Clay County Students Honored

CCHS students Tara Pedigo and Peyton Roberts were honored by elected officials and bank employees during a Valedictorian’s Luncheon. Photo includes from left: Citizens Bank President Joe Carter, Representative Mae Beavers, Class Valedictorian Tara Pedigo, Class Salutatorian Peyton Roberts, Clay County High School Principal Derick Upchurch, Citizens Bank Branch Manager Billy Snyder and Representative Kelly Keisling.…

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Peek Celebrates 100th Birthday

Ida Peek, seated in the middle, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends recently. She was born May 10, 1917 and is a long time Clay County resident. According to family members, Ida Peek had a printing shop and ran a newspaper in Clay County. Photo includes: standing, Tennessee McGaha, Pam Rhodes, Leonard Myers…

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C.C.H.S. Seniors Graduate

Clay County High School held their graduation for seniors on May 19. Senior Caprice Garrett (second from left) is pictured with (left to right) Jaden Williamson, Connie Garrett and Thomas Martin. To see more photos from graduation night, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Lady Dawgs Are District Champs

The Clay County High School girls softball team are the 2017 7-A District Champions after defeating Monterey 12-5 in the Championship Game. The undefeated girls defeated Monterey and Clarkrange in the tournament. Monterey battled back after their first loss to Clay County to get to the championship game, but were overmatched by Clay County. For…

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Citizen-Statesman Obtuaries

John Wesley Sadler John Wesley Sadler, 48 of Alexandria, Tenn. and formerly of Celina, passed away suddenly on Jan. 5, 2017 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Charlie Westmoreland officiating and interment followed in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery. Justin Owens, Brandon…

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Citizen-Statesman Obituaries

Edith Mae Cherry Edith Mae Cherry, 98, of the Oak Grove Community of Clay County, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were conducted on Jan. 3 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Tommy Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock…

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Enterprise 1-3-17

Jackie Maxwell Stearsman Jackie Maxwell Stearsman, age 78, died in Livingston, Tennessee from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 24, 2016.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, preacher and teacher.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Mortons Gap, Ky. to Wallace Earl and Mary Wessie Maxwell Stearsman.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H.…

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Recent News

New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

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Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Sheriff Addresses Jail Concerns

Sheriff Brandon Boone voiced his concerns and new developments regarding the problems and situation at the Clay County Jail to Clay County commissioners recently. Boone stated, “I approached the County Commission about a temporary solution (to the jail not being able to house females) and the Commission asked what it would take.” The sheriff explained…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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