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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  • 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

  • Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation

    Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jury selection set in Batty slaying

    Jury selections were scheduled to begin today 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 22, 2014

  • Thoughts for this holy time of Easter

    The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?

    April 22, 2014

  • Joe Goodwin.JPG Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fleeing shoplifter causes $30,000 in damage

    A Morgan County man fleeing from the scene of a $4.99 shoplifting incident allegedly backed his vehicle into a light pole, destroying a solar power system and causing nearly $30,000 in damage.

    April 21, 2014

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