Black Bear Sightings Increase In Spring

The TWRA receives more calls in the spring concerning black bears than any other time of year. Spring is a time of dispersal for young bears and this takes them into new and unknown areas as they search for food, water and shelter. Springtime also brings an increase in outdoor activities for humans such as…

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Corvette Winner Is Announced

On Saturday, May 16, at the East Clay Volunteer Fire Department, State Representative Kelly Keisling drew the winning number for the 2004 Corvette donated by the late Bob Woosley. The Fish Fry Dinner was postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus; however, the fire department members had a “live” drawing so the winner could enjoy a beautiful…

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Cummins Falls State Park Reopens

Cummins Falls State Park reopened last Friday—but with new regulations. All visitors wishing to hike to the gorge and waterfall must apply for a safety permit. There will be a fee of $6 per permit, and visitors must apply for the permit online before they arrive to the park. Upon arrival, visitors wanting to visit…

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Congratulations Class of 2020

The Clay County High School graduating class of 2020 had their commencement last Friday. Students sat six feet apart and family members who watched from the bleachers were also distanced six feet apart. The high school live streamed the ceremony on their Facebook page for others to watch from home. Check out this week’s Citizen-Statesman…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 5/26/20

Gladys Cherry Doolin Gladys Cherry Doolin, 90, of Portland, passed away May 12 at Oak Hill Assisted Living in Portland. A private graveside service was held May 15 at the Rippy Cemetery with Bro. Roy Shockley officiating. She was a former employee of Allen County War Memorial Hospital and a former in-home caregiver. She was…

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Obituaries 5/19/20

Our family would like to express our heart-felt gratitude and deep appreciation for the prayers, calls, cards, posts, food, flowers and donations during the passing of our mother, Josephine Ethridge. Your kindness will long be remembered. We also want to thank the staff at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of Mother,…

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Obituaries 5/12/20

Billy Edward Webb Billy Edward Webb, 89, of Mountain Home, Ark. and formerly of the Pea Ridge community, passed away April 21 at the Good Samaritan Society. A private graveside service was held at the Donaldson Cemetery on April 28. He was born on the family farm in Pea Ridge and attended Pleasant Grove School.…

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Recent News

Black Bear Sightings Increase In Spring

The TWRA receives more calls in the spring concerning black bears than any other time of year. Spring is a time of dispersal for young bears and this takes them into new and unknown areas as they search for food, water and shelter. Springtime also brings an increase in outdoor activities for humans such as…

Read More
Corvette Winner Is Announced

On Saturday, May 16, at the East Clay Volunteer Fire Department, State Representative Kelly Keisling drew the winning number for the 2004 Corvette donated by the late Bob Woosley. The Fish Fry Dinner was postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus; however, the fire department members had a “live” drawing so the winner could enjoy a beautiful…

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Cummins Falls State Park Reopens

Cummins Falls State Park reopened last Friday—but with new regulations. All visitors wishing to hike to the gorge and waterfall must apply for a safety permit. There will be a fee of $6 per permit, and visitors must apply for the permit online before they arrive to the park. Upon arrival, visitors wanting to visit…

Read More
Congratulations Class of 2020

The Clay County High School graduating class of 2020 had their commencement last Friday. Students sat six feet apart and family members who watched from the bleachers were also distanced six feet apart. The high school live streamed the ceremony on their Facebook page for others to watch from home. Check out this week’s Citizen-Statesman…

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Board Renames Gym and Court

Last Thursday the Clay County School Board voted unanimously to rename Clay County High School’s gymnasium and court to honor the school’s basketball coaches, Rob Edwards and Joe Sims. The official new names are Coach Rob Edwards Court and Coach Joe Sims Gymnasium. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman…

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Clay County Receives Grant To Restore Courthouse Windows

The Tennessee Historical Commission, the agency designated as the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 35 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $839,000 awarded for various historic preservation and archaeological projects throughout the state. The grants are awarded annually for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. “This program is…

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