaklands Mansion for a Special Event

Ever long to return to the days of Rhett and Scarlett? Girls ages 12 and up can do just that during the Antebellum Academy, presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum from June 23-27, 2014.

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Readyville Mill Re-Opening For Breakfast
The Readyville Mill is re-opening for breakfast and good, old fashioned stone ground grits, cornmeal, flour and steel cut oats on Saturday, September 7, 2013. 
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Past and current WGNS vehicles used in
Past and current WGNS vehicles used in "Live" remotes
WGNS has pictures of past and current radio station vehicles. The vehicles in these pictures were all used during "LIVE" remote broadcasts over the years in and around Rutherford County. If you have a picture of a WGNS vehicle, please share it with us so we can post it online.
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Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Wedding dresses from the 1800's continue to be displayed at Oaklands Mansion
Mary Beth Nevills, Educational Director for Oaklandsexplains why these wedding dress are so special...
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A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
A Pictorial Step Back to the 1900's in Rutherford County
Rutherford County is a community that is rich in history. From Oakland’s Mansion to the Princess Theater, there are so many memories for so many people. Below are photos gathered from around the community that date back to the 1900's. The following photographs below are stored at Shacklett’s Photography on South Church Street in Murfreesboro, TN.
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Entrance Sign at Oaklands Mansion Badly Damaged
One of the main signs at Oaklands Mansion and Museum in Murfreesboro has been damaged. The City of Murfreesboro reported to police that the damage to the entrance sign occurred several months ago, but was just reported this month (1/3/2013).
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