Another Building Gets A Facelift

The Ogletrees were presented a reimbursement check for the renovation of their building that is pictured above in the background. This is the third round of the Downtown Commercial Façade grant program.  This grant reimburses owners of commercial buildings 75% of the total cost of exterior renovation. This round is the first time that the…

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We Are The Champions

The Bulldogs of Clay County High School earned a big 59-44 win against the Tigers of Gordonsville High School last Tuesday and brought the District 6/A Championship trophy back to Celina before entering into the region tournament where they would easily defeat Hardy Memorial 104-47. After defeating Pickett County in the semi-final round of the…

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Man Arrested For Soliciting A Minor

Editor’s Note: Reprinted from News Talk 94.1. Clay County authorities have arrested a man for allegedly soliciting a minor. Forty-two-year-old Chris Gregory Allen faces charges of solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. Arrest warrants accuse Gregory of soliciting who he believed to be a 16-year-old female to meet him for…

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Twin Lakes Presents $2,500 Check To Graduating Seniors

Twin Lakes recently visited Clay County High School to present the graduating class of 2020 with a $2,500 check to be used for their Project Graduation. Over the past week, Twin Lakes visited with several other high schools in the surrounding counties to present the graduating seniors with a $2,500 check to be used for…

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Obituaries 2/11/20

Master Corbin Alexander Jones Master Corbin Alexander Jones, 6 weeks, of Lafayette, passed away Jan. 22. Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community. He was born Dec. 10, 2019 in Cookeville. He was so loved…

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Obituaries 1/28/20

Jackie Donaldson Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Donaldson, age 73, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22 at Cookeville First Baptist Church. Pastor Scott McKinney officiated. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robins Cemetery in Monroe, TN. Her family received friends Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper…

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Obituaries 1/21/20

Juanita Browning Juanita Browning, 82, of the Mt. Vernon Community, passed away Jan. 10 at the Westmoreland Care & Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, with Jimmy Cook and Larry Delk officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Pallbearers were…

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Recent News

Clay Library To Receive Over $6,000

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced last week that the Clay County Public Library System will receive a Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) grant in the amount of $6,930 from the Tennessee Secretary of State. The grant provides funding for trainers, hardware and software for free technology-training classes for…

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Bulldogs Enter Post Season

The season ended for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team this week with a 66-58 loss to Trousdale County. Following the loss for the girls, the boys earned themselves a trip to the district Championship after defeating Pickett County 54-50 in the semi-final round of the District 6/A tournament. The Lady Bulldogs played their first and…

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East Clay Fire Chief Gets A New Ride

During a recent meeting, a surprise announcement was made that East Clay Volunteer Fire Department purchased a new chief vehicle for Chief Ronnie Hummel. This vehicle will allow Chief Hummel to have what he needs on hand at all times to answer calls immediately as needed. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Bulldogs Are Honored By District

The Clay County Bulldog basketball teams finished off their regular season in an impressive fashion on Friday with a pair of wins over Van Buren County on senior night. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top in a close one at 49-47 and the Bulldogs rolled over the Eagles at 68-43. For more on this…

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Celina K-8 Jr. High Boys Are Class AA State Runner Ups

Celina K-8 Jr. High Boys were Class AA State Runner Ups in the James C. Haile State Basketball Tournament. In the first game they defeated South Cumberland with a score of 47-36, in the second game they defeated Friendship Christian with a score of 48-41 and in the Championship Game they lost in a close…

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Joint Investigation Results In 15 Indicted For Meth

A joint undercover investigation focused on the distribution of methamphetamine in the Upper Cumberland area by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Drug Investigation Division and investigators with multiple other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the indictment of 15 people. In March 2019, detectives with the Cookeville Police Department, the Putnam County…

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