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Kimberly Smith, a senior at Stone Memorial High School, used her engineering skills to solve a common high school problem: students toying with gas valves in chemistry classrooms.

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Dominoes, coffee and snacks were enjoyed Jan.11, by the 127 South Seniors and guests. Bingo was called by George Miller. The day’s gifts were donated by Dr. Donald Hooie, DDS.

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The Lake Tansi Community Association held their annual Christmas party dinner at the Thunderbird Recreation Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, catered by Forte's Restaurant. The festive evening featured the musical stylings of Anthony Woolbright, who sang Christmas favorites and country hits. There…

Cumberland County Master Gardeners closed its 2018 gardening year with it annual Christmas Award Ceremony that includes newly certified Master Gardeners receiving their badges.

The Parent-Child Connection (PCC) aims to support parents by providing support for any specific issue or challenge they may face in the course of raising their children. The purpose of the class is not only to educate, but also to offer parents the opportunity to give and get support from ot…

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Joshua Northern became the 19th Eagle Scout from the Pleasant Hill Boy Scout Troop 170 since 1983. His Eagle Scout Project was building a bridge with other Scouts and leaders from the troop over a stream in Cumberland Mountain State Park. At the December Court of Honor, Assistant Scoutmaster…

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I was only able to watch a small smidgen of the Golden Globes earlier this week. But during that 10 or 15 minutes I was able to view, I saw the iconic Carol Burnett accept the first-ever Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievements in television. Oh, what a speech it was!

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Dominoes, coffee and snacks were enjoyed early morning today. Bingo was called by Helen Lord and today’s gifts were donated by Eye Centers of Tennessee. Helpers were Arlene Simmons, Velma Pauley, Annie Lewis and Marietta Dion. 

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Plateau Chapter 1015 Vietnam Veterans of America (PCVVA) celebrated Christmas at their annual dinner party at the Thunderbird Recreation Center on Dec. 10. PCVVA President Bob Opthof presented members of the chapter’s color guard with certificates of appreciation for their exemplary service,…

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Before The Grab thrift store closed down for a winter break, some of the board members and Manager Donna Iles gathered to assemble boxes of food, including a ham, to help stretch the pantries of 15 families before the holidays. Funds were supplied by the Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC f…

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If you are in need of legal help, Aging Services for the Upper Cumberlands provides a Legal Assistance Program for persons 60 years of age and over.  Seniors often have legal problems unique to their age group and may require special assistance. Public benefits such as V.A. benefits, Social …

Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) representatives Ed DeVries  (left) and Pat Gruet (center) receiving a donation from Rotarian Jane Aversa.   Following the presentation, they up-dated the Rotary Club on the many services provided to residents of Fairfield Glade by Fairfield Glade Resi…

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Barbara Parsons, Cumberland County historian since 2005 and a resident for 50 years, will speak to the Cumberland Mountain Civil War Round Table at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.

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For more than thousands of years, wild horses were trained by “breaking their spirit” — they would be tied, hobbled, whipped, ridden until they frothed, worn down and degraded.

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Winners in the December Friday at the Crossroads door prize drawings are, from left, David Lebo, Nancy Vorhis, Steve and Lisa Bradley, Alan Gagnon, Ariana McGuire, Heather McGuire and Alex McGuire. Not pictured are Mike Hiller, Eileen Dutter, Alyssa Woody and Elisie Glenn. Each won merchandi…

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Making good on their campaign promise to keep the 8th District of Cumberland County informed, County Commissioners Deborah Holbrook and Jim Blalock arranged for a town-hall-style meeting in November. 

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The 127 South Senior Citizens met Dec. 21 for their Christmas party. Two hours of bingo with Arlene Simmons calling the numbers, and extra nice gifts were a treat for the ones playing bingo. The senior center and Buckeye Home Health furnished the prizes.

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Members of the Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy recently attended the 125th annual General Convention at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA. They include, seated from left, Rebekah Lemley, James Madison Sparkman 2363; Kaylin Hester, Capt. W.Y.C. Hannum 1881; Matilda Speck, …

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Need a pair of shoes? Four bucks will get you these, or a pair of jeans, a collared shirt, a large picture frame, a toaster, an old TV or radio, some dishes, a dress—you name it! In the little city of Crossville, consignment and thrift shops number about 18 locations. What they all have in c…

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Please join the United Fund in making a difference in Cumberland County by giving a tax-deductible end-of-year donation. A gift to the Cumberland United Fund turns into a smile for a child who needs dental care, support for grandparents raising grandchildren, job skills and work clothes for …

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December is a month of saying goodbye to the old year and ringing in the new year. The December Pleasant Hill Town Council meeting echoed that sentiment at their meeting. Lisa Patrick was sworn in as new the mayor by outgoing Mayor Diane Savage, who was honored for her eight years of service…

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity volunteer Keith and Carol Pontius have been honored as Volunteers of the Month for November and December. Carol Pontius is a ReStore cashier once a week and Keith Pontius works ReStore customer service, wrapping and bagging customer purchases. 

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Christian Dalton and his grandmother Pam Miller have a great time at the annual Kids on the Rise Reindeer Ramble, getting the jump on some seriously awesome early Christmas celebrating.

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Cumberland County Community Band (CCCB) secretary/treasurer Bruce Gallant presents donation checks from the CCCB to representatives from several local military organizations. Receiving for Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32 is Greta Wilkinson, for Korean War Veterans of America Chapter 29…

An out-of-state truck driver died Wednesday morning following a crash involving two tractor-trailers. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 around the 315 mile marker.

On Dec. 14 the 127 seniors met for their regular Friday get together. Arlene Simmons called the bingo numbers with Buckeye Home Health furnishing the prizes.

It’s that time again ... time for Art Circle Public Library’s adult reading club, that is. The club gives those older than 18 a chance to have their own reading showdown. Each title read and submitted is an entry into weekly prize drawings from Jan. 8-March 31. Those who miss the deadline ma…

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Cumberland County Playhouse (CCP) hosted the Holiday Showcase for Triple Threat students to demonstrate what they’ve learned in their classes since August. Instructors worked with students on holiday-themed numbers, from tap, clogging and hip hop to acting and musical theater, for the presen…

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These cold winter days is a perfect time to attend the Fair Park Senior Center, given the variety of programs that they offer. They include card games, billiards, bingo, and exercise programs such as tai chi and SilverSneakers.

The Relative Caregiver Program, in partnership with the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability and Quality of Families, is conducting a December donation drive of household basics to benefit relative caregiver families in the Upper Cumberland region.

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