+Clark Shattler, one of the leading new dealers of Cincinnati, is here for a few weeks. He is interested in a patent for the manufacture of kegs and barrels from wood pulp. A company will soon be formed and the product put on the market. He feels there is a bright prospect for a fortune in the new invention.
+The people of Monterey and vicinity are again agitating the question of petitioning the legislature to establish a new county seat.
+James Taylor and family and friends have tasted the coffee berry or bean that he raised this year. It is said that some coffee drinkers like it better than coffee. Its use would save needless expense for that drink. It is not a new plant and the seed is sold by seedmen. It can be raised for two to three cents a pound.
+Many persons viewed the partial eclipse of the moon that occurred here on October 23 at 6 p.m. At its greatest height the moon was obscured for about two thirds of its surface. It lasted more than an hour.
+There is very little economic difference between the man and woman of today. A woman spends her money for attire and a man spends his money for a tire.
+Last week Paul Linde sold his 40-acre farm laying two miles south of town for $1,800. The farm comprises 40 acres, 20 of which are cleared and have been under cultivation for one or more years. There is also a good barn, a good two-room log house, a splendid well and several young fruit trees.
+Holiday Hills residents left the Crossville City Council meeting angry. They expressed displeasure over the low water level at Holiday Lakes. The lake was full in July and the water is now down four feet leaving a receding shoreline.
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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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