+At last the county court has closed a contract for the construction of a new jail. The structure will cost $6,000 and be the latest model. The terms of payment will be $1,200 annually for five years at the rate of 6 percent. It will be ready for use by January 1.
+Verdie — The people of this community will meet Tuesday night and organize a literary society.
+The timber for a new bridge across Piney creek near the present foot log is being got out by the Gollihers. The miners of Rockwood will pay for the building of the bridge.
+Westel — The Baptists are about to organize a church here.
+A tremendous effort has been made and is continuing to be made to induce people to “Buy Now” in order to increase business. The purpose behind this move is wholly good and proper when it hits people who are really able to buy. The great difficulty is most people have nothing or very little with which to buy and when they do buy they must use the greatest caution to get all possible for their money.
+The general public knows this “Buy Now” movement is only one of many the president is trying to bring back profitable business. It all comes back to the same old condition: Because of no jobs, people have little money to spend. The American people have never denied themselves when they had the price. That is all that keeps them from buying now.
+Business leaders have been invited to a meeting sponsored by the Cumberland County Adult Literacy Program. All employees should be encouraged to master basic reading and math skills. Our community has a skills problem much like the rest of the country. That means between ten and fifteen percent of our work force reads and writes at about the fourth grade level or less.
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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.
Forgery charges net six months in jail
A Crossville woman already on parole because of a felony theft conviction has pleaded guilty to two felony counts relating to forged checks and received a split sentence with six months to be serve in jail.
Unfunded mandates a challenge for schools
Director of Schools Donald Andrews has expressed local concerns regarding unfunded state mandates in education to Gov. Bill Haslam in an informal meeting between the governor and area administrators and teachers.
Vote early to avoid delays
Cumberland County Election Administrator Suzanne Smith is encouraging Cumberland County voters to take advantage of the early voting period, which continues through Aug. 2 at the Election Commission Office at 2 S. Main St.
Showcase of driving tours set today at Cumberland Mountain
Discover the hidden gems of The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails during the showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. This special event is free and open to the public.
Get on the water this weekend
Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.
Haslam makes stop in county
Gov. Bill Haslam stopped by Cumberland County for breakfast Tuesday morning, encouraging everyone to get out and vote during the early voting period.
Blood shortage looming
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
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.
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