New Changes At The Citizen-Statesman

At the dawn of the New Year, we’re excited to announce the major changes that have taken place at the Citizen Statesman—starting with new ownership. We at the Statesman are delighted to share that Adam Johnson, formerly of Knoxville, Jamestown-based Holler Media, LLC, which also publishes the Fentress Courier, has purchased the newspaper. Johnson will…

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Bulldogs Split Games Against Wildcats

The Bulldog basketball teams of Clay County High School took the court to face Livingston , on Saturday, Jan. 2 The Lady Bulldogs lost to the Lady Wildcats 65-54. Scoring for the girls against Livingston Academy were: Bella Ashlock with 10, Rachel Copass with 13, Briley Burchett with 10, Katie Arms 10, Zoe Hayes with…

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Announcements 1/5/21

United Daughters of the Confederacy Meeting The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the upper level of the Putnam County Library.  

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Tennessee Begins Age-Based Vaccination

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan…

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250,000 Expected To Be Vaccinated By Year End

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said last Tuesday that he expects almost a quarter million Tennesseans to be partially vaccinated by the end of the year. “We’re fairly certain we’ll have 250,000 Tennesseans vaccinated by the first,” Lee said. Lee made his comments during a teleconference with community newspapers from across the state. Lee also addressed…

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Obituaries 12/29/20

Winford L. McLearran Winford L. McLearran, 73, passed away Dec. 17 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Gary Cash officiating. Interment followed in the McCloghan Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born April 25, 1947 in Elkhart, Ind. He spent…

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Unemployment Drops In Every County

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%. Fifty-four counties recorded rates of 5% or higher during the month. For more on this story, pickup a copy…

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Announcements 12/22/20

L.B.J. & C. Board of Director’s Special Called Meeting The L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Board of Director’s will hold a Special Called meeting Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the L.B.J.& C. Development Corporation, 1150 Chocolate Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. L.B.J. & C. Policy Council Special Called Meeting The…

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Obituaries 12/22/20

Thomas J. Mabry III Thomas J. Mabry III, 61, of Celina, passed away Dec. 10 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with James Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Mabry Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were Christopher, Durell Scott, Kenneth Kirby, Ricky Mabry, Mark Mabry and Phillip Kirby. He…

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