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Rescue Squad celebrates 55 years
In July 1959, a dozen people formed the Cumberland County Rescue Squad with a simple mission.
“If you need us, we go,” said Gerry Latham, captain of the squad.
- Gathering autographs
Rainfall above average in June
June was a wet month, with 6.08 inches falling in Crossville. The highest totals in the county was almost eight inches around Fairfield Glade and also in the Cumberland Cove area. The average for June is 4.58 inches.
Industry: Work force obstacle to growth
Local business leaders met last week for the second in a series of three roundtable discussions aimed at improving economic development in Cumberland County. In discussing the advantages and disadvantages of operating a business here, several topics arose ranging from tax structure to environmental regulations. However, across the board, the consensus was overwhelming in defining the biggest obstacle for growth as an unskilled or unmotivated work force.
Steak and Potatoes Field Day set Aug. 5 at Plateau AgResearch and Education Center
The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will once again showcase the research and outreach activities at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center. The free event, which includes a sponsored lunch, begins with registration and a trade show at 8 a.m. CDT Aug. 5, at the center’s main unit. Tours and seminars begin at 8:30 and conclude at 11:30.
Panel to discuss county building codes Thursday
Members of Cumberland County’s Environmental Committee will meet Thursday evening to further discuss the status of countywide building permits and its agreement with the city of Crossville.
Marine juggles military, family life
Cpl. Michael Kean knew from a very young age that he wanted to lead Marines. He knew that the core values the Marines stood for — honor, courage, and commitment — were traits he wanted to emulate.
Annexations along NW Connector get council nod
The annexation of property anywhere near the new section of the Northwest Connector has raised questions from one council member about property owners in the area and plans for annexing and developing property along the new road.
Fresh from the farm
Jennifer Bruce, president and manager of the Cumberland County Farmers Market, and Brandy Dixon wait on patrons Saturday at the market at 1398 Livingston Rd., beside the Community Complex.
Nearly two dozen slated for arraignment
Nearly two dozen people appeared in Cumberland County Criminal Court yesterday to answer charges listed in indictments handed down by the grand jury recently. Those charges ranged from burglary to theft and possession of methamphetamine to failure to appear in court.
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