Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 26, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — March 1898

+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.

March 1922

+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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  • Thoughts for this holy time of Easter

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    April 22, 2014

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    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

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    A Morgan County man fleeing from the scene of a $4.99 shoplifting incident allegedly backed his vehicle into a light pole, destroying a solar power system and causing nearly $30,000 in damage.

    April 21, 2014

  • Policy looks at e-cig use

    A new nicotine delivery method has the Cumberland County Board of Education looking at changes to its tobacco-free schools policy to ensure a loop-hole doesn't exist.

    April 21, 2014

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    About 150 members of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) recently gathered April 2-6 in Crossville at Camp Nakanawa for the Annual TWRA Rendezvous.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panel recommends using third-party billing for old EMS bills

    The budget committee approved hiring the same third party billing company to help go through older EMS ambulance service bills to resubmit them to help the EMS department get caught up with billing collections.

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