Pete Doughtie

About Our Founder

Born and raised in Suffolk, VA, after serving in the U.S. Army, Pete Doughtie began his newspaper career in 1968.  He worked his way from advertising sales in Suffolk, Indiana and California to publisher and partner of a newspaper by 1983.

In 1998, after the sale of the paper and a brief retirement, Pete and his wife, Kaye, moved to Murfreesboro, TN to be closer to their grandchildren.  Retirement didn’t suit him.  Missing the business, Pete decided to start up a small classified tab in 2000, naming it The Rutherford Reader.  After seeing a need to add local news and, eventually, national-worthy news, the paper became known as The Reader.  Pete, being the true Patriot that he was, always insisted on continually pursuing the truth, at all cost, with a God-fearing, Conservative viewpoint.







We search for the truth, embrace the truth, and print the truth. If we inadvertently print something that is not true, we will let our readers know. We are open to documented information to shed light on any issue of concern to our readers. We are of service to our communities the best way we can.

The opinions in columns and commentaries that appear in The Reader do not necessarily reflect this newspaper’s views.

Rutherford County Reader is a locally owned newspaper serving Rutherford County in Tennessee. The Reader reserves the right to refuse any listing which may be contrary to its policy. The Reader is not liable for the condition of advertised articles or for composition errors nor will it disclose your name or address without permission.

Advertising is accepted with the understanding that all liability for copyright violations is the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Reader will make every effort to see that advertising copy is correctly printed, but will not be liable for failure to publish an ad or for typographical and layout errors.

All information contained in the advertisements in the Reader is protected by copyright and is the sole property of the Reader. It is intended to be used by prospective customers for the goods advertised. Any use of this information by competitors, marketing companies or anyone other than prospective customers is expressly prohibited.

A Doughtie & Company Newspaper © Rutherford Reader
ADDRESS: The Reader, P.O. Box 10976, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
PHONE: 615-217-7414