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Lee Appoints Bray 13th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Wesley Bray of Putnam County as the criminal court judge to the 13th Judicial District to fill the Honorable David. A Patterson’s vacancy. “Wesley brings extensive experience to this role and will serve the 13th district with integrity,” said Lee. “We welcome him to this role and appreciate his willingness…

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Water Rate Increases Discussed

The Board of Mayor and aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Celina City Hall in Celina, Tennessee. Present: Mayor Tonya Spears, Shannon Boles, City Recorder. Aldermen present: Donald Haston and Buddy Thompson. Employees present: Timeka Garrison, Thomas Montgomery, Megan Copas, Dusty Adams, Donald Haston, Travis Swan, Randall Allen, Jeff…

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TN Redline Adds New Text Communication

The Tennessee REDLINE recently unveiled its new text message capability for people seeking a referral to addiction treatment services.  The number for confidential referrals via voice call or text message remains the same: 800-889-9789. Since 1989, the Tennessee REDLINE has served as a referral service to addiction treatment for people and their families looking for…

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U.S. Cellular Provides $1,000 Sponsorship

Russell Richardson C Club, which supports high school football in Clay County, has received $1,000 for equipment and other team essentials through U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections, a program that provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for expenses such as travel, equipment and uniforms. Russell Richardson C Club signed up on U.S. Cellular’s website…

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Teachers Receive Tenure

The Clay County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, June 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Clay County High School. The following members were present: Benji Bailey, Jason Coons, James Hatcher, Veda Hix, Todd Lynn, Chris McLerran, Nathan Sherrell, Todd Upton and Vonda Weir. David West was absent but participated by phone.…

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Macon Bank & Trust Co. Celebrates 100 Years

On June 29 at the Main Office, Macon Bank and Trust Company celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Food was provided by Jimmy Goad. The large tent, bounce house, tables and chairs were provided by Kyle Garmon, with Rhythm Arts & Entertainment. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Operation Dry Water To Be Held

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI…

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Make Sure Everyone Is Counted In 2020 Census

A local steering committee has been formed to help make sure every Clay County resident is counted in next year’s decennial U.S. Census. As communities prepare for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census starting April 1, 2020, local governments around the country are taking measures to ensure an accurate and complete census in their counties, towns…

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Cell Phone Law Now In Place

It’s time to start putting your phone down while driving in Tennessee with the launch of “Hands Free TN” law as of yesterday, July 1. It will be illegal to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle. If you need to use your cell phone while driving it must be…

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New Deputy In Town

Congratulations to Deputy Sheriff Anthony Sherrell. Deputy Sherrell graduated from the Walters State Community College Basic Law Enforcement Class on June 6. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office extends a very warm welcome to Deputy Sherrell and his family to the Sheriffs Office family. Job well done Deputy Sherrell! For more on this story, pick up…

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