Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 3, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — March 1898

+There was a “guess where and go there” affair last evening at the home of Mrs. J.H. Beadle. Proceeds went for church expenses. A very enjoyable time was had by those fortunate enough to guess where.

+The Ozone school house was moved somewhat on the foundation by the recent high winds. It has been put in place.

+A woman understands women as a man can never hope to. For this reason Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham of Lynn, Mass. and now known all over the English-speaking world set to work to help her sex.

+The correspondent from Pomona reported, our neighbor, Mrs. C.H. Smith, rejoiced in a dish of asparagus last Sunday. Who can beat that?

March 1922

+Mr.___ and Miss___ were quietly married last week. The bride was not yet 17 and for that reason and the further fact that she had not completed her education it was with much regret her parents consented to the wedding. However, it seemed the wisest course and they did it reluctantly.

+Cosby Harrison has decided to put in a wireless station to be operated in connection with the Mecca Theatre. It will be as good as money can buy and with it he will be able to furnish his patrons with music by leading orchestras of the large cities of the country, sermons by the ablest divines in the county, election news, news touching great disasters or other events of striking importance. It will add to the attractiveness of his picture show and at the same time reflect much credit on Crossville as a live town.

March 1987

+U.S. postal authorities have narrowed their search to three sites for relocating the Main Street post office.

+Three armed bandits robbed Shoney’s Restaurant. Shots were fired and two telephones were pulled from the wall before they left with an unknown amount of cash.

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  • Steak and Potatoes Field Day set Aug. 5

    The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will once again showcase the research and outreach activities at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.

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    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man who died while in custody of local law enforcement.

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  • BOE recognizes city.jpg City praised by school officials

    The Cumberland County Board of Education, represented by Director of Schools Donald Andrews, right, recognized the city of Crossville, represented by City Manager David Rutherford, left, and Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III, center, at its July 24 meeting with a certificate of appreciation for the city’s continued support of education in Cumberland County.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 31, 2014

  • tourism-granville.jpg Tourism talk dominates roundtable meeting

    Tourism is big business in Cumberland County and the state of Tennessee.
    Tennessee state officials visited the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and provided a wealth of information for a roundtable discussion County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. organized.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • School system closes budget with more in reserves than planned

    The school system is going to end the year with a little more in its reserves than originally thought, Bob Scarbrough, transportation/maintenance supervisor and acting CFO, at the July 24 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
    "We believe there will be $4.7 million in the fund balance, which is quite a bit better than anticipated," Scarbrough said.

    July 31, 2014

  • Investigation into assault continues

    A Sparta Hwy. man found with lacerations to the back of the head told Cumberland County sheriff's deputies he was assaulted at a residence on Hwy. 70 N, but doesn't know why.

    July 31, 2014

  • Theft, arson of storage shed reported

    Someone broke into a storage shed and stole several items and, to add insult to injury, set the storage building on fire, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department report.

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