March 1900

Go to R.A. Mead at the barber shop for sewing machine needles.

Mrs. Kate Hamby was taken yesterday with a severe case of cramp colic. Doctors were called and rendered speedy relief.

Miss I. Seitz of McMinnville arrived in town last week and will have quite a large class in music. Miss Seitz rendered such excellent satisfaction with her class here before the holidays that her class will likely be much larger than before.

March 1927

Dr. Ricks, president of the Board of Trustees of the Cumberland Mountain School, was up for a visit. He was much pleased with the progress the school is making.

Capt. T.F. Peck of Etowah has just leased his 3,000 acre tract near Crossville to John Oman of Nashville. Mr. Oman will open a quarry for flagstones. More than a year ago Scarritt College purchased 20 acres of land seven miles east of Crossville from N.D. Walker, and several cars of building rock have been quarried and shipped to Nashville for the erection of buildings for the college. The first building here to be erected from native sandstone was the high school building which had been built for the courthouse. When the courthouse burned and the present one built, the old building was converted into the high school about 40 years ago. The next building was the county jail. That was followed by the First National Bank building. The beauty of this native stone is said to be unsurpassed anywhere in the United States.

March 1959

The Microbiological Laboratory of the Army Medical Research Center headed by Crossville native Dr. Elmo S. Dooley has developed two new techniques for studying virus diseases. Dr. Dooley was selected to organize the Center in October 1958. Previously he served as a consultant in bacteriology on the medical staff of Uplands Cumberland Medical Center.

The legislature passes a bill to re-district the county. The proposal cuts the number of civil districts from eight to four. A referendum vote must be held.

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