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Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow is making a hugely positive impact on the families of East Tennessee in need. On Dec. 10, 14-year-old founder of Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow William Cabaniss presented Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee with a $45,000 check, raised by selling his homemade vanilla ex…

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Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow is making a hugely positive impact on the families of East Tennessee in need. On Dec. 10, 14-year-old founder of Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow William Cabaniss presented Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee with a $45,000 check, raised by selling his homemade vanilla ex…

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For years, Friends of the Trails has been building new and maintaining existing hiking trails in Cumberland County. Now they want to move forward with a master plan to connect and construct the Crossville Greenway, a linear corridor of protected land for a hiking trail network in the city.

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Cumberland County High School Senior Ivy Loveday has been named the Fairfield Glade Lions Club December 2020 Student of the Month.

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The Fairfield Glade Lions Club President Rick Borghi and FG Lion member and Lions Club International Foundation representative Fred Mundt presented Fairfield Glade Police Chief Michael Williams with a $1,000 grant toward’s the department’s purchase of a 911 phone box. 

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Recently retired Fairfield Glade Fire Department Fire Board member Cyd Riede was recognized for her outstanding service to the department.

On Jan. 6, Fairfield Glade Resident Services began their COVID Relief Program, designed to provide delivery services to help those who are quarantined in their homes. FGRS is able to deliver prescriptions, fresh meals, and groceries to help residents of Fairfield Glade.

A memory comes sailing out of the past, and what caused it to surface? Sometimes something we see on television? Photos we are looking at? Or was it what someone said?

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Erin Fiebig spots a new occupant on Lake St. George and thought the name “Hootie” was appropriate.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are particularly vulnerable to the virus. The new normal of accepting and adjusting to mask requirements, social distancing and being isolated from friends, family and social interaction has been especially unsettling for them.

This was a year of events, and our lives changed and rearranged in ways we never thought possible. The friendly smiles in the grocery store were not seen, as we looked at each other with a mask covering our faces. 

 

Five models of operation have been developed and approved by the IRS for use. 

The models, however, have limitations for their usage based on the county’s COVID-19 classification. Local restrictions must also be considered.

The Fairifeld Glade Fire Department wishes to sincerely thank all of you who generously supported the department in this very difficult year. 

The Cahill family is among those to whom neighbors of Kenwood, Leaf and Holly sang carols. The neighbors left goody bags with special donations. Carolers were treated with cheer and cookies. 

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I sometimes get the nature pulse of the area from social media. Lately there have been several questions, observations and comments popping up on Facebook about owls. 

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A beautiful Saturday on the Cumberland Plateau, Nov. 21 was perfect for removing trash and invasive plant species which endanger the biological integrity along the Obed River Watershed. 

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The Fairfield Glade Community Club Administration Offices, located at 7827 Peavine Rd., will reopen to visitors effective Monday, Dec. 21. 

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Many Fairfield Glade residents make a point to visit and donate to both sides of the Battle of the Badges to see who can raise the most for the Cumberland County Salvation Army, because Fairfield Glade residents love their Fairfield Glade Fire and Police Departments. 

The wind hurled large, puffy snowflakes to the ground on a cold winter morning. Each snowflake seemed to find its spot as it landed. I stood … mesmerized by the incredible sight of Nature when a noise broke my thoughts. 

In order to ensure the safety of all Fairfield Glade Community Club members, employees and guests, the following procedures will apply:

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If you plan to do your grocery shopping on Friday, Dec. 11, be sure to drop by Food City in Fairfield Glade between 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. with your spare change and watch as Fairfield Glade Police and Fairfield Glade Fire Department vie for the 2020 title of the annual Battle of the Badges.

It never fails. Every month we have someone fall victim to cybercrime here in our beautiful community. It happens now on a regularly. These scammers are smart. They have skills of persuasion and are sometimes hard to detect. However, we must follow the basic rules of online safety and avoid …

Fall leaf pickup routes are now underway and will continue through Dec. 18. No leaves or sticks will be picked up after this date. 

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Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, led by Kristi Isaacson, Nancy Keith and mission leader Vanessa Petty, had a goal of collecting 550 shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Çhild shoebox outreach program.

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The Sewer Department continues to operate normally. We started the year with $2.2 million in cash and ended October with $2.9 million in cash. The results for the first 10 months are better than expected, and we do not foresee any issues going forward.

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With the announcement of Fairfield Glade Fire Department Chief Bobby Smith’s retirement, effective Dec. 31, the FGFD board and membership voted at their meeting on Friday, Nov. 13, for candidate Tim Malone to become chief in the New Year. 

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The Crab-Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution had a special Quilts of Valor presentation at their Nov. 19 meeting at Art Circle Public Library in which Marion Conlin, U.S. Navy, was wrapped in a beautiful quilt made by the Crossville Quilters QOV chapter. 

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