Three Individuals Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. Jessica N. Raymer, 29 of Celina, was arrested on Oct. 4 for criminal trespassing, Schedule III drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Celina Police Chief Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now,…

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City Approves Tax Rate And Budget

Aldermen Don Haston and Tonya Spears approved the certified tax rate, budget and several ordinances during the October City of Celina meeting. Alderman Buddy Thompson wasn’t present at the meeting. Don Haston made a motion to approve the second reading of the certified tax rate of .8732. Tonya Spears seconded the motion and it passed…

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CCHS Had Bye Week

The CCHS Football team enjoyed some down time during their off week and are preparing for the next game. Heading into the bye week, the Bulldogs easily defeated Sale Creek who are the one of the worst teams in their conference. Before that win, the Dawgs had suffered two losses in a row. For more…

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New Technology At Health Department

Beginning in October, the Clay County Health Department and Community Health Center will implement a new technology based electronic medical record system or EMR. “While we are training in preparation for this change, we do anticipate some delays in our normal scheduling. Please understand it may take longer to schedule an appointment. Additionally, your time…

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Enterprise 12-27-16

Delorise Marie Hammons Certified Nursing Assistant Delorise Marie Hammons, 55, of the Twinton Community passed away Dec. 18 at her home. Funeral services were held December 21 from the Twinton Freewill Baptist Church in the Twinton Community of Overton County with Bro. Robbie Miller officiating. Interment followed in the George Phillips Cemetery in Crawford. She…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-27-16

Thelma Jean Dennis HomemakerThelma Jean Dennis, 85, passed away Dec. 15 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Don Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Nov. 5,…

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Citizen Statesman 12-20-16

Lisa Virginia Boles Lisa Virginia Boles, 51 of Livingston, and formerly of Celina passed away at her residence in Livingston on Dec. 5. Funeral Services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. She was born in Hilham…

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Recent News

Reecer To Retire From Farm Bureau

Sue Reecer will be retiring soon from Farm Bureau after a long career. She has been a receptionist there for 26 years. She was hired by Hugh Davenport and has worked with several people throughout her career. “I started with Hugh and Launa Stone. Then, I worked with Judy Smith, Mark Ashlock, Teri Davenport, Melissa…

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Former Bail Bondsman Pleads Guilty

A former Clay County bail bondsman has pled guilty and will now see what life is like on the other side of the law. John Baxter Ashburn has pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a child in criminal court recently. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Joey Rich Sworn In As Mayor

Newly elected Mayor, Joey Rich, was sworn in under oath by Judge Diana Monroe on June 30. 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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First Baptism Held For Inmates

The first ever baptism was held for Clay County inmates who have rededicated their life to the Lord. Baptism for the 11 inmates was performed by Pastor Bobby Davis at the Pleasant Grove boat dock. Several law enforcement officers and the mens’ family members were on hand at the ceremony performed on June 29. For…

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Clay County Bulldogs Are Camp Celebrities

Basketball Team Camp at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana is always an exciting time – but this year was extra special. All the buzz started the night before camp began when word got around town that the Clay County Bulldogs had rolled into town. But let’s start at the beginning. Every year, Indiana…

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Baseball Champions

The Clay County All Stars youth baseball team are the Algood Tournament Champions. They are coached by James Baxter, Alan Hayes, Sam Daniels and Libby Morris. The Clay County All Stars will battle other teams from Tennessee in the state tournament in July. Team includes in no particular order: Landon Kirk, Jaxen White, Ella Donaldson,…

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