+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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Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery
Bradford Health Services hosted a free workshop Friday for area agencies on the structure of addiction and recovery. Robbie Keeble who is recovery liaison for Bradford, was the featured speaker. With rates of substance abuse so prevalent in the Crossville area, several local agencies arranged to instruct participants on how addiction works in the brain and the process that those struggling with addiction need to take in order to recover successfully. There were 94 attendees in all, including several social service agencies, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, businesses and concerned citizens. If you are interested in attending or hosting a future training on matters related to substance abuse, contact Bradford Health Services at (931) 528-6803.
TMSAA rules get one-year try out
Changes are coming for the elementary sports programs next year, with a 6-3 vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education. That vote of support of recommendations from the athletic committee was met with concerns from board members that the move towards county-wide rules and regulations was an attempt to move toward middle school teams.
Fire damages home in Fairfield Glade
Not only did Fairfield Glade volunteer fire fighters battle a blaze Saturday afternoon at 107 Runnymede Rd., hot weather conditions were a challenge as well.
Banned ex-boyfriend arrested in break-in
Last Tuesday turned out to not be burglary and assault suspect Larry D. Durbin's day. It wasn't such a great day for his victim, either. Both were arrested.
Changes to county wage scale cause debate
County commissioners approved revisions to the Cumberland County employee wage scale, giving county employees a pay increase, but the changes to the scale created a brief debate among commissioners Monday evening.
Suspects identified in arson fire
Two Cumberland County men were detained and questioned in connection with an early Friday morning fire that destroyed or damaged two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup parked at a closed business north of the city.
- Summer winding down in Tennessee
Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
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