+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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TSRA starts spring off with paddling trips
About 150 members of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) recently gathered April 2-6 in Crossville at Camp Nakanawa for the Annual TWRA Rendezvous.
Panel recommends using third-party billing for old EMS bills
The budget committee approved hiring the same third party billing company to help go through older EMS ambulance service bills to resubmit them to help the EMS department get caught up with billing collections.
Sales tax collections down
Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported to the Cumberland County Budget Committee that local option sales tax collections have fallen below budgeted projections for the 2013-'14 fiscal year.
Motion to toss evidence in burglary denied
A defense motion to have evidence seized by deputies searching for a man who fled warrant service thrown out failed when deputies testified they had oral permission from the defendant's son to search the residence the father and son share.
Organ donation gives man new lease on life
Travis Hodges has a new lease on life, thanks to a selfless gift a young father made the year before.
Fireworks, sign change get council OK
While the April Crossville City Council meeting was generally a calm one, there were some fireworks on the agenda.
- Spring jamboree
Suspect charged in Sportsman Club break-in
A Crossville man has been arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of a shooting club's building in the county that occurred last week, according to arrest reports.
Panel discusses auditing hotel/motel tax collections
Commissioners on the budget committee discussed the possibility of auditing hotels and motels in the county regarding the collection of hotel/motel tax collection figures being down.
Repent burglar must serve time
Some defendants cry, because they get caught, and others are tearful with remorse. No one in the courtroom doubted Robert Killeen's sincerity when he apologized to his victim, his loved ones and supporters for committing crimes against an elderly widow, stealing the money her late husband left her.
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