+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.
+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.
+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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Fort flew for her country
As a part of remembering Pearl Harbor Day this week, it seemed a good time to write about someone from Nashville who is not often remembered in connection with this horrific day.
- 1st, 2nd District meeting set
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.
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