+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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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.
County OKs $89.7 million FY 2014-'15 budget
Cumberland County's $89.7 million 2014-'15 fiscal year budget was approved during Monday evening's county commission meeting.
Tennessee making strides in well-being of children
Tennessee has made great strides in the health and well-being of children, the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book found, rising to 36 this year. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.
1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths
The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.
Drug testing policy deferred until October
With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.
Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa
Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.
Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote
While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.
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