+Will and White Bandy are fitting the Cother building opposite the Chronicle office for a barbershop. They intend to put in cold and hot bath arrangements and expect to be in business in about two weeks.
+Mr. Little, the mail carrier, had a nice little walk in the rain Monday. His horse got frightened by an umbrella and took French leave.
+School tuition rates: First and second grades, 50 cents a month: Third and fourth grades, 75 cents a month: Fifth and sixth grades, $1.00 a month: Seventh and eighth grades, $1.25 a month.
+Snowfall in this section thus far this winter has been beyond ordinary. The fall of snow last week here showed a depth of six inches at daylight and it is estimated that fully ten inches fell as it melted constantly as it fell.
+Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, may head an international commission to disarm China. China now has the largest standing army or group of armies in any nation in the world.
+Some twenty business men of the town met and organized a Chamber of Commerce for Crossville. They elected G.E. Harrison, president; T.E. Measamer, secretary; and J.S. Reed, treasurer.
+Steps were taken to put in a cannery plant here this season to can tomatoes and string beans. Most of those present agreed to pay $1 a month into the treasury for at least a year.
+The heaviest snowfall of many years began about 10 Friday evening, Feb. 12. The official snowfall was 14 inches. Roads were clogged, streets blocked, schools and industries closed. Lantana Road was blocked by five-foot drifts.
+A 6-foot, 11-inch golden eagle was the victim of a predator trap in the Catoosa area. It was released and not seriously injured. When it is completely healed it will be released. It weighs over 10 pounds and its body length is 33 inches.
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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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