+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.
+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.
+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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Panel OKs $21K for fire alarm system at Justice Center
The county's budget committee approved a $21,731 budget amendment to allow for repairs of the fire alarm system at the Cumberland County Justice Center.
Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
Split sentence given in burglary plea
A Cumberland County man facing burglary and theft charges along with a probation violation charge opted to accept a plea agreement and was given a split sentence in the case.
Meth plea nets 5-year sentence
Adam Brian Smith was facing multiple drug and other charges. Appearing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson he decided to cut his losses and accept a state offer that called for him to plead guilty to some charges in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
Members appointed to new wildlife and fisheries panel
Cumberland County's new wildlife and fisheries committee has taken shape and was formed with members appointed by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. after the county commission approved the members during November's monthly meeting.
A Parade of Trees
Kelly Dodson with Uplands Village decorates the tree for the United Fund of Cumberland County at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display that were decorated Tuesday.
Schools focus on teachers to improve student achievement
While Cumberland County students scored As and Bs in achievement and growth on the state report card, Cumberland County Schools know there may be problems ahead.
Warriors to Work supports wounded veterans
BPW of Cumberland County was privileged to welcome Tiffany Daugherty, Warriors to Work Specialist with the Wounded Warriors Project, as their speaker on November 21, in observance of Veterans Day. One of BPW’s focus areas both nationally and statewide is supporting women veterans through its Mentoring Plus program. In addition, BPW assists families of the military in their day to day challenges dealing military life.
Souza questions downtown, Northwest Connector
The Crossville City Council will have a better idea of what the downtown project will cost Dec. 18 when bids on the infrastructure improvement and beautification project are opened. However, one councilman is concerned on moving forward with the project and the Northwest Connector road project due to the costs of the projects.
Woman charged in PCH prize scam
A Crossville woman has been arrested by city police and charged with participating in a fraudulent scheme involving alleged winnings from a Publisher's Clearinghouse drawing.
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