+The cigarette law has been completely knocked out by the federal court, which holds that cigarettes shipped loose in baskets into the state from the factory are in the original package and can be sold in packs of 10 cigarettes. Each box of 10 is an original package. The rich corporations must have money even at the sacrifice of the youth of the land.
+A candy pull was given at the home of Attorney John J. Tracy last Friday evening. Joy and sweetness spread all over the place till a late hour.
+Morris Schwerin, J.B. Johnson and W.J. Hodges left Tuesday for Nashville via Bon Air. We hope they will bring good railroad news when they return. Rumor has it that surveyors will take topography along the narrow gauge railroad from some point on the mountain to the Tennessee River. Work will commence next week. What does it mean?
+To the cigarette smokers of Crossville Alvin Hamby gives this advice. “Boys, let’s leave off smoking for a day and give that much money to the children that are so unfortunate as to not have enough to buy something extra for Christmas. If we all join in this and deny ourselves for one day the price of a package of cigarettes it will make more than one little heart happy. Go into any store and leave the money and the merchant will see the money is used well.”
+Cumberland County has $50,000 tied up in the recent failure of Caldwell & Co. who is connected with the recent bank failures that have seriously interfered with state funds along with the funds of many individuals. A mass meeting has been called. The $50,000 was issued to help build the road from Crossville to Herbert Domain, 17 miles south of Crossville.
+Many letters to the editor are printed debating the ERA. A local Eagle Forum (an alternative to women’s lib) is formed.
+The city is considering a tougher ordinance pertaining to the sale of literature considered obscene. Samples of magazines sold in grocery stores were distributed to commissioners. They were described as “degrading to Crossville.”
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School system looks to attract bus drivers
The transportation department is looking for ways to attract more school bus drivers, with subs, teachers, coaches and maintenance workers helping to cover all the school system bus routes. One possibility is helping to defray the cost of obtaining a CDL license, about $250, for new drivers.
CMC burglary probe continues
Crossville Police are continuing their investigation into a burglary at Cumberland Medical Center during which items were taken including controlled medication, according to a department report.
- Making joyful noise
Northwest Connector, public records on consent agenda
Crossville City Council holds their regular December meeting tonight at 6:05 p.m. with two public hearings and the audit committee meeting scheduled before hand.
Child pornography case headed to trial
A man who admitted to an investigator that he possessed on his computer images depicting children in settings of a sexual nature — described by an investigator as child pornography — appears headed for a jury trial.
Past catches up with defendant
Despite being found guilty by a Cumberland Count jury earlier this year of promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, Donnie Dewayne Davenport, 59, held out hope he would be placed on probation, or at least receive a split sentence.
Fort flew for her country
As a part of remembering Pearl Harbor Day this week, it seemed a good time to write about someone from Nashville who is not often remembered in connection with this horrific day.
- 1st, 2nd District meeting set
Panel OKs $21K for fire alarm system at Justice Center
The county's budget committee approved a $21,731 budget amendment to allow for repairs of the fire alarm system at the Cumberland County Justice Center.
Hundreds visit with Santa at Model RR Club Exhibit
Rows and rows of twinkly-eyed children, patient parents and loving grandparents filled the Crossville Model Railroad Exhibit and spilled out into the lobby of Crossville Outlet Mall on Monday, Dec. 2 for the long awaited appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read The Polar Express and she and Santa had their pictures made professionally with each child as the Model Railroad Club’s gift to the children of Crossville.
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