murfreesboropost 2014-05-11

Blackman will miss Vick’s vision and leadership



Blackman High will surely miss retiring Principal Gail Vick. In every area, especially sports, Gail showed great leadership.The former player and coach was careful and patient in selecting coaches, and then supportive when she hired someone. She did something almost all effective leaders do – she listened to her staff, did her research and made a solid decision. The success […]

WHITTLE: ‘Lonesome’ Lester and musical ‘Jug’ made Art Center, Opry and Carnegie Hall History



Before his death on May 2, 2014, “Lonesome” Lester Armistead and his Tennessee Mafia Jug Band played venues such as the Arts Center of Cannon County, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.Before his death on May 2, 2014, Lonesome Lester Armistead and his Tennessee Mafia Jug Band played venues such as the Arts Center of Cannon County, […]

VINSON: Round 2 of heavyweight bout: Sterling versus the NBA



Generally, I don’t cover the same subject matter two weeks in a row. However, since it is such ongoing, monumentally important news, I am going to break trend.Generally, I dont cover the same subject matter two weeks in a row. However, since it is such ongoing, monumentally important news, I am going to break trend.That said, lets ring the bell […]

LOGUE: Walgreens takes innovative step installing solar panels



Here’s a bright idea that might not have thrilled Thomas Edison, but it is inventive and indicative of the innovative spirit not always associated with America anymore. A Walgreens drug store is going totally off the power grid and generating its own energy.Heres a bright idea that might not have thrilled Thomas Edison, but it is inventive and indicative of […]

Murfreesboro Aviation soars with eagles while trying to teach ‘aged’ Whittle how to fly



Up here, its all about trust, confirmed my instructional pilot with comforting jocularity. Now, lets see if I can remember how to fly this plane?At 2,500-feet in the air thats when pilot Jim Gardner, president/owner of Murfreesboro Aviation Corp., turned the Cessnas controls over to me after we made aerial pictures of the massive number of employee parked cars at […]

TBI releases name of deputy who shot domestic violence suspect



The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who fired on a man who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.It happened around 10 […]

Grandmother reaches out for help for abused grandchildren



Dealing with abused children is like being dropped into a lake of oil in a foreign country with the children, said a grandmother whose two grandchildren in her care suffered physical, mental, and verbal abuse.Dealing with abused children is like being dropped into a lake of oil in a foreign country with the children, said a grandmother whose two grandchildren […]

MTAR invites golfers to 37th Annual Bill Carey Golf Scramble



One perfect swing. One dream stroke that sends a tiny white ball into a tin – perhaps plastic – cup. Whoops! And high-fives follow all around. Any golfer can tell you, nailing a hole-in-one is certainly something to celebrate.One perfect swing. One dream stroke that sends a tiny white ball into a tin perhaps plastic cup. Whoops! And high-fives follow […]

County commission election results in some changes



Lascassas resident Harris Florida lives on East Jefferson Pike between County Commissioner Jack Black and County Commissioner-elect Steve Pearcy, so it was hard for him to publicly pick a favorite in the race for the District 2 post.Im glad its over, was all Florida, retired from Middle Tennessee Electric, had to say after Pearcys victory in Tuesdays Republican primary. Facing […]

Winning baseball tradition continues at Siegel Middle



The Siegel Middle Cavaliers won their fourth Rutherford County tournament title in 12 years with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory in eight innings over Oakland Middle on May 3 at Smyrna.During the Rutherford County middle school baseball tournament, which saw delays in the action because of bad weather, the ending was worth the wait.The Siegel Middle Cavaliers won their fourth Rutherford […]