+The new bell for the school and church will arrive soon. It weighs 300 pounds and costs over $45. All citizens who contributed toward the purchase of the new bell for the AMA church are asked to meet after the Thursday evening prayer service. They will vote on the question of returning or keeping the bell.
+All officers and members of John R. Swan Post are requested to be present December 20. The Post will take action upon the organization of a camp of Sons of Veterans in Crossville.
+Mrs. Cooley organized a “Band of Hope” at the schoolhouse Monday with Mark Dunbar, president; Kittie Way, secretary and Minnie Wickersham, treasurer. There is a membership of 52.
+The editor’s thoughts after Thanksgiving Day. Sheaf of thanks — Every day we take our joys and blessings more or less unthinkingly. On Thanksgiving Day we harvest our crop and bundle them up in one big beautiful sheaf, bound together with a cord of prayer; there are thanks for peace and safety; for life and health and home; for things that are, and things that are not, for things material and things spiritual; all are in the great lovely sheaf that is offered to the harvest of the Supreme Giver on Thanksgiving Day.
+Crab Orchard — Cummings Barnes who has been working in Knoxville cutting stone for the new Methodist church building is at home till after the holidays.
+Due to the census of this year, Tennessee loses one congressman which means we will have nine congressmen instead of ten.
+The first bad weather hit the Plateau at the end of November. Ice and freezing rain combined with snow flurries made driving hazardous. At Rockwood I-40 was closed briefly.
+The state sets a deadline for correcting the overcrowded classes in the county’s school system. The plan must be submitted to the Commissioner of Education by March 1. 1978.
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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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