The Crossville area has received 44 inches of rain since January 1, putting us 14 inches above normal. We had more rain in the first week of July than we normally would get for the entire month. During this first week, 7 inches fell in a band from Crossville to Fairfield Glade with at least 6 inches over the remainder of Cumberland County. Above normal rainfall is expected for the next two weeks. According to meteorologist Steve Norris, we may be on our way to the wettest July on record and maybe the wettest year ever recorded. The most rain ever for this month was 11.95 inches in 1967 and the wettest year ever was 1973 with 74.36 inches. The cool temperatures have been very unusual. "We had the coolest July 4th in 37 years and the high of only 69 on the 6th was the lowest ever for that date."
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Judge ponders why stolen silver wasn't recovered
A Crossville area man who entered into a sentencing agreement relating to the theft of silverware that was later sold to a local jewelry shop found himself with an unlikely ally — the judge.
County OKs $89.7 million FY 2014-'15 budget
Cumberland County's $89.7 million 2014-'15 fiscal year budget was approved during Monday evening's county commission meeting.
Tennessee making strides in well-being of children
Tennessee has made great strides in the health and well-being of children, the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book found, rising to 36 this year. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.
1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths
The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.
Drug testing policy deferred until October
With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.
Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa
Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.
Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote
While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.
Panel considers building code options
The Cumberland County Environmental Committee met last Thursday evening to further discuss the status of countywide building permits and its agreement with the city of Crossville, but no action was taken.
Fields a possible buyer for TSUD
Barry Field, owner of Field’s Engineering Consultant Services, LLC (FECS) has taken an interest in purchasing the highly contested waste water facility in Lake Tansi.
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