+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.
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1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths
The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.
Drug testing policy deferred until October
With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.
Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa
Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.
Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote
While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.
Panel considers building code options
The Cumberland County Environmental Committee met last Thursday evening to further discuss the status of countywide building permits and its agreement with the city of Crossville, but no action was taken.
Fields a possible buyer for TSUD
Barry Field, owner of Field’s Engineering Consultant Services, LLC (FECS) has taken an interest in purchasing the highly contested waste water facility in Lake Tansi.
Haslam to speak at Chamber membership meeting
Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting will be held Aug. 8, 2014 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. The meeting will include awards, presentations and recognitions, with scheduled speaker, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The Chamber would like to recognize and thank Cumberland County Bank for its platinum sponsorship of this year’s annual meeting.
Driver charged after woman injured in crash
A motorist who witnesses said plowed into a car without touching his brakes is now facing numerous charges, including endangerment of a pregnant woman who was injured in the second vehicle.
City to enter wastewater negotiations with Veolia
With a majority of Crossville City Council members in favor of retaining Veolia as the contract operator of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, a motion to authorize City Manager David Rutherford to negotiate with the company was approved in the July council meeting in a mixed vote.
VEC phone scam warned
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of persons makeing phone calls, claiming to represent Volunteer Energy Co-op, claiming an electric bil is past due.
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