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USDA Representatives Visit Clay County

Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited Clay County and spoke to people about various programs that local people may be eligible for. One of the programs that the USDA is involved in is a program for home improvement grants. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Construction Will Expand CH&R

A construction project will expand the Celina Health and Rehab facility to allow them to expand their outpatient treatment options. The 3,424 square foot facility will allow for 12 additional beds and an outpatient occupational therapy room. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or…

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Man Charged With Murder Of Local Girl

Jacob Stanley Snyder of Nimm Road in Red Boiling Springs has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally wounded an 11-year-old girl. Snyder faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot two other victims. According to the TBI, the victim of the fatal shooting was 11-year-old Harley Evans of…

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Three People Shot In Hermitage Springs

The Hermitage Springs Community was in shock following a shooting that involved multiple victims on Oct. 29. The Shooting Incident Details were limited as of press time about the shooting incident. At least three victims were shot in the North Fork Road Area of Hermitage Springs on Oct. 29. Clay County dispatchers received a call…

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Sheriff’s Phone App Discussed

More details about the Clay County Sheriff’s mobile phone app were discussed during the Clay County Anti Drug Coalition (CCADC) meeting. The CCADC is partnering with Sheriff Boone to make the new app a reality. The sheriff’s app, as it is unofficially called, will be able to mass alert Clay County residents, who sign up…

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Celina Police Chief Raids Meth Lab

Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott raided a meth lab that was located in Celina and arrested two individuals. Randall Bledsoe and JoAnn Bledsoe, both of Celina, were arrested on Oct. 18. Randall Bledsoe was arrested for meth mfg, deliver, sale, possession with intent, meth possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated criminal trespassing and aggravated…

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Dale Hollow Dam Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Many people gathered for a historic celebration at the Dale Hollow Dam last Friday. The event provided some history of the dam, history of a family that lived in the area, tourism information and more. At the end of the ceremony, a historical marker was unveiled. History Of The Dam William Groth, a representative of…

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Halloween Will Be Held On October 31 This Year

The City of Celina has designated Wednesday, Oct. 31 to celebrate Halloween. Mayor Joey Rich and Chief of Police Terry Scott would like to remind everyone to use safe and respectful methods while celebrating. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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CCHS Will Receive A New Livestock Facility

Clay County High School will be getting a new livestock facility after receiving a $75,000 grant, Director of Schools Matt Eldridge told board members during their Oct. 18 meeting. “They got a $75,000 grant. They are going to be able to build a livestock facility,” Eldridge said. “It will be pretty nice, he (CCHS Principal…

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Woman’s Attempt To Evade Arrest Ends In Failure

Hiding in a barn and giving fake names weren’t enough to fool law enforcement. The woman faces several additional charges after her efforts were foiled. Cara J. Foster, 38, was arrested on Oct. 6 for criminal impersonation, evading arrest, false report to officer, possession of paraphernalia, Schedule VI drugs and failure to appear by Officer…

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