+Melvin — Our present school term will close Dec. 23. An exhibition and entertainment will be given, followed by a Christmas tree on the evening of the 24th.
+Big Lick — We had our first snowstorm on the 16th but the snow disappeared the same day.
+Lee Bandy is stopping with his friends in Elwood, Illinois. We have not heard of his going to Chicago yet, as rumor said he would. In regard to such rumors about young men, as the Dutchman said, “You pretty much, most always can’t tell.”
+Scrofulous, humors, eryisepelas, canker and catarrh can be cured by taking Ayers Sarsaparilla.
+This year there is but one word of greetings…. Victory. This Christmas Eve in far off places of the earth and on the seven seas American Boys will be defending our right to always have a Christmas. To them we sincerely wish God-speed with a prayer for Victory.
+The government takes over the railroads of the nation when three railroad unions refuse to permit President Roosevelt to arbitrate the threat of strikes scheduled for December 30.
+Volunteer Electric ran a large ad. Americans are asked to dispense with their usual decorative Christmas lighting. Confine it to trees inside the house. Electric light bulbs are in short supply.
+“Life begins with food. It cannot be sustained without it. Powerful in time of peace, it is even more powerful in time of war.” — Marvin Jones, War Food Administrator.
+The Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands held a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Community House. It has been designated a historical site by the State Historical Commission and a marker was installed.
- Area News
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.
Souza questions downtown, Northwest Connector
The Crossville City Council will have a better idea of what the downtown project will cost Dec. 18 when bids on the infrastructure improvement and beautification project are opened. However, one councilman is concerned on moving forward with the project and the Northwest Connector road project due to the costs of the projects.
Woman charged in PCH prize scam
A Crossville woman has been arrested by city police and charged with participating in a fraudulent scheme involving alleged winnings from a Publisher's Clearinghouse drawing.
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