Commissioners Reject One Time Bonus

In a split vote, Clay County Commissioners voted against the Library Board’s recommendation to give the librarian a one-time $1,500 bonus when commissioners met last week. At the end of the fiscal year, the Clay County Library had $3,759 in excess funds. The Library Board made a recommendation that Librarian Judith Cutright get a one-time…

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School System Buildings Get Improvements

If you drove by Brown Street last week, you probably noticed the repairs being done to the facia of the Clay County Schools Central Office. This is one of several building improvements that the school system is getting completed this year. The Celina K-8 School, Hermitage Springs School and the Central Office are all three…

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Sisters Begin A New Chapter

Two sisters began a new chapter in their lives recently by opening up a business together. Robin Kerr worked at Thompson’s Jewelry for 25 years, before the local jewelry store closed. Melissa Roach rented booths at Inna’s Attic. After years of being at their former jobs, the two sisters have opened their own store called…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement had a busy week arresting three for drugs. Devonte Ren Raper, 25, was arrested on June 18 for Schedule I drugs, possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, evading arrest and driving while license suspended by THP Trooper Josh Brawner. He was cited for turning on curve or crest of a road,…

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Obituaries

Obits 6/19/18

Harold Eugene Hix Harold Eugene Hix, 74 of the Union Hill Community passed away on June 8 at his residence. Funeral services were held on June 10 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Nathan Sherrell, John Carlisle and Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Union…

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Obits 6/12/18

Ollie Dulworth Ollie Dulworth, 95 of Celina, passed away on June 2 at Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on June 5 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Dailey Cemetery. Timmy Dulworth, Joe Watson, Myron Kirkpatrick, Thomas Dulworth, Lucas Sherrills and Eric Copeland served as…

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Obits 6/5/18

Gerlean Ritter Hatcher Gerlean Ritter Hatcher, 86 of the Hermitage Springs Community, passed away on May 25 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held May 27 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Dr. Jerry Bean officiating. Interment followed in the Grady Cherry Cemetery with her family…

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Sisters Begin A New Chapter

Two sisters began a new chapter in their lives recently by opening up a business together. Robin Kerr worked at Thompson’s Jewelry for 25 years, before the local jewelry store closed. Melissa Roach rented booths at Inna’s Attic. After years of being at their former jobs, the two sisters have opened their own store called…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement had a busy week arresting three for drugs. Devonte Ren Raper, 25, was arrested on June 18 for Schedule I drugs, possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, evading arrest and driving while license suspended by THP Trooper Josh Brawner. He was cited for turning on curve or crest of a road,…

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Flag Retirement Held

Members of the Celina American Legion Post #18 salute the flags one final time, before they retire them honorably on Flag Day. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Trash Pickup Regulations Passed

Facing substantial annual losses on the garbage collection services, the City of Celina aldermen passed a resolution on trash pickup regulations during their June meeting. “People just sit whatever they want out there for $10 (a month),” city employee Bobby “Cobb” Smith said. “About every year, we take a $38,000 to $40,000 loss.” Smith also…

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Board Of Education Votes To Sell Building

After a lengthy discussion, the Clay County Board of Education unanimously decided to sell the old Active Network building. Chairman Benji Bailey explained to the Board that bids were posted in local and non-local newspapers. Bailey told the Board and audience how the school system came in possession of the building. The building was on…

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Architect Firm Discusses New Jail

Plans are moving along for the new jail. Recently members of an architect firm met with several county commissioners, the mayor and sheriff to discuss plans for the new jail. Architects showed the Jail Board plans for a new facility. A new jail will fix a major problem that Clay County is currently facing. Readers…

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