+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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New veterans rep joins Career Center staff
The Tennessee Career Center in Crossville now has more resources available to assist veterans seeking employment. The center recently hired Gregory Morris as a local veterans employment representative (LVER) to work with both unemployed veterans as well as employers seeking job applicants.
Lemert pays visit to Crossville
Richard Milo Lemert, (left) great nephew of Milo Lemert of Crossville, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is pictured with L.T. Thurman Jr. It was Richard Lemert's first visit to Crossville and during his brief stay, he stopped by the Milo Lemert Building on Main St. and viewed the plaque that was placed in honor of his great uncle. Milo Lemert was married to Nell Snodgrass of Crossville and was killed in action on their first wedding anniversary. Thurman's father, Litton T. Thurman Sr., received the Distinguished Service Cross in the same WWI battle that Lemert was awarded the nation's highest honor. Richard Lemert resides in Raleigh, NC, and is planning to attend the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville Sept. 10-13.
Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery
Bradford Health Services hosted a free workshop Friday for area agencies on the structure of addiction and recovery. Robbie Keeble who is recovery liaison for Bradford, was the featured speaker. With rates of substance abuse so prevalent in the Crossville area, several local agencies arranged to instruct participants on how addiction works in the brain and the process that those struggling with addiction need to take in order to recover successfully. There were 94 attendees in all, including several social service agencies, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, businesses and concerned citizens. If you are interested in attending or hosting a future training on matters related to substance abuse, contact Bradford Health Services at (931) 528-6803.
TMSAA rules get one-year try out
Changes are coming for the elementary sports programs next year, with a 6-3 vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education. That vote of support of recommendations from the athletic committee was met with concerns from board members that the move towards county-wide rules and regulations was an attempt to move toward middle school teams.
Fire damages home in Fairfield Glade
Not only did Fairfield Glade volunteer fire fighters battle a blaze Saturday afternoon at 107 Runnymede Rd., hot weather conditions were a challenge as well.
Banned ex-boyfriend arrested in break-in
Last Tuesday turned out to not be burglary and assault suspect Larry D. Durbin's day. It wasn't such a great day for his victim, either. Both were arrested.
Changes to county wage scale cause debate
County commissioners approved revisions to the Cumberland County employee wage scale, giving county employees a pay increase, but the changes to the scale created a brief debate among commissioners Monday evening.
Suspects identified in arson fire
Two Cumberland County men were detained and questioned in connection with an early Friday morning fire that destroyed or damaged two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup parked at a closed business north of the city.
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Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
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