THP Arrests Three Individuals

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested three individuals following traffic stops in Clay County. Ronnie Jo Thompson, 54, and Jennifer Ann Guffey, 38, both of Tompkinsville, were arrested on Jan. 15 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by THP Trooper Doug Foster. Thompson was also charged with a DUI. For more on this…

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Man’s Jeep Slides Into Lake

A man’s jeep slid into Dale Hollow Lake while he was launching his boat. Snow and ice were the cause of the mishap. There were also some other single-vehicle accidents that were reported. A man, who’s name has not been released, went to Holly Creek Boat Dock to spend some time duck hunting and fishing…

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Three Individuals Arrested For Drugs

There will be less meth and marijuana on the streets after three people were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. Eric S. Reece, 31 of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested on Dec. 29 by CCSO Officer Jeff Coffelt for possession of meth, criminal impersonation, filing a flase report and possession of drug paraphernalia.…

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Student Athletes Honored At Eighth Grade Night

For more photos from eighth grade night at Celina K-8, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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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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Dustin Eugene Jenkins 2008 CCHS Graduate Dustin E. “Big D” Jenkins, 27, of Glasgow, Ky. and formerly of Moss, passed away at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 22. Funeral services were held March 1 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Donnie Ruby, Chris…

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Recent News

Man Airlifted To Vandy Following Wreck

Two individuals were injured in an accident. A man was airlifted to Vanderbilt following injuries from a rollover. According to THP reports, Nichole P. Scott was driving a 2008 Honda Civic. Scott was leaving Bertha’s Quik Shop gas station. Tony A. Daniels was driving a 1997 Nissan KSX and was traveling eastbound on State Route…

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Local Student Recognized…

Brison Edmond Burchett, son of Brian and Angie Burchett, was recognized at the Board of Education meeting for Perfect Attendance that included Kindergarten through 8th grade. Photo includes Burchett and Board of Education Chairman Benji Bailey. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Medical Call Turns Out To Be Aerosol Huffer

A CCSO deputy arrived on the scene of what was initially thought to be a medical emergency, but it turned out to be a woman who was allegedly inhaling Endust. Lisa M. Bowman, 47 of Celina, was arrested on Sept. 22 for inhaling aerosol for unlawful purposes, resisting stop, arrest or search and DUI by…

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Consultant Talks To Commissioners About Jail

Jail Management Consultant Jim Hart visited Clay County commissioners to discuss the jail during a meeting that was solely focused on the jail. Hart spoke about the current challenges that the aging jail faces. He spoke to commissioners about challenges such as housing inmates in other counties, no formal inmate classification system and inmates being…

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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 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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