+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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Tree Board celebrate Arbor Day with free trees
The Crossville Tree Board is helping make Crossville and Cumberland County a little greener, after giving away close to 3,000 seedlings of various species as part of its Arbor Day celebration.
Pharmacy robbery nets 11 years
The man who conducted a mid-morning robbery of a Crossville pharmacy pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and will serve all of his 11-year sentence behind bars.
Downtown back on city agenda
The Crossville City Council meets tonight and is scheduled to take up possible changes in the downtown work to dramatically scale back the cost and scope of the project. Councilman Pete Souza also wants to discuss his accusations in light of the Grand Jury decision that no wrongdoing took place in the city's purchase of several properties.
Devil Step Hollow a route for Union troops escaping to Kentucky
Let’s continue our journey through the Union history in our area. One other route of the Underground Railroad moving Union troops through the county into Kentucky was located at Devil Step Hollow, and run by Aunt Polly Hand. She took 50 men one night, 30 another and sometimes 5 or 10 at a time. She said she was working for Polly Arms because someone was watching her and her husband, and they were afraid of having the route discovered.
Food drive targets senior hunger
Nearly one in five seniors may be going hungry in Tennessee, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
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.
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