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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Small Business Makes A Big Move

Old Home Place Antiques is moving into a building on the square, and the owner Kathy Merrett describes it as a dream come true. Merrett is known not only for her antique store, but also for her volunteer work with the Merchants Assocation. She explained about the decision to make the move. For more on…

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Reagan Signs Declaration

On March 29 Dale Reagan, county mayor, signed a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 Confederate History Month in Clay County. With Mayor Reagan at the signing of the Proclamation is Mary Loyd Reneau, president of the William Wesley Elam Chapter 2557, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, established in Celina in August,…

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Obituaries

Obits 4/4/17

McRuth Bean Bray Kendall Homemaker McRuth Bean Bray Kendall, 88 of the Mt. Vernon Community passed away on March 22. Funeral Services were held March 25 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Leonard Cemetery.  Her grandsons served as pallbearers. She was born Wednesday November 21,…

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Obits 3/28/17

Willie Harold Reeder Minister Willie Harold Reeder, 77, of Celina, passed away March 17 at his home. Funeral services were held March 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. Interment followed in the Martin’s Chapel Cemetery located in the Fellowship Community of Overton County. He was…

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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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Recent News

Man Assaults Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting a police officer. For…

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Four Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement officers had a busy two days. Four individuals were arrested for drugs in those two days. Jason E. Syverson Jr., 26, and Samantha R. Brewer, 27 both of Celina, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in a related case. They were both arrested on Nov.…

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Ribbon Cutting Held…

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Arrested For Theft

Celina Police Department Sergeant Megan Copas with assistance from Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Cain recently arrested two individuals for theft in separate and unrelated cases. Alexis Brooke Nelson, 20, was arrested for theft over $10,000 on Nov. 14 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Chickasaw Indians Celebrate Lacy’s 90th Birthday

Several Chickasaw Indian dancers celebrated Christine Lacy’s 90th birthday by performing Chickasaw dances and telling stories. The family of Christine Lacy reached out to the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers who are ambassadors for the Chickasaw Nation. Lacy and her family are Chickasaw Indians. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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