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Four Apply For School Director

Four people will be interviewed to replace Matt Eldridge as Clay County Director of School. The interviews will take place during a special called meeting on Nov. 9. Clay County Board of Education Chairman Benji Bailey said he hopes the board can hire one of the candidates at the regular monthly meeting on Nov. 11.…

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Veterans Expo Coming In November

Cookeville’s Leslie Town Center is set to host the Upper Cumberland Veterans’ Career and Resource Expo on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. One of the partners hosting is the American Job Center in Cookeville. Jimmie Simpson is the center’s Local Veteran’s Employment Representative. “For employers, the biggest challenge is connecting with veteran…

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Volunteer Fire Department Receives Grant

The East 52 Volunteer Fire Department has received a $2,574 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 40 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service…

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Lee Calls For Update To School Funding

Governor Bill Lee has started the process to update how to fund K-12 education in Tennessee. Lee made the announcement in a press conference Friday morning. “We will pursue a rigorous review of our state’s education funding to ensure we are properly investing in students and stewarding our resources well,” said Gov. Lee. “I invite…

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Road Dedications Held In Clay County

Although challenged by the weather on Wednesday, Rep. Kelly Keisling proceeded with two scheduled road dedications in Clay County. At 1 p.m. was the John ‘Mock” Rich Korean War Veteran Highway in Moss followed by the 3 p.m. ‘Louis & Eva Nell Plumlee Memorial Highway’ just west of Celina. Both were attended by family members…

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Chili Cook-off Winner Announced

McIntire’s Chili took first place in this years chilli cook-off. See page 12 for more pictures. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman.

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Obituaries 10-12-21

Paula Scott Mrs. Paula Scott, age 53, of Moss, passed away from this life on Sept. 30 at St. Thomas Midtown. She was married to her devoted husband, Timmy for thirty-six years. She spent most of her adult life cooking for students and supervising the cafeteria at Clay County High School. She enjoyed camping and…

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“BE The Gift Tennessee Challenge” Launches

NASHVILLE – The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is proud to partner with Tennessee Donor Services and Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. for a “Be the Gift Tennessee Challenge.” In an effort to bring awareness to the desperate need of organ and tissue donations, Commissioner Jeff Long is challenging all Driver Services Centers in the…

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Election Administrator Earns State Certification

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins recognize Monica Davis, Clay County Administrator of Elections, for recently passing the state Certification Exam for Administrators of Elections. “This certification demonstrates Monica Davis’s dedication to meeting the highest of standards in her efforts to serve Clay County,” said…

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Obituaries 10-5-21

Don Cherry Don Cherry, 83, of Moss passed away from this life on Sept. 24, at his residence. He spent the majority of his adult life working in factories. He enjoyed hunting and shooting pheasant in his spare time, but his greatest pleasure was serving the Lord. He was a 60 year devoted member of…

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