January 1891

+There was never a subject broached but that some croaker endeavored to croak it down. There was never an enterprise started but that some croaker predicted its failure.

Croakers differ from kickers; the kicker is a man of ideas and we could not get along well without him; he is to the world what a governor is to an engine — but that croaker, bah! He does nothing but attempt to destroy confidence in everything.

And Crossville we are sorry to say, shelters just such characters. We are enlisted for the development of our wonderful resources. The majority of our citizens stand ready to push forward any enterprise tending to that end. But the croaker is with us.

+There are many businessmen here who pay privilege tax on their business; there are some who not. Whose duty is it to protect the licensed ones?

January 1924

+Ozone — Our school reopened this week for a three month term with Miss Maud Horton of Grandview as teacher.

+Notice: I have opened in the basement of the Spencer brick building a vulcanizing plant for repairing and putting on new treads and am prepared to repair same on short notice. I also will repair furniture. — Clyde Cordell

+Creston — John Parsons went to White County some time ago and purchased a pair of mules. Will Sims delivered them to him this week.

+John M. Brown and J.Z. Taylor were in town the first of the week. Both of these gentlemen were among the first subscribers to the old Crossville Times which put out its first issue over 11 years ago.

January 1977

+A severe cold snap dropped temperatures to 10 and winds gusting 25 to 30 miles an hour. The salt supply is diminishing. The first to receive salt on ice covered roads are Laurel Hill on Lantana Road and Brookhart Hill on Peavine. They are the most hazardous roads in the county.