+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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Study points to need for home energy efficiency
A recent study by Appalachian Voices, which mapped the correlation between poverty in the Southeast and the burden of electric bills, has proposed new programs that can help electric customers reduce their costs.
Panel OKs amendment for CoLinx expansion grant
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $707,500 budget amendment in order to manage flow through grant money from the state for a facility expansion at CoLinx.
Tree Board celebrate Arbor Day with free trees
The Crossville Tree Board is helping make Crossville and Cumberland County a little greener, after giving away close to 3,000 seedlings of various species as part of its Arbor Day celebration.
Pharmacy robbery nets 11 years
The man who conducted a mid-morning robbery of a Crossville pharmacy pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and will serve all of his 11-year sentence behind bars.
Downtown back on city agenda
The Crossville City Council meets tonight and is scheduled to take up possible changes in the downtown work to dramatically scale back the cost and scope of the project. Councilman Pete Souza also wants to discuss his accusations in light of the Grand Jury decision that no wrongdoing took place in the city's purchase of several properties.
Devil Step Hollow a route for Union troops escaping to Kentucky
Let’s continue our journey through the Union history in our area. One other route of the Underground Railroad moving Union troops through the county into Kentucky was located at Devil Step Hollow, and run by Aunt Polly Hand. She took 50 men one night, 30 another and sometimes 5 or 10 at a time. She said she was working for Polly Arms because someone was watching her and her husband, and they were afraid of having the route discovered.
Food drive targets senior hunger
Nearly one in five seniors may be going hungry in Tennessee, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Hotel tax audit considered
Commissioners discussed how hotel/motel taxes are collected by the county after hearing a report that collections remain considerably below budgeted projections for the year.
Input sought on strategic plan
Board of Education is taking public comments on its proposed strategic plan, with hopes of making final changes and approval at its March 27 meeting.
Teacher presence part of proposed pay plan
Cumberland County Schools is closer to finalizing a proposal for a strategic compensation plan, required by the Tennessee Department of Education, with a final plan expected to be presented at the March 27 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
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