Army Corps Of Engineers Open Dale Hollow Dam Flood Gates After Excessive Rainfall

April 6, 2021

Last Tuesday the Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened the spillway gates of the Dale Hollow Dam to recover storage in the reservoir after the previous weekend’s excessive rainfall. Residents who lived along the Obey River were cautioned of rising water levels and possible flooding. Pictured above is flooding at Moody Boat Ramp. This…

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One Million Tennesseans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

April 6, 2021

Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 22% have received at least one dose. TDH has been working with community partners, faith leaders, and health care advocates to help empower and inform underserved populations across the state. Over half of Tennesseans over the age of 60…

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Senator Pody Schedules Town Hall For April 9

April 6, 2021

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) Wednesday announced he is scheduling Town Hall “Listening Meetings” to hear from constituents about issues facing Tennessee this year. Pody will also offer assistance to constituents with state government-related services. “We have a lot of issues before the General Assembly this year which greatly affects Tennessee’s future, including Tennessee’s economic…

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Vaccinations Now Available To All Adults At Clay County Health Department

March 30, 2021

All Clay County adults can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On March 22, Governor Bill Lee announced all Tennessee adults would be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations no later than April 5. Tennessee’s progressive move in age eligibility puts the state almost a month ahead of the federal goal of May 1. Moreover, most Tennessee counties,…

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Obituaries 4/6/21

April 6, 2021

Elaine Collins Elaine Collins, age 70, of Jackson, Tennessee, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Elaine Collin’s passion for caring and watching over others didn’t come to an end with her death; she was surrounded by her children, who will continue to honor her legacy through compassion…

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Obituaries 3/30/21

March 30, 2021

Vivian (Dolly) Rich Vivian (Dolly) Rich, 84, passed away March 24 in Celina. Funeral services were held March 26 in the chapel of The Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Bud Hargis officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers. She was born Aug. 18, 1936 in Clay County. She worked in…

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Obituaries 3/23/21

March 23, 2021

Thelma Dean (Birdwell) Anderson Thelma Dean (Birdwell) Anderson, 79, passed away March 15. Funeral services were held March 19 at Bartley and Sons Gamaliel Chapel. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Clay County. She was born Oct. 27, 1941 in Clay County. She worked in the garment factories in Celina and Gamaliel, Ky.…

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Army Corps Of Engineers Open Dale Hollow Dam Flood Gates After Excessive Rainfall

April 6, 2021

Last Tuesday the Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened the spillway gates of the Dale Hollow Dam to recover storage in the reservoir after the previous weekend’s excessive rainfall. Residents who lived along the Obey River were cautioned of rising water levels and possible flooding. Pictured above is flooding at Moody Boat Ramp. This…

Read More

One Million Tennesseans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

April 6, 2021

Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 22% have received at least one dose. TDH has been working with community partners, faith leaders, and health care advocates to help empower and inform underserved populations across the state. Over half of Tennesseans over the age of 60…

Read More

Senator Pody Schedules Town Hall For April 9

April 6, 2021

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) Wednesday announced he is scheduling Town Hall “Listening Meetings” to hear from constituents about issues facing Tennessee this year. Pody will also offer assistance to constituents with state government-related services. “We have a lot of issues before the General Assembly this year which greatly affects Tennessee’s future, including Tennessee’s economic…

Read More

Vaccinations Now Available To All Adults At Clay County Health Department

March 30, 2021

All Clay County adults can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On March 22, Governor Bill Lee announced all Tennessee adults would be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations no later than April 5. Tennessee’s progressive move in age eligibility puts the state almost a month ahead of the federal goal of May 1. Moreover, most Tennessee counties,…

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High Waters Erode Roadways

March 30, 2021

The Upper Cumberland saw heavy rainfall over the weekend, causing some roadways (such as River Road pictured above) to erode or collapse. At the time of press, River Road and Livingston Highway in the Shanky area were closed. The Clay County Highway Department removed debris and cleared roadways over the weekend. No residential damages or…

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Aldermen Race Sees Several New Faces

March 30, 2021

The qualifying deadline has now passed for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen election that has been set for June 1. Mayor Tonya Spears is running for reelection this election cycle with two others throwing their name into the hat. Newcomers Michael Boles and Luke Collins will be campaigning for mayoral seat. In addition to…

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