Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

August 3, 2012

AROUND THE TOWN: Busy weekend here on the Plateau

CROSSVILLE — School Supply Giveaway, tax free weekend and the 127 Corridor Sale are all this weekend here in Cumberland County. This means there will be lots of traffic on our roads so please allow yourself extra time to get where you are going, make sure to watch for pedestrians and other motorists, observe speed limits and wear those safety belts.

Prior to all the weekend action is, of course, the Aug. 2 election. Polls opened Thursday at 7 p.m. Ballot included several board of education contests.

The annual School Supply Giveaway, hosted by Linary Church of Christ is slated for Saturday morning at the building, 1244 Old Hwy. 28 in the Linary Community. The giveaway is for families that need assistance with their children’s school items. Parents are asked to bring children with them to pick up their supplies.

The giveaway will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and will last until noon. If you need directions or additional information, you may call the church office. That number is 484-5961 or visit the website at www.linary.org. Last year almost 700 students were served. Linda Hillis, a South Cumberland Elementary educator and member of Linary Church of Christ, is the co-coordinator of this annual event. She and her committee have worked tirelessly on this project.

Also this weekend is the annual Tennessee sales tax free weekend on school clothing and school items. It will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and last until Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11:59 p.m. According to the state website, “During the designated three-day weekends, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing with a price of less than $100 and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.” Other items exempt from tax this weekend are school supplies and art supplies. Last year’s tax free weekend saved Tennesseans some $9.6 million. If you have questions regarding the tax free sale, you may call the state hotline for answers. That toll free number is 1-800-342-1003.

The 127 Corridor Sale billed as the “world’s longest yard sale” is in full swing this weekend. The sale officially began Thursday and will last through Sunday. Sale goers can find everything from collectibles, to jewelry, clothing, household items and even furniture.

The 2012 installment is even longer than ever before. Organizers say it is now 60 miles longer than in previous year. The sale begins five miles north of Addison, Michigan, and ends in Gadsden, AL. HGTV will be filming a one-hour special about this year’s sale.

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Reminders: Cumberland County students are to report to school Wednesday, Aug. 8, for a two-hour day. Their first full day of the 2012-'13 school year is Friday, Aug. 10.

Also, the Cumberland County Fair is slated to open Aug. 27 and run until Sept. 1. Watch for more fair news in upcoming editions of the Chronicle.

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