+Melvin — Our present school term will close Dec. 23. An exhibition and entertainment will be given, followed by a Christmas tree on the evening of the 24th.
+Big Lick — We had our first snowstorm on the 16th but the snow disappeared the same day.
+Lee Bandy is stopping with his friends in Elwood, Illinois. We have not heard of his going to Chicago yet, as rumor said he would. In regard to such rumors about young men, as the Dutchman said, “You pretty much, most always can’t tell.”
+Scrofulous, humors, eryisepelas, canker and catarrh can be cured by taking Ayers Sarsaparilla.
+This year there is but one word of greetings…. Victory. This Christmas Eve in far off places of the earth and on the seven seas American Boys will be defending our right to always have a Christmas. To them we sincerely wish God-speed with a prayer for Victory.
+The government takes over the railroads of the nation when three railroad unions refuse to permit President Roosevelt to arbitrate the threat of strikes scheduled for December 30.
+Volunteer Electric ran a large ad. Americans are asked to dispense with their usual decorative Christmas lighting. Confine it to trees inside the house. Electric light bulbs are in short supply.
+“Life begins with food. It cannot be sustained without it. Powerful in time of peace, it is even more powerful in time of war.” — Marvin Jones, War Food Administrator.
+The Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands held a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Community House. It has been designated a historical site by the State Historical Commission and a marker was installed.
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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.”
- Storm cleanup continues
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.
- Garrison named Ms. Congeniality
Towne Centre Dr. gets OK from planning panel
Cumberland County’s Regional Planning Commission approved adopting Towne Centre Dr. to the county’s road list.
CCHS baseball team honors players for season
"It has been a year of ups and downs, and it has been a little frustrating. The seniors went through a lot of adversity this season. Today, there are just five seniors left from that (year's) freshmen class. You showed up to work everyday, regardless of the circumstances," said Jet baseball coach David Prichard Sunday afternoon at the annual banquet at Chuckles.
Pressons inks scholarship with Carson-Newman
Cumberland County High School senior Lee Presson, son of Vicki and Dean Presson, signed a tennis scholarship May 10 with Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN.
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