State News

Glade author’s book sure to break up your winter blues

For The Vista The winter doldrums have set in, New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and everyone’s looking for an easy way to banish stress, feel more energetic, and stay healthy. Numerous studies have shown that the simple act of laughing can achieve all this and more. Now, what if you could reap […]

29Jan2015 | Continued

Boomer Sooner!

University of Oklahoma star Jao-Javanil wins 16th annual Tennessee Women’s Open at Stonehenge Golf Club By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Having won the NCAA women’s golf title in 2012, there was no question that Chirapat Jao-Javanil was a player to watch coming into the 16th Tenneessee Women’s Open. And so it was no shock that all […]

7Aug2014 | Continued

Local Author Attracts International Attention

Special To The Vista SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Before moving to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, James Casper and his wife Kate lived and worked as teachers in Brainerd, Minnesota.   James was a long-time faculty member at Central Lakes College, and Kate was a music teacher in the Brainerd School District. James describes himself as a […]

4Jun2014 | Continued


Jury convicts Giles of  first degree murder in death of Kim Batty By KEITH WALTHER Publisher/Editor For The Vista It was day filled with mixed emotions. Last Friday, as the verdict of guilty rang out in the Crossville courtroom and spread like wildfire throughout the Fairfield Glade community, residents felt relief, happiness that justice was […]

30Apr2014 | Continued
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Young Fairfield Glade builder garners national recognition

For The Vista A young professional who’s literally helping build the future of Fairfield Glade has just achieved national recognition for his work. On March 20, Isaac Zuercher, the president and co-founder of Zurich Homes — right here on Peavine Road just outside Fairfield Glade — was named to the 2014 Professional Builder “40 Under […]

8Apr2014 | Continued
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Dress warm for Lions’ November Travelogue season starts with tripBy KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Caption: “ “Lure of Alaska” will be the next featured Fairfield Glade Lions Club Travelogue presentation on November 4th. You may want to put on a few extra clothes to stay warm if things get frigid. However, Dale Johnson will try to give you a warm presentation at the Palace Theater starting at 7 P.M. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $7 a piece or Season Tickets are still on sale for $30 each to last through the Season. Alaska still issues a siren call of inducement … of seduction …at least for some. A seduction that resonates at several levels, of course. Some people come only for the Petroleum royalities, immune and indifferent to the primal appeal this land has for others. Alaska is a place where sizable fragments of the natural world still exist, unfettered by any human influence. But, it is also a challenge. Alaska is a place where men and women come to test themselves…against the land…against the weather…and against themselves. It sometimes draws men like Phil Koontz. Phil was an engineer, and for a while, an attorney. He followed his dream to ‘live in Alaska’ 12 years ago and implemented that dream by building his own log house. It’s a dream that still resonates within the minds of many people in the lower 48’. Even though it is a cherished dream of many, it is a tough thing to do. This is not the Alaska frequented by tourist, but it is an Alaska which was more like the way it was years ago all over the State. Wildlife is still here, but more reclusive…not seen easily along the highways, which is a disappointment to casual tourists. But, in “Lure of Alaska” you will see grizzlies fishing for salmon, and competing with each other for the best places. Black Bears also relish salmon when conditions permit, and we see them feeding in an amazing profligacy of fish, the bears choosing to eat only the caviar. Anchorage is now a city of 300 thousand…almost half the population of the entire State. Forty miles north of this city is the Matnuska Valley, and a surprising agricultural region with about 900 farms. They produce some amazing crops in 22 hours of sunlight every day. Some cabbages will weigh up to 127 pounds. Denali National Park is the ‘crown jewel’ of Alaska’s park system. But it is not the largest. The Wrangel-Saint Alias is thirteen million acres…America’s largest. It contains the abandoned Kennicot Copper Mine which flourished in the early 1900’s, a fascinating story about Alaska.

