New Rescue Squad Officers Elected

Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCRS) is excited to announce their new officers. Results of their latest election are as follows: Captain – Bruce Rhoton, 1st Lieutenant – Stacy Boles, 2nd Lieutenant – Johnny Kerr, Treasurer / Secretary – Tina Paruszkiewicz, PR Sergeant – Marlene Rhoton, Training / Maintenance Sergeant – David Grote, Maintenance /…

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Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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Tourism Official Visits

Melanie Beauchamp (left), director of Outreach and Engagement for the Tennessee Department of Tourism, visited the Clay County Chamber of Commerce last week, meeting with Celina Merchants Association head Kathy Merrett, among others. 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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Trio Breaks Into Vacationers Home

Three suspects were arrested in a case involving approximately $6,000 worth of items. The items were reportedly stolen while the victim was on vacation. After a successful investigation by Chief of Police Terry Scott, three suspects were arrested in connection to the case. Chief Terry Scott arrested Andrew A. Garrett, 21 of Celina, Timothy G.…

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Citizen Statesman 11-22-16

David B. Head David B. Head, 74 of Smithville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Graveside services were held Nov. 12 at the Pitcock Cemetery in Moss with his son David S. Head officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born Mach 6, 1942 in Clay County. David…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-22-16

Ronnie Bess Residential Painter Ronnie Bess, 51, passed away Nov. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Bedford County,…

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Enterprise 11-22-16

Aaron Dorsey Private graveside services for Mr. Aaron Lamont Dorsey, 94, of Livingston, Tenn. were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 from Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Dorsey passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Livingston Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 21, 1922…

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Recent News

Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. 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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Sheriff Addresses Jail Concerns

Sheriff Brandon Boone voiced his concerns and new developments regarding the problems and situation at the Clay County Jail to Clay County commissioners recently. Boone stated, “I approached the County Commission about a temporary solution (to the jail not being able to house females) and the Commission asked what it would take.” The sheriff explained…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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