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19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March

The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March recently took place in and around Murfreesboro. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Central Magnet School on East Main Street for a short time of fellowship and instructions, as the route changed this year.

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Polar Bear Plunge

Rutherford County’s best New Year’s tradition was back again with hundreds of people (with questionable judgement) flocking to the banks of the SportsCom aquatic area to take their annual plunge into the frigid waters of the Boro Beach Pool.

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Cocktails and Conversations

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Young Leaders Society recently hosted Cocktails and Conversations at MTSU’s Hendrix Club. It's not every day that someone gets to sit down with the best in business...

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An Historic Home Full of Stories Under the Trees

Historic Sam Davis Home sits behind a stacked stone wall and iron gate, past a canopy of trees and surrounded by active fields of corn, sunflowers, hay and soy beans. Once an 800-acre farm, the Sam Davis Memorial Association (SDMA), a 501(c)3 which governs the property, still farms 98 acres of the 168 acres managed by the association with rotating crops.

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VIProfile: Don and Hanna Witherspoon

On Don and Hanna Witherspoon’s first anniversary, Hanna waved good-bye from the dock in Long Beach, California, as Don left for Vietnam on a troopship. Hanna wrote a letter to her husband every day, and from a rice paddy Don tore a c-ration carton into the shape of a heart and mailed it with a letter back to her for Valentine’s Day.

A Lot of Urban Growth, A Lot of Country Charm

Ten years ago, Rutherford County had a population of 263,708. Since then, the population has grown almost 35% to 355,199 according to the latest census information. It does not look like growth is going to slow down any time soon...

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February Issue

Editor's Letter

Happy New Year! A new year is always a great time to start refreshed and revived. I challenge you each morning to take a deep breath of the fresh, cool air and fill your days with gratitude. We are so excited to start our year off with heart. . . 

The VIP year starts with our February Bridal issue which couldn’t come at a better time. How great to be to be surrounded by love!

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Elementary and Middle Schoolers Showcase Professional Skills During Countywide Amazing Shake Competition

On February 1 and 2nd will showcase their professional skills during countywide Amazing Shake competition. Sometimes called professional or soft skills, interpersonal skills go by many names to different generations. Still, one thing most agree on is that today's students should have a firm grasp on manners, problem-solving and communication skills.

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United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Announces the Opening of the VITA Program

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties announces the opening of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program for the upcoming tax season, February 1 – April 13, 2023.The United Way VITA program is an IRS-supported tax preparation service, through which trained volunteers prepare taxes at no cost for qualifying individuals and families.

Upcoming Events


<February 2023>


February 7, 2023

Location: Embassy

Start time: 11:30 am


February 8, 2023

Location: MTSU

Start time: 11:00 am


February 9, 2023

Location: Murphy Center

Start time: 6:00 pm