Clay 4-H’ers Win Several Awards At Show

Twenty-three Clay County youth exhibited around 70 hogs at the regional and state Junior Swine Show in Murfreesboro at the beginning of January. Clay County exhibitors excelled in competing in showmanship, market hog and breeding gilt classes, as well as purebred classes. 4-H’ers also competed in skill-a-thon, a test where youth demonstrate knowledge about their livestock.…

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Clay Records State’s Highest Unemployment

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the vast majority of counties in the state had unemployment rates below 5% during December 2019. In December 2019, unemployment rates compared with the previous month decreased in 12 counties, increased in 55 counties, and remained unchanged in 28 counties. For more…

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Man Is Charged With Second Degree Murder

A Livingston man was arrested last week for allegedly supplying fentanyl to a man who overdosed in 2019. Ronald Anson Wheeler, 51 of Livingston, is being charged in an Overton County Grand Jury indictment with two counts of second degree murder and several other drug charges, including three counts of delivery of a schedule II…

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Flu Hits Upper Cumberland; Causes Schools To Close

Clay and surrounding Countians are bracing for a bad flu season. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been four pediatric deaths related to the flu in the state of Tennessee—two in Middle Tennessee and two in the Eastern part of the state. Only influenza deaths involving pediatric patients and…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 1/7/20

Alice Kay Bartholomew Alice Kay Bartholomew, 82, of Celina passed away Dec. 12. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Kelsey Grissom officiating. Interment followed in the Bartholomew Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Eric Bartholomew, Brandon Neft, Kris Bartholomew, Blane Clayburn, Greg Gore and Jason Bartholomew. She was born June…

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Obituaries 12/31/19

John Nolan Copeland John Nolan Copeland, 16, of Celina passed away Dec. 14. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland, Craig Ogletree and Eric Copas officiating. Interment followed in the Copeland Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers were the Clay County High School Football Team. Honorary pallbearers were the Clay…

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Obituaries 12/24/19

Thomas “Tom” Bennett Bailey Thomas “Tom” Bennett Bailey, passed away Dec. 7 at his home. Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bailey Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Jeffrey Bennett Bailey, Mark Bailey, Mike Bailey, Bill Hilton, Jeffery Bennett Bailey and Ronnie Buford. Honorary pallbearer was Janet…

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Recent News

Man Is Charged With Second Degree Murder

A Livingston man was arrested last week for allegedly supplying fentanyl to a man who overdosed in 2019. Ronald Anson Wheeler, 51 of Livingston, is being charged in an Overton County Grand Jury indictment with two counts of second degree murder and several other drug charges, including three counts of delivery of a schedule II…

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Flu Hits Upper Cumberland; Causes Schools To Close

Clay and surrounding Countians are bracing for a bad flu season. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been four pediatric deaths related to the flu in the state of Tennessee—two in Middle Tennessee and two in the Eastern part of the state. Only influenza deaths involving pediatric patients and…

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Clay Splits With Monterey On Road

The Bulldog basketball teams of CCHS split games with district rival Monterey High School at the Wildcats’ home court on Friday with the Lady Bulldogs bringing a big 70-52 win back to Celina and the Bulldogs falling just short with a final score of 68-74. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a good start and…

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Town Makeover? Celina Is Hopeful

HGTV is launching a nationwide search to find towns that could use some hometown touch for its upcoming series “Home Town Takeover.” Members of the community are working together in hopes that Celina will be one of the towns chosen for a makeover. Mayor Tonya Spears first found out about the town restorations when she…

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Dale Hollow Dam Road Will Close For Scheduled Maintenance
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Kelly Keisling Is Selected As TN House Legislator Of The Year

Representative Kelly T. Keisling was recognized as the 2019 Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council’s Legislator of the Year. The Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council’s (TREEDC) Seventh Annual Conference was held last month at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville. This event showcased best practices in renewable energy toward economic development across the…

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