+Halloween comes but once a year and the young folks remembered it. After a party at a home they removed various property around town and then sang choruses to entertain the drowsy county officials from the courthouse lawn. Next morning each merchant and businessman claimed his property had the appearance of being in a big swapping match.
+Fire was discovered about 4 a.m. in the express room of the Rockwood depot. Night operator Grubbs immediately put out the alarm and soon a large crowd had gathered. They saved all the books, papers, etc., in the office, together with the heavy freight which was left on the platform. Very little merchandise belonging to Crossville was burned.
+Do your hens lay eggs? Have you any to spare? This editor seldom gets an opportunity to taste this rare fruit and wishes to lay in a supply for a Christmas dinner. Bring in some and he will credit you on your subscription to the amount you bring.
+By joint action both houses of Congress authorized President Harding to declare Armistice Day, November 11, a legal holiday. He asked the whole country to stop for two minutes at noon in honor of that day and the unknown soldier who died in France. At noon November 11 that soldier will be buried with honors at Arlington. It is likely every railroad train will stop when the hour comes regardless of where they chance to be.
+Trustee T.F. Brown and son Clay went hunting last week and Mr. Brown had the good fortune to kill three wild turkeys with one shot. They were wallowing and all three raised their heads at the same time. Turkeys seem to be unusually plentiful in the woods this year.
+The man killed by his stepson had no relatives to care for his remains. He was brought to town and placed in the undertaking department of Bilbrey Brothers hardware store awaiting burial by the county.
+During Sen. Jim Sasser’s community meeting at the Cumberland County Courthouse the Judge Bork nomination for U.S. Supreme Court dominated the questions asked by those attending.
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Defendant found not guilty of sexual battery
It only took a Cumberland County jury about 30 minutes to set a defendant facing a serious accusation of sexual battery free, believing a defense attorney's contention that the entire affair was simply a misunderstanding fueled by a language barrier.
Stonehaus helps TGA celebrate 100 years
Stonehaus Winery of Crossville knew just what to get the Tennessee Golf Association for its 100th birthday — a new wine variety to celebrate the association's centennial year.
Souza: investigation not complete
"I am not walking away with my tail between my legs," said Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza Tuesday night as he discussed the Cumberland County Grand Jury report that found no evidence of any crime committed by city of Crossville officials in three real estate transactions.
Panel OKs Gold Star Hwy. request
A state highway which runs through Cumberland County may be designated a Gold Star Highway, honoring those who have died in the military while serving the country, if a total of 23 counties in Tennessee approve a request and resolution and it is also approved by the state.
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.
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