+Cline’s new Opera Hall will be opened Friday evening with a grand ball. The building is 33 x 60 feet and a big time may be expected. Music will be furnished by the Crossville Orchestra. Signed by H.J. Dunbar, Thos. Beadle, J.F. Cooley
+As James Dickirson was returning from Rockwood he saw a corp of railroad surveyors at work between Rockwood and Crossville. Such quiet operations means something.
+The Genesis and Obed River Telephone Co. is making arrangements to connect Crossville with Sparta and Kismet by erecting a new line.
+The Crossville Chronicle used the words “Crossville” the gem of the Cumberlands on its masthead.
+Pastor A.W. Beasley, M.E. Church South sends this wish. “The new year is ahead. Let us greet the unseen with cheer and confidence.”
+Crossville merchants report Christmas business only fair, due to the excessive cold and snow that was in evidence and kept many from stirring far from their homes. The people had the money and would have been lavish with Christmas buying had it been possible to travel with moderate ease.
+The radio weather report on January 1, stated that a severe snow storm is headed this way from the northwest.
+Bitterly cold weather continues and TVA spokesmen say they may have to implement mandatory power cutbacks. “We are right on the brink at the time of the morning peak in power demands.”
+Natural gas shortage closes schools because of the unnaturally frigid weather. Since their Christmas vacation students have been in school only a day and a half. Not only because of the gas shortage but roads are hazardous.
- Area News
Hotel tax audit considered
Commissioners discussed how hotel/motel taxes are collected by the county after hearing a report that collections remain considerably below budgeted projections for the year.
Input sought on strategic plan
Board of Education is taking public comments on its proposed strategic plan, with hopes of making final changes and approval at its March 27 meeting.
Teacher presence part of proposed pay plan
Cumberland County Schools is closer to finalizing a proposal for a strategic compensation plan, required by the Tennessee Department of Education, with a final plan expected to be presented at the March 27 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
- Celebrating a milestone
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.
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