+The Westel correspondent reported that John Smith who escaped from the Crossville jail is reported living in the woods on Piney Creek.
+Wherever postal banks are in operation women are among the most appreciative patrons of the system. As a rule women are more careful of small sums than men, and seem to have a more practical realization of the value of such accumulations. In many families it is only the foresight of the wife that leads to provision being made against a day of adversity.
+The protracted dry spell which has been with us the past three or four weeks coupled with the frosts of some two weeks ago has injured the late corn and sweet potato crops.
+Oh government give us this day our daily pap, clothe us, doctor us, wipe our noses, wash our duds, plant the congressional seed for us, hoe our gardens, put the bait on our hooks, reform us, nurse our babies and rub the bacon rind on our chiggers.
+The first building for the opening of the M.E. Church South school, two miles north of town, is expected to be completed so far as to enable them to begin receiving students by the first of the coming month.
+Indications now are that the women over the county will not go to the polls in large numbers at the coming Republican primary. To our mind that is a mistake; every person should discharge their duty as a citizen to the full.
+Lynn Cox became the first female from Cumberland County to earn the American Farmer Degree, the highest degree possible as a member of the Future Farmers of America. The 1985 CCHS graduate is attending Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. She will receive her degree during ceremonies later this year in Kansas City.
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Panel OKs amendment for CoLinx expansion grant
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $707,500 budget amendment in order to manage flow through grant money from the state for a facility expansion at CoLinx.
Tree Board celebrate Arbor Day with free trees
The Crossville Tree Board is helping make Crossville and Cumberland County a little greener, after giving away close to 3,000 seedlings of various species as part of its Arbor Day celebration.
Pharmacy robbery nets 11 years
The man who conducted a mid-morning robbery of a Crossville pharmacy pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and will serve all of his 11-year sentence behind bars.
Downtown back on city agenda
The Crossville City Council meets tonight and is scheduled to take up possible changes in the downtown work to dramatically scale back the cost and scope of the project. Councilman Pete Souza also wants to discuss his accusations in light of the Grand Jury decision that no wrongdoing took place in the city's purchase of several properties.
Devil Step Hollow a route for Union troops escaping to Kentucky
Let’s continue our journey through the Union history in our area. One other route of the Underground Railroad moving Union troops through the county into Kentucky was located at Devil Step Hollow, and run by Aunt Polly Hand. She took 50 men one night, 30 another and sometimes 5 or 10 at a time. She said she was working for Polly Arms because someone was watching her and her husband, and they were afraid of having the route discovered.
Food drive targets senior hunger
Nearly one in five seniors may be going hungry in Tennessee, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Hotel tax audit considered
Commissioners discussed how hotel/motel taxes are collected by the county after hearing a report that collections remain considerably below budgeted projections for the year.
Input sought on strategic plan
Board of Education is taking public comments on its proposed strategic plan, with hopes of making final changes and approval at its March 27 meeting.
Teacher presence part of proposed pay plan
Cumberland County Schools is closer to finalizing a proposal for a strategic compensation plan, required by the Tennessee Department of Education, with a final plan expected to be presented at the March 27 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
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