+Court Day attracted a crowd and business was good – the paper’s office had its share.
+Mr. Lewis Bennett was in town and reported that a party of men were boring for oil or coal about 8 miles south of Crossville. It is supposed they are employed by Mr. Clinton of the Narrow Gauge, but of course they will give no information.
+Ad- Why did the women of this country use over thirteen million cakes of Proctor & Gamble Lenox soap in 1886? Buy a cake of Lenox and you will understand why.
+Senator George W. Poague has been in Crossville several days in the interest of a new fraternal and insurance secret organization for which he received a charter from the state at the last session of the legislature, It is called “Knights and Ladies order of the Red Cross”. The secret ritual contains much that is amusing as well as sublime.
+A recent letter received from the War Department advises that no names from this county will be included in the list of deserters soon to be published.
+A movement is on foot to establish a swimming pool and bath booths on Daddy’s Creek near the bridge on the Memphis-to-Bristol Highway eight miles east of Crossville.
+The Harrison Motor Company have their new visible gasoline measuring stick tank in operation.
+Dorchester Golf Course assistant pro Kip Henley finished with an 11th place tie in the Chattanooga Open.
+Steve Norris, local meteorologist and member of TV 10s Weather Watchers Network, has received certification as a Radio Weathercaster from the National Weather Association.
- Area News
Defendant to serve 4 years with Florida sentence
A Cumberland County man facing multiple counts of burglary, theft and fraud pleaded guilty in Criminal Court and was sentenced to serve four years in prison, concurrent with an unrelated sentence being served in the state of Florida.
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.
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