Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 12, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — March 1909

+John Q. Burnett and son have closed a deal with Frank Russell for 200,000 eighth barrel staves which ensures the starting of the stave mill here in a short time. Good eighth barrel beer staves are 18 inches long, 4 inches wide  and 1 and a half thick at heart.

+Isoline – Henderson Pippin, while handling a revolver, let the weapon go off, shooting himself through the hand and Mr. Holmes in the leg. Mr. Holmes, being an old man, will likely be a cripple for the rest of his life. Dr. J.F. Lockhart is in attendance.

+Apple Water: Core a large sour apple and in the cavity put a teaspoonful of sugar; bake till tender. Wash and pour over one cupful of water; let stand one hour. Drain, serve hot or cold.

March 1922

+Friends of “Uplands” Sanatarium will be interested to hear the frame-work is nearly completed. The building as thus outlined against the sky gives promise of great attractiveness and with its generous proportions, wide porches and spacious basement already hints at the large service to all this countryside. It is expected to be open for patients June 1.

+Big Lick –Jas. McDaniel invited in his neighbors to help in clearing some land. About seven acres were made ready to plow. Mrs, McDaniel had two quilts in the frames and the women quilted them. Mr. McDaniel says there was more work done on this day than was ever done at a working in Cumberland County.

+Blue Ribbon Shoe Hospital, Crossville – Don’t throw away your old shoes - bring them here for expert repairs that will double their life. Men’s half soles $1.25 pair; Ladies half soles 85 cents a pair; heels straightened 25 cents and 50 cents each.

March 1980

+Forty-six contestants took part in the spelling bee which lasted one hour and 20 minutes.  One hundred fifty-six words were used and Cumberland County Elementary 6th grader Cindy Shultz was the winner in the 7th round when she defeated the last two contestants by spelling “scissors” correctly.

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  • Shop tax free this weekend

    With the return to school right around the corner and Cumberland County students set to return to classrooms Aug. 6, Tennesseans are reminded they can buy certain items without paying sales tax Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

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  • state park bath house.jpg Historic CMSP bathhouse gets new use with renovation

    When a new pool was constructed at Cumberland Mountain State Park in the 1980s, the beach area was converted to a quiet place to watch the water and the bath house was boarded up.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cole dismissed from teaching position

    The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 8-1 to dismiss tenured special education teacher Stephanie Cole, who remains at the Cumberland County Jail without bond charged with the July 20 fatal shooting of Louis Tammaro Jr.

    July 29, 2014

  • Crash sends one to jail, cyclist to UT

    A crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck resulted in one man being flown to a regional trauma center and the second man being arrested after he fled the scene, Crossville Police reported.

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  • County to include more meeting info on web site

    Cumberland County commissioners approved a change in the commission's rules which requires the full package of materials supplied to the commissioners to be posted on the county's web site.

    July 29, 2014

  • jobless june.jpg County jobless rate up for June

    County unemployment rates for June 2014 show the rate increased in all 95 counties of Tennessee. In Cumberland County, the jobless rate rose from 7.4 percent in May to 8.3 percent for June.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • lver-greg morris.jpg New veterans rep joins Career Center staff

    The Tennessee Career Center in Crossville now has more resources available to assist veterans seeking employment. The center recently hired Gregory Morris as a local veterans employment representative (LVER) to work with both unemployed veterans as well as employers seeking job applicants.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard Lemert.jpg Lemert pays visit to Crossville

    Richard Milo Lemert, (left) great nephew of Milo Lemert of Crossville, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is pictured with L.T. Thurman Jr. It was Richard Lemert's first visit to Crossville and during his brief stay, he stopped by the Milo Lemert Building on Main St. and viewed the plaque that was placed in honor of his great uncle. Milo Lemert was married to Nell Snodgrass of Crossville and was killed in action on their first wedding anniversary. Thurman's father, Litton T. Thurman Sr., received the Distinguished Service Cross in the same WWI battle that Lemert was awarded the nation's highest honor. Richard Lemert resides in Raleigh, NC, and is planning to attend the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville Sept. 10-13.
     

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2558.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

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