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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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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Citizen-Statesman Obituaries 2-21-17

Faye Elaine Meadows Telephone Operator Faye Elaine Meadows, 80 of Celina passed away at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Feb. 11. Funeral Services were held from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina on Feb. 15 with Bro. Luke Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Meadows Cemetery in Moss. Don Shoulders, Charles…

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Citizen-Statesman Obituaries 2-14-17

Alan Key Alan Key, 55 of the Timothy Community in Hilham passed away on Feb. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Keen Cemetery. Pallbearers included: April Key-Mayer, Dalton Key, Jacob Parsons, Brannan Mabrey, Luke Ray,…

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Recent News

First Baptism Held For Inmates

The first ever baptism was held for Clay County inmates who have rededicated their life to the Lord. Baptism for the 11 inmates was performed by Pastor Bobby Davis at the Pleasant Grove boat dock. Several law enforcement officers and the mens’ family members were on hand at the ceremony performed on June 29. For…

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Clay County Bulldogs Are Camp Celebrities

Basketball Team Camp at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana is always an exciting time – but this year was extra special. All the buzz started the night before camp began when word got around town that the Clay County Bulldogs had rolled into town. But let’s start at the beginning. Every year, Indiana…

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Baseball Champions

The Clay County All Stars youth baseball team are the Algood Tournament Champions. They are coached by James Baxter, Alan Hayes, Sam Daniels and Libby Morris. The Clay County All Stars will battle other teams from Tennessee in the state tournament in July. Team includes in no particular order: Landon Kirk, Jaxen White, Ella Donaldson,…

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New Veterinary Office Coming To Celina

Several items were approved during the June City of Celina regular meeting. The aldermen approved a continuing budget resolution for the 2017-2018 fiscal year until a new budget is passed. Buddy Thompson made the motion and Charlie Goad seconded it. The motion passed unanimously. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Celina Man Flees Officer In High Speed Car Chase

A man might not have been arrested if he had just pulled over, because the officer behind him was dispatched somewhere else. Instead, he allegedly fled the officer on Highway 52, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Aaron Daniels, of Celina, was arrested for evading arrest, reckless endangerment and Schedule II drugs on…

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Mitchell Creek Marina Under Contract

Two Upper Cumberland businesses, Swan Ridge Lake Resort and Castle Rock Farms, have been sold to Resource Land Holdings, LLC, according to April Smith Patterson. Patterson, along with her mother, Janie Smith and brother Shane, were owners of the properties that were established by their late father, Doug Smith. The Smith family also owns Mitchell Creek…

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