+School was to have begun Monday but has been postponed on account of the illness of Mrs. Martin, who has been the teacher for three terms out of the last four.
+The Crossville Nine went over to Grassy Cove and succeeded in “doing” the sluggers of that place in a game of ball notable for its many errors and heavy batting on both sides. The Crossvillians explain it was important to arouse their side to the importance of taking particular pains to field the ball on account of the blackberry bushes surrounding the diamond. The score was 12-16.
+Esq. J.L. Selby was thrown from his mule as he returned home Saturday and was hurt very badly. He had to be brought home in a hack.
+The remains of Sergeant Milo Lemert who fell on the firing lane in France September 29, 1918, arrived here last Saturday and were interred in the city cemetery Sunday with military and civic honors. Several members of the Milo Lemert Post of the American Legion, Monterey, accompanied the remains to the cemetery, conducted brief ceremonies and fired a salute over the grave. The exercises were concluded by the Crossville Masonic Lodge of which Sgt. Lemert was a member.
A large concourse of people turned out and the Christian Church was packed to capacity. Many others waited outside. Never has there been a more universal outpouring of the people to show marks of respect than on this occasion.
+The art of weaving the mineral fiber in asbestos which is ordinarily indestructible, was discovered at a comparatively late period of civilization. Woven, it was used in the ancient pyre to preserve the royal ashes.
+29 cows struck and killed by lightning. 23 milk cows were huddled under a tree which was struck by a bolt of lightning and then ran through the herd on Taylor’s Chapel Road. Another strike on U.S. 127 N killed six cattle valued at $3000.
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Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
Grand jury: No city wrongdoing
A cross-section of Cumberland County citizens empaneled on the grand jury reviewed 115 pages of city of Crossville documents and meeting minutes, 927 additional documents from Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza, 22 separate investigative reports and 21 exhibits from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and listened to testimony from TBI Special Agent Billy Miller and Souza before concluding there was no evidence of wrongdoing on anyone's part.
Food service earns top safety scores
Providing safe, nutritious meals is the priority of the Cumberland County School Nutrition Program, and the cafeteria staffs at each school have worked hard to post outstanding ratings on Tennessee Department of Health safety inspections.
Panel concerned over possible budget shortfall on EMS billing collections
A few county commissioners expressed concerns over a possible budget shortfall for Emergency Medical Service collections during the last emergency services committee meeting.
BOE gives Andrews evaluation
The Cumberland County Board of Education completed an evaluation of Director of Schools Donald Andrews, though he has not yet completed a full year in the post.
BOE accepts payment plan for liquor $$
The Crossville City Council will repay the school system $460,179 in back liquor by the drink revenues over four years, with the first payment of $160,179 to be made immediately.
City council answers citizens’ questions at open forum
Members of the Crossville City Council answered questions from the public during an open forum on city of Crossville projects at the Palace Theatre.
Miller appeal dismissed
The Knoxville appeals court agreed with the original circuit court trial judge in dismissing a defamation lawsuit filed by former Crossville city manager Jack Miller against now former city councilman Boyd Wyatt, saying that Wyatt's comment was protected by the immunity of legislative privilege for elected officials.
Internet solicitation case nets 2 years
A Nashville area man — one of three men charged with soliciting minors for sexual activities over the Internet was sentenced to two years in prison following a hearing in Cumberland County Criminal Court recently.
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