Aldermen Delay Renewing Solid Waste Contract

The Town of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman met in regular session last Tuesday and delayed the renewal of contract for the use of a landfill. Mayor Tonya Spears informed the alderman that the city’s lone truck is currently out of commission, which raised the question—would outsourcing through a waste management company be a…

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Additional Funds Allocated For Volunteer Fire Depts.

Clay County Commissioners met in regular session last Monday and discussed funding of the local Volunteer Fire Departments. At last Monday’s meeting County Mayor Dale Reagan informed of the hardships the local departments have experienced over the last year because of lack of funding due to COVID-19. “In the past year, due to COVID-19 restrictions,…

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Help Evan Find His Miracle Match

A 10-year-old Clay County boy battling leukemia is in need of a donor for a bone-marrow transplant to save his life. In 2017, Evan Hayes was diagnosed with a form of cancer, leukemia, at the age of six. “It was shock, anger, denial,” said Stephanie, Evan’s mother “I couldn’t believe it. All I could do…

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City Postpones Hiring Codes Inspector

The Celina City Council met in their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday and discussed the postponement of hiring a new Codes Inspector. City of Celina Mayor Tonya Spears expressed that due to the low volume of construction, a codes inspector is not an immediate need; however, while it is not an immediate need, Spears expressed…

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County Hires New EMA Director

They Clay County Commission met in their regularly scheduled meeting last Monday and approved the hiring of a new Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director. Natalie Boone who has recently received an offer from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency once held the position of the Clay County EMA Director Her leaving has left a vacancy to…

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Clay County Man Charged With Assault

A Clay County man was charged with aggravated assault after reportedly assaulting a nurse of Cookeville Regional Medical Center last Saturday, Nov. 22. Nathanial Champion, 20, of Moss, allegedly grabbed a nurse by the throat, forced her into a bathroom where he strangled and punched her, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant stated, “The…

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

It’s official. When the Hallmark Channel has begun to promote its annual holiday season movie marathon, Christmas can’t be too far off. Thirty-one days from today to be exact—but who’s counting? Local businesses are counting, and so are their employees. Also counting on the next few months are local merchants, boutiques, restaurants and retailers in…

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