Flag Retirement Held

Members of the Celina American Legion Post #18 salute the flags one final time, before they retire them honorably on Flag Day. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Trash Pickup Regulations Passed

Facing substantial annual losses on the garbage collection services, the City of Celina aldermen passed a resolution on trash pickup regulations during their June meeting. “People just sit whatever they want out there for $10 (a month),” city employee Bobby “Cobb” Smith said. “About every year, we take a $38,000 to $40,000 loss.” Smith also…

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Board Of Education Votes To Sell Building

After a lengthy discussion, the Clay County Board of Education unanimously decided to sell the old Active Network building. Chairman Benji Bailey explained to the Board that bids were posted in local and non-local newspapers. Bailey told the Board and audience how the school system came in possession of the building. The building was on…

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Architect Firm Discusses New Jail

Plans are moving along for the new jail. Recently members of an architect firm met with several county commissioners, the mayor and sheriff to discuss plans for the new jail. Architects showed the Jail Board plans for a new facility. A new jail will fix a major problem that Clay County is currently facing. Readers…

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Obits 5/22/18

Philip Daniel Henson Philip Daniel Henson, 49 of Red Boiling Springs, passed away on May 11 at his residence. Funeral services were held on May 13 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 4, 1969 in Memphis. He loved working on computers, astronomy,…

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Obits 5/15/18

Dimple Savage Thompson Dimple Savage Thompson, 91 of Tompkinsville, Ky., passed away on May 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on May 6 at Strode Funeral Home with Jason Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. She was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Jackson County. She was a retired…

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Obits 5/8/18

Card of Thanks Thank you for the flowers, gifts and food that you sent. Thanks to the Ashlock Singers and to Donald Bryant who has always been in our family. Thank you for the kind words and friendship that was shown. Special thanks to Cumberland River Hospital staff, Dr. Horne, Dr. Raines and Mandy Hayes.…

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Recent News

Local Fire Department Needs Help

The Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department may be a small department in Clay County, but they do big things. They do the best they can with what they have, but desperately need some new gear. The Pea Ridge VFD doesn’t have enough turnout gear to equip all of their members. “There are two to three…

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Towne Square Pizza Coming Soon

After much anticipation and excitement, Towne Square Pizza will be open soon. “We would like to be open in the next couple weeks,” co-owner John Johnson said. The new pizza place will be located at 102 East Lake Avenue, across from the Bank of Celina. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Golden Lane Home Is A Total Loss

A fire consumed a trailer and its contents during a blaze on May 31. Firefighters responded to a call on 201 Golden Lane at approximately 3:45 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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New CAO/CNO Named At Cumberland River Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. For more on this…

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Hospital Employee Arrested

A former Cumberland River Hospital employee was arrested for four counts of forgery for allegedly falsifying documents and billing TennCare. According to a TBI report, Dustin Chase Rich, 30 of Livingston, was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on May 25. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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Browning Named Who’s Who

Kenny Browning was recently honored by being selected for the 2018 Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-term Care. Browning was one of 69 residents across the State of Tennessee who was selected for the honor that was presented by the Tennessee Health Care Association. The Who’s Who in Tennessee honors people for their achievements either before…

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