+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.
- Area News
TMSAA rules get one-year try out
Changes are coming for the elementary sports programs next year, with a 6-3 vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education. That vote of support of recommendations from the athletic committee was met with concerns from board members that the move towards county-wide rules and regulations was an attempt to move toward middle school teams.
Fire damages home in Fairfield Glade
Not only did Fairfield Glade volunteer fire fighters battle a blaze Saturday afternoon at 107 Runnymede Rd., hot weather conditions were a challenge as well.
Banned ex-boyfriend arrested in break-in
Last Tuesday turned out to not be burglary and assault suspect Larry D. Durbin's day. It wasn't such a great day for his victim, either. Both were arrested.
Changes to county wage scale cause debate
County commissioners approved revisions to the Cumberland County employee wage scale, giving county employees a pay increase, but the changes to the scale created a brief debate among commissioners Monday evening.
Suspects identified in arson fire
Two Cumberland County men were detained and questioned in connection with an early Friday morning fire that destroyed or damaged two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup parked at a closed business north of the city.
- Summer winding down in Tennessee
Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores
A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.
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