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Free Trees Distributed To Celebrate Tree Day

Clay County residents who want to beautify their properties and their community can do so by planting trees on Tree Day. Tree Day is coming soon and there will be free trees available at the Clay County UT Extension Office on Friday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more on this story,…

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Police Chief Busts Shoplifter With Pills

Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott arrested a Celina woman for shoplifting and she was allegedly found with more than just the stolen item. According to reports, Chief Scott was dispatched to the Dollar General Store for a possible shoplifter call on March 11. The store manager reportedly identified a woman, Carol Sue Cherry, 51…

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Family Dollar Ribbon Cutting Held

A ribbon cutting was held recently to celebrate the Family Dollar remodel and grand opening of the store with Dollar Tree additives. Games and prizes were given out to local residents who visited the store. City Mayor Joey Rich, County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber Director Kevin Donaldson were in attendance. For more on this…

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Key Family Is Giving Back

Kimberly Key will be having her second birthday soon and her family would like to give back to the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that helped them out in their time of need. Kimberly Dean Key was born eight weeks early and weighed only 4 pounds and 5 ounces when she was born. The Ronald…

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Roof Bid Accepted By Commissioners

The low bid to replace a leaking roof at the Clay County Government Complex / Community Center was approved at the February meeting of the County Commission. During their last meeting in January, County Mayor Dale Reagan told commissioners that there were some problems in an area of the building and the recent heavy rainfall…

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Flood Gates Opened At Dale Hollow Dam

Major rainfall from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23 caused some major issues with flooding and rising waters at Dale Hollow Lake. The Dale Hollow Dam floodgates were opened on Monday, Feb. 25 and this helped contribute to the rising water levels in the Clay County area. Clay County is the designated downstream control point for…

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Moss Woman Tragically Dies After Accident

Tracy A. Smith, 20 of Moss, was seriously injured after her vehicle reportedly struck a fallen tree on State Route 52 on the evening of Feb. 23. According to reports, heavy rainfall was a factor in the accident. Tragically, Smith passed away days later as a result of her injuries during the accident. According to…

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Opioid Hearing Reset For March 27

A hearing date was scheduled for March 27 according to recently released United States District Court documents. The order in the case of United States of America, plaintiff, v. Oakley Pharmacy, Inc., ET AL, defendants orders that the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction is reset for Wednesday, March 27, 2019. For more on this…

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Kirk Earns Eagle Scout Award

Justin Kirk earned his Eagle Scout award and is only the second Boy Scout who has earned that rank from Clay County in many years. He was honored at a court of honor celebration and many important people joined him for the special occasion. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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