Fire Destroys Home

A fire destroyed a home last Saturday at 400 Pleasant Hill Road in Willow Grove. An estimated 30,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. The roof collapsed into the interior; the home was a complete loss. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Clay County Road Hunters Face Charges

Clay County Wildlife Sergeant Bill Moulton received a call last week about a shot fired from a vehicle in Clay County. He and K-9 Chip were able to find a blood trail and the deer. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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Unemployment Holds Steady

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Wheel Tax Will Fund New Jail

Potential liability and ever-increasing costs are the biggest issues behind the need for a new jail in Clay County, according to officials. Overcrowding at the current facility (built in the early 1960’s) has forced the county commission to focus on the issue over the past few years and in December to pass on first reading…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 12/17/19

Betty Jean Hatcher Betty Jean Hatcher, 56, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Clay County. She was born March 23, 1963 in Livingston. She was preceded…

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Obituaries 12/10/19

Lenda Sue Cherry Lenda Sue Cherry, 73, of Celina passed away Nov. 21 at her residence. There were no services as she had chosen cremation. She was born Aug. 17, 1946 in Clay County. She worked in the healthcare field for Cumberland River Hospital where she found great pleasure in serving her community. She treasured…

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Obituaries 12/3/19

Katherine Terry Clark Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Terry Clark, age 93, of Cookeville, TN were held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Donaldson Cemetery in Clay County on her family farm. Buddy Johnson, minister of the Jefferson Avenue…

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Recent News

Unemployment Holds Steady

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Wheel Tax Will Fund New Jail

Potential liability and ever-increasing costs are the biggest issues behind the need for a new jail in Clay County, according to officials. Overcrowding at the current facility (built in the early 1960’s) has forced the county commission to focus on the issue over the past few years and in December to pass on first reading…

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New Year, New Laws

On Dec. 21 President Trump signed a bill mandating the federal smoking age to be raised to 21 years of age in the U.S. Beginning in the summer of 2020, it will be a violation of federal law to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. Since the 1990s, federal law mandated the…

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Celina Health & Rehab Christmas Party Held

Celina Health & Rehab had their Christmas party Thursday night. The residents enjoyed a nice, early Christmas meal together thanks to the Celina Health & Rehab staff. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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East 52 VFD And Clay County ThreeStar Are Both Awarded Grants

As previously mentioned in the Dec. 3 edition of the Citizen Statesman, The Rural Broadband Association, including Twin Lakes, announced Clay County ThreeStar program received $5000 to assist with telephone and broadband services. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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State ECD Produces Four Videos For Clay County

Clay County residents and people around the globe can soon expect to see several new promotional videos created for the county through a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Clay County was one of 12 counties chosen as a recipient for the ECD’s Marketing Assistance Program this year,” said Chamber…

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