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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Water Dept. May Get New Handhelds

The City of Celina’s water department may be replacing some outdated equipment if the price is right. During the Jan. 9 meeting of the City of Celina, Mayor Joey Rich and the aldermen asked employee Don Haston Jr. to look into price estimates for two items. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Citizen-Statesman Obituaries

Edith Mae Cherry Edith Mae Cherry, 98, of the Oak Grove Community of Clay County, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were conducted on Jan. 3 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Tommy Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock…

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Enterprise 1-3-17

Jackie Maxwell Stearsman Jackie Maxwell Stearsman, age 78, died in Livingston, Tennessee from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 24, 2016.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, preacher and teacher.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Mortons Gap, Ky. to Wallace Earl and Mary Wessie Maxwell Stearsman.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H.…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 1-3-17

Factory Worker Gist B. Hurst, 65, passed away Dec. 24 at Tennova Healthcare Center in Jamestown. Graveside services were held Jan. 7 at Davidson Cemetery in Pall Mall, Tenn. with Bro. Randy Thompkins and Bro. Lane Pippin officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 8, 1951 in Pickett…

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Recent News

Two Aldermen Voice Their Concerns

Alderman Buddy Thompson voiced his concerns during the September City of Celina meeting. Thompson brought up what he felt like were some questionable actions by former Mayor Willie Kerr. Alderman Don Haston voiced his concerns about another issue regarding some delinquent water accounts. One of Thompson’s concerns was a pair of sidewalks that were poured…

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Hilham Man Arrested For Statutory Rape

A Hilham man was arrested for statutory rape following alleged inappropriate relations with a 15 year old female. Joshua T. Fraley, 24 of Baptist Ridge Road in Hilham, was arrested by Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Rick Lisi. Fraley was arrested for statutory rape, solicitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a…

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TCI Reports Jail Issues Continue

The problems and issues regarding the Clay County Jail are still lingering. A recent Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) report cites several issues with the aging jail. The TCI conducted an inspection of the Clay County Jail and issued a report dated Aug. 2. Main concerns highlighted in the report included overcrowding issues, medical examination issues,…

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Celina Police Chief Makes Four Drug Arrests

Celina Police Chief Terry Scott made a difference in the fight against drugs in Celina recently, as he arrested four individuals on drug related charges within a week’s timespan. Mark Brewington, 26, was arrested on Sept. 1 for public intoxication, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule II drugs by Chief Scott. Chief Scott’s report states in…

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Man Arrested Twice In 24 Hours

Getting arrested once in 24 hours wasn’t enough for one man. While in jail, the man continued his crime spree and allegedly assaulted an officer. Lance Gregory Grooms, 26 of Celina, was arrested on Aug. 30 for domestic assault, Schedule VI drugs and unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a convicted felon by…

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Murderer Describes Killing In Own Words

Recently convicted murderer Edward Walsh had his confession played at his trial. In the confession interview, Walsh described in his own words how he killed Melisha Mosier. Walsh was interviewed by Investigator Randall Slayton and the confession was played in open court during his trial. In his confession, Walsh admitted to killing his girlfriend Melisha…

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