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TDMHSAS Expands Program To Uninsured Tenn. Children

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and its community mental health provider partners are excited to expand the state’s Behavioral Health Safety Net to uninsured children. The program offers an array of essential mental health services for uninsured Tennessee children age three to 17. Services are available for family incomes…

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Eco-Panels Of Tennessee Hosts Grand Opening

The former Oshkosh building in Hermitage Springs is no longer empty, and once again there are people inside the building producing products, helping customers and getting paid for their labors. Eco-Panels of Tennessee is now occupying that space on Hwy 52 and is producing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). SIPs are pre-made wall units used in…

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Union Hill Distillery Opens

Nestled in the hills and stream of the Upper Cumberland Plateau is a little community called Union Hill. It is said the water in the streams flow at 100 proof. The area has a rich History and tradition of making moonshine as a matter of survival. Irish settlers settled in these hills back in the…

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Students To Receive Free Meals

From September to December, all students will receive free school lunches and breakfasts due to an extension of the school nutrition programs by the USDA.  The move allows schools to offer meals to all children at no charge this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during a pandemic. All Clay County students already…

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District Attorneys Warn Against Fentanyl

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is launching its newest statewide awareness effort: “Fentanyl: The Deadliest High.” District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway, along with district attorneys across the state, will be focused on educating Tennesseans on the extreme dangers of fentanyl, the most prevalent synthetic opioid in the United States. Fentanyl-related overdoses have increased…

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Man Charged With Rape Of Child

On Aug. 31, a 10-year-old female child made a disclosure to Child Protective Services (DCS) that she had been sexually abused by an adult male. Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services (DCS) responded immediately and began to investigate the disclosure. The investigation progressed, which…

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Bulldogs Fall To Stone On The Road

The Clay County Bulldogs took the road to Crossville on Thursday where they fell 32-0 to the Panthers of Stone Memorial. Due to complications with COVID-19, the Bulldogs were forced to reschedule their first two football games against new opponents. After a big win last week over Columbia Academy, the Bulldogs were challenged with playing…

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Pody, Keisling Announce Highway Safety Grants

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon­) and State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced that Hi­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Clay County roads and to curb drunk driving. The lawmakers made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The grant awards include $5,000 to the…

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Unemployment Rates Decrease

The unemployment situation in three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to improve in July following business closures earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Seventy-two counties had lower unemployment in July compared to the previous month. Rates in four counties mirrored their rates from June. Nineteen counties did experience a slight uptick…

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Players Honor Late Teammate

During the first football game of the season, Clay County High School players and coaches all paid tribute to the late CCHS football player John Copeland. The team started the game with one player short, leaving a spot open for their teammate. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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