+The primary pupils are rejoicing that their swing has been restored to swinging condition. They are much interested in their swinging lessons and are making good use of their opportunities.
+Considerable damage was done at Widow Wyatt’s by the recent frost.
+At last, the county court has closed a contract for the construction of a new jail. It will cost $6,000 and be of the latest model. The steel work will be mob and drill proof and will equal any jail in the land.
+Since the quarantine went into effect in the yellow fever districts in the south, the railroads and local authorities have assumed such complete charge of the movements of travelers that passengers are relieved of the necessity of deciding when or where they want to go or whether they care to go or not. A passenger heading for Mobile might find the trainsmen locking all the doors and the cars speeding on past the town to somewhere else. It is too much like taxation without representation.
+Miss Gladys Parham, who has just returned from taking a “brush-up” course at a beauty school in Kentucky, was awarded second prize in marcelling at a contest held there.
+A prominent health official of the state recently said, diphtheria, the most dreaded disease of childhood can be eliminated the same as smallpox has been, but only the parents can do it. Every child on reaching age six months should receive toxin-anti-toxin to make it safe from diphtheria.
+The Taft Highway ten-piece band will play a concert in Crossville. Our people are destined to have the pleasure of hearing what would cost one dollar or more in the city for only 15 and 20 cents. At some places this band has charged $5 a couple at dances.
+A sewing plant in Crab Orchard was damaged by fire. The building also had two apartments, and two families were left homeless. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
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Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
Split sentence given in burglary plea
A Cumberland County man facing burglary and theft charges along with a probation violation charge opted to accept a plea agreement and was given a split sentence in the case.
Meth plea nets 5-year sentence
Adam Brian Smith was facing multiple drug and other charges. Appearing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson he decided to cut his losses and accept a state offer that called for him to plead guilty to some charges in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
Members appointed to new wildlife and fisheries panel
Cumberland County's new wildlife and fisheries committee has taken shape and was formed with members appointed by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. after the county commission approved the members during November's monthly meeting.
A Parade of Trees
Kelly Dodson with Uplands Village decorates the tree for the United Fund of Cumberland County at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display that were decorated Tuesday.
Schools focus on teachers to improve student achievement
While Cumberland County students scored As and Bs in achievement and growth on the state report card, Cumberland County Schools know there may be problems ahead.
Warriors to Work supports wounded veterans
BPW of Cumberland County was privileged to welcome Tiffany Daugherty, Warriors to Work Specialist with the Wounded Warriors Project, as their speaker on November 21, in observance of Veterans Day. One of BPW’s focus areas both nationally and statewide is supporting women veterans through its Mentoring Plus program. In addition, BPW assists families of the military in their day to day challenges dealing military life.
Souza questions downtown, Northwest Connector
The Crossville City Council will have a better idea of what the downtown project will cost Dec. 18 when bids on the infrastructure improvement and beautification project are opened. However, one councilman is concerned on moving forward with the project and the Northwest Connector road project due to the costs of the projects.
Woman charged in PCH prize scam
A Crossville woman has been arrested by city police and charged with participating in a fraudulent scheme involving alleged winnings from a Publisher's Clearinghouse drawing.
TLD, TCAT helping prepare drivers for commercial trucking industry
Commercial driving is a growing industry, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 21 percent growth in the number of jobs by 2020.
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