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250,000 Expected To Be Vaccinated By Year End

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said last Tuesday that he expects almost a quarter million Tennesseans to be partially vaccinated by the end of the year. “We’re fairly certain we’ll have 250,000 Tennesseans vaccinated by the first,” Lee said. Lee made his comments during a teleconference with community newspapers from across the state. Lee also addressed…

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Unemployment Drops In Every County

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%. Fifty-four counties recorded rates of 5% or higher during the month. For more on this story, pickup a copy…

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Help Evan Find His Miracle Match

A 10-year-old Clay County boy battling leukemia is in need of a donor for a bone-marrow transplant to save his life. In 2017, Evan Hayes was diagnosed with a form of cancer, leukemia, at the age of six. “It was shock, anger, denial,” said Stephanie, Evan’s mother “I couldn’t believe it. All I could do…

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Celina Health And Rehab To Receive Pfizer’s Vaccine

Submitted by Celina Health and Rehab The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine. As previously shared, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that long term care residents and staff be included at the highest priority level for the first distributions of…

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Strong Joins 1,000 Point Club

1,000 Point Club – Clay County High School basketball player Grant Strong joined the ranks of the Clay County 1,000 Point Club last week. Strong scored his 1,000th career point in last week’s game against Eagleville. For more on last week’s game, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now.

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City Postpones Hiring Codes Inspector

The Celina City Council met in their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday and discussed the postponement of hiring a new Codes Inspector. City of Celina Mayor Tonya Spears expressed that due to the low volume of construction, a codes inspector is not an immediate need; however, while it is not an immediate need, Spears expressed…

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County Hires New EMA Director

They Clay County Commission met in their regularly scheduled meeting last Monday and approved the hiring of a new Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director. Natalie Boone who has recently received an offer from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency once held the position of the Clay County EMA Director Her leaving has left a vacancy to…

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Clay County Schools Go Virtual As Positive Cases Increase

Clay County Schools have gone entirely virtual effective yesterday until after Christmas break due to a recent Covid-19 outbreak among students. Students will return to school after the break, beginning Jan. 4. “Somewhere around Monday or Tuesday we had 6-8 positive and maybe 38 quarantined and… this week it has just jumped,” Clay County Director…

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Mobile Food Pantry To Be Held

The Clay County Mobile Food Pantry/Second Harvest food distribution for Friday Dec. 11 will not be held at the fairgrounds due to COVID-19.  The parking lot at the old Clay County High School will be used for the vehicles to line up until the food distribution is ready to begin. After the semi-truck unloads all…

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