+At last the county court has closed a contract for the construction of a new jail. The structure will cost $6,000 and be the latest model. The terms of payment will be $1,200 annually for five years at the rate of 6 percent. It will be ready for use by January 1.
+Verdie — The people of this community will meet Tuesday night and organize a literary society.
+The timber for a new bridge across Piney creek near the present foot log is being got out by the Gollihers. The miners of Rockwood will pay for the building of the bridge.
+Westel — The Baptists are about to organize a church here.
+A tremendous effort has been made and is continuing to be made to induce people to “Buy Now” in order to increase business. The purpose behind this move is wholly good and proper when it hits people who are really able to buy. The great difficulty is most people have nothing or very little with which to buy and when they do buy they must use the greatest caution to get all possible for their money.
+The general public knows this “Buy Now” movement is only one of many the president is trying to bring back profitable business. It all comes back to the same old condition: Because of no jobs, people have little money to spend. The American people have never denied themselves when they had the price. That is all that keeps them from buying now.
+Business leaders have been invited to a meeting sponsored by the Cumberland County Adult Literacy Program. All employees should be encouraged to master basic reading and math skills. Our community has a skills problem much like the rest of the country. That means between ten and fifteen percent of our work force reads and writes at about the fourth grade level or less.
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Indictments handed down in Selby slaying
One Crossville area man was indicted for the beating death of a local woman, while an acquaintance of the suspect was indicted for being an accessory to the crime, according to court records.
County discusses non-profit funding contracts
The Cumberland County Budget Committee reviewed contract agreements for funding of local non-profit agencies Tuesday evening and approved several.
Suit seeks to force sewer connection
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has filed a lawsuit against the owner of an apartment complex in Lake Tansi Village alleging failure of a subsurface sewage disposal system and seeking to force connection of the apartments to the available Tansi Sewer Utility District sewer service.
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Special meeting on decorum set after contentious council meeting
A special called meeting of the Crossville City Council has been called for Friday at 1 p.m. by Councilmen Jesse Kerley and Pete Souza in order to revisit two items from the council's regular May meeting earlier this week.
Breen, Korth, Kilgore were the big winners in fourth Tennessee State Senior Men’s Open
Nashville professional Bill Breen, Cookeville amateur Paul Korth and amateur Ron Kilgore came away with the top prizes from the fourth Tennessee State Senior Open played Monday and Tuesday at Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade.
Kington and Simmons earn trip to state championships
On May 14, the Lady Panthers and Panthers of Stone Memorial High School returned to CAK to compete in sectional track action verses some the best competition in A-AA.
Supreme Court ruling affects DUI case here
A man facing a fourth offense drunk driving charge is benefiting from a recent Supreme Court ruling that bans the forced taking of blood to measure the blood alcohol content in cases designated by state law.
Statement in shooting death attacked
Motions in the shooting death of a Daysville community man one year ago included a motion to suppress a statement given to investigators by the suspect in the case.
Judge's daughter working for DA questioned
An assistant public defender failed in his attempt to have a Criminal Court judge removed from cases he was representing because the judge's daughter works for the district attorney's office.
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