+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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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