CROSSVILLE — Kalei Hollingsworth was crowned Cumberland County Fairest of the Fair Saturday at Stone Memorial High School. She was also the winner of the interview award. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Lissa Wattenbarger and Mark Hollingsworth. Presenting the crown was last year’s winner, Olivia Anne McCoy. More photos from the Fairest of the Fair pageant as well as the Junior Fairest of the Fair, Fair Princess, Little Miss and Wee Miss contests will be published in an upcoming issue of the Crossville Chronicle. Photos from the Prettiest Baby and Tiny Tot pageant will appear in the Friday, Aug. 30, issue of the Chronicle.
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County accepts $270K bid for new fire truck
The Cumberland County Fire Department will have a new fire truck in the coming months after the county's financial management committee approved a base bid proposal of $268,088.
No action on energy proposal
The Cumberland County Board of Education continues to debate if it needs the services of another company to capture more energy savings and how to go about choosing a company.
Buyers urged to Shop Small
Local shops and small businesses are what make one community unique from the next, and also what help to drive the local economy. This past Saturday, local merchants and their unique stores were celebrated with Shop Small Saturday, a program that encourages shopping at the small, independent businesses in a community.
Crime spree nets guilty plea; judge to decide sentence
A man who racked up four charges over a two-week period pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and is waiting to stand before a judge to learn what his fate will be.
Looney seeks evidence from Souza
The city's Northwest Connector project has been the target of accusations by Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza, but now one of the people mentioned in Souza's latest “white paper,” as he calls them, has fired back.
OLD UNCLE GIB: A land of abundant harvests
The Chronicle of November 18, 1903, had an interesting note that seemed appropriate for the Thanksgiving week. “Judge Hamby being an early riser found a pheasant in the courthouse Saturday morning. He chased it upstairs where he succeeded in capturing it alive. It was likely blown in there during the wind and rain storm of Friday night. The Judge gave the bird to County Clerk Rose who dined off it.”
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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.
Arson suspected in house fire
A house fire that Crossville and Cumberland County firefighters responded to Nov. 11 has been ruled as an arson fire, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department investigator.
Breeding named Senior Volunteer of the Year
The 2013 Cumberland County Senior Volunteer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, were recently held to recognize some of the county's most caring and dedicated volunteers. Eight organizations nominated their favorite helpers for the awards, and each received a plaque for their service to the community during a special ceremony at Fair Park Senior Center.
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