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Dale Hollow Dam Road Closed

CELINA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Dale Hollow Dam Road is closed to all traffic across the dam for scheduled maintenance. The road closure allows maintainers to work on the unit head gates. Due to the extensive nature of this work, there is no scheduled date for re-opening of the…

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LRH To Join New Company

Livingston Regional Hospital will soon be under a new ownership group. Current owner, HighPoint Health System, made that announcement on Oct. 26. After HighPoint’s planned acquisition of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare is complete, LRH, along with 18 other of LifePoint’s hospitals and healthcare facilities, will become part of a new company, ScionHealth. David Cox, Director of…

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Local Girl Wins At Expo

Kendall Hamilton with her 3rd Overall TN Bred Market Lamb and Reserve TN Bred Hampshire at TN State Sheep Expo! We couldn’t be more proud of the success she has had in her first year showing lambs and are already looking forward to next year! Bravo x Midnight Ryder Bred by us. For more on…

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Happy Halloween

Residents of Clay County have been decorating for Halloween. This is just one example of some decorations. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman.

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Judging Team Takes Trip

The Clay County Livestock Judging Team recently competed at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, MO! This is a National Contest and we know they made Clay County Proud! They had lots of fun and were able to get some practice in while they have been on their way to compete! Pictured…

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Class Takes Field Trip

The morning classes of the Clay County High School and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (TCAT) welding program recently visited industry partner Stephens Manufacturing in Tompkinsville (KY).  They received a tour of the facilities and heard presentations by Stephens staff members.  Marshall Burch is the instructor for the CCHS-TCAT dual credit classes. The program is…

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Four Apply For School Director

Four people will be interviewed to replace Matt Eldridge as Clay County Director of School. The interviews will take place during a special called meeting on Nov. 9. Clay County Board of Education Chairman Benji Bailey said he hopes the board can hire one of the candidates at the regular monthly meeting on Nov. 11.…

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Veterans Expo Coming In November

Cookeville’s Leslie Town Center is set to host the Upper Cumberland Veterans’ Career and Resource Expo on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. One of the partners hosting is the American Job Center in Cookeville. Jimmie Simpson is the center’s Local Veteran’s Employment Representative. “For employers, the biggest challenge is connecting with veteran…

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Volunteer Fire Department Receives Grant

The East 52 Volunteer Fire Department has received a $2,574 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 40 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service…

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Lee Calls For Update To School Funding

Governor Bill Lee has started the process to update how to fund K-12 education in Tennessee. Lee made the announcement in a press conference Friday morning. “We will pursue a rigorous review of our state’s education funding to ensure we are properly investing in students and stewarding our resources well,” said Gov. Lee. “I invite…

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