Celina K-8 Homecoming Queens

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Junior Bulldogs Win Overtime Thriller

“Boom that’s what I am talking about,” were the first words that Head Coach David Maxfield told his Celina Juniors team after their thrilling overtime win at Homecoming. Maxfield and the other coaching staff have a lot to be proud of as the team currently is undefeated with a 3-0 record. For more on this…

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Duo Arrested For Aggravated Burglary

A Celina man and woman were arrested for aggravated burglary and the pair allegedly took some medication. Eric D. Scott, 33 of Celina and Taylor E. Ellis, 22 of Celina were arrested on Aug. 28 for aggravated burglary, possession of Schedule V drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott.…

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Couple Sets Marriage Right

Fifty-four years after a technical discrepancy, Wendell Collins proposed to his wife on Aug. 28 Wendell, born in Pine Hill, and Carolyn, born in Union Hill, were married 54 years ago, when Carolyn was 16 years old. The couple couldn’t be officially married with Carolyn being 16, so the paperwork listed a different age for…

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Obituaries

Obits 8/14/18

Bonnie Pearl Davis Bonnie Pearl Davis, 77 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Aug. 2 at her residence surrounded by her adoring family. Funeral services were held on Aug. 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the James W. Davis Family Cemetery. Family and friends served as…

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Obits 8/7/18

Louise P. Hayes Louise P. Hayes, 93 of Celina, passed away on July 29 at Mabry Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 1 at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery. John Chism, Jason Chism, Jo-El Hayes, Jason Thompson, Gary Plumlee and…

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Obits 7/31/18

Phillip Bruce Watson Phillip Bruce Watson, 84 of Celina, passed away on July 23 at his residence. Funeral Services were held on July 25 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ken Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Steve Webb, Evan Watson, Rob Weir, Chris Watson, Jackson Emberton and Eddie Wayne Watson served as…

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Recent News

Duo Arrested For Aggravated Burglary

A Celina man and woman were arrested for aggravated burglary and the pair allegedly took some medication. Eric D. Scott, 33 of Celina and Taylor E. Ellis, 22 of Celina were arrested on Aug. 28 for aggravated burglary, possession of Schedule V drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott.…

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Couple Sets Marriage Right

Fifty-four years after a technical discrepancy, Wendell Collins proposed to his wife on Aug. 28 Wendell, born in Pine Hill, and Carolyn, born in Union Hill, were married 54 years ago, when Carolyn was 16 years old. The couple couldn’t be officially married with Carolyn being 16, so the paperwork listed a different age for…

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DEA Visits Four Local Pharmacies

Twenty agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) traveled to Clay County last week, visiting four pharmacies. According to a statement released by the DEA, “As a result of inspection findings, DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question.…

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Copas Promoted To Assistant Chief

Megan Copas, a six-year veteran of the force, has climbed the ranks and was recently prompted to the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Celina. She began her career in law enforcement as a patrol officer in March of 2012. Her dedicated and honorable service got her promoted to Sergeant in 2016. Now,…

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Local Husband Supports His Wife

After a local woman got cancer, had to take chemotherapy treatments and began to lose her hair, her husband shaved his head in support of his wife. Hal and Karen Tackett moved to Celina approximately two years ago. In May, Karen went to the doctor for a check up and after a biopsy was diagnosed…

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Probation Given In Plea Agreement

Richard Stewart was sentenced to one year of probation as part of a plea agreement after being arrested for having a marijuana growing operation in his home. Readers may remember that Richard and Brandon Stewart were arrested on March 17. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on…

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