+More than 1,000 letters reached the dead letter office this year addressed to Santa Claus.
+Only 12 months remain in which to set in order all the things that belong to the expiring century, to the end of giving it a decent dismissal and to save the coming century from the handicap of an unfairly large burden. It is to be kept in mind 1900 is not a leap year, although divisible by four. — editorial
+It is not necessary to make any loud noise about your resolve for the New Year. Make at least one honest resolve to leave off some bad habit. Make it quietly, and down deep where your conscience and strongest determination lies. Then it will stick. If you can’t do it that way just go on the same as you did in the old year.
+Clifty — One more Christmas has passed, bringing with it happiness on one hand and disappointment on the other. Many a child will look back on the season in the years to come with memories only of joy or pleasure. While to others it means nothing but emptiness.
+Fifty persons were in attendance at the Watch Night service at M.E. Church. The time was spent in talks, songs and prayers and was much enjoyed by those present.
+New Year’s Eve Mrs. A.W. Keyes and Misses Bessie Potter and Eula Bishop entertained a number of friends at the beautiful home of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Elmore. Five tables of cards and Five Hundred were enjoyed until 11 when a delicious salad course was served. After that the young people danced the “Old Year Out, the New Year In.”
+Born to Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Cooley January 3 at Cumberland Medical Center, a daughter Betty Kathryn. The little lady was the first baby of 1952 at the Center.
+Sgt. Charles “Slug” Dodson, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Dodson of the Smith’s Chapel community, has been assigned to Frankfort, Germany as sports editor of the Stars & Stripes.
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Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
Split sentence given in burglary plea
A Cumberland County man facing burglary and theft charges along with a probation violation charge opted to accept a plea agreement and was given a split sentence in the case.
Meth plea nets 5-year sentence
Adam Brian Smith was facing multiple drug and other charges. Appearing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson he decided to cut his losses and accept a state offer that called for him to plead guilty to some charges in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
Members appointed to new wildlife and fisheries panel
Cumberland County's new wildlife and fisheries committee has taken shape and was formed with members appointed by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. after the county commission approved the members during November's monthly meeting.
A Parade of Trees
Kelly Dodson with Uplands Village decorates the tree for the United Fund of Cumberland County at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display that were decorated Tuesday.
Schools focus on teachers to improve student achievement
While Cumberland County students scored As and Bs in achievement and growth on the state report card, Cumberland County Schools know there may be problems ahead.
Warriors to Work supports wounded veterans
BPW of Cumberland County was privileged to welcome Tiffany Daugherty, Warriors to Work Specialist with the Wounded Warriors Project, as their speaker on November 21, in observance of Veterans Day. One of BPW’s focus areas both nationally and statewide is supporting women veterans through its Mentoring Plus program. In addition, BPW assists families of the military in their day to day challenges dealing military life.
Souza questions downtown, Northwest Connector
The Crossville City Council will have a better idea of what the downtown project will cost Dec. 18 when bids on the infrastructure improvement and beautification project are opened. However, one councilman is concerned on moving forward with the project and the Northwest Connector road project due to the costs of the projects.
Woman charged in PCH prize scam
A Crossville woman has been arrested by city police and charged with participating in a fraudulent scheme involving alleged winnings from a Publisher's Clearinghouse drawing.
TLD, TCAT helping prepare drivers for commercial trucking industry
Commercial driving is a growing industry, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 21 percent growth in the number of jobs by 2020.
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