+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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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.
County eyes increased recycling with new program
The new single-stream recycling program is up and running at the Cumberland County Recycling Center.
Snow days to be made up
Monday's unscheduled day off from school will cost Cumberland County teachers and students one of their spring break days, following a vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education Thursday on a plan to make up days missed for inclement weather.
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