Sisters Begin A New Chapter

Two sisters began a new chapter in their lives recently by opening up a business together. Robin Kerr worked at Thompson’s Jewelry for 25 years, before the local jewelry store closed. Melissa Roach rented booths at Inna’s Attic. After years of being at their former jobs, the two sisters have opened their own store called…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement had a busy week arresting three for drugs. Devonte Ren Raper, 25, was arrested on June 18 for Schedule I drugs, possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, evading arrest and driving while license suspended by THP Trooper Josh Brawner. He was cited for turning on curve or crest of a road,…

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Flag Retirement Held

Members of the Celina American Legion Post #18 salute the flags one final time, before they retire them honorably on Flag Day. 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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Trash Pickup Regulations Passed

Facing substantial annual losses on the garbage collection services, the City of Celina aldermen passed a resolution on trash pickup regulations during their June meeting. “People just sit whatever they want out there for $10 (a month),” city employee Bobby “Cobb” Smith said. “About every year, we take a $38,000 to $40,000 loss.” Smith also…

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Obits 8/22/17

Elizabeth Lynn “Liz” Capps Elizabeth Lynn “Liz” Capps, 26 of Moss, passed away Aug. 7 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Ronnie Parsons officiating. Interment followed in Bailey Cemetery at Heston, Ky. At the request of the family, expressions of…

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Obits 8/15/17

Card Of Thanks October 3, 1945 – July 2, 2017 Thank You To All For Kindness, Sympathy Our hearts are full of gratitude when we say many thanks to family members, friends, and neighbors for all acts of kindness and sympathy: food, flowers, donations to the Union Hill Cemetery Fund, cards, visits, and kind words…

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Obits 8/8/17

Sally Elizabeth Davis Certified Nurses Assistant Sally Elizabeth Davis, 79 of Celina, passed away July 31 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center in Celina.  Funeral services will be held on August 4, at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating.  Interment will follow in Fellowship Cemetery. She was born March 21,…

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Recent News

Clay County Receives $5,000 Check

A $5,000 check was presented to Clay County Healthier Tennessee on March 6 during the Clay County subcommittee meeting. The Healthier Tennessee members are from many different groups including: UT Extension Office, Clay County Health Department, Cumberland River Hospital, Celina Health and Rehab, the Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Schools and other local businesses. The…

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Sellers Necessary For Market To Become A Reality

A group of interested citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the formation of a farmers market in the county. A dozen people who represented agricultural organizations, government and other groups, along with private citizens, attended the initial 2018 meeting to organize a farmers market in the county. For more on this…

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Fourth Generation Officer Has Local Ties

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather by becoming a law enforcement officer. Gonzalez, Jr., who lived in Clay County and attended Hermitage Springs, went through the police academy. He took his oath of office on Feb. 13 and will serve as an officer for the Suffolk Police Department…

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CPD Officer Discovers Stolen Vehicle

Celina Police Sergeant Megan Copas discovered a stolen vehicle after the suspect was reportedly acting suspicious while driving. Corey W. Dailey, 28 of Donaldson Avenue in Celina, was arrested on Feb. 25 for theft of property over $2,500 and driving on a revoked license by Officer Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up…

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Girls Take Runner-Up Spot In Regionals

The Clay County Lady Bulldogs battled hard through the regional tournament and will advance to the Sub-State tournament. The girls worked hard earning the runner up spot in Region 3. The Lady Bulldogs defeated South Pittsburg 78-33 and then defeated rival Jackson County by one point, 50-49 in the semi-finals. Coach Matt Walker credits the…

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Bulldogs Earn Their Way To Sub-State

The Clay County Bulldogs battled throughout the regional tournament and secured a sub-state spot. The Bulldogs were the runner up team in the regional tournament. “We hope to carry the momentum,” Coach Rob Edwards said about the team heading into sub-state. The Bulldogs’ journey in the regional tournament began when the Bulldogs knocked Division 5…

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