+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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Fort flew for her country
As a part of remembering Pearl Harbor Day this week, it seemed a good time to write about someone from Nashville who is not often remembered in connection with this horrific day.
- 1st, 2nd District meeting set
Panel OKs $21K for fire alarm system at Justice Center
The county's budget committee approved a $21,731 budget amendment to allow for repairs of the fire alarm system at the Cumberland County Justice Center.
Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
Split sentence given in burglary plea
A Cumberland County man facing burglary and theft charges along with a probation violation charge opted to accept a plea agreement and was given a split sentence in the case.
Meth plea nets 5-year sentence
Adam Brian Smith was facing multiple drug and other charges. Appearing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson he decided to cut his losses and accept a state offer that called for him to plead guilty to some charges in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
Members appointed to new wildlife and fisheries panel
Cumberland County's new wildlife and fisheries committee has taken shape and was formed with members appointed by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. after the county commission approved the members during November's monthly meeting.
A Parade of Trees
Kelly Dodson with Uplands Village decorates the tree for the United Fund of Cumberland County at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display that were decorated Tuesday.
Schools focus on teachers to improve student achievement
While Cumberland County students scored As and Bs in achievement and growth on the state report card, Cumberland County Schools know there may be problems ahead.
Warriors to Work supports wounded veterans
BPW of Cumberland County was privileged to welcome Tiffany Daugherty, Warriors to Work Specialist with the Wounded Warriors Project, as their speaker on November 21, in observance of Veterans Day. One of BPW’s focus areas both nationally and statewide is supporting women veterans through its Mentoring Plus program. In addition, BPW assists families of the military in their day to day challenges dealing military life.
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