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Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the extraordinary circumstances it caused across the state and nation, Tennessee Extension offices are temporarily closed to public access to help protect the health and safety of the employees and the communities they serve.

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While a one-two gut punch in the Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory areas have some on the mat, officials try to remain positive and informed.

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OLD HICKORY—A handful of Wilson Central High School wrestlers donated their time and strong backs March 19 to help out some hungry folks.

Twenty years of news in the Donelson community was recorded in the pages of the Donelson News-Diary. The paper is microfilmed for future generations to read by personnel in the department of reproduction and restoration at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Leslie Pritikin is pictured…

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It’s hard not to ignore the twist of irony in Linda Ragsdale’s life when she found herself frantically throwing herself on top of a friend who lay on the floor of a popular Mumbai, India restaurant in a hail of gunfire during infamous terrorist attacks there in 2008.

The Percy Priest Dam site was at mile 6.8 on the Stones River, which is a tributary of the Cumberland River. In the spring 1968, a 14,200-acre lake that contained 50 islands was born. The concrete and earth dam structure stood 130 feet above the streambed. It stretches 2,700 feet, and the ea…

Hanging on the bluff of Stones River just north of Stone’s River Bridge sits a log cabin called Eversong. It’s currently a stop along the greenway and an artists’ retreat. At the time, the area was called Clover Bottom. Dempsey Weaver Cantrell built the home for his wife. It’s a four-story l…

Mount Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was known as the little church in the dell. The little white church was built 132 years ago along Lebanon Road between what was then the Long Dog and Donelson Cabinet Shop, according to Mathilde Weaver Duke, who wrote about the church in 1968. It was …

The 13th annual Murfreesboro City Schools Foundation Excellence in Education Gala had nearly 300 supporters attend. The event’s 2020 honoree was Collier Smith, a founding trustee of The City Schools Foundation in 2005. She is also a former member of the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Edu…

Approximately 150 people attended the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s January Business Before Hours event. The Chamber’s Business After Hours is an informal networking event held to connect Rutherford County’s business professionals.

This is where the Donelson Post Office was housed, and eventually the first bank in Donelson was built on the same property. The store was on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and Donelson Pike. According to historians, it was owned and operated by Joseph W. Hurt and his wife, the former …