District Attorneys Warn Against Fentanyl

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is launching its newest statewide awareness effort: “Fentanyl: The Deadliest High.” District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway, along with district attorneys across the state, will be focused on educating Tennesseans on the extreme dangers of fentanyl, the most prevalent synthetic opioid in the United States. Fentanyl-related overdoses have increased…

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Man Charged With Rape Of Child

On Aug. 31, a 10-year-old female child made a disclosure to Child Protective Services (DCS) that she had been sexually abused by an adult male. Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services (DCS) responded immediately and began to investigate the disclosure. The investigation progressed, which…

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Bulldogs Fall To Stone On The Road

The Clay County Bulldogs took the road to Crossville on Thursday where they fell 32-0 to the Panthers of Stone Memorial. Due to complications with COVID-19, the Bulldogs were forced to reschedule their first two football games against new opponents. After a big win last week over Columbia Academy, the Bulldogs were challenged with playing…

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Pody, Keisling Announce Highway Safety Grants

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon­) and State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced that Hi­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Clay County roads and to curb drunk driving. The lawmakers made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The grant awards include $5,000 to the…

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Obituaries 8/25/20

Joe Donald Bailey Joe Donald Bailey, 81, of Clay County, passed away on Aug. 13 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Graveside services were held Aug. 17 at the Bailey Family Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Active pallbearers were Bill Hilton, Benji Bailey, Jeff Bailey, Mike Bailey, Cameron Dixon, Kenneth ‘Doc’ Bailey and Dean Dixon. Ronald…

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Obituaries 8/18/20

Frances Marie Sneathen Frances Marie Sneathen (nee Valenti), age 81 Celina, TN, passed away July 14, 2020 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Beloved wife of James W. Sneathen Jr. for 63 years. Loving mother of Kim Mather, Bainbridge Island, WA and the late Diana Vaughn. Proud grandmother of Rock, Jimi, Brian, Brittany and…

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Obituaries 8/11/20

Colleen York Colleen Dixon York, 73, of Nashville, passed away Aug. 1 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with Gary Wilder officiating. Family served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. She was born July 21, 1947 in Clay County. She was…

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Bulldogs Fall To Stone On The Road

The Clay County Bulldogs took the road to Crossville on Thursday where they fell 32-0 to the Panthers of Stone Memorial. Due to complications with COVID-19, the Bulldogs were forced to reschedule their first two football games against new opponents. After a big win last week over Columbia Academy, the Bulldogs were challenged with playing…

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Pody, Keisling Announce Highway Safety Grants

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon­) and State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced that Hi­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Clay County roads and to curb drunk driving. The lawmakers made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The grant awards include $5,000 to the…

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Unemployment Rates Decrease

The unemployment situation in three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to improve in July following business closures earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Seventy-two counties had lower unemployment in July compared to the previous month. Rates in four counties mirrored their rates from June. Nineteen counties did experience a slight uptick…

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Players Honor Late Teammate

During the first football game of the season, Clay County High School players and coaches all paid tribute to the late CCHS football player John Copeland. The team started the game with one player short, leaving a spot open for their teammate. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Two Are Charged In Death Of A Jackson County Child

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two people, in connection to the 2019 death of a toddler. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on Dec. 11, 2019, TBI Special Agents began investigating injuries sustained by a 14-month-old girl.…

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Clay County Extension Has Grocery Giveaway

For the second year in a row, the University of Tennessee Extension-Clay County Office was able to provide 30 families across the county with free groceries. The Summer Feeding Program was made possible by a partnership between UT Extension and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Participants were provided ingredients to prepare a healthy, refreshing…

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