Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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Tourism Official Visits

Melanie Beauchamp (left), director of Outreach and Engagement for the Tennessee Department of Tourism, visited the Clay County Chamber of Commerce last week, meeting with Celina Merchants Association head Kathy Merrett, among others. 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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Trio Breaks Into Vacationers Home

Three suspects were arrested in a case involving approximately $6,000 worth of items. The items were reportedly stolen while the victim was on vacation. After a successful investigation by Chief of Police Terry Scott, three suspects were arrested in connection to the case. Chief Terry Scott arrested Andrew A. Garrett, 21 of Celina, Timothy G.…

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Burglar Caught By His Shorts

An aggravated burglary suspect was arrested after his unique shorts were identified during a police investigation. Fidel Cristobal Martinez, 23, of Celina, was arrested for aggravated burglary on July 15 by Officer Thomas Montgomery. 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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Obits 3/14/17

James Cunningham Painter James Cunningham, 54 of Celina, passed away on March 5 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina surrounded by his loving family. Graveside Services were held March 6 at Turkeytown Cemetery with Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. He was born Thursday, Jan.…

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Dustin Eugene Jenkins 2008 CCHS Graduate Dustin E. “Big D” Jenkins, 27, of Glasgow, Ky. and formerly of Moss, passed away at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 22. Funeral services were held March 1 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Donnie Ruby, Chris…

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C-S Obits 2-28-17

Lonnie Alvin Brown Lonnie Alvin Brown, 80, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in his home after a lengthy illness. Alvin married his dedicated and loving wife, Billie Sue Sullivan, on November 4, 1994. Prior to marrying Billie, Alvin served in the United States Air Force stationed in several locations, including two combat tours…

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Recent News

Donation Made To Football Program

AC Wireless and Furniture presented a $735 donation to the Clay County Football Program on behalf of US Cellular. Photo includes from left: Chatt Holaway from AC Wireless, CCHS Football Coach Matthew Bates, Lorissa Holaway from AC Wireless, Jason Mitchell and Martin Burgess, both from US Cellular. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Joey Rich Elected New Mayor

Joey Rich was elected to be the new City of Celina Mayor. According to the election administrator’s office, Rich received 373 votes, which was 74.01 percent of the total vote. His opponent, Charlie Goad, received 131 votes, which was 25.99 percent of the total vote. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Board Of Education Honors Basketball Team

The Clay County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, May 11 at Clay County High School. The following members were present: Benji Bailey, Jason Coons, Christina Crawford, Veda Hix, Todd Lynn, Chris McLerran, Nathan Sherrell, Todd Upton, Vonda Weir and David West. Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order. Mr. Bailey led…

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Trailer Condemned In City Limits

A trailer was condemned days after being put on a lot on West Lake Avenue, directly across from AC Wireless. The dilapidated trailer was set up on June 4 at the empty lot without a building permit. Therefore, it couldn’t have the electricity turned on. Tri-County Electric wouldn’t connect the power to the trailer without…

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New Monument Unveiled

A new monument was unveiled at the Memorial Day Service in Clay County and the remaining World War II Veterans were honored. The new monument, which was unveiled at the ceremony, is a monument that is dedicated to all the Clay County men who lost their lives while serving in the military. Additionally, the three…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drug related offenses recently by Clay County deputies in separate and unrelated charges. Kristy D. Phillips was arrested on May 31 for Schedule IV drugs, possession without a prescription and contraband in the jail by Officer Jacob Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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