Graffiti Being Investigated By Police

A graffiti incident is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. A bridge on Homer Bray Road was vandalized recently. Vandalizing government property is a serious offense and violators can face felony charges, according to Tennessee laws. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said, “It is being investigated at this time.” Anyone with information about the…

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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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Obituaries

Obits 3/27/18

Hazel Jean Harpe Hazel Jean Harpe, 94 of of Burtchville, Mich. and formerly of Celina, passed away on March 16. Graveside services were held on March 18 at the McCalgon Cemetery with Noel Cherry officiating. She was born on March 10, 1924 in Buckner, Ill. Throughout her life she served in many roles, but her…

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Obits 3/13/18

Card Of Thanks The family of Billie Collins wishes to thank everyone who expressed their love and concern during the recent passing of our mother.  We are most appreciative for the visits, the kind words, the gifts of food and flowers, and the many memorial contributions that were given in her name.  We want to…

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Obits 3/6/18

Garry Wayne Langford Garry Wayne Langford, 67 of the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County, passed away Feb. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Bilbrey and Joy Langford officiating. Interment followed at the McDonald Cemetery. Nick McLerran, James…

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Recent News

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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Tech Is Tennessee Tour Visits Clay County

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Keisling Named State Representative Of The Year

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) was named State Representative of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville. Chairman Keisling was recognized because of his support and advocacy on issues and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Upper…

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CFD Looks To Lower ISO Rating

Members of the Celina Fire Department fight fires on a regular basis. They have a new battle on their hands, this time it’s the ISO rating. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a classification system used to reflect a community’s local fire protection. This rating is based on many factors and lots of paperwork.…

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