+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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Panel OKs budget amendments
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $134,506 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department in order to accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for enhanced waste oil collection.
Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation
The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.
Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool
A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.
- Certifying early voting machines
Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday
The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Palm Tree Revisited
Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.
Rotarians support United Fund
On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.
Tree of Distinction?
In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.
Bids OK'd for used oil collection program
Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.
No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years
A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.
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