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County Historian Greg Tucker

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Greg Tucker, regular on WGNS' Truman Show, now county historian.

More on Greg Tucker being selected to serve as the Rutherford county historian. The county commission opened the field to applicants in mid January, and the Steering and Legislative committee reviewd the sole response on February 4th.

Tucker, whose stories about Rutherford County long ago, are heard regularly on WGNS' Truman Jones daily talk show, and they keep both newcomers and local blue-bloods spellbound.

Although growing up in Nashville, Tucker spent much of his summer months with grandparents Burney and Robbye Lee Tucker at their South Tennessee Boulevard home. Other strong Rutherford County ties were through his late dad, Architect Burney Tucker, Jr., who designed the Murfreesboro Police Department, the old Fire Department headquarters, Bellwood School, along with Smyrna Primary and Middle Schools, the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at the old air base, and Christiana School.

Greg Tucker and his wife, Minh-Triet, live on a farm in the Donnells Chapel community. He is interested in preserving local history and sharing it with others, as he does regularly on WGNS. Perhaps its his dual background as a communicator and lawyer, that give him an ability to turn history into a living, exciting story.

In 1968 Greg Tucker received a degree in journalism from Vanderbilt, then 3-years later a master's in management from Nashville University, and a law degree in 1979 from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University School of America in Washington, DC. Tucker stayed in the nation's capital and practiced anti-trust law before returning to Nashville to serve his final six-years as chief litigator for HCA before retiring in 1994. He has served as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and is currently on that organization's board of directors.

Hear the new Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker regularly on The Truman Show at 9:00 o'clock weekday mornings on WGNS. The local talk radio show is hosted by Truman Jones, who served as Rutherford County sheriff for 27-years and was in local law enforcement for 37-years. Between the two of them, they make history come alive!

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