+David Cry, son of Uncle Hugh Cry, went to Blount County last month. David is now of age and goes to claim a small inheritance that awaits him there. He expects to enter school at either Marysville College or some other point in that county and hopes to continue for two years. David is an honest and well behaved young man, and his many friends here are gratified to learn Dame Fortune has smiled on him.
+G.M. Martin, proprietor of the Cumberland Livery Stable, has recently become a member of the real estate firm of Burnett and Dunbar. Mr. Martin is one of the most energetic, careful and successful business men in the county, and the resources and experience he brings to this popular and thriving firm will add much to their facilities for prompt and satisfactory service.
+Work began the first week in January at the Crab Orchard Stone Co. quarry, four miles east of Crossville. The company has a force of 25 men now working at the quarry. Around 25 head of mules and about 15 Negroes are at work stripping the two feet of dirt from the rock from an area of about two acres. It is expected to take all winter to remove the dirt so quarrying can proceed. As it develops this quarry will likely employ 75 to 100 men.
+Baker’s Cross Roads — Sunday School has closed for the next three months on account of muddy roads and bad weather.
+Daysville — The county is having the road slagged between here and the new Memphis-to-Bristol highway which was badly needed as the road was almost impassable
+The Monticello Canning Co. is signing contracts with farmers who will be growing peppers this year.
+Richard Hatler, 17, of Crossville, was named the best 4-H Club Citizen in the state. The Cumberland County High School senior’s major interests are safety and good citizenship.
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Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
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.
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