Two Men Arrested With 44 Pounds Of Marijuana

On April 28 beginning at 9:30 p.m., a Sobriety Checkpoint was held in Clay County. The site was on State Route 53 at West Old State Route 53. Troop E personnel participating in the checkpoint were: Lt. Billy Pierce, Sgt. Andrew Goolsby, Trooper Joshua Brawner, Trooper Douglas Foster and Trooper Ruben Basaldua. Assistance was provided…

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CCHS Softball Celebrates Senior Night

Kaitlin McClain and Sydney McLerran celebrated together during senior night. For more photos like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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A Night To Remember

Seth Ogletree and Brittany Boone pose outside before the 2017 Clay County High School Prom last week. For more photos like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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V&F Expansion A Result Of Cooperation

V&F Transformer’s recent decision to make a $1.4 million capital investment here and add as many as 50 jobs over the next five years came about as a result of hard work and cooperation, company and local officials say. V&F made that announcement in late January in conjunction with a visit to Clay County by…

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Obits 4/11/17

Cecil “Chin” Thomas Anderson Sheriff Cecil “Chin” Thomas Anderson, 75 of Celina, passed away March 31 at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral Services were April 3at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Manuel Pitts, Cecil Pitts, Steve Whittenburg, Cody Pruitt, Elmer Pruitt and Paul Pruitt…

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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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Recent News

Two Streets Changing Back

Several items were approved at the April City of Celina meeting. The aldermen approved a project to install new large water meters and changing two streets back for two-way traffic. A resolution was approved on a bid for the CBDG Grant. This motion approved the changing out of several large water meters. Water meters that…

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Three Area Residents Compete

Three Clay County natives or residents were among the graduates in the annual Highlands Economic Partnership Leaders Program here recently. Tammie (Scott) Dickerson, Dr. Doug Young, and Kevin Donaldson all finished the Highlands leadership series of classes on April 20. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Macon Bank’s David Browning To Retire

David Browning will retire from Macon Bank and Trust on April 28. Browning began his career at Farm Credit as a Branch Manager and left there after eight years to work at Clay County Bank. Clay County Bank was then bought out by Dekalb County Bank. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Hermitage Springs Boys Win

The Hermitage Springs Jr. High boys basketball team are the TNT State Champions for a second year in a row. The Wildcats ended their season with successful post season play again. The Wildcats entered the TNT State Tournament on Feb. 4 and defeated Monteagle 59-21. In the semi-final round, played on Feb. 17, the Wildcats defeated St. Mary’s…

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Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

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