+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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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.
Haslam makes stop in county
Gov. Bill Haslam stopped by Cumberland County for breakfast Tuesday morning, encouraging everyone to get out and vote during the early voting period.
Blood shortage looming
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Judge ponders why stolen silver wasn't recovered
A Crossville area man who entered into a sentencing agreement relating to the theft of silverware that was later sold to a local jewelry shop found himself with an unlikely ally — the judge.
County OKs $89.7 million FY 2014-'15 budget
Cumberland County's $89.7 million 2014-'15 fiscal year budget was approved during Monday evening's county commission meeting.
Tennessee making strides in well-being of children
Tennessee has made great strides in the health and well-being of children, the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book found, rising to 36 this year. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.
1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths
The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.
Drug testing policy deferred until October
With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.
Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa
Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.
Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote
While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.
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