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Seniors Get Workforce Advice

The second annual Clay County High School interview boot camp was held at the school recently, and organizers say it was a big success. “The boot camp at CCHS provided our seniors with a mock interview, which included critiques and guidance and help with resume writing,” said Jayne Donaldson, head of Career Technical Education (CTE)…

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County Offices Close To Public

In order to take appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of citizens and government employees, Clay County government offices will be closed to public access from March 24 to April 6 until further notice. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now or subscribe online at…

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Clay County Advances To State

The Clay County Bulldogs earned themselves a trip to the 2020 state tournament last Monday when they traveled to Eagleville for the sectional round of the TSSAA tournament and defeated the Eagles 61-43. The score does not do justice to the intensity of Monday night’s game. The Bulldogs and the Eagles were neck and neck…

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Allons Woman Injured In Rollover

An Allons woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 294 after running off the highway. Bonnie Ditto, 48 of Allons, was traveling North on State Route 294 in a 2004 Toyota 4Runner. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Unemployment Increases In Clay

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where unemployment remained unchanged in January. For…

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Bulldogs Earn Second Place Honors

The Clay County Bulldogs split the final two rounds of the Region 3/A tournament resulting in a second place finish in the region. They defeated the Pickett County Bobcats 61-45 in the region semifinal on Tuesday before falling 72-68 to the Monterey Wildcats in the regional championship on Thursday. The Bulldogs arrived to Livingston Academy…

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Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures

Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures. The Tennessee Justice Center held a rural healthcare press call last Monday. During the call, rural leaders discussed the effects of rural hospital closures—a topic that Clay Countians are familiar with after the closing of Cumberland River Hospital last year. According to Keila Franks, the director of Medicaid…

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Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH

Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH. Kimberly Dean Key will be turning three very soon. Her parents are looking to give back to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) that helped them out. With the support from the community, Wendy and Dewayne will be collecting donations the month of March. If you would like to donate…

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Another Building Gets A Facelift

The Ogletrees were presented a reimbursement check for the renovation of their building that is pictured above in the background. This is the third round of the Downtown Commercial Façade grant program.  This grant reimburses owners of commercial buildings 75% of the total cost of exterior renovation. This round is the first time that the…

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We Are The Champions

The Bulldogs of Clay County High School earned a big 59-44 win against the Tigers of Gordonsville High School last Tuesday and brought the District 6/A Championship trophy back to Celina before entering into the region tournament where they would easily defeat Hardy Memorial 104-47. After defeating Pickett County in the semi-final round of the…

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