+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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Motion to toss evidence in burglary denied
A defense motion to have evidence seized by deputies searching for a man who fled warrant service thrown out failed when deputies testified they had oral permission from the defendant's son to search the residence the father and son share.
Organ donation gives man new lease on life
Travis Hodges has a new lease on life, thanks to a selfless gift a young father made the year before.
Fireworks, sign change get council OK
While the April Crossville City Council meeting was generally a calm one, there were some fireworks on the agenda.
- Spring jamboree
Suspect charged in Sportsman Club break-in
A Crossville man has been arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of a shooting club's building in the county that occurred last week, according to arrest reports.
Panel discusses auditing hotel/motel tax collections
Commissioners on the budget committee discussed the possibility of auditing hotels and motels in the county regarding the collection of hotel/motel tax collection figures being down.
Repent burglar must serve time
Some defendants cry, because they get caught, and others are tearful with remorse. No one in the courtroom doubted Robert Killeen's sincerity when he apologized to his victim, his loved ones and supporters for committing crimes against an elderly widow, stealing the money her late husband left her.
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.
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