Area Recent News

Director Of Schools Now Responsible For Appointing Volunteers

The Clay County Board of Education met recently in their regularly scheduled meeting and decided to allow the Director of Schools complete volunteer authority. In the recently held meeting, it was mentioned that the board normally considers and approves all volunteers; however, it is not a requirement by board policy. The Chairman explained that taking…

Read More

Bulldogs Win 6A District Championship

The Clay County Bulldogs won the district championship on Thursday, Feb. 25 by defeating the Pickett County Bobcats in overtime, 58-46. For more on this story and more on last week’s game coverage, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman.

Read More

Winter Storms Slam Upper Cumberland

Back-to-back winter storms hit the Upper Cumberland last week—leaving thousands powerless in frigid temperatures. After the start of the storm early last Monday morning, ice began to accumulate up to nearly two inches in some areas in the Upper Cumberland and it began weighing down powerlines and trees—causing many to snap. Overton and Jackson Counties…

Read More

Nashville District Holds Off On Raising Fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander is holding off on an earlier decision to raise fees for certain shoreline facilities that were previously set to go into effect March 1. “Due to the financial hardship from the pandemic, the increased fees will not be implemented for the next six months,” said Lt.…

Read More

State Historic Route Awarded National Designation

The Cumberland Historic Byway has been designated a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In earning the new scenic designation, the route and surrounding communities will have greater access to federal grant funding from the National Scenic Byway Program and national marketing from the America’s Byways program. “We are thrilled that the…

Read More

City Discusses Forming Recreational Advisory Board

The Town of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman met in regular session last Tuesday night and discussed forming a new Recreational Advisory Board. Celina Mayor Tonya Spears explained that the board will be made up of five volunteer members of the community. She said the members would serve as a liaison between the public…

Read More

Bulldogs Win District Battle Against Tigers

The Bulldogs of Clay County High School took the court against the Tigers of Gordonsville High School on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in a District 6 Class A battle. The Lady Bulldogs (15-8) ranked #16 in Class A took the court against the Lady Tigers (4-16) ranked #57 in Class A. The Lady Bulldogs started off…

Read More

New UCHRA Partnership Helps Serve Vulnerable Populations

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) commodities distribution team and the UCHRA Community Corrections program have partnered to better efficiently serve the community. The partnership helps two segments in need: families in need of supplemental food and clients of the adult community corrections program in need of community service hours. Both, in need of…

Read More

Bulldogs Split Games Against The Tigers On Senior Night

The Clay County Bulldogs took the court on senior night at Clay County High School against the Tigers of Macon County High School on Saturday, Feb.5. The Bulldogs (20-2) ranked #2 in Class A took the court against the Tigers (3-17) ranked #87 in Class AA. It was clear from tip-off that this was going…

Read More

Tri-County Electric, TVA Launch Home Uplift Program

Tri-County Electric has partnered with TVA to launch Home Uplift, a program designed to provide weatherization services that will improve the energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort of homes for income-qualified manufactured housing residents in the electric service area. Home Uplift participants will receive energy improvements at no cost to them. Possible upgrades could…

Read More