Overdose Awareness Plans Discussed

With the high risk of overdose death due to fentanyl laced drugs, leaders from the healthcare and emergency services met to form a plan in case an overdose death crisis happened in Clay County. This meeting laid the initial groundwork of a plan to contain and minimize deaths in case an overdose crisis were to…

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CCSO To Focus On Treatment

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has partnered with First Step Recovery Centers in an effort to provide treatment and rehabilitation to inmates. “This has been a goal of (Sheriff) Brandon and I for a long time,” Chief Deputy Risk Lisi said about the CCSO now offering drug and rehabilitation options. For more on this…

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Water Refill Station In The Works

The possibility of getting a water bottle refill station at the historic Courthouse was one of the topics discussed at the latest Clay County Healthier Tennessee meeting held last week. The Clay County Healthier Tennessee Committee discussed ways to spend their grant funding and one of those items was the water bottle refill station. For…

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Announcements 8/14/18

Parsons Reunion To Be Held The Parsons Family and those with McFarland Creek ties reunion will be held at Shane Smith’s Lodge on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 931-260-5291.  

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Obits 8/14/18

Bonnie Pearl Davis Bonnie Pearl Davis, 77 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Aug. 2 at her residence surrounded by her adoring family. Funeral services were held on Aug. 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the James W. Davis Family Cemetery. Family and friends served as…

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Announcements 8/7/18

2018 Neely’s Cross Roads School Reunion To Be Held The 18th annual Neely’s Cross Roads reunion will be held on Aug. 11 at Celina K-8 School. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. with covered dish dinner at noon. All eating utensils will be supplied.  

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Obits 8/7/18

Louise P. Hayes Louise P. Hayes, 93 of Celina, passed away on July 29 at Mabry Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 1 at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery. John Chism, Jason Chism, Jo-El Hayes, Jason Thompson, Gary Plumlee and…

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Three New Commissioners Elected

Clay County voters have decided who they want to represent them in the future and that includes three new county commissioners. Jeff Gentry, Anthony Boles and Michael Miller were all elected to the county commissioner in their respective district. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands…

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Homecoming Days Kicked Off

Every year the Ringing of the Bell ceremony kicks off the Clay County Museum’s Homecoming Days. This year, Phillip Strong was the bell ringer. Boy Scouts Levi Garrett and Caleb Weir began the ceremony by performing the presentation of the colors, an opening act of raising the flags at the museum. For more on this…

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Brown Retires From The Chamber

Diane Brown retired from the Chamber of Commerce on July 31. She plans on following a lifelong dream of hers. She began working at the Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 9, 2009 in the old building before it was remodeled. “I worked there for about a month or two, before they started remodeling.” For more…

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