Pea Ridge Home A Total Loss After Fire

A fire did major damage to a home in the Pea Ridge Community on July 19. No one was injured, but the home was a total loss. Firefighters were dispatched at approximately 10:15 that morning to a structure fire at the residence located at 57 Old Log Rd. For more on this story, pick up…

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Man Crashes Into Pond

A Red Boiling Springs man faces some serious charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing into a pond. According to police reports, On July 8 dispatch notified Clay County Officers of an accident that occurred at approximately 9:47 p.m. Officer Tyler Thompson arrived near the scene and spoke to the caller who informed the…

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Announcements 7/17/18

Backpack Giveaway To Be Held The Celina Life Church will be giving away free backpacks on July 28 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The free backpacks will be given away at 601 Brown Street. Students must be present to receive the backpacks.   Health And Safety Day To Be Held The Anti Drug Coalition’s…

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Water Plant Equipment Replacement Approved

The City of Celina aldermen unanimously approved an $18,760 purchase to upgrade an obsolete data concentrator, which is a microprocessor. City of Celina Water Treatment Plant Director Clifton Boles explained what the microprocessors do and why they need to be replaced. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Obits 7/4/17

Donna Burris Donna Burris, 87 of Celina, passed away at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center on June 24. Funeral Services were held June 28 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Rossie Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery in the Baptist Ridge. She was born in Clay County…

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Obits 6/20/17

Bill Vinson Lumber Grader Bill Vinson, 68, of the Mt. Vernon Community in Clay County, passed away June 9 at his residence.  Funeral Services were held June, 13 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Gary Wilder and Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Vinson-Moss Family Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were Junior Key, Ricky…

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Obits 6/13/17

Dorothy Mae Smith Dorothy Mae Smith, 81 of Celina passed away on June 1 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral Services were held at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Eric Pitcock officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Dusty Smith, Jon West, Steven Bailey, Bobby “Toopy” Kerr, David “Spank” Ledbetter, Barry Davis and Nick Melton…

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Recent News

Women Ejected From Windshield

Cheyenne Dulworth was injured after being ejected from the front windshield of a 2002 Ford Mustang on March 12. According to THP Trooper Toby Beaty, Peyton Smith and Cheyenne Dulworth, both of Celina, were traveling north in the 2002 Mustang on Highway 111 in Overton County. Marilyn Moses, of Ohio, was driving north in a…

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Roadblock Ordinance Passes

Questionable roadblocks should be a thing of the past. An ordinance was recently passed that will still allow some legitimate organizations to have roadblocks, but should stop some of the questionable ones. Driving through downtown Celina during the spring and summer weekends last year, you could almost guarantee getting stopped by a roadblock. People would…

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Clay County Receives $5,000 Check

A $5,000 check was presented to Clay County Healthier Tennessee on March 6 during the Clay County subcommittee meeting. The Healthier Tennessee members are from many different groups including: UT Extension Office, Clay County Health Department, Cumberland River Hospital, Celina Health and Rehab, the Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Schools and other local businesses. The…

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Sellers Necessary For Market To Become A Reality

A group of interested citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the formation of a farmers market in the county. A dozen people who represented agricultural organizations, government and other groups, along with private citizens, attended the initial 2018 meeting to organize a farmers market in the county. For more on this…

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Fourth Generation Officer Has Local Ties

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather by becoming a law enforcement officer. Gonzalez, Jr., who lived in Clay County and attended Hermitage Springs, went through the police academy. He took his oath of office on Feb. 13 and will serve as an officer for the Suffolk Police Department…

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CPD Officer Discovers Stolen Vehicle

Celina Police Sergeant Megan Copas discovered a stolen vehicle after the suspect was reportedly acting suspicious while driving. Corey W. Dailey, 28 of Donaldson Avenue in Celina, was arrested on Feb. 25 for theft of property over $2,500 and driving on a revoked license by Officer Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up…

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