+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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Shop tax free this weekend
With the return to school right around the corner and Cumberland County students set to return to classrooms Aug. 6, Tennesseans are reminded they can buy certain items without paying sales tax Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.
Historic CMSP bathhouse gets new use with renovation
When a new pool was constructed at Cumberland Mountain State Park in the 1980s, the beach area was converted to a quiet place to watch the water and the bath house was boarded up.
Cole dismissed from teaching position
The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 8-1 to dismiss tenured special education teacher Stephanie Cole, who remains at the Cumberland County Jail without bond charged with the July 20 fatal shooting of Louis Tammaro Jr.
Crash sends one to jail, cyclist to UT
A crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck resulted in one man being flown to a regional trauma center and the second man being arrested after he fled the scene, Crossville Police reported.
County to include more meeting info on web site
Cumberland County commissioners approved a change in the commission's rules which requires the full package of materials supplied to the commissioners to be posted on the county's web site.
County jobless rate up for June
County unemployment rates for June 2014 show the rate increased in all 95 counties of Tennessee. In Cumberland County, the jobless rate rose from 7.4 percent in May to 8.3 percent for June.
New veterans rep joins Career Center staff
The Tennessee Career Center in Crossville now has more resources available to assist veterans seeking employment. The center recently hired Gregory Morris as a local veterans employment representative (LVER) to work with both unemployed veterans as well as employers seeking job applicants.
Lemert pays visit to Crossville
Richard Milo Lemert, (left) great nephew of Milo Lemert of Crossville, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is pictured with L.T. Thurman Jr. It was Richard Lemert's first visit to Crossville and during his brief stay, he stopped by the Milo Lemert Building on Main St. and viewed the plaque that was placed in honor of his great uncle. Milo Lemert was married to Nell Snodgrass of Crossville and was killed in action on their first wedding anniversary. Thurman's father, Litton T. Thurman Sr., received the Distinguished Service Cross in the same WWI battle that Lemert was awarded the nation's highest honor. Richard Lemert resides in Raleigh, NC, and is planning to attend the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville Sept. 10-13.
Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery
Bradford Health Services hosted a free workshop Friday for area agencies on the structure of addiction and recovery. Robbie Keeble who is recovery liaison for Bradford, was the featured speaker. With rates of substance abuse so prevalent in the Crossville area, several local agencies arranged to instruct participants on how addiction works in the brain and the process that those struggling with addiction need to take in order to recover successfully. There were 94 attendees in all, including several social service agencies, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, businesses and concerned citizens. If you are interested in attending or hosting a future training on matters related to substance abuse, contact Bradford Health Services at (931) 528-6803.
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.
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