+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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Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores
A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.
Forgery charges net six months in jail
A Crossville woman already on parole because of a felony theft conviction has pleaded guilty to two felony counts relating to forged checks and received a split sentence with six months to be serve in jail.
Unfunded mandates a challenge for schools
Director of Schools Donald Andrews has expressed local concerns regarding unfunded state mandates in education to Gov. Bill Haslam in an informal meeting between the governor and area administrators and teachers.
Vote early to avoid delays
Cumberland County Election Administrator Suzanne Smith is encouraging Cumberland County voters to take advantage of the early voting period, which continues through Aug. 2 at the Election Commission Office at 2 S. Main St.
Showcase of driving tours set today at Cumberland Mountain
Discover the hidden gems of The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails during the showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. This special event is free and open to the public.
Get on the water this weekend
Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.
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