CROSSVILLE — The city of Crossville Tree Board celebrated Tennessee's 2013 Arbor Day last Friday by handing out more than 1,700 trees at the parking lot of York & Bilbrey at 456 N. Main Street (beside the new city hall). People of all ages attended the event and braved cold temperatures, snow and wind to get their trees. Assisting in the annual Arbor Day tree giveaway were members of the Cumberland County Master Gardeners and members of the Wyndham Resorts Green Committee of Fairfield Glade. Crossville was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA, the 10th year the city has earned that designation.
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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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Move to fire Miller fails 2-2
Crossville city manager Jack Miller almost became the only city manager fired twice by the city council after a surprising discussion came up under the city manager's report including a claim by city clerk Sally Oglesby of harassment and hostile work environment.
Women Build prepares new home for family
About a dozen women gathered Saturday, May 11, to help paint a house in Cumberland County for a mother and her two-year-old daughter. The volunteers painted the walls of a three-bedroom, one and a half bath home, constructed by Habitat for Humanity.
Wood, Huneycutt named to administrative posts in school system
Newly appointed Director of Schools Donald Andrews has named administrators to serve in the Cumberland County School System.
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