Board Renames Gym and Court

Last Thursday the Clay County School Board voted unanimously to rename Clay County High School’s gymnasium and court to honor the school’s basketball coaches, Rob Edwards and Joe Sims. The official new names are Coach Rob Edwards Court and Coach Joe Sims Gymnasium. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman…

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Clay County Receives Grant To Restore Courthouse Windows

The Tennessee Historical Commission, the agency designated as the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 35 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $839,000 awarded for various historic preservation and archaeological projects throughout the state. The grants are awarded annually for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. “This program is…

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Clay Schools Announce Free Meal Delivery

Clay County Schools announced a new program that will deliver meals to your home for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between Clay County Schools, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Baylor University. Clay County students who were receiving free or reduced price school meals are eligible to participate in the program.…

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Gov. Lee Touts The Importance Of Wearing Masks

Reporters from many community papers from around the state met with Governor Bill Lee last Wednesday via conference call and discussed issues surrounding the reopening of Tennessee business—particularly inability of enforcement. As previously reported, Lee released a plan called the “Tennessee Pledge” that would allow citizens to return to work in a safe environment, restore…

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Obituaries 5/5/20

In Loving Memory, In loving memory of Samantha McLerran on her birthday, May 9. Samantha I can’t hand you your gift so I’m sending it with a dove. It will be wrapped in pretty paper and bows. Be careful Honey when you open it, it is full of kisses and hugs to tell you how…

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Obituaries 4/21/20

Leslie Ray Bailey Leslie Ray Bailey, 73, of Cookeville and formerly of Clay County, passed away April 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Private graveside service was held at the Bailey Family Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. He was born May 30, 1946 in Celina. With a decorated educational pathway, he graduated from MTSU with…

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Obituaries 4/7/20

Gene Audory Smith Gene Audory Smith, 82, of Celina, passed away March 23 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held March 25 at Welch Cemetery with Charles Smith officiating. Family served as active pallbearers. He was born April 23, 1937 in Clay County. He worked for the Clay county School System…

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Clay Schools Announce Free Meal Delivery

Clay County Schools announced a new program that will deliver meals to your home for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between Clay County Schools, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Baylor University. Clay County students who were receiving free or reduced price school meals are eligible to participate in the program.…

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Gov. Lee Touts The Importance Of Wearing Masks

Reporters from many community papers from around the state met with Governor Bill Lee last Wednesday via conference call and discussed issues surrounding the reopening of Tennessee business—particularly inability of enforcement. As previously reported, Lee released a plan called the “Tennessee Pledge” that would allow citizens to return to work in a safe environment, restore…

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Personal Services To Reopen Wednesday

Last Wednesday Governor Lee announced personal service businesses could begin reopening May 6. These businesses include barbershops, hair salons, waxing salons, nail spas, massage therapy services and similar businesses that require prolonged close contact with customers. “We know that for these businesses, things like masks are especially important because of the close contact that employees…

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Dale Hollow Dam Road Closes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced Dale Hollow Dam Road at the dam in Celina is closed to all traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 4 through Thursday, July 2 at 5 p.m. as workers upgrade machinery at the dam. Pedestrians and bicycle traffic are also not allowed across the dam.…

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Fire Safety Grants Announced For Clay

State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, and State Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, recently announced more than $40,000 for fire safety grants awarded to Clay County volunteer fire departments. “Our volunteer fire departments operate with very limited funds so these grants are greatly appreciated and will be used for much-needed resources that will help save lives. I…

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Ghearing’s Trial Date Moved

The trial date for a Livingston doctor with a practice in Celina has been moved. Gilbert Ross Ghearing, 66 of Livingston, was a former physician and owner of a family medical practice in Celina. He was charged in May 2019 with violating the Controlled Substances Act announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District…

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