Public Outcry Does Affect Outcome On Trailer Park

No action was taken on the second reading of the mobile home park ordinance or the revised water agreement after several people objected to this during a public hearing. The public hearing was held directly before the November regular city meeting. Last month, Aldermen Tonya Spears and Don Haston approved the first reading of the…

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Man Assaults Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting a police officer. For…

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Four Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement officers had a busy two days. Four individuals were arrested for drugs in those two days. Jason E. Syverson Jr., 26, and Samantha R. Brewer, 27 both of Celina, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in a related case. They were both arrested on Nov.…

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Ribbon Cutting Held…

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Obits 5/16/17

Kathy Sue Westmoreland Jennings Homemaker Kathy Sue Westmoreland Jennings, 61 of Knoxville and formerly of Celina, passed away on May 2 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Doug Mosley and Will Perdue officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Dustin Williams, Alek Williams,…

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Obits 5/9/17

Virgel P. Daniels Business Owner Virgel P. Daniels, 71, passed away on April 28 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held May 3 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle Ind. He was born August 26, 1945 in Celina. He was the owner and operator of Virgel’s Garage for many…

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Obits 5/2/17

Ruby Kathleen Williams Nurse Ruby Kathleen Williams, 74 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on April 24 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held on April 27 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Travis Webb, Chaston Webb, Jordan Melton, Randle Young, Randy…

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Recent News

Consultant Talks To Commissioners About Jail

Jail Management Consultant Jim Hart visited Clay County commissioners to discuss the jail during a meeting that was solely focused on the jail. Hart spoke about the current challenges that the aging jail faces. He spoke to commissioners about challenges such as housing inmates in other counties, no formal inmate classification system and inmates being…

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Homecoming Parade Is A Success

Emmy Upton was crowned Homecoming Queen during the 2017 Homecoming at Clay County High School. She is shown here showcasing her float during the parade. Check out our latest edition to see more photos from the parade and the homecoming game or visit www.citizen-statesman.com if you’re subscribed. You can also view all 135 photos that…

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Sergeant Moulton Receives Award

TWRA Sergeant Bill Moulton received the prestigious Governor’s award for his work as a first responder. Moulton was nominated by the Safety and Homeland Security District in which he works. This district includes Overton, Clay and Jackson Counties. As a senior member of the TWRA Unified Dive Team, Moulton has taught and assisted in several…

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Brothers Arrested For Theft And Drugs

The Davis brothers were a long way from their home when they allegedly broke into some cars at the hospital and were caught with drugs. Vernon Davis Jr., 49 of Hartsville, and Terrance Davis, 57 of Hartsville, were arrested on Sept. 21 for possession of legend drugs without a prescription and theft of property by…

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Reagan And Young Recently Re-appointed Chairmen

Mayor Dale Reagan was re-appointed chairman of the county commission and Winton Young was re-appointed chairman pro-tempore during the September meeting. A motion was made by Denzil Cherry and seconded by Dorothy Forney to re-appoint Reagan as the chairman. All commissioners voted yes and the motion passed. A motion was made by Timmie Scott and…

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CCHS Girls Golf Wins Championship

The Clay County Girls Golf Team were the district champions after an impressive finish at the district golf tournament. The Boys were the runner up team in the district. The District 7A/AA Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 11 at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville. Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs teams played…

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