Cumberland River ER Closes Doors

Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) CEO Johnny Presley announced to the Tennessee Department of Health that it will be closing its Emergency Room (ER) doors and halting inpatient services temporarily. According to the letter, Presley cited “unprecedented circumstances of unexpected non-reimbursements for provided services as well as severe staffing shortages, secondary to the Coronavirus pandemic” as…

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City Water Rate Increases Again

The City of Celina had a water rate increase recently. This marks the second increase as part of a multi-year plan. Some residents may not have even noticed the second increase. If your home uses 4,000 gallons per month, the water increase was only 89 cents. The sewer also increased minimally this year. The increases…

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State Gives Resources To Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced last week the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin. TDOE is providing $15 million in grant funding to districts to purchase wifi or MiFi devices for their students. The grant application will request…

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Donaldson Recognized For Service

Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan presents Kevin Donaldson with a Recognition Award to commemorate his service to the Joint Economic and Community Development Board serving as the Executive Director of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce. Donaldson has accepted a position with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Livingston.

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Obituaries 8/11/20

Colleen York Colleen Dixon York, 73, of Nashville, passed away Aug. 1 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with Gary Wilder officiating. Family served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. She was born July 21, 1947 in Clay County. She was…

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Obituaries 8/4/20

Mitchell Douglas “Doug” York Mitchell Douglas “Doug” York, 75, of Nashville, passed away July 22 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Graveside services were held July 25 at Pitcock Cemetery with Gary Wilder officiating. Family served as pallbearers. He was born Oct. 26, 1944 in Macon County. He was preceded in death by: parents, Lillian (West)…

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Obituaries 7/21/20

Ethel R. “Sue” Hilton Ethel R. “Sue” Hilton, 76, of Celina, passed away June 26 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral services were held June 30 at Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville, Ind. She was born July 18, 1943 in Muncie, Ind. She had many activities she volunteered at in Celina and was…

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Cumberland River ER Closes Doors

Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) CEO Johnny Presley announced to the Tennessee Department of Health that it will be closing its Emergency Room (ER) doors and halting inpatient services temporarily. According to the letter, Presley cited “unprecedented circumstances of unexpected non-reimbursements for provided services as well as severe staffing shortages, secondary to the Coronavirus pandemic” as…

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City Water Rate Increases Again

The City of Celina had a water rate increase recently. This marks the second increase as part of a multi-year plan. Some residents may not have even noticed the second increase. If your home uses 4,000 gallons per month, the water increase was only 89 cents. The sewer also increased minimally this year. The increases…

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State Gives Resources To Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced last week the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin. TDOE is providing $15 million in grant funding to districts to purchase wifi or MiFi devices for their students. The grant application will request…

Read More
Donaldson Recognized For Service

Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan presents Kevin Donaldson with a Recognition Award to commemorate his service to the Joint Economic and Community Development Board serving as the Executive Director of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce. Donaldson has accepted a position with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Livingston.

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TDHS Waives Interview Step

Tennessee Department of Human Services is waiving the interview requirement for many individuals seeking benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance…

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Clay Struggles With Census Participation

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues its effort to count every person living in the country for the 2020 Census, self-response rates throughout rural Tennessee are well below the national response rate. Jackson County is faring better than some, with a 54.7% of households responding as of July 29; however, that leaves a lot of…

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