Ag Commissioner Visits Clay County

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton and staff members visited here recently to discuss various programs his department offers and to get feedback from local officials and residents. Templeton, who has served as agriculture commissioner since May of last year, said his stop here was part of a tour of the state’s 19 counties…

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Three Individuals Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. Jessica N. Raymer, 29 of Celina, was arrested on Oct. 4 for criminal trespassing, Schedule III drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Celina Police Chief Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now,…

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City Approves Tax Rate And Budget

Aldermen Don Haston and Tonya Spears approved the certified tax rate, budget and several ordinances during the October City of Celina meeting. Alderman Buddy Thompson wasn’t present at the meeting. Don Haston made a motion to approve the second reading of the certified tax rate of .8732. Tonya Spears seconded the motion and it passed…

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CCHS Had Bye Week

The CCHS Football team enjoyed some down time during their off week and are preparing for the next game. Heading into the bye week, the Bulldogs easily defeated Sale Creek who are the one of the worst teams in their conference. Before that win, the Dawgs had suffered two losses in a row. For more…

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Obits 6/13/17

Dorothy Mae Smith Dorothy Mae Smith, 81 of Celina passed away on June 1 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral Services were held at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Eric Pitcock officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Dusty Smith, Jon West, Steven Bailey, Bobby “Toopy” Kerr, David “Spank” Ledbetter, Barry Davis and Nick Melton…

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Obits 6/6/17

Jerry Dale Davis Truck Driver Jerry Dale Davis, 57 of the Hermitage Springs Community, passed away May 29 at  his residence. Funeral Services were held May 31 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Tim McHenry officiating.  Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery.  His pallbearers were Randall Bray, Kyle Hollis, Zack Hollis, Ricky…

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Obits 5/30/17

Debra Faye (Ellis) Chambers Homemaker Debra Faye (Ellis) Chambers, 55 of the Baptist Ridge Community, passed away on May 17 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services were held May 20 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with family and friends officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery.…

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Recent News

Celina Police Chief Makes Four Drug Arrests

Celina Police Chief Terry Scott made a difference in the fight against drugs in Celina recently, as he arrested four individuals on drug related charges within a week’s timespan. Mark Brewington, 26, was arrested on Sept. 1 for public intoxication, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule II drugs by Chief Scott. Chief Scott’s report states in…

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Man Arrested Twice In 24 Hours

Getting arrested once in 24 hours wasn’t enough for one man. While in jail, the man continued his crime spree and allegedly assaulted an officer. Lance Gregory Grooms, 26 of Celina, was arrested on Aug. 30 for domestic assault, Schedule VI drugs and unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a convicted felon by…

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Murderer Describes Killing In Own Words

Recently convicted murderer Edward Walsh had his confession played at his trial. In the confession interview, Walsh described in his own words how he killed Melisha Mosier. Walsh was interviewed by Investigator Randall Slayton and the confession was played in open court during his trial. In his confession, Walsh admitted to killing his girlfriend Melisha…

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Meadows Announces Retirement

Russell Meadows announced his retirement after an over 50 year career as a mechanic. Meadows stated, “I am thankful for everyone who helped me out and stuck with me over the years. I want everyone to know that I will still be operating the wrecker.” Meadows began his career as a mechanic in the late…

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Two Arrested For Drugs

Two individuals were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases recently. Joshua T. Fraley was arrested following an alleged incident that involved inhaling keyboard duster. Fraley, 24 of Hilham, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication by Officer Jake Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Stolen Four Wheeler Leads To Drug Arrests

A couple that allegedly stole a four-wheeler face several charges after police discovered drugs in their home. Patrick W. Bandy and Valla S. Mayhew were both arrested on Aug. 13 for theft of property, possession of meth, possession of Schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Officer Jeff Coffelt. For more on this…

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