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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Wrapping Up

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month begins to wind down, mental health professionals stress the importance of suicide prevention year round. Tennessee’s 1,219 suicides last year is an 11% increase over the total from 2015. The goal of September’s Suicide Awareness Month is to help break the stigma associated with suicide and educate people of the…

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Seven Charged In Human Trafficking Operation

COOKEVILLE – Seven men face felony charges following an undercover operation aimed at addressing human trafficking in Middle Tennessee. The two-day joint operation by the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Cookeville Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway sought to identify individuals…

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Clay County Election Commission Works With Secretary Of State

The Clay County Election Commission is working with Clay County High School to earn the Secretary of State’s new Anne Dallas Dudley Award, which recognizes Tennessee high schools that reach at least 85 percent voter registration of eligible seniors, 18 years or older by the next election. “We are excited about Secretary of State Hargett’s…

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Highway Safety Grant Awarded To Clay County

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) today praised the award of a Tennessee Highway Safety Grant designed to promote public safety on local roads to Clay County. The $5,000 grant is being awarded to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for high visibility enforcement. “I am pleased this grant…

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Celina Health and Rehab Center Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Sept. 19-25, 2021, is the week for celebrating and honoring the Rehab Team. Our rehabilitation professionals devote themselves to improving quality of life for residents and outpatients in our community daily. CHRC rehab team demonstrates a passion for service by committing themselves to returning residents to the highest possible level of function, independence and quality…

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Chamber Gets A New Message Board

County Mayor Dale Reagan is assisted by Billy Walker with Tracy Pennington providing the lift as they install the new message board at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. A grant has provided the Chamber with the message board making it a complete set allowing messages to be observed from both directions. For more on…

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September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Proclamation From The Office Of The Mayor Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2021 WHEREAS, suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 1100 lives lost in Tennessee each year and an estimated 25 attempted suicides for each suicide death; and WHEREAS, suicide is…

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Eldridge Retiring As Director Of Schools

Clay County Director of Schools Matt Eldridge is retiring from his position after seven years as the county’s top educator. Eldridge announced his decision at the Board of Education meeting Thursday. He said his retirement would take effect on Dec. 31. “I’ve served 35-plus years in education in five school districts,” Eldridge said. “My final…

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Celina Health and Rehab Celebrates Environmental Services Week

Celina Health and Rehab will celebrate Environmental Services week Sept. 12-18 by honoring and showing appreciation for the Environmental Services Team. This team maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment for all staff and residents on a daily basis. After months on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental service professionals have maintained rooms…

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SNAP Recipients Encouraged To Assess Food Needs

KNOXVILLE — For the first time in several decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising a guideline called the Thrifty Food Plan, which helps determine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits nationwide. The change goes into effect October 1, but University of Tennessee Extension professionals advise families to begin evaluating household food budgets now.…

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