+Dave Wickersam who was among the new arrivals last week has already “notched his gun.” He got his first deer last Saturday — a beautiful doe by a “plumb center” shot. He was the recipient of many congratulations and was highly elated.
+Squire Deatherage sent us some Irish potatoes that can be seen at this office. They are of two varieties, the White Shadden and White Elephant. Of the former, one peck cut was planted by his son and thirteen and a half bushels were cut out. Of White Elephant he raised 36 bushels on a quarter of an acre.
+David Castleman has received from home a beautiful liver-colored pointer pup whose education will now claim his attention. “Topsy” is one of the most beautiful of her kind we have ever seen. She wears a pedigree of 17 generations and four white feet.
+At the end of October the cornerstone for the library was laid in an impressive ceremony conducted by the Crossville Lodge No. 483 F. & A.M. The Honorable Albert Gore gave a brief talk on how many things come from good books. In the box for the cornerstone were a coin of the date, papers, Bible and other things to enlighten those who may be present when the building is removed years hence.
+All interested Parent-Teacher Association members are invited to meet at the home of Mrs. E.C. Rowland November 1 at 2:00. This meeting is for the purpose of taking the correspondence course on Parent-Teacher procedures based on the 1938 Parent-Teacher manual. Each person is requested to bring a fountain pen.
+Cumberland Medical Center is offering an Expectant Grandparents class. Those attending will learn about recent changes in obstetrical and infant care, the impact of new fatherhood and the importance of being supportive of the new parents. A guided tour of the obstetrical wing and nursery will be given.
+Big South Fork is slowly being “discovered” by lovers of the outdoors. The area was first planned in the 1960s and was funded in 1974 as a $103 million project.
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Panel waives ticket charge for boosters
The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.
Jury seated in Batty slaying case
A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.
New site sought for convenience center
An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.
CCHS student dies in car crash
Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.
Visitors center now open to the public
A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.
Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation
Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.
Jury selection set in Batty slaying
Jury selections were scheduled to begin today in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.
Thoughts for this holy time of Easter
The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?
Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.
Fleeing shoplifter causes $30,000 in damage
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.
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