UCHRA Director Under Investigation

Turmoil is once again facing the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), this time regarding employee time, and specifically, the director of the agency. This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he…

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Goals For The Community Discussed

Over 70 people, including state-level officials from various agencies, local volunteers and elected officials, gathered at the Clay County Government Complex on Feb. 14 to discuss goals for the community and how the statewide ThreeStar and Economic and Community Development departments might help Clay County. Clay County is one of only three counties statewide chosen…

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Local Store Closing After 27 Years

A Celina jewelry store, Thompson’s Jewelry and Gifts, is closing its doors after 27 years. Buddy Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Jewelry & Gifts, which has called 109 East Lake Avenue home for many years, is retiring after years of service to the community. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Check Presented To Celina

From left to right in photo: TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the Upper Cumberland Virginia Solimine; Rep. Keisling; Dr. Doug Young; Deputy Gov. Jim Henry; Executive Director of Clay County Chamber Kevin Donaldson; and Sen. Pody stand with a check for $100,000 that was presented to the Town…

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Obits 10/24/17

Geneva Adams Homemaker Geneva Adams, 91 of Livingston, passed away on Oct. 10 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services were held on Oct. 12 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with David Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Ray Williams Cemetery. Nathaniel Tinsley, Dustin Spears, Steven Spears, Landon Olson, Jacky Watkins, Shane Ledbetter, Kevin Watkins…

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Obits 10/17/17

Agnes Boles Agnes Boles, 96 of Celina, passed away on Oct. 5 at her residence in Celina. Graveside Services were held on Oct. 8 at Turkeytown Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Timmy Boles, Dwight Key, Danny Rich, AJ Barr, Joe Watson and Norm Clark served as pallbearers. She was born Thursday, Aug. 7, 1921 in…

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Obits 10/3/17

William “Bill” Napier William “Bill” Napier, of Chatsworth, took his place on the coaching staff of Heaven’s team September 26th 2017 at the age of 60. Bill played basketball and football at Celina High School. He signed a scholarship to play football at Tennessee Tech where he met his little bride, Pam Napier. Bill coached…

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Recent News

Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

A routine traffic stop and DUI investigation led to the arrest of Marty A. Oldham, 46, on the night of Dec. 28, by Deputy Tyler Thompson. This turned into more than just a routine stop when a substantial amount of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia were confiscated, resulting in high felony charges. For more…

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Tragedy Strikes Local Family

On Tues, Jan. 2, Gerald Burnette noticed smoke emanating from a residence at 7135 Burkesville Hwy. At 3:31 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched and crews from the City of Celina, East 52, Moss, Pea Ridge and Timothy fire departments arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Upon their arrival, the residence of Matt and Tara…

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New Laws For The New Year

Clay County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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Bulldogs Battle In Tournament

Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs battled hard in their recent tournaments. The Bulldogs went into the Sonic Shootout with some serious momentum. The Dawgs had won their last six games headed into the Sonic Shootout. In the opening game, the Bulldogs overpowered Rhea County in a 76-62 victory. For more on this story, pick…

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Road Collapses Due To Heavy Rain

A road on Highway 52 near the Moss Fire Department was shut down to one lane traffic on Dec. 23 due to flood damage caused by all the rainfall on the previous two nights. TDOT workers, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and THP state troopers were on the scene throughout the day to deal…

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Students Participated In 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Participants from Celina K-8 and Hermitage Springs schools gathered together to compete in the 4-H public speaking contest on a county level. The top two participants of each grade will now advance on to the Area II Sub-regional 4-H public speaking contest that will be held in Cookeville on Jan. 23, at the Hyder-Burks Pavillion.…

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