+A nervy lad in a neighboring town observed his teacher biting her nails and asked if she trimmed her toenails the same way. That boy will be able to resume his seat in school in about ten days.
+To color woolen goods black use one ounce of extract of logwood and one half ounce of blue vitriol for each pound of cloth. Scald for 20 minutes, then throw the cloth into clear water. Then put the cloth into the logwood mixed with water to cover and scald 30 minutes. Add the vitriol water to the mix and scald 15 minutes longer.
+Jas. Winders returned from White County with a load of corn. He said he had to pay 40 cents per bushel.
+More and more it is becoming an admitted fact that concrete is the best material for building good, durable roads. The much talked-of cement plant at Crab Orchard would mean good roads at less cost. Many are asking when it will come and echo answers — “when?”
+The local Red Cross is working to provide a community house and rest room in Crossville so ladies from the country will have a place to rest any time they choose. Mrs. F.H. Washburn was made chairman of the committee to explore the idea.
+12,000 acres of Clear Creek coal lands near Isoline will be cut up into farms. The property fronts on the York Highway for three miles in splendid farming land. The property is 11 miles northwest of Crossville, has a graded road through it which has been partially surfaced. Crossville will undoubtedly surface the rest.
+The ceremonial breaking of ground launching construction of a new shopping center to be anchored by Wal-Mart and Kroger was held with company officers and politicos joining in the celebration.
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Tree Board celebrate Arbor Day with free trees
The Crossville Tree Board is helping make Crossville and Cumberland County a little greener, after giving away close to 3,000 seedlings of various species as part of its Arbor Day celebration.
Pharmacy robbery nets 11 years
The man who conducted a mid-morning robbery of a Crossville pharmacy pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and will serve all of his 11-year sentence behind bars.
Downtown back on city agenda
The Crossville City Council meets tonight and is scheduled to take up possible changes in the downtown work to dramatically scale back the cost and scope of the project. Councilman Pete Souza also wants to discuss his accusations in light of the Grand Jury decision that no wrongdoing took place in the city's purchase of several properties.
Devil Step Hollow a route for Union troops escaping to Kentucky
Let’s continue our journey through the Union history in our area. One other route of the Underground Railroad moving Union troops through the county into Kentucky was located at Devil Step Hollow, and run by Aunt Polly Hand. She took 50 men one night, 30 another and sometimes 5 or 10 at a time. She said she was working for Polly Arms because someone was watching her and her husband, and they were afraid of having the route discovered.
Food drive targets senior hunger
Nearly one in five seniors may be going hungry in Tennessee, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Hotel tax audit considered
Commissioners discussed how hotel/motel taxes are collected by the county after hearing a report that collections remain considerably below budgeted projections for the year.
Input sought on strategic plan
Board of Education is taking public comments on its proposed strategic plan, with hopes of making final changes and approval at its March 27 meeting.
Teacher presence part of proposed pay plan
Cumberland County Schools is closer to finalizing a proposal for a strategic compensation plan, required by the Tennessee Department of Education, with a final plan expected to be presented at the March 27 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
- Celebrating a milestone
Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
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