+Big Lick — There was a candy breaking given at Mrs. Craft’s last Tuesday night. Misses Gertie and Addie Orme, Raymond and Charley Kerley and Andrew Burnett of Burke, Urles Lee, T.W. and W.H. Webb and others of Litton, Misses Mamie Hutsel, Mary Webb, Nora Croft and Mary Burnett attended. The evening was very pleasantly spent and enjoyed.
+L.B. and E.R. Johnson purchased the old Keyes store and hotel property last week. The purchase price is understood to be $1000. They also purchased the 20-foot lot joining the Keyes property. Messers Johnson now have 59 feet on one of the best business corners in town. They intend to erect a frame building on the inside lot which will be about 25 x 75 feet and will be for rent. They contemplate putting a good brick building on their corner this coming summer.
+An election is to be held this month to determine if the people of Crossville wish to build a $20,000 public school building. As is usual in almost all elections there is a diversity of opinion as to the wisdom of the proposed course.
There are over 400 pupils of school age enumerated in Crossville. Nearly 300 are enrolled in City School. There are only six teachers and each must handle 32 to 60 pupils in a room far too small to accommodate them. There are three roads running through the playground.
Fire conditions are so bad that should a fire break out it would surely result in the death of several children.
Our streets are in a wretched state and if the school is built the town cannot vote funds for improving the streets.
+Snowbound! Eight to 10 inches from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., January 5. Stalled cars and trucks, schools closed, plants shut down. More snow predicted this week.
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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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