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Feature Article #1

CMPC getting some aid from unexpected places

By JAY McCARTHY CPMC COMMITTEE OPINION For The Vista The Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is getting help from unexpected places. Since launching our Web Site several months ago our social media is now is full swing.  Linda and Greg Clark, who live in Homestead, and others from Crab Orchard, Renegade Mountain and as far as […]

July 28th, 2016 | Continued

Feature Article #2

Another Senator and Rep. Sexton oppose project

For The Vista Last week, The Vista reported that Crossville City Council members now are in opposition to the proposed Apex Clean Energy Crab Orchard Wind Project. Now, State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) and Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) have announced  their opposition to the proposed wind turbine project in Cumberland County. Sen. Bailey and Rep. […]

June 24th, 2016 | Continued

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Crossville Councilmen stand up to say ‘No’ to Crab Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Common Sense — the ability to understand, perceive and judge things. Sound practical judgment that is based on knowledge, training or the like native intelligence. Recently, at the same time almost that Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition was having its bi-monthly meeting, something happened that shocked Crossville. Councilman Wyatt, […]

June 16th, 2016 | Continued

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Feature Article #4

Coming to an Apex?

Wind Project gets unexpected greeting from Glade residents; issue becoming more heated   In all my years here in Fairfield Glade, I don’t know if I have ever seen the community alive and bustling as I did last Wednesday evening. Opinions on the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project that may put 23 Turbines high atop the […]

June 10th, 2016 | Continued

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Feature Article #5

A Ring of True Friendship

Glade man finds Marine buddy to return ring after 50 years Special to The Vista The following letter was written by Jerry Turner who is a retired Marine and resident of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. The relevance of the story is that it has just been published in the June 2016 edition of the Leatherneck Magazine, […]

June 2nd, 2016 | Continued

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Wind Farm issue: Rights vs. Harm

COMMENTARY By SARAH SOUTHALL Special to The Vista The Cumberland County Commissioners Meeting on July 18, 2016, was a struggle between individual property rights and our responsibility as citizens to avoid being harmful to our neighbors. Speaking more technically: A nuisance is an interference with the right to use and enjoy real property. A property […]

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Friends of Glade Fire Dept. host meeting for Sept. 10

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista The initial kick-off of the “Friends of Fairfield Glade Fire Department” was held on Monday, July 18, at Firehouse Station #1. The purpose of Friends of FGFD is to help with many of the responsibilities previously taken on by either the Fairfield Glade Community Club or the Fairfield Glade […]

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Progress is noted at the Roadmap to Readiness meeting

By EVELYNE KORNREICH & BETTY TURNER For The Vista More than 200 residents filled the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center room on Thursday, June 9th, to attend the Fairfield Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition’s “Roadmap to Readiness” conference. In keeping with National Safety Month, three of our local officials (Cumberland County Sheriff, Casey Cox; Glade […]

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Fairfield Glade Fire Department campaign to raise funds for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Fire Department (FGFD) is launching a community-wide campaign to raise funds to acquire a mini-pumper/attack truck. The goal is to raise $75,000.  All efforts will be directed at finding a working, used apparatus that the Department can retain and utilize on a permanent basis. One of […]

Our Opinions Matter!

Abacus Column By Larry Backus You and I are very fortunate to live in the United States. One important reason is our Constitutional Bill of Rights written 227 years ago in 1789. I keep a copy of the original documents of the Constitution and these articles in my desk. The third item of the Bill […]

CRAB ORCHARD WIND FARM: Clean Energy for Our Children or Taxpayer Burden for Our Children?

By DONALD MORAN For The Vista I retired three years ago to Fairfield Glade, Crossville, Tennessee. I heard about the Crab Orchard Wind Farm in April of 2016, although wind speed studies and lease agreements with landowners was started in 2014 by Apex Clean Energy LLC. My original opinion of wind farms was positive, if […]

Crab Orchard Wind Project Survey

This survey is designed to provide the Fairfield Glade Community Club Board with input from the Community Club members so the Board can make an informed decision with respect to supporting or opposing the Crab Orchard Wind Project. It is extremely important that we hear from you. Click on the following link to take this survey […]

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This was for the kids!

Wildwood Stable hosted Foster Care Day on June 11. Over 150 kids, foster parents, and DCS staff attended from Cumberland and surrounding counties. The kids were treated to pony rides, wagon rides and lunch, including  s’mores and ice cold watermelon. Music and games rounded out the day. The special guest was “Nico” the Cumberland County […]

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Rotary donates to local organizations

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade recently made donations supporting worthy organizations serving residents in Cumberland County. Gus Gocella received the donation to Honor Air, that takes Veterans to visit the Memorials in Washington, DC. Honor Air provides a great service to our Veterans by providing them an experience […]

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Does a Wind Farm make sense for our community?

COMMENTARY BY GEORGE CHIARMONTE For The Vista     Apex Clean Energy is in town this week and will be trying to convince people that they are the next slice of bread.      So let’s take a look at a couple of viewpoints.  Apex Clean Energy right now has more 50 projects in the […]

Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

Alexander takes strong stance against wind farm Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista “THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WINDMILLS!”  Those were the words from our Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander last week from the halls of congress.  Those words have been echoing though the Cumberland Mountains and Town Hall since. On May 18th, we saw our State Senator tell our Cumberland County […]

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Spike’s refreshing new look inviting to residents and visitors

For The Vista Featuring Jim Arber Peavine Rd. travelers have noticed major activity for weeks at what once was the Phil-ing Station sports bar. If you didn’t notice maybe you should stop driving before you run into something.  For over a month it was all elbows and other parts runnin’ around outside, inside, on the […]

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Glade resident Garrison adds writer to his skill set list

For The Vista DJ Garrison is just full of surprises. Just when we think we know the man, along comes a new facet. Most of us are familiar with DJ as an entertainer, singer, and musician, with shows at the Palace Theater, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and various venues throughout Fairfield Glade.  Just last year […]

Wind Farm Developer offers up answers to big questions

BY KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Harry Snyder, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, was kind of enough to provide some answers to questions that The Vista posed to him recently. Here is Snyder’s responses to questions regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project: Vista: Can you provide a picture of the area without the exact […]