Water Plant Equipment Replacement Approved

The City of Celina aldermen unanimously approved an $18,760 purchase to upgrade an obsolete data concentrator, which is a microprocessor. City of Celina Water Treatment Plant Director Clifton Boles explained what the microprocessors do and why they need to be replaced. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Car Rolls Over Into A Ditch

Baptist Ridge Fire, Clay County EMS, Celina Fire and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover wreck on July 11. The female driver, whose name was not released, reportedly told deputies that she wrecked swerving to try to miss a deer in the roadway. The female driver overcorrected and went into a ditch…

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Shoplifting Spree Leads To Arrest

A Moss man was arrested after allegedly stealing items from two stores over a three day span. Patrick W. Hix of Moss was arrested on July 1 by Celina Police Officer Thomas Montgomery for the two incidents that reportedly happened just days before. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Gone Country Has A New Owner

Jeanne Key is the proud new owner of Gone Country Café. “I am so glad and excited to be here to meet the people here. We have a lot of relatives here and the area is not new to us,” Key said. Key is originally from Indiana, but has local ties. 40 years ago she…

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Obits 10/17/17

Agnes Boles Agnes Boles, 96 of Celina, passed away on Oct. 5 at her residence in Celina. Graveside Services were held on Oct. 8 at Turkeytown Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Timmy Boles, Dwight Key, Danny Rich, AJ Barr, Joe Watson and Norm Clark served as pallbearers. She was born Thursday, Aug. 7, 1921 in…

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Obits 10/3/17

William “Bill” Napier William “Bill” Napier, of Chatsworth, took his place on the coaching staff of Heaven’s team September 26th 2017 at the age of 60. Bill played basketball and football at Celina High School. He signed a scholarship to play football at Tennessee Tech where he met his little bride, Pam Napier. Bill coached…

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Obits 9/26/17

Cecil Clayton Cravin Anderson Dispatcher Cecil Clayton Cravin Anderson, 53 of Celina, passed away on Sept. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 18, at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Rick Lewis officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Allons.  At the request of the family, expressions may take…

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Recent News

Local Family Pays It Forward

With support from the community, a local family has given back to a group that helped them in their time of need. Kimberly Dean Key was born eight weeks early and weighed only 4 pounds and 5 ounces when she was born on March 25, 2017. The Ronald McDonald House helped Kimberly’s parents, Wendy and…

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Graffiti Being Investigated By Police

A graffiti incident is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. A bridge on Homer Bray Road was vandalized recently. Vandalizing government property is a serious offense and violators can face felony charges, according to Tennessee laws. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said, “It is being investigated at this time.” Anyone with information about the…

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Father And Son To Open Business

A father and son have done major work to the old Family Dollar building and plan to open a Car Quest Auto Parts at the location. Major work has been done by Chris and Derek Hix at the future home of the auto parts store. Chris spoke about their inspiration to start the business. For…

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Man Arrested For Car Burglary

Is a $20 bill really worth getting a police record? Apparently a Celina man thought so. Bradley J. Adams, 18 of Celina, was arrested on March 22 for theft of property, burglary and vandalism by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Small Business Makes A Big Move

Old Home Place Antiques is moving into a building on the square, and the owner Kathy Merrett describes it as a dream come true. Merrett is known not only for her antique store, but also for her volunteer work with the Merchants Assocation. She explained about the decision to make the move. For more on…

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Reagan Signs Declaration

On March 29 Dale Reagan, county mayor, signed a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 Confederate History Month in Clay County. With Mayor Reagan at the signing of the Proclamation is Mary Loyd Reneau, president of the William Wesley Elam Chapter 2557, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, established in Celina in August,…

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