TDHS Waives Interview Step

Tennessee Department of Human Services is waiving the interview requirement for many individuals seeking benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance…

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Clay Struggles With Census Participation

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues its effort to count every person living in the country for the 2020 Census, self-response rates throughout rural Tennessee are well below the national response rate. Jackson County is faring better than some, with a 54.7% of households responding as of July 29; however, that leaves a lot of…

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Towne Square Pizza Donates To Jail, Sheriff’s Department

Towne Square Pizza recently donated pizzas on “A Slice to be Nice Day” to the Sheriff’s Department and inmates in the jail. Their pizza motto is “Happiness is Pizza and Pizza is Love.”

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Tri-County Electric Adds EV Charging Station In Macon

As part of a grant obtained by Tennessee Tech University, Tri-County Electric now has an Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Lafayette office. “As hybrid and electric vehicles continue to gain in popularity, we are very excited to bring an EV charging station to Macon County. This charging station will not only benefit our residents,…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6/30/20

Lloyd Wilkie Pritchett Lloyd Wilkie Pritchett, 79, of Hilham, passed away June 23 at the Overton County Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held June 24 at the McDonald Cemetery with Joy Langford officiating. Active pallbearers were Cecil Langford, Jr., David Boles, Timmy Langford, Joe Felix Spivey, Alan West and Kenny Estep. He was…

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Obituaries 6/23/20

James Leland “Jimmy” Gilpatrick James Leland “Jimmy” Gilpatrick, 72, of Celina, passed away June 10 from the Clay County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held June 12 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery in Celina. He was born…

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Obituaries 6/16/20

Nina Mae Reecer Nina Mae Reecer, 94, of Moss, passed away May 22 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. A private service was held May 24 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jason Dodson and Nick Melton officiating. Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Charles Smith, Keith Rich, Matt Boone, Brandon…

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Towne Square Pizza Donates To Jail, Sheriff’s Department

Towne Square Pizza recently donated pizzas on “A Slice to be Nice Day” to the Sheriff’s Department and inmates in the jail. Their pizza motto is “Happiness is Pizza and Pizza is Love.”

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Tri-County Electric Adds EV Charging Station In Macon

As part of a grant obtained by Tennessee Tech University, Tri-County Electric now has an Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Lafayette office. “As hybrid and electric vehicles continue to gain in popularity, we are very excited to bring an EV charging station to Macon County. This charging station will not only benefit our residents,…

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Unemployment Steadies In Clay

Unemployment rates in a vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to drop in June, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-four counties had lower jobless rates for the month, as Tennessee continues to reopen after many businesses closed in the spring to help curb the spread of…

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ECD Names Young As Volunteer Chamber Director

The Clay County Economic and Community Development (ECD) board on Wednesday voted to appoint Dr. Doug Young as the new Clay County Chamber of Commerce director, on a volunteer basis. The ECD met in a special called session July 22 to replace Kevin Donaldson, who had given his two-week notice the week before. Donaldson has…

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Mark Your Calendars For Two Sales Tax Holidays

Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug.…

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Clay And Jackson Team Up

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady and Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan have teamed up to get families along Mate Allen, in Jackson County, and Tick Road, in Clay County, reliable water. Other areas will also be getting reliable water. It’s all part of an Appalachian Regional Commission grant with help from the Jackson County Utility…

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