+John Q. Burnett and son have closed a deal with Frank Russell for 200,000 eighth barrel staves which ensures the starting of the stave mill here in a short time. Good eighth barrel beer staves are 18 inches long, 4 inches wide and 1 and a half thick at heart.
+Isoline – Henderson Pippin, while handling a revolver, let the weapon go off, shooting himself through the hand and Mr. Holmes in the leg. Mr. Holmes, being an old man, will likely be a cripple for the rest of his life. Dr. J.F. Lockhart is in attendance.
+Apple Water: Core a large sour apple and in the cavity put a teaspoonful of sugar; bake till tender. Wash and pour over one cupful of water; let stand one hour. Drain, serve hot or cold.
+Friends of “Uplands” Sanatarium will be interested to hear the frame-work is nearly completed. The building as thus outlined against the sky gives promise of great attractiveness and with its generous proportions, wide porches and spacious basement already hints at the large service to all this countryside. It is expected to be open for patients June 1.
+Big Lick –Jas. McDaniel invited in his neighbors to help in clearing some land. About seven acres were made ready to plow. Mrs, McDaniel had two quilts in the frames and the women quilted them. Mr. McDaniel says there was more work done on this day than was ever done at a working in Cumberland County.
+Blue Ribbon Shoe Hospital, Crossville – Don’t throw away your old shoes - bring them here for expert repairs that will double their life. Men’s half soles $1.25 pair; Ladies half soles 85 cents a pair; heels straightened 25 cents and 50 cents each.
+Forty-six contestants took part in the spelling bee which lasted one hour and 20 minutes. One hundred fifty-six words were used and Cumberland County Elementary 6th grader Cindy Shultz was the winner in the 7th round when she defeated the last two contestants by spelling “scissors” correctly.
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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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