Teachers Receive Tenure

The Clay County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, June 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Clay County High School. The following members were present: Benji Bailey, Jason Coons, James Hatcher, Veda Hix, Todd Lynn, Chris McLerran, Nathan Sherrell, Todd Upton and Vonda Weir. David West was absent but participated by phone.…

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Macon Bank & Trust Co. Celebrates 100 Years

On June 29 at the Main Office, Macon Bank and Trust Company celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Food was provided by Jimmy Goad. The large tent, bounce house, tables and chairs were provided by Kyle Garmon, with Rhythm Arts & Entertainment. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Operation Dry Water To Be Held

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI…

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Make Sure Everyone Is Counted In 2020 Census

A local steering committee has been formed to help make sure every Clay County resident is counted in next year’s decennial U.S. Census. As communities prepare for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census starting April 1, 2020, local governments around the country are taking measures to ensure an accurate and complete census in their counties, towns…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6/18/19

Edward Aaron Cahill Edward Aaron Cahill, 55, of Peterburg, Ind., passed away May 24 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind. Funeral services were held May 30 at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs with Willie Sawyers and John Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Lucinda Cemetery in Russell Springs. Pallbearers were: Steve Cahill,…

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Obituaries 6-11-19

Eddie Scott Eddie Scott, 54, of Celina passed away May 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenneth Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Greg Davis, William Collins, Tim Bertram, Jon Scott, Dutch Johnson and Johnny Rich. Honorary pallbearers were:…

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Obituaries 6/4/19

Irvin Kenneth Roberts Irvin Kenneth Roberts, 84, of the Hermitage Springs Community passed away May 20 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held May 23 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Browning Cemetery. He was born Oct. 30, 1934 in…

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Recent News

Operation Dry Water To Be Held

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI…

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Make Sure Everyone Is Counted In 2020 Census

A local steering committee has been formed to help make sure every Clay County resident is counted in next year’s decennial U.S. Census. As communities prepare for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census starting April 1, 2020, local governments around the country are taking measures to ensure an accurate and complete census in their counties, towns…

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Cell Phone Law Now In Place

It’s time to start putting your phone down while driving in Tennessee with the launch of “Hands Free TN” law as of yesterday, July 1. It will be illegal to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle. If you need to use your cell phone while driving it must be…

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New Deputy In Town

Congratulations to Deputy Sheriff Anthony Sherrell. Deputy Sherrell graduated from the Walters State Community College Basic Law Enforcement Class on June 6. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office extends a very warm welcome to Deputy Sherrell and his family to the Sheriffs Office family. Job well done Deputy Sherrell! For more on this story, pick up…

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Do Twins Run In Your Family?

In one Clay County family they do. Kyla Smith is finding out first hand that they do. Her great, great grandmother started when she had twin boys, Roy and Troy. Then her great grandmother had two sets of twins, a boy and girl, Darrell and Shirley (Shirley is Kyla’s grandmother) and then she had twin…

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County Receives Site Grant

The Joint Industrial Board of Celina and Clay County has been awarded a Site Development Grant by the State of Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant award of nearly $60,000 will fund ongoing efforts to develop the Mitchell Street site for industrial recruitment. “We are fortunate here in Clay County to have…

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