Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 19, 2013

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CROSSVILLE — March 1909

+John T. Lewis has sold the residence where he now lives to Jas. and D.D. Smith and will build a new two-story, six-room residence to the rear of his blacksmith shop and monument works.

+County Supervisor Andy McGuire has been doing some grading on the street in front of his residence and is now building a new fence around his home. It will add much to the neatness of the place.

+The city of Grassy Cove held a school meeting last Saturday night and made arrangements for an 8-months school. Rev. A.G. Beecham was elected principal. The people fully realized they would have to rouse themselves to action and are determined to have a better school in Grassy Cove than they have ever had before.

March 1922

+Charles Comstock, state chairman of the George Washington National Memorial Association, attended the 12th annual meeting in Alexandria, VA. After II years of unremitting effort $750,000 has been accrued with which to commence the erection of a Masonic Temple dedicated to the memory of Washington as a man, a patriot and a Mason.

+No person under the age of 50 years can vote in the August election unless they have paid their poll tax for the year of 1921. This applies to women as well as men. In Crossville the city poll tax is $2 which is the same as the county poll tax. This means people living in Crossville who wish to vote in all elections must pay $4 poll tax. It must be paid 60 days before the date of the election.    

+A card from Andy Elmore reports that he and his wife are having a most delightful time at West Palm Beach, Florida and that they find numerous Crossville people there.

March 1980

+The approval of a standardized cab fare within city limits was reached by members of the city commission and local taxi drivers. The fare to anyplace in the city is $2 and 75 cents per mile beyond city limits.

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Area News
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    While a small group of people have opposed the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan process, a majority of city council members voted to extend the contract to continue the development of the plan for at least an additional year.

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    CCHS Jet head baseball coach Dave Prichard will be offering the following camps this summer, if there is enough interest.

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    A local woman wants to raise funds to build a new animal shelter for the county, but the building and grounds committee of the Cumberland County Commission has questions about how public donations for that purpose would need to be handled.

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    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

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