Seniors Recognized At Clay County Senior Night

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GoNoodle Contest Winners Announced

The Clay County office of Coordinated School Health recently sponsored a GoNoodle activity contest for kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms across the county during the month of September. GoNoodle helps teachers get kids moving with short interactive physical activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. For more on…

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Invention Created By Local Woman

Sonya Briggs, who grew up in the Moss area, had a big idea and turned that idea into an invention called GoKnee. She believes this invention will make a difference in many patients’ lives. Briggs has been a physical therapist for 20 years and has seen her share of patients. Over the course of her…

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Land Judging Team First In Region

The junior high 4-H Land Judging team won 1st place in their region during a recent competition. The team, consisting of Brie McLerran, Will Dodson, Eli Rich, John Thompson and Stone Lynn was the 1st place team in the Central Region. They traveled to McMinnville to compete and outperformed all the other teams in their…

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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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Enterprise 12-20-16

Bill “Cherokee” Allred William (Bill) “Cherokee” Allred, 74, of Alpine, passed away Dec. 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 13 from the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery. He was born in Clay County July 16,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-20-16

Debra Gail Gentry Licensed Practical Nurse Debra Gail Gentry, 58, passed away Dec. 12 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Recent News

Property Tax To Increase

Clay County property owners will be paying more taxes after a resolution was passed by a majority of Clay County Commissioners. Clay County Commissioners, in a 5-3 majority vote, approved a resolution to exceed the state certified tax rate. After a recent increase in the property assessment values, the state determined that $2.90 tax rate…

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Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Police

Driving while under the influence isn’t a good idea. Crashing your vehicle into the assistant police chief’s vehicle while driving under the influence is worse. Lana Kirk, 28 of Celina, was arrested for DUI and implied consent after she ran into the back of the vehicle that Celina Assistant Police Chief William Cherry was driving.…

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Kerr Celebrates His Retirement

There was a large turnout for former Mayor Willie Kerr’s retirement celebration. Kerr spoke to everyone who attended his celebration. He stated, “It’s been an honor and privilege to serve as mayor for eight years. I made mistakes and we all make mistakes, but I have tried to do the best job that I could…

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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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