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Why We Live Here

  The beauty of Fairfield Glade has come out of hibernation. Grass is now green and the trees are beginning to open up as the above photo — taken at the second hole at Druid Hills — attests to. At right,  is “one last winter-like sunrise”— taken at Stonehenge #18 over the lake as the […]

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Glade group assists in restoring eyesight to County’s Gilbreath

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Michelle Gilreath has been a Cumberland County resident for over 30 years. She was born and raised in Dawsonville, Georgia which is a small town just north of Atlanta. She moved to Crossville with her family when her father found work in our city and attended Cumberland County schools. […]

Wind Farm Bill 1336 moves forward

BY JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista This was Legislative Fireworks — Tennessee Style. For those of you that haven’t had the chance to travel to Nashville to show your support for the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition’s (CMPC) Bill SB1336/HB1021— you don’t know what you’re missing. During the first senate committee hearing recently, our adversaries from […]

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Buying used cars makes good sense but an adventure

I have only owned a new car a few times in my life. A couple bought, a couple leased. In general, I have opted to go with a used vehicle. Let others take the depreciation hit. Now when I say used, I mean USED. I’m not talking about something a year or two old. Usually […]

TDOT provides Peavine Rd. updates

For The Vista Here is the latest news on the Peavine Road expansion project, as presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation: CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard:  Work on this project continues.  Construction signs have been installed.  The contractor will be installing and maintaining erosion […]

Do you have an unsightly wood pile? project starts

Special to The Vista his is the second in a series of articles on current Fairfield Glade regulations. With each article we use simple language instead of “legalese” in order to build a better understanding of our community rules and help promote a stronger and better Fairfield Glade for us all. Our current focus is […]

Opening Soon…VERY soon

This Saturday, April 1, Glade residents will be able to enjoy the facilities at Stonehenge Golf Club — including the new outdoor patio (above) that is under roof (there is also a section where patrons can enjoy the sunshine). Pictured below right, that is not a mound of snow, rather bunker sand. It was spotted […]

CMPC needs Residents’ help “In the Trenches” to fight Wind project

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista This week has been an enlightening experience for all that either went to Nashville or watched via Internet the bill that the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) sponsored to stop the Crab Orchard Industrial wind project. When the CMPC started this process of getting legislation passed over 8 […]

Help fight Diabetes one step at a time

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista “Fighting Diabetes One Step at a Time” annual STRIDES WALK returns April 29th at Centennial Park, 837 Industrial Boulevard, in Crossville. Watch for signs for parking and sign-in. Crossville Heating & Cooling is this year’s Corporate Sponsor. In addition, the Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lions Club, Cumberland County High […]

Meetings on Village Center and Concert Park plans set

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club will be hosting more Town Hall meetings for the proposed Village Center and Concert Park Conceptual Plans on March 27th and March 29th. The Town Hall meetings will be held in the conference center at 3 P.M. and 7 P.M. each day.  The meetings are intended to […]

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Winter’s Last Gasp?

Well, yesterday (March 20) was the official “First Day of Spring”. But last week, it sure wasn’t feeling like Spring was at the doorstep. In fact, looking out his back door at the 4th hole at Heatherhurst Brae, Glade resident Ned Giddens took this picture last Wednesday morning after an overnight “dusting” of snow fell. […]

Tips provided to prevent home improvement fraud

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista During the warmer weather that will be approaching home improvement will be on a lot of residents’ minds. Here are 10 tips that will help you prevent being a victim of contractor fraud. 1: Scare tactics -If a contractor tries to literally “scare up” your business, […]

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Rotary welcomes new members

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade is pleased to induct seven new members. New to Rotary as well as the Club are John Hanson, Rosemary Kessberger, and Justin Treadway. Transferring in from other Rotary Clubs were Roger York and  Terry Owens. Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals belonging […]

Great AARF Adventure

A Glade couple do what they can for critters By JIM ARBER For The Vista It’s 8 P.M. on Friday, January 27th. It’s cold, dark with a light dusting of snow on the ground. Not a real cheerful setting for the start of a long road trip. Nevertheless, our fearless travelers are ready and anxious […]

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Sexton joins Bailey to discuss Wind Project

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Rep Cameron Sexton paid Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition a surprise visit. This past Thursday CMPC had its planned meeting and was told that Sen. Paul Bailey would address the crowd and answer any questions that residents had in regards to the Bill HB 1021/SB1336. To everyone’s surprise accompanying […]

Warning: Beware of Bears

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, Bears are expanding their range on the Cumberland Plateau. The following information is provided courtesy of the TWRA. Bears are omnivores, which mean that they will take advantage of multiple food sources. This tendency is the root of most […]

Martin finds law for County to use against Wind Farm

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special To The Vista Another Tuesday night at the fights at downtown city hall. In case you weren’t there, Glade resident Jim Martin —AKA (Mountain Man) — scored another TKO against Crossville Mayor Carey and the Cumberland County Commissioners. Over 6 months ago, our county commissioner Sandra Dutcher presented the mayor, […]

FGCC wants to talk about parking issues

For The Vista The first rule to discuss is Parking: The Rule States,  Parking of any vehicle off the driveway is prohibited except for ACC approved parking pads.” This is the first sentence of the Fairfield Glade Parking Policy, and one of the simplest, most straightforward of our neighborhood rules. Cars parked helter-skelter on the […]

And so it begins…

Just as it said it would — and as reported in last week’s issue of The Vista — the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) accomplished a significant amount of work last week on the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. Massive equipment leveled trees and brush along the path of the new route, as seen in […]

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CHC signs up to sponsor Lions’ Diabetes Walk

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Rick Gilmer, owner of Crossville Heating and Cooling, has agreed that his company will serve as Corporate Sponsor for the 2017 Diabetes Walk to help fight and find a cure for this disease. The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lions Clubs, Cumberland County High School LEO Club and Cumberland Medical […]