+Big Lick — There was a candy breaking given at Mrs. Craft’s last Tuesday night. Misses Gertie and Addie Orme, Raymond and Charley Kerley and Andrew Burnett of Burke, Urles Lee, T.W. and W.H. Webb and others of Litton, Misses Mamie Hutsel, Mary Webb, Nora Croft and Mary Burnett attended. The evening was very pleasantly spent and enjoyed.
+L.B. and E.R. Johnson purchased the old Keyes store and hotel property last week. The purchase price is understood to be $1000. They also purchased the 20-foot lot joining the Keyes property. Messers Johnson now have 59 feet on one of the best business corners in town. They intend to erect a frame building on the inside lot which will be about 25 x 75 feet and will be for rent. They contemplate putting a good brick building on their corner this coming summer.
+An election is to be held this month to determine if the people of Crossville wish to build a $20,000 public school building. As is usual in almost all elections there is a diversity of opinion as to the wisdom of the proposed course.
There are over 400 pupils of school age enumerated in Crossville. Nearly 300 are enrolled in City School. There are only six teachers and each must handle 32 to 60 pupils in a room far too small to accommodate them. There are three roads running through the playground.
Fire conditions are so bad that should a fire break out it would surely result in the death of several children.
Our streets are in a wretched state and if the school is built the town cannot vote funds for improving the streets.
+Snowbound! Eight to 10 inches from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., January 5. Stalled cars and trucks, schools closed, plants shut down. More snow predicted this week.
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Food drive targets senior hunger
Nearly one in five seniors may be going hungry in Tennessee, according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.
Hotel tax audit considered
Commissioners discussed how hotel/motel taxes are collected by the county after hearing a report that collections remain considerably below budgeted projections for the year.
Input sought on strategic plan
Board of Education is taking public comments on its proposed strategic plan, with hopes of making final changes and approval at its March 27 meeting.
Teacher presence part of proposed pay plan
Cumberland County Schools is closer to finalizing a proposal for a strategic compensation plan, required by the Tennessee Department of Education, with a final plan expected to be presented at the March 27 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
- Celebrating a milestone
Hickes to represent county at Poetry Out Loud
Madison Hickes, a senior at Cumberland County High School, will represent the county at the state Poetry Out Loud state finals March 14-15.
Grand jury: No city wrongdoing
A cross-section of Cumberland County citizens empaneled on the grand jury reviewed 115 pages of city of Crossville documents and meeting minutes, 927 additional documents from Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza, 22 separate investigative reports and 21 exhibits from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and listened to testimony from TBI Special Agent Billy Miller and Souza before concluding there was no evidence of wrongdoing on anyone's part.
Food service earns top safety scores
Providing safe, nutritious meals is the priority of the Cumberland County School Nutrition Program, and the cafeteria staffs at each school have worked hard to post outstanding ratings on Tennessee Department of Health safety inspections.
Panel concerned over possible budget shortfall on EMS billing collections
A few county commissioners expressed concerns over a possible budget shortfall for Emergency Medical Service collections during the last emergency services committee meeting.
BOE gives Andrews evaluation
The Cumberland County Board of Education completed an evaluation of Director of Schools Donald Andrews, though he has not yet completed a full year in the post.
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