Bulldogs Battle In Tournament

Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs battled hard in their recent tournaments. The Bulldogs went into the Sonic Shootout with some serious momentum. The Dawgs had won their last six games headed into the Sonic Shootout. In the opening game, the Bulldogs overpowered Rhea County in a 76-62 victory. For more on this story, pick…

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Road Collapses Due To Heavy Rain

A road on Highway 52 near the Moss Fire Department was shut down to one lane traffic on Dec. 23 due to flood damage caused by all the rainfall on the previous two nights. TDOT workers, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and THP state troopers were on the scene throughout the day to deal…

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Students Participated In 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Participants from Celina K-8 and Hermitage Springs schools gathered together to compete in the 4-H public speaking contest on a county level. The top two participants of each grade will now advance on to the Area II Sub-regional 4-H public speaking contest that will be held in Cookeville on Jan. 23, at the Hyder-Burks Pavillion.…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

There was a ribbon cutting held recently at Abney CPA and Randall’s Garage. Photo includes from left: City Major Joey Rich, Chamber Executive Director Kevin Donaldson, Sarah Key, Abney CPA Owner Carol Venea Abney, Randall Abney owner of Randall’s Garage and County Executive Dale Reagan. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Obits 3/28/17

Willie Harold Reeder Minister Willie Harold Reeder, 77, of Celina, passed away March 17 at his home. Funeral services were held March 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. Interment followed in the Martin’s Chapel Cemetery located in the Fellowship Community of Overton County. He was…

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Obits 3/21/17

Card of Thanks Words can’t describe how much love was given after the passing of Jim Cunningham. I want to thank you all. Everybody worked so hard for the benefit. Thank you all for the money you gave, the kind words and the calls and cards that we received. Thank you from the bottom of…

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Obits 3/14/17

James Cunningham Painter James Cunningham, 54 of Celina, passed away on March 5 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina surrounded by his loving family. Graveside Services were held March 6 at Turkeytown Cemetery with Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. He was born Thursday, Jan.…

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Recent News

Homecoming Parade Is A Success

Emmy Upton was crowned Homecoming Queen during the 2017 Homecoming at Clay County High School. She is shown here showcasing her float during the parade. Check out our latest edition to see more photos from the parade and the homecoming game or visit www.citizen-statesman.com if you’re subscribed. You can also view all 135 photos that…

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Sergeant Moulton Receives Award

TWRA Sergeant Bill Moulton received the prestigious Governor’s award for his work as a first responder. Moulton was nominated by the Safety and Homeland Security District in which he works. This district includes Overton, Clay and Jackson Counties. As a senior member of the TWRA Unified Dive Team, Moulton has taught and assisted in several…

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Brothers Arrested For Theft And Drugs

The Davis brothers were a long way from their home when they allegedly broke into some cars at the hospital and were caught with drugs. Vernon Davis Jr., 49 of Hartsville, and Terrance Davis, 57 of Hartsville, were arrested on Sept. 21 for possession of legend drugs without a prescription and theft of property by…

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Reagan And Young Recently Re-appointed Chairmen

Mayor Dale Reagan was re-appointed chairman of the county commission and Winton Young was re-appointed chairman pro-tempore during the September meeting. A motion was made by Denzil Cherry and seconded by Dorothy Forney to re-appoint Reagan as the chairman. All commissioners voted yes and the motion passed. A motion was made by Timmie Scott and…

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CCHS Girls Golf Wins Championship

The Clay County Girls Golf Team were the district champions after an impressive finish at the district golf tournament. The Boys were the runner up team in the district. The District 7A/AA Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 11 at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville. Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs teams played…

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Two Aldermen Voice Their Concerns

Alderman Buddy Thompson voiced his concerns during the September City of Celina meeting. Thompson brought up what he felt like were some questionable actions by former Mayor Willie Kerr. Alderman Don Haston voiced his concerns about another issue regarding some delinquent water accounts. One of Thompson’s concerns was a pair of sidewalks that were poured…

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