+Dr. Dyke of Grassy Cove was called to see Willie Swan Monday who is suffering from a carbuncle on his foot.
+The young people of our town would be much benefited and the older people entertained by an active and energetic literary society. Few things do more to develop the young mind and broaden thoughts than a debating society. Who will be the first to act in this matter?
+Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia stopped here for a short call on Mayor C.M. Smith. “I like it here. You have a beautiful little city,” he told the mayor. LaGuardia had arrived unannounced because he was anxious to meet a colleague and pay his respects to Crossville’s mayor.
+More than 60 ladies from Crossville and surrounding communities enjoyed the semi-formal dance held at the Internment Camp. The dance was under the auspices of the Camp Special Services Office. Transportation was furnished by that service. Over 80 couples took part in the Grand March and included officers, their wives and lady friends.
+Use V-Mail for your men in service overseas. 20 blanks for 10 cents.
+Women will probably make up about 30 percent of the labor force this year in war industries.
+A conference on Child Abuse and Neglect was held in Crossville. DHS personnel and a recently formed local Task Force initiated by Kids, Inc. are working on a program to try to halt child abuse.
+The city has stopped thawing water lines with an electric welder because of the possibility involved. Crossville homeowners who have been forced to leave their water faucets running to prevent their pipes from freezing won’t lose money from the practice, Mayor Howard Hicks said.
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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.
- Celebrating a milestone
Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
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