Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 16, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — April 1898

+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.

April 1916

+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 1950

+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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  • Panel waives ticket charge for boosters

    The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.

    April 23, 2014

  • Jury seated in Batty slaying case

    A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

    April 23, 2014

  • New site sought for convenience center

    An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.

    April 23, 2014

  • Hwy. 70 crash.jpg CCHS student dies in car crash

    Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_0783.JPG Visitors center now open to the public

    A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation

    Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jury selection set in Batty slaying

    Jury selections were scheduled to begin today in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

    April 22, 2014

  • Thoughts for this holy time of Easter

    The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?

    April 22, 2014

  • Joe Goodwin.JPG Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fleeing shoplifter causes $30,000 in damage

    A Morgan County man fleeing from the scene of a $4.99 shoplifting incident allegedly backed his vehicle into a light pole, destroying a solar power system and causing nearly $30,000 in damage.

    April 21, 2014

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