+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.
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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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