+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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Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool
A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.
- Certifying early voting machines
Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday
The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Palm Tree Revisited
Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.
Rotarians support United Fund
On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.
Tree of Distinction?
In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.
Bids OK'd for used oil collection program
Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.
No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years
A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.
Panel wants rid of portables
Members of the Cumberland County Board of Education have begun a study of school enrollment, capacity and facility needs as the open enrollment period for the school system nears in June.
I-40 wrong-way driver to serve 2 years
The man who led local authorities on a pursuit in the wrong lane on Interstate 40 in December by-passed grand jury action on charges against him and pleaded guilty to an information filed in Cumberland County Criminal Court.
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