Area Recent News

Lady Bulldog Selected As All-State Player

By Matthew Stafford On June 7 the TSCA (Tennessee Softball Coaches Association) released their Miss Softball awards and All-State teams selections with one Lady Bulldog being listed. Two Upper-Cumberland players were selected to the All-State teams in Class A: Aliyah Kingery, a player from Clay County High School, and in Class AA Jordan Key, from…

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Board Of Mayor And Alderman Approve First Budget Reading

The City of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the first reading of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget at last week’s meeting. The budget is currently a $2.7 million spending plan with no tax or utility raises. “We had to cut back in all areas, because not knowing what all of our numbers were…

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Officials Hear Request For VSO Salary Increase

Members of the Clay County American Legion are making requests to local government officials for an increase in pay for the Veterans Service Officer (VSO), which has recently become open. The VSO currently serves veterans in both Clay and Jackson County areas. Both Clay and Jackson Counties along with the cities of both Celina and…

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Board Of Mayor And Alderman Sees New Faces

After last Tuesday’s election for the City of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman, the elected body sees all new and fresh faces. Luke Collins, gaining the most votes, is to take the mayoral seat. Mayor Tonya Spears lost, having only 61 votes. Collins rallied 239 votes, while the second place contender Michael Boles only…

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Boating Accident Results In Serious Injuries For One Over Holiday Weekend

A single boating accident occurred over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, resulting in serious injuries for one. At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, East Clay Volunteer Fire Department was notified of a possible boating accident near Willow Grove Campground swimming area. Once on scene firefighters found a 49-year-old male who had suffered serious…

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Unemployment Drops Across State

Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. According to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, nearly all counties experienced a decrease in unemployment during the month. In year-to-year comparisons, each county showed a remarkable recovery from pandemic-era unemployment rates one year ago. The…

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TDH Launches Emergency Alert Decal For Children With Special Needs

Last Wednesday the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new set of resources available for families who have children and youth with special health care needs. The Emergency Alert Decals provide a visual aid to alert emergency personnel of the presence of a child or youth with special health care needs. The Emergency Alert Decal…

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Community Services Block Grant Meeting Critical Needs

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and partnering agencies are recognizing the important impact the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) has been able to make in communities over the last year. TDHS supports and administers the CSBG through a network of 20 local Community Action and Human Resource Agencies that reach all 95 counties.…

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Tri-County Electric Warns Members Of Scam

Once again Tri-County Electric members have reported receiving phone calls stating they have an unpaid bill and power will be disconnected if no payment is made within a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, some of the scammers have become sophisticated enough that Tri-County Electric will sometimes show up on your Caller ID. No one from…

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School Board Discusses Coaching Supplements

The Clay County Board of Education recently met in regular session and discussed updating their coaching supplements. Board Chairman Benji Bailey informed all things discussed thus far is simply that: discussion. “These supplements have been in place for some time,” Bailey said. “It is a rough draft and an effort… We want to do it…

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