Tragedy Strikes Local Family

On Tues, Jan. 2, Gerald Burnette noticed smoke emanating from a residence at 7135 Burkesville Hwy. At 3:31 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched and crews from the City of Celina, East 52, Moss, Pea Ridge and Timothy fire departments arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Upon their arrival, the residence of Matt and Tara…

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New Laws For The New Year

Clay County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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Bulldogs Battle In Tournament

Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs battled hard in their recent tournaments. The Bulldogs went into the Sonic Shootout with some serious momentum. The Dawgs had won their last six games headed into the Sonic Shootout. In the opening game, the Bulldogs overpowered Rhea County in a 76-62 victory. For more on this story, pick…

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Road Collapses Due To Heavy Rain

A road on Highway 52 near the Moss Fire Department was shut down to one lane traffic on Dec. 23 due to flood damage caused by all the rainfall on the previous two nights. TDOT workers, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and THP state troopers were on the scene throughout the day to deal…

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Obituaries

Obits 12/26/17

Buddie Davis Pastor Buddie Davis, 78 of the Leonard Community in Clay County, passed away on Dec. 15, at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center in Celina. Funeral Services were held Dec. 17 at the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Pastor Breck Patterson officiating. Interment followed in the…

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Obits 12/19/17

Donna Vaughn Dennison Homemaker Donna Vaughn Dennison, 77 of San Antonio, Texas, passed away while at home on Dec. 11. Visitation was held on Dec. 14 and a memorial service was held on Dec. 16 at Porter Loring Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Cookeville, Tenn. on Jan. 30, 1940 and…

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Obits 12/12/17

Euna Faye Burris Homemaker Euna Faye Burris, 78 of Readyville, Tenn. and formerly of Clay County passed away on Nov. 27 at the Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were held on Dec. 2 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed at Keen Cemetary. Jim Adcock, Jerry Green, Robert Byrson, Scott…

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Bulldogs Battle In Tournament

Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs battled hard in their recent tournaments. The Bulldogs went into the Sonic Shootout with some serious momentum. The Dawgs had won their last six games headed into the Sonic Shootout. In the opening game, the Bulldogs overpowered Rhea County in a 76-62 victory. For more on this story, pick…

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Road Collapses Due To Heavy Rain

A road on Highway 52 near the Moss Fire Department was shut down to one lane traffic on Dec. 23 due to flood damage caused by all the rainfall on the previous two nights. TDOT workers, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and THP state troopers were on the scene throughout the day to deal…

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Students Participated In 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Participants from Celina K-8 and Hermitage Springs schools gathered together to compete in the 4-H public speaking contest on a county level. The top two participants of each grade will now advance on to the Area II Sub-regional 4-H public speaking contest that will be held in Cookeville on Jan. 23, at the Hyder-Burks Pavillion.…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

There was a ribbon cutting held recently at Abney CPA and Randall’s Garage. Photo includes from left: City Major Joey Rich, Chamber Executive Director Kevin Donaldson, Sarah Key, Abney CPA Owner Carol Venea Abney, Randall Abney owner of Randall’s Garage and County Executive Dale Reagan. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Tri-Co Service Awards Held

On Dec. 12, the Tri-County Electric held their annual Christmas breakfast to honor employees receiving service awards. During the service awards, they also honored three retirees, Anthony Hale, Ralph Law and Joe Simmons. Retirees were presented silver trays by Executive Vice President and General Manager, Paul Thompson. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Ornament Contest Winners Help Promote Awareness

In conjunction with the State of Tennessee and the Department of Transportation, the Clay County Mayor’s office and Sanitation Department sponsored an ornament contest to promote litter awareness and recycling. The theme of the contest was “Clay County Christmas.” All ornaments were required to be made in some shape or form pertaining to the history…

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