Three New Commissioners Elected

Clay County voters have decided who they want to represent them in the future and that includes three new county commissioners. Jeff Gentry, Anthony Boles and Michael Miller were all elected to the county commissioner in their respective district. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands…

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Homecoming Days Kicked Off

Every year the Ringing of the Bell ceremony kicks off the Clay County Museum’s Homecoming Days. This year, Phillip Strong was the bell ringer. Boy Scouts Levi Garrett and Caleb Weir began the ceremony by performing the presentation of the colors, an opening act of raising the flags at the museum. For more on this…

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Brown Retires From The Chamber

Diane Brown retired from the Chamber of Commerce on July 31. She plans on following a lifelong dream of hers. She began working at the Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 9, 2009 in the old building before it was remodeled. “I worked there for about a month or two, before they started remodeling.” For more…

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Specialized Equipment Aids In Recovery of Drowning Victim

Specialized equipment was used to aid in the recovery of the body of Sammy Bilyeu, the owner of a gas station in Gainesboro, who tragically drowned on Dale Hollow Lake last week. It took five days, countless hours of searching and specialized equipment to recover Bilyeu’s body. Clay County EMA Director Natalie Boone explained about…

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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

Lady Bulldogs Defeat Lady Blue Devils

After suffering a loss during their last meeting, the CCHS girls softball team bounced back picking up a win over Jackson County. The girls got off to a quick start to the game. In the first inning, Brittany Boone hit a double and then was brought in a short time later by Jada Kerr. Summer…

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Clay County Residents Featured In Documentary

Several Clay County residents were filmed and will be featured in a documentary called “Income Outcome”. A film preview was shown in Celina on April 7. The film preview had what seemed to be a sad and somber tone and focused on challenges that some Clay County people face. The original idea for the documentary…

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Local Family Pays It Forward

With support from the community, a local family has given back to a group that helped them in their time of need. Kimberly Dean Key was born eight weeks early and weighed only 4 pounds and 5 ounces when she was born on March 25, 2017. The Ronald McDonald House helped Kimberly’s parents, Wendy and…

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Graffiti Being Investigated By Police

A graffiti incident is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. A bridge on Homer Bray Road was vandalized recently. Vandalizing government property is a serious offense and violators can face felony charges, according to Tennessee laws. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said, “It is being investigated at this time.” Anyone with information about the…

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Father And Son To Open Business

A father and son have done major work to the old Family Dollar building and plan to open a Car Quest Auto Parts at the location. Major work has been done by Chris and Derek Hix at the future home of the auto parts store. Chris spoke about their inspiration to start the business. For…

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Man Arrested For Car Burglary

Is a $20 bill really worth getting a police record? Apparently a Celina man thought so. Bradley J. Adams, 18 of Celina, was arrested on March 22 for theft of property, burglary and vandalism by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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