+The headline was Cupid’s Capers. It was whispered about the courthouse that a “wedding on the wing” would be celebrated at the Hamby Hotel shortly. A license was procured for Thomas P. Norris and Amanda Hyder and a hurried assemblage of spectators watched as the two were made one by his Honor Judge Hamby. An indignant father and irate mother were headed to the courthouse but the knot was tied before objections could be entered. As soon as the ceremony was performed the bridal party left on mule for the Third District where a retinue of the groom’s friends were waiting to congratulate the couple.
+Capt. Lina Beecher spent last Saturday night in Crossville before starting for Cincinnati and other points east in the interest of the Genesis and Obed River railroad. He says the survey will reach Crossville in about ten days.
+What might have been a serious conflagration at the Spring Lawn Hotel Sunday morning was promptly averted yet the argument is more convincing that Crossville is badly in need of an organized fire brigade.
+At the end of last month the most severe ice and sleet storm in many years hit the state. Ice hung on the limbs of trees for two days and many damaged power and telephone lines were out of service.
+Bethel — Last week for three days we had more ice than we have seen in years.
+Hebbertsburg — The sleet and ice damaged lots of apple and peach trees in the orchards.
+Chestnut Hill — During the icy weather last week Kenneth Martin went out to the barn and found his sow with nine fine new pigs.
+School buses must meet war efforts requirements. They are required to have a Certificate Necessity fixing the maximum number of miles of operation and authorizing the necessary fuel, parts and tires for same. Transportation is provided only for students, teachers and school employees who would have to walk more than two miles to a school or more than half a mile to a school bus trunk line.
+Editorial — Who will feed them? It is predicted that the world population will double by 2000. Underdeveloped countries and their people must learn to feed themselves or limit births.
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Study points to need for home energy efficiency
A recent study by Appalachian Voices, which mapped the correlation between poverty in the Southeast and the burden of electric bill, has proposed new programs that can help electric customers reduce their costs.
Panel OKs amendment for CoLinx expansion grant
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $707,500 budget amendment in order to manage flow through grant money from the state for a facility expansion at CoLinx.
Tree Board celebrate Arbor Day with free trees
The Crossville Tree Board is helping make Crossville and Cumberland County a little greener, after giving away close to 3,000 seedlings of various species as part of its Arbor Day celebration.
Pharmacy robbery nets 11 years
The man who conducted a mid-morning robbery of a Crossville pharmacy pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and will serve all of his 11-year sentence behind bars.
Downtown back on city agenda
The Crossville City Council meets tonight and is scheduled to take up possible changes in the downtown work to dramatically scale back the cost and scope of the project. Councilman Pete Souza also wants to discuss his accusations in light of the Grand Jury decision that no wrongdoing took place in the city's purchase of several properties.
Devil Step Hollow a route for Union troops escaping to Kentucky
Let’s continue our journey through the Union history in our area. One other route of the Underground Railroad moving Union troops through the county into Kentucky was located at Devil Step Hollow, and run by Aunt Polly Hand. She took 50 men one night, 30 another and sometimes 5 or 10 at a time. She said she was working for Polly Arms because someone was watching her and her husband, and they were afraid of having the route discovered.
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.
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