+Halloween comes but once a year and the young folks remembered it. After a party at a home they removed various property around town and then sang choruses to entertain the drowsy county officials from the courthouse lawn. Next morning each merchant and businessman claimed his property had the appearance of being in a big swapping match.
+Fire was discovered about 4 a.m. in the express room of the Rockwood depot. Night operator Grubbs immediately put out the alarm and soon a large crowd had gathered. They saved all the books, papers, etc., in the office, together with the heavy freight which was left on the platform. Very little merchandise belonging to Crossville was burned.
+Do your hens lay eggs? Have you any to spare? This editor seldom gets an opportunity to taste this rare fruit and wishes to lay in a supply for a Christmas dinner. Bring in some and he will credit you on your subscription to the amount you bring.
+By joint action both houses of Congress authorized President Harding to declare Armistice Day, November 11, a legal holiday. He asked the whole country to stop for two minutes at noon in honor of that day and the unknown soldier who died in France. At noon November 11 that soldier will be buried with honors at Arlington. It is likely every railroad train will stop when the hour comes regardless of where they chance to be.
+Trustee T.F. Brown and son Clay went hunting last week and Mr. Brown had the good fortune to kill three wild turkeys with one shot. They were wallowing and all three raised their heads at the same time. Turkeys seem to be unusually plentiful in the woods this year.
+The man killed by his stepson had no relatives to care for his remains. He was brought to town and placed in the undertaking department of Bilbrey Brothers hardware store awaiting burial by the county.
+During Sen. Jim Sasser’s community meeting at the Cumberland County Courthouse the Judge Bork nomination for U.S. Supreme Court dominated the questions asked by those attending.
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VECustomers Share awards local grants
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $6,350 in grants to community service organizations in Cumberland County in May.
Audit committee member resigns
Cumberland County's audit committee will need a new member after one of the committee members resigned prior to Tuesday's meeting.
Indiana escapee nabbed in Lake Tansi
A Lake Tansi resident wanted by Indiana authorities was taken into custody after a short flight on foot and scuffle with deputies trying to take him into custody, according to reports.
Downtown project gets nod
After some 10 years of talking about it, planning and engineering, the Crossville City Council approved moving forward with plans to improve the downtown portion of Crossville with infrastructure replacements as well as improving the look of the original city business district.
Panel OKs raises for county employees
County employees may see a pay increase if the Cumberland County Commission approves the recommendations of the county's budget committee.
Audit panel reviews findings with state auditors
Cumberland County's audit committee met with state auditors Tuesday to discuss findings in the offices of county trustee and assessor of property.
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School zones may need revision
Cumberland County allows parents to transport their children to a school out of their residential zone, as long as it will not cause an overcrowding at the school. The Cumberland County Board of Education is questioning if that policy needs to make a distinction between space available without portable classrooms.
School building plans questioned
The Cumberland County Board of Education is considering building renovations that total about $5.8 million in an effort to get rid of portable classrooms at two schools, but some board members question why building a new school hasn't been considered.
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