State News

Take preventative measures to ward off Flu

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista If you don’t make an effort to prevent it, odds are that you’ll catch the flu this season. For most of us it means a couple of weeks out of work or school, then life goes back to normal. But the flu can be serious, even […]

22Feb2018 | Continued

Glade in path of Solar Eclipse — what to know to stay safe

Courtesy of NASA For The Vista More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which […]

17Aug2017 | Continued
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Landslide! Wind bill passes in TN Senate floor

For The Vista Last week, the quest to stop the proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project took a significant step forward as Bill HB1021 passed on the Tennessee State Senate Floor. Not only did it pass, it did so by a whopping 85-3 vote! Rep. Cameron Sexton  successfully maneuvered and helped get the bill passed […]

26Apr2017 | Continued

Denying Wind issues won’t make Apex project go away

COIMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special to The Vista Ever since the beginning of time there have been “Deniers”. I’m sure if your like me your teachers touched on a few of the more famous ones: There was Doubting Thomas in Jesus’ time,; the Flat Earthers who thought if you sailed over the horizon you would […]

20Apr2017 | Continued


Is a Wind Farm coming to Glade area in future? COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special To The Vista Renewable energy, tax revenue, cheap energy, new jobs, save the world! All great things you want to hear, right? These are the words that warm politician’s pockets. Especially when it isn’t built in their back yard and the federal […]

18Mar2016 | Continued

Pieces coming together for Peavine Project?

Glade gets an update from TDOT By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently received an update from the Tennessee Department of Transporation regarding the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. A letter was received by Fairfield Glade Community Club President Robert L. Diller. Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Mr. […]

10Dec2015 | Continued
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Peavine Project: Drive for Scenic Parkway continues

Commentary By Cathy Tipton The Future Is Coming! With the recent newspaper announcement of TDOT’s letting for Phase 1 of the Peavine Road expansion, residents of Fairfield Glade can see the future getting closer.   In that announcement, Senator Paul Bailey commented, “These road improvements will enhance the marketing of this vital recreational area, as […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

Be on the watch for recent scams

By MIKE WILLIAMS Fairfield Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista Residents are receiving calls from someone saying that they are the I.R.S. and that you owe a penalty for not paying your taxes in a timely manner. Anytime you receive a phone call from someone like this, it is false. The I.R.S. does not […]

5Nov2015 | Continued

Shocking murders in Va. hit home

What next? As Fairfield Glade residents this week dealt with the tragic news of 19-year-old Zachary Cottrell’s drowning death, a senseless incident was taking place in Moneta, Virginia. Two television journalists in Virginia were shot to death during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, once again bringing into focus America’s fraught relationship with guns and gun […]

9Sep2015 | Continued
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Nasvhille comedy favorite coming to Fairfield Glade soon cooperate for

For The Vista Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) is proud to present a “Comedy Night” starring Nashville’s own Rik Roberts. Rik Roberts is known around the country as a leader in clean comedy. He has appeared on radio and television on channels like Laugh USA, CMT, Blue Collar Network, Sirius XM, and NPR. Rik is […]

28Jul2015 | Continued

Harris captures Senior Open title

By TENNESSEE SECTION PGA For The Vista The 2015 Senior State Open hosted by the City of Crossville was full of excitement as it came down to the final few putts to decide who would win. With the pressure on, Doug Harris sunk his par putt to secure his victory and win the 6th Annual […]

21May2015 | Continued

Good Samaritan’s resident to head to Ms. Tennessee Senior Pageant

For The Vista The Good Samaritan Society – Fairfield Glade is proud to announce that one of their most gifted and popular residents, Nita Eick, will be a contestant in the Ms. Tennessee Senior America Pageant. The pageant will be held Saturday, May 16th at 7 P.M. at Cumberland University’s Heydel Fine Arts Center in […]

15May2015 | Continued

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