+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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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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