+John T. Lewis has sold the residence where he now lives to Jas. and D.D. Smith and will build a new two-story, six-room residence to the rear of his blacksmith shop and monument works.
+County Supervisor Andy McGuire has been doing some grading on the street in front of his residence and is now building a new fence around his home. It will add much to the neatness of the place.
+The city of Grassy Cove held a school meeting last Saturday night and made arrangements for an 8-months school. Rev. A.G. Beecham was elected principal. The people fully realized they would have to rouse themselves to action and are determined to have a better school in Grassy Cove than they have ever had before.
+Charles Comstock, state chairman of the George Washington National Memorial Association, attended the 12th annual meeting in Alexandria, VA. After II years of unremitting effort $750,000 has been accrued with which to commence the erection of a Masonic Temple dedicated to the memory of Washington as a man, a patriot and a Mason.
+No person under the age of 50 years can vote in the August election unless they have paid their poll tax for the year of 1921. This applies to women as well as men. In Crossville the city poll tax is $2 which is the same as the county poll tax. This means people living in Crossville who wish to vote in all elections must pay $4 poll tax. It must be paid 60 days before the date of the election.
+A card from Andy Elmore reports that he and his wife are having a most delightful time at West Palm Beach, Florida and that they find numerous Crossville people there.
+The approval of a standardized cab fare within city limits was reached by members of the city commission and local taxi drivers. The fare to anyplace in the city is $2 and 75 cents per mile beyond city limits.
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HonorAir Knoxville takes 14th trip to D.C.
When the HonorAir Knoxville flight landed in Knoxville the evening of April 24, the organization successfully completed 14 flights taking more than 1,500 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.
Guns seized from suspect in domestic violence case
A neighbor disarmed a man reportedly involved in a domestic violence situation who may have been under the influence of an intoxicant after inhaling glue, and responding deputies recovered a shotgun and shells in the trunk of the suspect’s car.
Woman seriously hurt in ATV crash
A Cumberland County woman is being treated in a regional trauma center and the teen who was driving the ATV that crashed, resulting in her injuries, now faces a felony vehicular assault charge.
Tip leads to stolen property
Acting on an anonymous telephone tip, Cumberland County sheriff’s investigators have recovered thousands in stolen property and are now being joined by state investigators who are trying to determine if an interstate theft ring is involved. No arrests have been made as the probe continues.
Leadership class visits General Assembly
Leadership Cumberland’s April 2 session, state government, was held in Nashville. Leadership Cumberland is a program of the Community Development Division and is administrated by the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce.
Council tackles decorum in special meeting
The Crossville City Council discussed “compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order and decorum of council meetings” during its special-called meeting May 17, following a request by Councilman Pete Souza.
“This council has regressed,” began Souza. “The decorum of the council has been less than admirable.”
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BOE panel considers $5.8 million in building upgrades
Nearly $5.8 million in renovations will be presented Thursday afternoon during the Cumberland County Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Designs for the Cumberland County High School football stadium renovation and additions to North Cumberland and Crab Orchard elementary schools are among the projects to be discussed.
Panel tables attendance policy
The policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education is tabling action on its attendance policy as members struggle to find an appropriate solution for students over the age of 18 that miss excessive amounts of school.
TDOT OKs BSF visitor center bid
After nearly a decade of planning, discussions, several changes of members on the county commission and rejected bids, the Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitor’s Center project will move forward after the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) sent a letter to Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. informing him the project was approved.
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