Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 10, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — April 1898

+That wretch who took his knife and deliberately cut to pieces the horse blanket last Friday night will have ample time for reflection after he gets into the penitentiary.

+A recent business letter from Littleton, New Hampshire said, “I’m very much interested in the mountain’s future and have lots of confidence in it.” There are hundreds of people in the northern states who echo these words and are only waiting the coming of the railroad to enter the business swim here.

+Rev. H.A. True has organized a Young Men’s Christian Association. They have twenty members with prospects of many more.

+Grassy Cove — Two wagon loads of immigrants passed through our vale on their way to Grandview. They were from Indiana.

+David Con had a rail splitting last week. Mrs. Mary Loden held a rail-mauling.   

April 1924

+The first commencement in the history of Cumberland Mountain School which was established three years ago will be held.  A class of five will be the first graduates. They are Hollis Edens, Lorena Harrill, Annie Lura McCormack, Leta Smith and Lena Thurman.

+D.H. Tanner’s Mill is running full time, making about 1000 crossties a week.

+The Chronicle made note that all obituaries, resolutions of responsibilities, cards of thank, etc., will be charged for at 10 cents a line; 6 words to a line. To be paid for strictly in advance.

April 1987

+The April 1 Crossville Chronicle printed its front page upside down wishing readers Happy April Fools!

+The Lady Vols drubbed the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters 67-44 to win the 1987 Women’s Basketball Championship Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas.

+A long letter was sent to the editor pleading that the old Palace Theatre be razed because of its deteriorating condition.

+Lake Tansi residents interested in cable TV may have it soon.

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Area News
  • City OKs HCP contract extension

    While a small group of people have opposed the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan process, a majority of city council members voted to extend the contract to continue the development of the plan for at least an additional year.

    April 24, 2014

  • Prichard to host summer camps

    CCHS Jet head baseball coach Dave Prichard will be offering the following camps this summer, if there is enough interest.

    April 24, 2014

  • Citizen wants to raise funds for new animal shelter

    A local woman wants to raise funds to build a new animal shelter for the county, but the building and grounds committee of the Cumberland County Commission has questions about how public donations for that purpose would need to be handled.

    April 24, 2014

  • Drasal et CG.jpg Drasal awarded Legion of Honor

    About 10 years ago, the French government decided to recognize all of the veterans who contributed to the liberation of France during World War II. Since then, hundreds of veterans from across the U.S. have received the Legion of Honor, which is the highest award France can bestow. It recognizes those who served their country with distinction.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • trail 1.jpg Working on the trail

    Volunteers were out Saturday morning constructing a trail at Meadow Park Lake. This was phase one of trail building, explained John Conrad, Crossville Trails organizer, with volunteers clipping twigs and branches and raking a path. Bruce Whitehead, George Schlenker, Lee Skinner and Pat Schudiske rake a path about three feet wide. Later, larger obstacles, such as fallen trees, will be removed, and topsoil removed on the trail to aid in trail maintenance. The trail will be about 1.5 miles in length.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panel waives ticket charge for boosters

    The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.

    April 23, 2014

  • Jury seated in Batty slaying case

    A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

    April 23, 2014

  • New site sought for convenience center

    An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.

    April 23, 2014

  • Hwy. 70 crash.jpg CCHS student dies in car crash

    Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_0783.JPG Visitors center now open to the public

    A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

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