+Congressman C.E. Snodgrass of Crossville was chosen acting chairman of the committee that reported an amendment to the Constitution of the United States disqualifying polygamists for election as senators or representatives to congress. Polygamists should not be allowed to vote, or hold any office, civil or military, under the laws of any state or territory and a rigid enforcement of the law would land all such gentry in the penitentiary.
+Hale’s Chapel — There were two Mormon elders in this community last week.
+Pleasant Hill — Friends of Dr. Wharton will be interested to hear she has embarked on her trip to the Orient. She spent several days in California visiting old college friends first. She assures us that the needed refreshing is being found.
+Charles Comstock, state chairman of the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association was in Washington, D.C. for its annual meeting. The association has charge of financing the handsome Masonic Temple on Shooters Hill in Alexandria, VA. The building is up to the fifth story. It will take some years to finish and likely will cost from $3 million to $5 million.
+Crab Orchard — Miss Cora Belle Burnett entertained a number of friends at her home with games and radio music.
+A Crossville taxi cab driver was arrested for selling and possessing less than a gallon of taxed history by City police observing as he made the sale. A marked $20 bill was used. Police also confiscated his taxi where the sale took place.
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City OKs HCP contract extension
Prichard to host summer camps
CCHS Jet head baseball coach Dave Prichard will be offering the following camps this summer, if there is enough interest.
Citizen wants to raise funds for new animal shelter
A local woman wants to raise funds to build a new animal shelter for the county, but the building and grounds committee of the Cumberland County Commission has questions about how public donations for that purpose would need to be handled.
Drasal awarded Legion of Honor
About 10 years ago, the French government decided to recognize all of the veterans who contributed to the liberation of France during World War II. Since then, hundreds of veterans from across the U.S. have received the Legion of Honor, which is the highest award France can bestow. It recognizes those who served their country with distinction.
Working on the trail
Volunteers were out Saturday morning constructing a trail at Meadow Park Lake. This was phase one of trail building, explained John Conrad, Crossville Trails organizer, with volunteers clipping twigs and branches and raking a path. Bruce Whitehead, George Schlenker, Lee Skinner and Pat Schudiske rake a path about three feet wide. Later, larger obstacles, such as fallen trees, will be removed, and topsoil removed on the trail to aid in trail maintenance. The trail will be about 1.5 miles in length.
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.
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