Area Recent News

Celina’s Willie McLerran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Willie McLerran had a surprise visitor for his 100th Birthday. Senator Mark Pody stopped by Willie’s home to wish him a very happy birthday. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.  

Read More

Grant Allows For Face-Lift Of Commercial Building

James and Jo Helen Eads received a check from Celina Mayor Tonya Spears and ThreeStar Director Doug Young. This is the third commercial facade grant that Celina has received in the past 10 years.  Over 30 buildings have been given face-lifts as a result of these grants. The grants have provided shared funding to most of…

Read More

County Commission Votes On Wheel Tax

During the county commission meeting on Jan. 3, the commissioners once again voted on the Wheel Tax increase to help fund the new jail. The votes were 7-3 in favor of the increase. Those who voted yes were: Timmie Scott, Jeff Gentry, Parrish Wright, Jerry Rhoton, Anthony Boles, Michael Miller and Liz Boles. Those who…

Read More

Celina Man Is Charged With Attempted Murder

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol has resulted in the arrest of a Celina man on attempted murder and assault charges. On Dec. 30, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

Read More

Fire Destroys Home

A fire destroyed a home last Saturday at 400 Pleasant Hill Road in Willow Grove. An estimated 30,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. The roof collapsed into the interior; the home was a complete loss. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

Read More

Clay County Road Hunters Face Charges

Clay County Wildlife Sergeant Bill Moulton received a call last week about a shot fired from a vehicle in Clay County. He and K-9 Chip were able to find a blood trail and the deer. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

Read More

Unemployment Holds Steady

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month. For more on this story, pick up a…

Read More

Wheel Tax Will Fund New Jail

Potential liability and ever-increasing costs are the biggest issues behind the need for a new jail in Clay County, according to officials. Overcrowding at the current facility (built in the early 1960’s) has forced the county commission to focus on the issue over the past few years and in December to pass on first reading…

Read More

New Year, New Laws

On Dec. 21 President Trump signed a bill mandating the federal smoking age to be raised to 21 years of age in the U.S. Beginning in the summer of 2020, it will be a violation of federal law to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. Since the 1990s, federal law mandated the…

Read More

Celina Health & Rehab Christmas Party Held

Celina Health & Rehab had their Christmas party Thursday night. The residents enjoyed a nice, early Christmas meal together thanks to the Celina Health & Rehab staff. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

Read More