UCHRA Director Under Investigation

Turmoil is once again facing the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), this time regarding employee time, and specifically, the director of the agency. This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he…

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Goals For The Community Discussed

Over 70 people, including state-level officials from various agencies, local volunteers and elected officials, gathered at the Clay County Government Complex on Feb. 14 to discuss goals for the community and how the statewide ThreeStar and Economic and Community Development departments might help Clay County. Clay County is one of only three counties statewide chosen…

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Local Store Closing After 27 Years

A Celina jewelry store, Thompson’s Jewelry and Gifts, is closing its doors after 27 years. Buddy Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Jewelry & Gifts, which has called 109 East Lake Avenue home for many years, is retiring after years of service to the community. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Check Presented To Celina

From left to right in photo: TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the Upper Cumberland Virginia Solimine; Rep. Keisling; Dr. Doug Young; Deputy Gov. Jim Henry; Executive Director of Clay County Chamber Kevin Donaldson; and Sen. Pody stand with a check for $100,000 that was presented to the Town…

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Obituaries

Obits 2/13/18

Johnny Clovis Pedigo Johnny Clovis Pedigo, 56 of Moss, passed away on Feb. 1 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Eric Copass and Charles Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 29, 1962 in Tompkinsville, Ky. He…

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Obits 2/6/18

Donald Anthony Spielman Police Officer/Detective Donald Anthony Spielman, 86 of Celina, passed away Jan. 26 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ted Kocher officiating. Family served as active pallbearers. Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born on…

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Obits 1/30/18

Alton Ross Roach Alton Ross Roach, 82 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 16 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Willie Kerr officiating. He was born in Cumberland County, Ky. on Jan. 24, 1935. He served in many roles, but…

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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

Turmoil is once again facing the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), this time regarding employee time, and specifically, the director of the agency. This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he…

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Goals For The Community Discussed

Over 70 people, including state-level officials from various agencies, local volunteers and elected officials, gathered at the Clay County Government Complex on Feb. 14 to discuss goals for the community and how the statewide ThreeStar and Economic and Community Development departments might help Clay County. Clay County is one of only three counties statewide chosen…

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Local Store Closing After 27 Years

A Celina jewelry store, Thompson’s Jewelry and Gifts, is closing its doors after 27 years. Buddy Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Jewelry & Gifts, which has called 109 East Lake Avenue home for many years, is retiring after years of service to the community. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Check Presented To Celina

From left to right in photo: TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the Upper Cumberland Virginia Solimine; Rep. Keisling; Dr. Doug Young; Deputy Gov. Jim Henry; Executive Director of Clay County Chamber Kevin Donaldson; and Sen. Pody stand with a check for $100,000 that was presented to the Town…

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Officers Called In For A Home Invasion

A Clay County deputy has been busy in helping keep drugs off the streets. Deputy Thompson recently arrested two individuals for meth. William I. Atwood, 45 of Allons, was arrested on Feb. 2 for public intoxication and possession of methamphetamine by Deputy Tyler Thompson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Bulldogs Split With Jackson County

The Bulldogs made the short trip down the river to battle their rival Jackson County. In a hard fought battle the girls came up short, but the boys won. The Lady Bulldogs battled hard in the game, but struggled to contain Jackson County’s center Kyleigh Hardy. The girls team looked sharp in the first quarter…

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