Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 29, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — January 1900

+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.

January 1930

+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

January 1960

+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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  • trail 1.jpg 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.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 23, 2014

  • 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.

    April 23, 2014

  • 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.

    April 23, 2014

  • Hwy. 70 crash.jpg 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.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_0783.JPG 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.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation

    Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jury selection set in Batty slaying

    Jury selections were scheduled to begin today 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.

    April 22, 2014

  • 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

  • Joe Goodwin.JPG Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

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