+The post office was moved to the east side of Main Street where it was some years ago. Post Master Proctor has had construction work done which renders the new location much more roomy and as being lighter than where it was.
+The YMCA has moved its headquarters to rooms at the rear of the post office. Meetings are to be held each Sunday afternoon. There is to be a reading room established soon. The older people are invited to attend as an encouragement to the young.
+Riley Hall was the recipient of a pair of young jack rabbits which were sent him from Texas a few days ago. Riley is highly pleased with his strange pets.
+Three prisoners broke out of jail Thursday night. Sheriff Walker phoned Buffalo Valley for bloodhounds. Joe Maddocks and the dogs arrived on the train Friday morning and were taken to the jail and the dogs took up what was thought to be the trail and went in the direction of Pleasant Hill. The trail proved to be wrong as both men were captured in the opposite direction at Crab Orchard and Ozone.
+It has been known for several days that John Frey was in a dangerous condition with bladder problems but the news came yesterday that he was so much improved that he has ceased to suffer and is now entirely out of danger.
+Evangelist Gypsy Smith held a 10-day revival in Nashville and the money he received prompted this Crossville editorial. One thousand dollars was given to Gypsy Smith’s wife. The eleven thousand given to him and the silver loving cup to boot looks more like pandering to mammon than carrying out real religion.
March 1980 +Cumberland Medical Center celebrated its 30th anniversary. It opened in March 1950 as a 50-bed general hospital. In March 1960 the C Wing with 17 rooms was added. June 1969 the second floor opened.
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Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
Grand jury: No city wrongdoing
A cross-section of Cumberland County citizens empaneled on the grand jury reviewed 115 pages of city of Crossville documents and meeting minutes, 927 additional documents from Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza, 22 separate investigative reports and 21 exhibits from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and listened to testimony from TBI Special Agent Billy Miller and Souza before concluding there was no evidence of wrongdoing on anyone's part.
Food service earns top safety scores
Providing safe, nutritious meals is the priority of the Cumberland County School Nutrition Program, and the cafeteria staffs at each school have worked hard to post outstanding ratings on Tennessee Department of Health safety inspections.
Panel concerned over possible budget shortfall on EMS billing collections
A few county commissioners expressed concerns over a possible budget shortfall for Emergency Medical Service collections during the last emergency services committee meeting.
BOE gives Andrews evaluation
The Cumberland County Board of Education completed an evaluation of Director of Schools Donald Andrews, though he has not yet completed a full year in the post.
BOE accepts payment plan for liquor $$
The Crossville City Council will repay the school system $460,179 in back liquor by the drink revenues over four years, with the first payment of $160,179 to be made immediately.
City council answers citizens’ questions at open forum
Members of the Crossville City Council answered questions from the public during an open forum on city of Crossville projects at the Palace Theatre.
Miller appeal dismissed
The Knoxville appeals court agreed with the original circuit court trial judge in dismissing a defamation lawsuit filed by former Crossville city manager Jack Miller against now former city councilman Boyd Wyatt, saying that Wyatt's comment was protected by the immunity of legislative privilege for elected officials.
Internet solicitation case nets 2 years
A Nashville area man — one of three men charged with soliciting minors for sexual activities over the Internet was sentenced to two years in prison following a hearing in Cumberland County Criminal Court recently.
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