+The new bell for the school and church will arrive soon. It weighs 300 pounds and costs over $45. All citizens who contributed toward the purchase of the new bell for the AMA church are asked to meet after the Thursday evening prayer service. They will vote on the question of returning or keeping the bell.
+All officers and members of John R. Swan Post are requested to be present December 20. The Post will take action upon the organization of a camp of Sons of Veterans in Crossville.
+Mrs. Cooley organized a “Band of Hope” at the schoolhouse Monday with Mark Dunbar, president; Kittie Way, secretary and Minnie Wickersham, treasurer. There is a membership of 52.
+The editor’s thoughts after Thanksgiving Day. Sheaf of thanks — Every day we take our joys and blessings more or less unthinkingly. On Thanksgiving Day we harvest our crop and bundle them up in one big beautiful sheaf, bound together with a cord of prayer; there are thanks for peace and safety; for life and health and home; for things that are, and things that are not, for things material and things spiritual; all are in the great lovely sheaf that is offered to the harvest of the Supreme Giver on Thanksgiving Day.
+Crab Orchard — Cummings Barnes who has been working in Knoxville cutting stone for the new Methodist church building is at home till after the holidays.
+Due to the census of this year, Tennessee loses one congressman which means we will have nine congressmen instead of ten.
+The first bad weather hit the Plateau at the end of November. Ice and freezing rain combined with snow flurries made driving hazardous. At Rockwood I-40 was closed briefly.
+The state sets a deadline for correcting the overcrowded classes in the county’s school system. The plan must be submitted to the Commissioner of Education by March 1. 1978.
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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.
Haslam to sign changes to Hall Income Tax
Governor Bill Haslam will visit Fairfield Glade at 2:45 p.m. May 28 to publicly sign new legislation involving Tennessee’s Hall Income Tax.
City reverses decision limiting interim manager power
Meeting in special called session Friday, the Crossville City Council reversed a unanimous decision from earlier in the week concerning the interim city manager and more than one council members seemed to have admitted to violating the sunshine law.
Record rainfall floods county
A record rainfall event Sunday flooded city streets and county roads and sent water flowing into some businesses and some homes in Crossville. There were also several reports of houses being struck by lightning in the city and the county. There were no injuries reported in Cumberland County.
Memorial Day ceremony planned
The Cumberland County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Cumberland County Memorial Veterans Park across the street from the Cumberland County Courthouse. The Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a guest singer and special guest speakers during the event.
Crossville dog park moving along
The City of Crossville Dog Park at the back of Centennial Park is moving ahead. Some grading has been done in preparation for the installation of the fencing. A water line will be brought over to the park from the restrooms in the nearby picnic area, making it easier for owners to provide fresh water for their pets while they are exercising in the park.
County attorney to send violation letter to bank regarding Guiness Rd. property
Cumberland County attorney Randal Boston was requested by the Health and Safety Standards Board to send a letter of violation and cleanup to Bank of America in regard to an abandoned, dilapidated property in the Breckenridge neighborhood.
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