+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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Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
Split sentence given in burglary plea
A Cumberland County man facing burglary and theft charges along with a probation violation charge opted to accept a plea agreement and was given a split sentence in the case.
Meth plea nets 5-year sentence
Adam Brian Smith was facing multiple drug and other charges. Appearing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson he decided to cut his losses and accept a state offer that called for him to plead guilty to some charges in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
Members appointed to new wildlife and fisheries panel
Cumberland County's new wildlife and fisheries committee has taken shape and was formed with members appointed by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. after the county commission approved the members during November's monthly meeting.
A Parade of Trees
Kelly Dodson with Uplands Village decorates the tree for the United Fund of Cumberland County at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display that were decorated Tuesday.
Schools focus on teachers to improve student achievement
While Cumberland County students scored As and Bs in achievement and growth on the state report card, Cumberland County Schools know there may be problems ahead.
Warriors to Work supports wounded veterans
BPW of Cumberland County was privileged to welcome Tiffany Daugherty, Warriors to Work Specialist with the Wounded Warriors Project, as their speaker on November 21, in observance of Veterans Day. One of BPW’s focus areas both nationally and statewide is supporting women veterans through its Mentoring Plus program. In addition, BPW assists families of the military in their day to day challenges dealing military life.
Souza questions downtown, Northwest Connector
The Crossville City Council will have a better idea of what the downtown project will cost Dec. 18 when bids on the infrastructure improvement and beautification project are opened. However, one councilman is concerned on moving forward with the project and the Northwest Connector road project due to the costs of the projects.
Woman charged in PCH prize scam
A Crossville woman has been arrested by city police and charged with participating in a fraudulent scheme involving alleged winnings from a Publisher's Clearinghouse drawing.
TLD, TCAT helping prepare drivers for commercial trucking industry
Commercial driving is a growing industry, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 21 percent growth in the number of jobs by 2020.
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