+12th District – Our Sabbath School is still progressing but our prayer meeting has been a little dull for three or four weeks. We hope it will revive soon.
+Mr. W.D. Welchance, the well known builder and constructor of Sparta who also owned the resort at Bon Air has come to settle among us with his wife and children and his household goods. For the present he has repaired an old “shack” on the Hamby place and will locate there until suitable quarters can be built. Mr. Welchance is a fine mechanic and no doubt will help build our fast growing town.
+An act of the last Legislature makes it my duty as county superintendent to set apart some day in November as Arbor Day in all public schools of the county for the purpose of planting trees that the grounds be improved and beautified. Therefore, I shall designate November 25 as Arbor Day for Cumberland County. Signed, Sam Brown, County Supt.
+Clyde Hedgecoth, rural route no.1, gave a pea shelling Saturday night. About 20 people were present and did good work shelling peas. Cake and coffee were served.
+Burke – Cutting elm timber and making sorghum are the most important work of our vicinity. A number of people from here attended the Holiness meeting at Happy Top Sunday. They all seemed to enjoy the good dinner that was spread.
+Big Sandy – The farmers of the vicinity are busy digging potatoes and saving the feed crops.
+Alloway - Lee Smith of Grassy Cove passed through this settlement Sunday on his way to Snakehole.
+Over the past year a group of approximately 35 volunteers have been sharing their time and love with Cumberland County residents who are sick with life-threatening illness. All residents are invited to a meeting which will explain the hospice program.
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Shop tax free this weekend
With the return to school right around the corner and Cumberland County students set to return to classrooms Aug. 6, Tennesseans are reminded they can buy certain items without paying sales tax Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.
Historic CMSP bathhouse gets new use with renovation
When a new pool was constructed at Cumberland Mountain State Park in the 1980s, the beach area was converted to a quiet place to watch the water and the bath house was boarded up.
Cole dismissed from teaching position
The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 8-1 to dismiss tenured special education teacher Stephanie Cole, who remains at the Cumberland County Jail without bond charged with the July 20 fatal shooting of Louis Tammaro Jr.
Crash sends one to jail, cyclist to UT
A crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck resulted in one man being flown to a regional trauma center and the second man being arrested after he fled the scene, Crossville Police reported.
County to include more meeting info on web site
Cumberland County commissioners approved a change in the commission's rules which requires the full package of materials supplied to the commissioners to be posted on the county's web site.
County jobless rate up for June
County unemployment rates for June 2014 show the rate increased in all 95 counties of Tennessee. In Cumberland County, the jobless rate rose from 7.4 percent in May to 8.3 percent for June.
New veterans rep joins Career Center staff
The Tennessee Career Center in Crossville now has more resources available to assist veterans seeking employment. The center recently hired Gregory Morris as a local veterans employment representative (LVER) to work with both unemployed veterans as well as employers seeking job applicants.
Lemert pays visit to Crossville
Richard Milo Lemert, (left) great nephew of Milo Lemert of Crossville, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is pictured with L.T. Thurman Jr. It was Richard Lemert's first visit to Crossville and during his brief stay, he stopped by the Milo Lemert Building on Main St. and viewed the plaque that was placed in honor of his great uncle. Milo Lemert was married to Nell Snodgrass of Crossville and was killed in action on their first wedding anniversary. Thurman's father, Litton T. Thurman Sr., received the Distinguished Service Cross in the same WWI battle that Lemert was awarded the nation's highest honor. Richard Lemert resides in Raleigh, NC, and is planning to attend the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville Sept. 10-13.
Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery
Bradford Health Services hosted a free workshop Friday for area agencies on the structure of addiction and recovery. Robbie Keeble who is recovery liaison for Bradford, was the featured speaker. With rates of substance abuse so prevalent in the Crossville area, several local agencies arranged to instruct participants on how addiction works in the brain and the process that those struggling with addiction need to take in order to recover successfully. There were 94 attendees in all, including several social service agencies, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, businesses and concerned citizens. If you are interested in attending or hosting a future training on matters related to substance abuse, contact Bradford Health Services at (931) 528-6803.
TMSAA rules get one-year try out
Changes are coming for the elementary sports programs next year, with a 6-3 vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education. That vote of support of recommendations from the athletic committee was met with concerns from board members that the move towards county-wide rules and regulations was an attempt to move toward middle school teams.
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