+Fran Lewis of Erasmus while driving up the river hill at the Scarbrough old mill place, broke a wagon tire and had to leave the wagon. While getting the tire mended some sneak thief stole the breast chains and clevices off the wagon.
+This is the first time for many years that not a single school in the county is in debt. At the same time, every school had at least two months of school during the year. Of course, two months is very little, but there have been from three to half a dozen schools in the county that did not have any school some years. This year shows a marked improvement.
+The actual work of locating the Dixie Short Route has commenced. C.E. Keyes with a force of four or five men started the preliminary location running north towards the Fentress County line. There will be more than one line surveyed before the final location is determined. One line will go to Creston.
+Brothers Milo and Nathan Lemert will plant nine acres in potatoes this week. They will use the new post planter that was purchased jointly by several farmers near town. The maximum speed of the machine is six acres a day but it is not expected that speed will be gotten out of it because of the land not being entirely free from stumps.
+Prof. F.G. Walton and wife have left for their home in Bay City, Michigan. Prof. Walton has had charge of the band during and since its organizing a few months ago. The work he has done in developing raw material into a respectable musical aggregation is very much to his credit. He will be sorely missed but the band boys will keep up their practice and hope to show much improvement by the time Prof. Walton returns next fall. William Guthrie will lead them till then.
+April 29 is “DDT DAY” in Cumberland County and every citizen is urged to get a FREE container of this remarkable germ and pest killer.
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Pair indicted for December burglaries
A pair of Cumberland County men have been indicted by the county grand jury on burglary, theft and vandalism charges in connection with a series of incidents that occurred the day after Christmas in the Homesteads area.
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Candidate removed from primary ballot after challenge
The Cumberland County Election Commission held a special-called meeting last week and changed the ballot for the May 2014 county primary election, removing one candidate who was disallowed by a state political party to run as a Republican.
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.
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