Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fire House Jam


Music like the Grand Old Opera of old the Fire House Jam is a mix of entertainer playing because they love it. So come on down any Third Saturday at 4pm they break at 6 for supper so be sure and bring a appetite. I will bring you part of the show each month.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

AMERICA THE GREATEST

From Jeannie Roper comes this story I'm told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa.For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Its amazing and all we get is graffiti.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CANNON FIRES IN CUMBERLAND CITY




By TERESA N. SETTLE
Tennessee Express News Writer
* The loud “boom” was over in a split second, but it echoed along the banks
of the Cumberland River for much longer, as Cumberland City Mayor Whitey
Vaughn proudly declared, “That’s the first cannon shot heard in Cumberland
City since 1865.”
* The time was 10:07 a.m. last Saturday, June 30. It was heard during the
opening ceremonies for the “Lighting Up the Cumberland – 2007.”
* The cannon fire was orchestrated off the banks of the Cumberland River by
the Porters / Baxter Battery, a company of Civil War re-enactors with local
(Tennessee Ridge) ties.
* According to Mayor Vaughn, the story goes that there’s a tree in the
Methodist Church yard that had the top of it blown out during the Civil War.
* He described the tree as 22 feet, 8 inches around. Not only that, but
Cumberland City has more Civil War stories.
* “There’s a gun boat that sunk about in line with Bradley Street,” the
mayor said. “It’s still there. Nobody’s ever dug it up.”
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TO CONTINUE THE STORY

MOTORCYCLE, CAR ENTHUSIASTS


LIGHTING UP THE CUMBERLAND 2007, Part Three


By TERESA N. SETTLE
Tennessee Express News Writer
* The annual Cumberland City Lighting Up the Cumberland just wouldn’t be
complete without the motorcycle show and the car show.
* In its fourth year, the motorcycle show was headed up, as usual, by K.
Hudson. He does a terrific job as chairman of the event, and this year his
wife Mary enjoyed the new location near the W.T. Thomas School because she
could sit in the shade of a tree and get a breeze every now and then.
* “I enjoy riding because you can see so much more [than when you’re in a
car],” Mary said, adding that “even the smells” are better—like that of
fresh mown grass.




TO CONTINUE THE STORY

CUMBERLAND CITY ANOTHER GREAT EVENT

By TERESA N. SETTLE
Tennessee Express News Writer
* The fifth annual Cumberland City celebration of the Independence Day
holiday was another success story. Even though the event had its setbacks --
threat of rain, daytime heat, and a small parade – the event was enjoyed by
all in attendance, from start to finish.TO CONTINUE THE STORY