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista   You may want to put on a few extra clothes to stay warm if things get frigid. However, Dale Johnson will try to give you a warm presentation at the Palace Theater starting at 7 P.M. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $7 a piece […]

15Oct2013 | Continued

Southern Stars announce early bird sale

For The Vista The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass have their 2013-14 Crossville Concert Series dates locked in and hope that you will join them in their sixth season of providing premium entertainment. After their blockbuster fifth season last year,  Artistic Director, Dwight Wages, has programmed a series of concerts that will live up to the […]

24Jul2013 | Continued

Glade resident receives honor

For The Vista Fairfield Glade resident Ed Lewis was among the nine Tennessee residents honored as Statesmen of the Year at the Tennessee Republican Party’s annual Statemen’s Dinner July 12 in Nashville. The reception and dinner, held at the new Music City Center, was attended by more than 1400 party members and guests.  Special guests […]

17Jul2013 | Continued
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Trail’s Plateau Chapter announces July hikes

For The Vista The Tennesee Trail’s Plateau Chapter has announced its busy July schedule of hikes. There will be a leaderless hike (typically 5 – 7 miles) every Wednesday morning.  For additional information, contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 or visit the Plateau Chapter Blog at Check blog for cancelations or changes before hiking. Here […]

25Jun2013 | Continued

Breen there…and done that

Nashville golfer notches 1-stroke victory at Tennessee Senior Open hosted by Stonehenge Golf Club By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Bill Breen caught fire when he needed to and showed ice in his veins when he had to. The Nashville native got hot on the back nine, shooting a 3-under-par 33 — and then came up […]

21May2013 | Continued

Governor Haslam To Visit Fairfield Glade May 28

For The Vista Governor Bill Haslam will visit Fairfield Glade at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 to publicly sign new legislation involving Tennessee’s Hall Income Tax.  The signing will be at the Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive and the public is invited to attend. The new legislation is House Bill 192, which was […]

21May2013 | Continued

Peavine problems persist

By BILL PIECUCH For The Vista In March 2000 The Tennessee Department of Transportation marched boldly ahead and set aside $23 million to fund for widening of Peavine Road from roughly I-40 to Westchester Drive in the Glade.  Perhaps buoyed, the Fairfield Glade Community Club’s offer in 1999 to donate right-of-way property club helped for […]

27Mar2013 | Continued
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Lions look ahead to District Convention to be held in the Glade on March 8-9

By KEITH D. PONTIUS For The Vista Approximately 175 Lions and their spouses, representing 42 clubs, and over 1,000 Lions in  District 12-0 will be assembled March 8 & 9 at the United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade for their 58thAnnual Convention. District 12-0 is composed of 18 counties located in Middle Tennessee, reaching from […]

20Feb2013 | Continued

Reports: Glade resident death being treated as likely homicide

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The death of Kimberly Batty, 58, of Devonshire Drive in Fairfield Glade is now under investigation by Fairfield Glade Public Safety, the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Batty, who was employed by the Fairfield Glade Community Center, was found dead in her home last Wednesday. […]

12Nov2012 | Continued
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“Drug Take Back” slated for Nov. 15 at Wellness Complex

For The Vista The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complex at Crossville are joining again for a “Drug Take Back” event in Crossville to collect out-of-date prescriptions, unneeded over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other pharmaceutical products for safe disposal. The Front Desk at the Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade cannot accept […]

6Nov2012 | Continued

Local program arms families with tools to protect senior loved ones from scams

For The Vista Local senior care experts are urging Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, White and Jackson County area families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of clever cons that could jeopardize not only their life savings but their independence. “Scam artists are specifically targeting seniors because […]

11Sep2012 | Continued

Some Tennessee Women’s Open spectator to receive prize of three-day golf package

For The Vista The City of Crossville and the Tennessee Golf Association has announced a special incentive to this year’s 2012 Golf Capital Tennessee Women’s Open Golf Tournament. Spectators attending final round action will be eligible to register for  an unbelievable vacation package drawing. This year’s event runs Thursday July 19 thru Saturday July 21, […]

1May2012 | Continued

Operation: Safe Community gets its start in April

For The Vista Many Americans simply do not know how to properly dispose of their unused or expired medicine, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away. These methods can pose both safety and environmental hazards. That is why the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and Cumberland Medical Center have joined forces to create […]

17Apr2012 | Continued
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Noted Saxophonist Phil Barham To Play April 14 at Glade Dance

For The Vista Music professor Phil Barham of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Barham will perform with the Big Band Sound at its monthly dance, Saturday, April 14 in Fairfield Glade. Michigan native, Barham was called a “brilliant young American saxophonist” by Winds of the UK. A New York Times article said he had the […]

10Apr2012 | Continued
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Getting themselves into a pickle

More and more Glade residents dill-ing in sweet game of Pickleball By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Whether you think it is kosher or not, Pickeball is fast becoming the hottest thing since dill slices on a hamburger. In fact, there are over 240 Fairfleld Glade residents  who aren’t fickle about Pickleball; they relish the thought […]

27Mar2012 | Continued