Celina’s Willie McLerran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Willie McLerran had a surprise visitor for his 100th Birthday. Senator Mark Pody stopped by Willie’s home to wish him a very happy birthday. 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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Grant Allows For Face-Lift Of Commercial Building

James and Jo Helen Eads received a check from Celina Mayor Tonya Spears and ThreeStar Director Doug Young. This is the third commercial facade grant that Celina has received in the past 10 years.  Over 30 buildings have been given face-lifts as a result of these grants. The grants have provided shared funding to most of…

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County Commission Votes On Wheel Tax

During the county commission meeting on Jan. 3, the commissioners once again voted on the Wheel Tax increase to help fund the new jail. The votes were 7-3 in favor of the increase. Those who voted yes were: Timmie Scott, Jeff Gentry, Parrish Wright, Jerry Rhoton, Anthony Boles, Michael Miller and Liz Boles. Those who…

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Celina Man Is Charged With Attempted Murder

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol has resulted in the arrest of a Celina man on attempted murder and assault charges. On Dec. 30, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 1/7/20

Alice Kay Bartholomew Alice Kay Bartholomew, 82, of Celina passed away Dec. 12. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Kelsey Grissom officiating. Interment followed in the Bartholomew Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Eric Bartholomew, Brandon Neft, Kris Bartholomew, Blane Clayburn, Greg Gore and Jason Bartholomew. She was born June…

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Obituaries 12/31/19

John Nolan Copeland John Nolan Copeland, 16, of Celina passed away Dec. 14. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland, Craig Ogletree and Eric Copas officiating. Interment followed in the Copeland Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers were the Clay County High School Football Team. Honorary pallbearers were the Clay…

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Obituaries 12/24/19

Thomas “Tom” Bennett Bailey Thomas “Tom” Bennett Bailey, passed away Dec. 7 at his home. Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bailey Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Jeffrey Bennett Bailey, Mark Bailey, Mike Bailey, Bill Hilton, Jeffery Bennett Bailey and Ronnie Buford. Honorary pallbearer was Janet…

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Celina’s Willie McLerran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Willie McLerran had a surprise visitor for his 100th Birthday. Senator Mark Pody stopped by Willie’s home to wish him a very happy birthday. 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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Grant Allows For Face-Lift Of Commercial Building

James and Jo Helen Eads received a check from Celina Mayor Tonya Spears and ThreeStar Director Doug Young. This is the third commercial facade grant that Celina has received in the past 10 years.  Over 30 buildings have been given face-lifts as a result of these grants. The grants have provided shared funding to most of…

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County Commission Votes On Wheel Tax

During the county commission meeting on Jan. 3, the commissioners once again voted on the Wheel Tax increase to help fund the new jail. The votes were 7-3 in favor of the increase. Those who voted yes were: Timmie Scott, Jeff Gentry, Parrish Wright, Jerry Rhoton, Anthony Boles, Michael Miller and Liz Boles. Those who…

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Celina Man Is Charged With Attempted Murder

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol has resulted in the arrest of a Celina man on attempted murder and assault charges. On Dec. 30, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

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Fire Destroys Home

A fire destroyed a home last Saturday at 400 Pleasant Hill Road in Willow Grove. An estimated 30,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. The roof collapsed into the interior; the home was a complete loss. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Clay County Road Hunters Face Charges

Clay County Wildlife Sergeant Bill Moulton received a call last week about a shot fired from a vehicle in Clay County. He and K-9 Chip were able to find a blood trail and the deer. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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