Jr. Bulldogs Are State Champs

The Celina K8 Bulldogs won the 2019 James C. Haile State Championship in double overtime. “Everyone was excited and there was a lot of optimism going into the game,” Head Coach Courtney Cherry said. The excitement was amplified by the fact that the boys won the championship last year. For more on this story, pick…

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Clay Pharmacies Raided By DEA

The United States Justice Department took a first of its kind action to stop pharmacies from unlawfully dispensing opioids in Tennessee. Agents were particularly focused on Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and Dale Hollow Pharmacy and raided the two pharmacies on Feb.8. A report details actions to stop the two pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists…

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Mayor Gives Hospital Update

The Clay County Courtroom had many people in attendance and a large majority were hospital employees during last weeks County Commission meeting. The looming Cumberland River Hospital closure on March 1 was on most everyone’s mind and Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan provided an update about the latest developments. For more on this story, pick…

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Hospital Closure May Lead To Decline In New Retirees

The lack of a hospital may cause some future retirees to think twice about moving to Clay County. Cumberland River Hospital’s closure is a story that is playing out across Tennessee and the United States. The hospital closure highlights financial challenges that community hospitals face. A big challenge that this community faces is there will…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 2/12/19

Vertie Marie Dailey Vertie Marie Dailey, 59 of Celina, passed away on Feb. 2 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 5 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Lucian Finch officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. C. J. Breedlove, Phillip Jennings, Kenny Dailey, Brandon Short, Ricky Short…

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Obituaries 2/5/19

Lovie Mae Walker Williams Mrs. Lovie Mae Walker Williams, age 94 of Cookeville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019. Her family received friends Friday, February 1st from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. A private graveside service and interment was held Saturday, February 2nd at Crest…

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Obituaries 1/29/19

Ina Ruth Capps Ina Ruth Capps, 70 of Powell and formerly of Celina, passed away on Jan. 13 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral services were held on January 16 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rick Denton officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. J.B. Killmon, Ronnie Burnette, Eric Gentry,…

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Jr. Bulldogs Are State Champs

The Celina K8 Bulldogs won the 2019 James C. Haile State Championship in double overtime. “Everyone was excited and there was a lot of optimism going into the game,” Head Coach Courtney Cherry said. The excitement was amplified by the fact that the boys won the championship last year. For more on this story, pick…

Read More
Clay Pharmacies Raided By DEA

The United States Justice Department took a first of its kind action to stop pharmacies from unlawfully dispensing opioids in Tennessee. Agents were particularly focused on Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and Dale Hollow Pharmacy and raided the two pharmacies on Feb.8. A report details actions to stop the two pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists…

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Mayor Gives Hospital Update

The Clay County Courtroom had many people in attendance and a large majority were hospital employees during last weeks County Commission meeting. The looming Cumberland River Hospital closure on March 1 was on most everyone’s mind and Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan provided an update about the latest developments. For more on this story, pick…

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Hospital Closure May Lead To Decline In New Retirees

The lack of a hospital may cause some future retirees to think twice about moving to Clay County. Cumberland River Hospital’s closure is a story that is playing out across Tennessee and the United States. The hospital closure highlights financial challenges that community hospitals face. A big challenge that this community faces is there will…

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New Extension Agent In Clay County

Kristen Rich was recently hired as the UT Extension Agent. She was hired as the new agent in the agriculture and natural resources field. Her collegiate studies in agriculture make this job a seemingly perfect fit for her. In addition to working with local people in agriculture and natural resources, she will also be helping…

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EMS Director Speaks About Hospital Closure

A CNN analysis found that 16 percent of the mainland United States are 30 or more miles away from the nearest hospital. While Celina is 17 miles from the closest one and doesn’t quite fall into this category, 17 miles is still a very long way to go in a life threatening situation. Clay County…

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