Announcements 2/12/19

Lynch Benefit A benefit will be held for medical expenses for Jessica Lynch on Feb. 23 at the Hermitage Springs Cafeteria at 4 p.m. For more information call Linda 615-699-4200. Blood Drive The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clay County Community Center…

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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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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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Legals 2/12/19

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Default having been made in the terms, conditions, provisions and payments made and provided for in a Deed of Trust dated September 7, 2007, executed by Edward Thompson and wife, Marla Thompson, to Anthony R. Steele, Trustee, and recorded in Book TD109, Page 96 in the Register’s Office for Clay County,…

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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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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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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 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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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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