Unemployment Increases In Clay

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where unemployment remained unchanged in January. For…

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Bulldogs Earn Second Place Honors

The Clay County Bulldogs split the final two rounds of the Region 3/A tournament resulting in a second place finish in the region. They defeated the Pickett County Bobcats 61-45 in the region semifinal on Tuesday before falling 72-68 to the Monterey Wildcats in the regional championship on Thursday. The Bulldogs arrived to Livingston Academy…

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Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures

Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures. The Tennessee Justice Center held a rural healthcare press call last Monday. During the call, rural leaders discussed the effects of rural hospital closures—a topic that Clay Countians are familiar with after the closing of Cumberland River Hospital last year. According to Keila Franks, the director of Medicaid…

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Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH

Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH. Kimberly Dean Key will be turning three very soon. Her parents are looking to give back to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) that helped them out. With the support from the community, Wendy and Dewayne will be collecting donations the month of March. If you would like to donate…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 3/3/20

Artie Claudean Ada McLerran Ashlock Artie Ashlock, age 85, of Celina, passed away Sat. Feb. 15, 2020 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 21, 1934, she was the daughter of Fowler and Vergia (Meadows) McLerran and the wife of the late Robert Ashlock. They were married Oct. 6, 1955. Survivors include: daughters,…

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Obituaries 2/25/20

Jerry K. Poindexter Jerry K. Poindexter, 71, of Celina, passed away Feb. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Tinsley Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Matt Poindexter, Mark Poindexter, Dusty Flemming, Keegan Flemming, Ronnie Poindexter and Adam Miles. He was…

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Obituaries 2/18/20

Russell Roark Russell Roark, 78, of Celina, passed away Feb. 10 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro. Pallbearers were James Trobaught, Harlon Trobaught, David Wilkerson, Randal Carr, Gary Nivins, James…

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Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures

Tennessee Leads Nation In Rural Hospital Closures. The Tennessee Justice Center held a rural healthcare press call last Monday. During the call, rural leaders discussed the effects of rural hospital closures—a topic that Clay Countians are familiar with after the closing of Cumberland River Hospital last year. According to Keila Franks, the director of Medicaid…

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Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH

Key Family Collecting Donations For RMH. Kimberly Dean Key will be turning three very soon. Her parents are looking to give back to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) that helped them out. With the support from the community, Wendy and Dewayne will be collecting donations the month of March. If you would like to donate…

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Another Building Gets A Facelift

The Ogletrees were presented a reimbursement check for the renovation of their building that is pictured above in the background. This is the third round of the Downtown Commercial Façade grant program.  This grant reimburses owners of commercial buildings 75% of the total cost of exterior renovation. This round is the first time that the…

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We Are The Champions

The Bulldogs of Clay County High School earned a big 59-44 win against the Tigers of Gordonsville High School last Tuesday and brought the District 6/A Championship trophy back to Celina before entering into the region tournament where they would easily defeat Hardy Memorial 104-47. After defeating Pickett County in the semi-final round of the…

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Man Arrested For Soliciting A Minor

Editor’s Note: Reprinted from News Talk 94.1. Clay County authorities have arrested a man for allegedly soliciting a minor. Forty-two-year-old Chris Gregory Allen faces charges of solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. Arrest warrants accuse Gregory of soliciting who he believed to be a 16-year-old female to meet him for…

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Twin Lakes Presents $2,500 Check To Graduating Seniors

Twin Lakes recently visited Clay County High School to present the graduating class of 2020 with a $2,500 check to be used for their Project Graduation. Over the past week, Twin Lakes visited with several other high schools in the surrounding counties to present the graduating seniors with a $2,500 check to be used for…

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