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CCADC Participates In Thankful Tuesday

The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition (CCADC) met last Tuesday via Zoom to discuss their monthly business. CCADC President Jessica Tucker opened the meeting, each member introduced themselves and the minutes from the previous meeting, held on Oct. 20 were approved. First on the agenda was a recap of the events that took place on Red…

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Celebrating 150 Years

The Clay County Historic Preservation Committee along with the Hermitage Springs FCE held their 150th year celebration on Oct. 24. The groups worked in collaboration with local artisans to showcase the history of Clay County. The event took place at Acres of Grace Farms. Among those who worked to ensure a successful event took place were Peggy…

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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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Schools To Receive Aviation Education

Overton County Schools were awarded the 2020 Perkins Reserve Grant, Growing Opportunities in the Upper Cumberland with Unmanned Aircraft Systems in excess of $179,000. This is an initiative that focuses on college and career readiness of students in rural counties. Overton County has created a regional partnership that includes Clay, Jackson, and Pickett Counties. Students…

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BOE Discusses Updates

The Clay County Board of Education met on Nov. 5 to discuss their monthly business. Chairman Benji Bailey opened the meeting with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance was recited. First on the agenda was the approval of the minutes from their previous meeting that took place on Oct. 15. All were for. Next,…

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City Signs Lease For Donaldson Park

The City recently signed a lease to manage Donaldson Park from the Corp of Engineers. The lease is for 25 years and is good through the year 2045. “I’m excited about the park,” Celina Mayor Tonya Spears said. “I would like to see some public events at the park in the future.” The mayor spoke…

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Voter Turnout Exceeds Expectations

Voter turnout for the 2020 election has exceeded all expectations for Clay County election officials, breaking all known records. Clay County Election Administrator Wanda Daniels says that, not including provisional votes, a total of 3,525 ballots were cast in this election cycle—equating to 63.56% voter turnout. Daniels informed that everything ran quite smoothly on Election…

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TDLWD Warns Against Email Scam

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) warns unemployment claimants about an email scam that continues to make its way across the country. The historic increase in unemployment claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to targeted fraudulent activity in many states across the nation. The email circulating from coast to coast pinpoints…

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Bulldogs Win First Round

The Clay County Bulldogs pulled off a big win on the road Friday when they defeated Copper Basin 21-0 in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs. The Bulldogs will travel to rival Gordonsville on Friday for round two of the playoffs. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Curbside Trick-Or-Treating Held

Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center, along with area healthcare providers, sponsored a curbside trick-or-treating event for the community last Thursday. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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