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Driver Found With Xanax

A Burkesville man was arrested for drugs following a one-vehicle accident on Highway 53. Rockie Lane Pitcock, 45 of Burkesville, was arrested for possession of legend drug, driving under the influence and driving while license suspended by THP Trooper Danielle Neal. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Walk Across TN Coming

The Clay County Walk Across Tennessee event is coming soon. Plans were finalized at a recent Healthier Clay County Subcommittee meeting. The Walk Across Tennessee event is an eight-week team challenge where teams, consisting of eight members, compete in a walking challenge. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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Five People Plead Guilty On Drug Charges

In major cases, five people pled guilty recently. Four pled guilty in criminal court last Tuesday and one pled guilty in general sessions court last Wednesday. John Michael Guidici pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to sell over 10 pounds on Sept. 11. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Swearing In Ceremony Held

Clay County elected officials take their oath and participate in a swearing in ceremony. Photo includes from left: Judge Diana Monroe, Sheriff Brandon Boone, Circuit Court Clerk Susan Birdwell, County Executive Dale Reagan, Road Superintendent Jason Browning, Register of Deeds Brenda Browning, Tax Assessor Charlie Key and County Clerk Donna Watson. For more on this…

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Junior Bulldogs Win Overtime Thriller

“Boom that’s what I am talking about,” were the first words that Head Coach David Maxfield told his Celina Juniors team after their thrilling overtime win at Homecoming. Maxfield and the other coaching staff have a lot to be proud of as the team currently is undefeated with a 3-0 record. For more on this…

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Duo Arrested For Aggravated Burglary

A Celina man and woman were arrested for aggravated burglary and the pair allegedly took some medication. Eric D. Scott, 33 of Celina and Taylor E. Ellis, 22 of Celina were arrested on Aug. 28 for aggravated burglary, possession of Schedule V drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott.…

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Couple Sets Marriage Right

Fifty-four years after a technical discrepancy, Wendell Collins proposed to his wife on Aug. 28 Wendell, born in Pine Hill, and Carolyn, born in Union Hill, were married 54 years ago, when Carolyn was 16 years old. The couple couldn’t be officially married with Carolyn being 16, so the paperwork listed a different age for…

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DEA Visits Four Local Pharmacies

Twenty agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) traveled to Clay County last week, visiting four pharmacies. According to a statement released by the DEA, “As a result of inspection findings, DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question.…

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Copas Promoted To Assistant Chief

Megan Copas, a six-year veteran of the force, has climbed the ranks and was recently prompted to the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Celina. She began her career in law enforcement as a patrol officer in March of 2012. Her dedicated and honorable service got her promoted to Sergeant in 2016. Now,…

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