Hermitage Springs Boys Win

The Hermitage Springs Jr. High boys basketball team are the TNT State Champions for a second year in a row. The Wildcats ended their season with successful post season play again. The Wildcats entered the TNT State Tournament on Feb. 4 and defeated Monteagle 59-21. In the semi-final round, played on Feb. 17, the Wildcats defeated St. Mary’s…

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Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

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New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

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Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Sheriff Addresses Jail Concerns

Sheriff Brandon Boone voiced his concerns and new developments regarding the problems and situation at the Clay County Jail to Clay County commissioners recently. Boone stated, “I approached the County Commission about a temporary solution (to the jail not being able to house females) and the Commission asked what it would take.” The sheriff explained…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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Two Streets Will Remain One Way

After much discussion and a public hearing, McMillian and Washington streets will remain one-way for now. Mayor Willie Kerr, Alderman Don Haston and Alderman Charlie Goad spoke about a proposal to make both streets two-way during the public hearing, held directly before the regular March meeting. Alderman Buddy Thompson was not at the meeting. Kerr…

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Obituaries

Obits 4/18/17

Anna Mae Potter Homemaker Anna Mae Potter, 67of Crossville and formerly of Clay County passed away on April 7 at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral Services were held on April 9 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Pugh officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. David Potter, Randy Potter, Jason Tinsley,…

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Obits 4/11/17

Cecil “Chin” Thomas Anderson Sheriff Cecil “Chin” Thomas Anderson, 75 of Celina, passed away March 31 at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral Services were April 3at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Manuel Pitts, Cecil Pitts, Steve Whittenburg, Cody Pruitt, Elmer Pruitt and Paul Pruitt…

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Obits 4/4/17

McRuth Bean Bray Kendall Homemaker McRuth Bean Bray Kendall, 88 of the Mt. Vernon Community passed away on March 22. Funeral Services were held March 25 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Leonard Cemetery.  Her grandsons served as pallbearers. She was born Wednesday November 21,…

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Recent News

Hermitage Springs Boys Win

The Hermitage Springs Jr. High boys basketball team are the TNT State Champions for a second year in a row. The Wildcats ended their season with successful post season play again. The Wildcats entered the TNT State Tournament on Feb. 4 and defeated Monteagle 59-21. In the semi-final round, played on Feb. 17, the Wildcats defeated St. Mary’s…

Read More
Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

Read More
TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

Read More
New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

Read More
Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

Read More
Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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