+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.
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Panel waives ticket charge for boosters
The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.
Jury seated in Batty slaying case
A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.
New site sought for convenience center
An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.
CCHS student dies in car crash
Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.
Visitors center now open to the public
A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.
Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation
Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.
Jury selection set in Batty slaying
Jury selections were scheduled to begin today in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.
Thoughts for this holy time of Easter
The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?
Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.
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