+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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County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores
A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.
Forgery charges net six months in jail
A Crossville woman already on parole because of a felony theft conviction has pleaded guilty to two felony counts relating to forged checks and received a split sentence with six months to be serve in jail.
Unfunded mandates a challenge for schools
Director of Schools Donald Andrews has expressed local concerns regarding unfunded state mandates in education to Gov. Bill Haslam in an informal meeting between the governor and area administrators and teachers.
Vote early to avoid delays
Cumberland County Election Administrator Suzanne Smith is encouraging Cumberland County voters to take advantage of the early voting period, which continues through Aug. 2 at the Election Commission Office at 2 S. Main St.
Showcase of driving tours set today at Cumberland Mountain
Discover the hidden gems of The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails during the showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. This special event is free and open to the public.
Get on the water this weekend
Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.
Haslam makes stop in county
Gov. Bill Haslam stopped by Cumberland County for breakfast Tuesday morning, encouraging everyone to get out and vote during the early voting period.
Blood shortage looming
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Judge ponders why stolen silver wasn't recovered
A Crossville area man who entered into a sentencing agreement relating to the theft of silverware that was later sold to a local jewelry shop found himself with an unlikely ally — the judge.
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