Post date: Jul 23 2014 - 4:20pm
Last week, the Murfreesboro High School color guard and majorette participated in a nationally recognized auxiliary camp in Fayetteville. With bands from around the state and country participating, both the Rattler color guard and the majorette took home top honors in both individual and group competitions.
Post date: Jul 18 2014 - 1:53pm
On Mon., July 7, three local siblings’ journey to find a permanent home came to a joyful conclusion. Six-year-old Landon, five-year-old Ethan and nine-month-old Stella were all officially adopted by Traci Jones, finally anchoring the three children with the Jones name after the long process of foster care and adoption.
Post date: Jul 18 2014 - 12:08pm
NASHVILLE - On the same day as the airing of the first television commercial for his campaign for lieutenant governor, Democratic candidate John Burkhalter toured Nashville and Murfreesboro.
Post date: Jul 15 2014 - 1:35pm
NASHVILLE - On Fri., July 11, 52 years after he left the Navy to begin his long career as a schoolteacher, coach, school administrator, missionary and author, Bill Farris was given recognition for his military service by receiving the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal at the Howard County Veterans Affairs Office.
Farris, who is originally from Valliant, Oklahoma, but has spent the past seven years of his retirement in Nashville, entered the Navy in November of 1959, just a few months after graduating from high school. He joined the seventh fleet on the USS Hancock CVA 19, an attack aircraft carrier that was ordered into operations supporting pro-American forces in the South China Sea from 1959-1962, shortly before tensions in the conflict widened into the Vietnam War.
According to the Naval Historical Center, the Vietnam Service Medal was established by President Johnson on July 8, 1965. It is awarded to all members of the armed forces who served in Vietnam between July 3, 1965 and March 28, 1973. The National Defense Medal was established by executive order in 1966, and servicemen are eligible for the award if they served in Vietnam between January 1, 1961 and August 14, 1974. Recently, however, efforts have been made by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Senator John Boozman’s office to recognize members of the armed forces that served in conflict areas before the Vietnam War was made official by executive order, and servicemen such as Farris are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
According to the USS Hancock Association, the USS Hancock participated in 3 Westpac cruises between 1959 and 1962, mainly focusing its military encounters off the coast of Southeast Asia.
Post date: Jul 7 2014 - 1:32pm
NEWHOPE – While June 14 may have been just another Saturday for most, for the Pate family, it was one of the most memorable and fulfilling days of their lives. On that day, the family was reunited with their long-lost relative, Kenny Fisher, who was once Kenny Pate.
Post date: Jun 30 2014 - 3:21pm
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is alerting restaurant owners statewide about possible fraudulent inspectors.
Post date: Jun 30 2014 - 2:53pm
MURFREESBORO - Emily Martin celebrated her 95th birthday Friday. Her friends and family threw a party at the Children and Adult Development Center in Murfreesboro that morning to commemorate her long life.