Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 3, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — June 1887

+The courthouse is now carpeted with jute matting of a handsome pattern. At the last quarterly court, the chairman was ordered to purchase the carpet to prevent the noise of shuffling feet and drowning out all other sounds. It adds vastly to the appearance. It cost $40.00.

+Elijah Walker, Crossville, advertised that he was a practical Blacksmith and Wagon Maker. Horseshoeing is a specialty. He repairs all kinds of job work. First-class work at reasonable prices

+This is about the right time of year for cholera morbus. The apples are hard and green and a few taken with sufficient buttermilk will produce it every time.

June 1924

+Some weeks ago the Chronicle pointed to the vote cast for President Coolidge in the primary as evidence that people are getting over their orgie of isms and near Bolshevism that swept certain sections of the country the past year or two. Seeing the grand change in what might be learned from the Bolshevism type of rule it is certainly evident that the voters are beginning to realize where radical policies are sure to lead and they have begun to vote with more reason and sanity than for some months.

+While working on the Memphis to Bristol highway west of town, two men were seriously injured by the explosion of 100 dynamite caps. They had a piece of fuse which they thought to be bad and they were directed to cut off the bad part and throw it away. After cutting it off they lit a match to it to see if it was good. It was and sparks flew igniting the box of 100 caps nearby.

+Ozone – Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Sabine of Rockwood, accompanied by the Mossip school faculty of Harriman, motored here Thursday.                

June 1987

+Starting salaries for teachers with bachelor degrees in Cumberland County is $15,448. In a survey done by the Tennessee Education Association that ranks 64th out of 134 school systems.

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  • 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?

    April 22, 2014

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    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 21, 2014

  • Policy looks at e-cig use

    A new nicotine delivery method has the Cumberland County Board of Education looking at changes to its tobacco-free schools policy to ensure a loop-hole doesn't exist.

    April 21, 2014

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    About 150 members of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) recently gathered April 2-6 in Crossville at Camp Nakanawa for the Annual TWRA Rendezvous.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panel recommends using third-party billing for old EMS bills

    The budget committee approved hiring the same third party billing company to help go through older EMS ambulance service bills to resubmit them to help the EMS department get caught up with billing collections.

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