Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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Tourism Official Visits

Melanie Beauchamp (left), director of Outreach and Engagement for the Tennessee Department of Tourism, visited the Clay County Chamber of Commerce last week, meeting with Celina Merchants Association head Kathy Merrett, among others. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Trio Breaks Into Vacationers Home

Three suspects were arrested in a case involving approximately $6,000 worth of items. The items were reportedly stolen while the victim was on vacation. After a successful investigation by Chief of Police Terry Scott, three suspects were arrested in connection to the case. Chief Terry Scott arrested Andrew A. Garrett, 21 of Celina, Timothy G.…

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Burglar Caught By His Shorts

An aggravated burglary suspect was arrested after his unique shorts were identified during a police investigation. Fidel Cristobal Martinez, 23, of Celina, was arrested for aggravated burglary on July 15 by Officer Thomas Montgomery. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 12-6-16

Forest Vernon Britt Forrest Vernon Britt, 71 of Celina, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 27 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Eric Copass officiating. Billy Britt, Chris Britt, Randall Rhoton, Johnny Dulworth, Terry Jenkins, Bob Irvin, Donnie Brown and Ray…

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Enterprise 12-6-16

Ruth Copeland Garrett Ruth Copeland Garrett, 89, of Livingston, passed away Dec. 1 at her home. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery. She was born in Overton County April 7, 1927. She was Methodist in faith…

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Enterprise 11-29-16

Alice June Boyd Alice June Boyd, 82, formerly of Hilham and Anderson, Ind., passed away Nov. 21 in Johnson City, Tenn. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. She was born April 5, 1934 in Overton County. She graduated from Anderson…

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Recent News

Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

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New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

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Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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