+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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Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
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.
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