Father And Son To Open Business

A father and son have done major work to the old Family Dollar building and plan to open a Car Quest Auto Parts at the location. Major work has been done by Chris and Derek Hix at the future home of the auto parts store. Chris spoke about their inspiration to start the business. For…

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Man Arrested For Car Burglary

Is a $20 bill really worth getting a police record? Apparently a Celina man thought so. Bradley J. Adams, 18 of Celina, was arrested on March 22 for theft of property, burglary and vandalism by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Small Business Makes A Big Move

Old Home Place Antiques is moving into a building on the square, and the owner Kathy Merrett describes it as a dream come true. Merrett is known not only for her antique store, but also for her volunteer work with the Merchants Assocation. She explained about the decision to make the move. For more on…

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Reagan Signs Declaration

On March 29 Dale Reagan, county mayor, signed a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 Confederate History Month in Clay County. With Mayor Reagan at the signing of the Proclamation is Mary Loyd Reneau, president of the William Wesley Elam Chapter 2557, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, established in Celina in August,…

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Obits 9/26/17

Cecil Clayton Cravin Anderson Dispatcher Cecil Clayton Cravin Anderson, 53 of Celina, passed away on Sept. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 18, at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Rick Lewis officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Allons.  At the request of the family, expressions may take…

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Obits 9/19/17

Wilma Jean Walker Factory Worker Wilma Jean Walker, 80 of Celina, passed away on Sept. 8 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her adoring family. Funeral Services were held on Sept. 10 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jason Dodson officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. Harold Poindexter, Jimmy Lynn, Tyler…

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Obit 9/12/17

MC Boles Garment Factory Worker MC Boles, 89 of Tallahassee, Fla. and formerly of Celina, passed away on Aug. 28 at West Minster Oaks in Tallahassee surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held on Sept. 2 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Steve Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Huel Boles,…

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Recent News

Clay County Fair Named Most Improved

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently presented awards to 54 of the top county, regional and state agricultural fairs. The Clay County Fair was named most improved fair for Division A. “Agricultural education is as important as it has ever been,” Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton said. “County fairs provide an opportunity for communities across…

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Junior High Boys Are Number One

The Celina Junior High boys won the state championship. They won the championship game 52-38. For more basketball photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Lady Bulldogs Take Win Over Yellow Jackets

For more basketball photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Child’s First Snow

Madison Godwin enjoyed playing in the snow for the first time in her life. Madison is the daughter of Jonathan and Kayla Godwin. She is the granddaughter of David “Rat” and Belinda Westmoreland and Tim and Sherri Agee. Madison is the great granddaughter of David and Helen Westmoreland. For more photos from the winter storm,…

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THP Arrests Three Individuals

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested three individuals following traffic stops in Clay County. Ronnie Jo Thompson, 54, and Jennifer Ann Guffey, 38, both of Tompkinsville, were arrested on Jan. 15 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by THP Trooper Doug Foster. Thompson was also charged with a DUI. For more on this…

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Man’s Jeep Slides Into Lake

A man’s jeep slid into Dale Hollow Lake while he was launching his boat. Snow and ice were the cause of the mishap. There were also some other single-vehicle accidents that were reported. A man, who’s name has not been released, went to Holly Creek Boat Dock to spend some time duck hunting and fishing…

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