+The headline was Cupid’s Capers. It was whispered about the courthouse that a “wedding on the wing” would be celebrated at the Hamby Hotel shortly. A license was procured for Thomas P. Norris and Amanda Hyder and a hurried assemblage of spectators watched as the two were made one by his Honor Judge Hamby. An indignant father and irate mother were headed to the courthouse but the knot was tied before objections could be entered. As soon as the ceremony was performed the bridal party left on mule for the Third District where a retinue of the groom’s friends were waiting to congratulate the couple.
+Capt. Lina Beecher spent last Saturday night in Crossville before starting for Cincinnati and other points east in the interest of the Genesis and Obed River railroad. He says the survey will reach Crossville in about ten days.
+What might have been a serious conflagration at the Spring Lawn Hotel Sunday morning was promptly averted yet the argument is more convincing that Crossville is badly in need of an organized fire brigade.
+At the end of last month the most severe ice and sleet storm in many years hit the state. Ice hung on the limbs of trees for two days and many damaged power and telephone lines were out of service.
+Bethel — Last week for three days we had more ice than we have seen in years.
+Hebbertsburg — The sleet and ice damaged lots of apple and peach trees in the orchards.
+Chestnut Hill — During the icy weather last week Kenneth Martin went out to the barn and found his sow with nine fine new pigs.
+School buses must meet war efforts requirements. They are required to have a Certificate Necessity fixing the maximum number of miles of operation and authorizing the necessary fuel, parts and tires for same. Transportation is provided only for students, teachers and school employees who would have to walk more than two miles to a school or more than half a mile to a school bus trunk line.
+Editorial — Who will feed them? It is predicted that the world population will double by 2000. Underdeveloped countries and their people must learn to feed themselves or limit births.
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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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