Students Participated In 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Participants from Celina K-8 and Hermitage Springs schools gathered together to compete in the 4-H public speaking contest on a county level. The top two participants of each grade will now advance on to the Area II Sub-regional 4-H public speaking contest that will be held in Cookeville on Jan. 23, at the Hyder-Burks Pavillion.…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

There was a ribbon cutting held recently at Abney CPA and Randall’s Garage. Photo includes from left: City Major Joey Rich, Chamber Executive Director Kevin Donaldson, Sarah Key, Abney CPA Owner Carol Venea Abney, Randall Abney owner of Randall’s Garage and County Executive Dale Reagan. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Tri-Co Service Awards Held

On Dec. 12, the Tri-County Electric held their annual Christmas breakfast to honor employees receiving service awards. During the service awards, they also honored three retirees, Anthony Hale, Ralph Law and Joe Simmons. Retirees were presented silver trays by Executive Vice President and General Manager, Paul Thompson. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Ornament Contest Winners Help Promote Awareness

In conjunction with the State of Tennessee and the Department of Transportation, the Clay County Mayor’s office and Sanitation Department sponsored an ornament contest to promote litter awareness and recycling. The theme of the contest was “Clay County Christmas.” All ornaments were required to be made in some shape or form pertaining to the history…

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Obits 12/5/17

Roy Edward Burris Automotive Bodyman Roy Edward Burris, 84 of Readyville, Tenn. and formerly of Clay County passed away on Nov. 21 at the Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 24 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Keen Cemetery. Jerry Green, Robert Bryson,…

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Obits 11/28/17

Nell Johnson Homemaker Nell Johnson, 90 of Otisco, Ind. and formerly of Clay County, passed away on Nov. 16 at her residence. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 19 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Donaldson Cemetery. Travis Johnson, David Cissell, Daniel Voignier, Craig Houser, Steve Mackison and…

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Obits 11/21/17

Beverly Ann Brown Caregiver Beverly Ann Brown, best known as Macho, age 49 of Bloomington Springs and formerly of Clay County passed away on Nov. 11 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held Nov. 14 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Copas officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery. David…

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Recent News

Donaldson Park To Hopefully Promote And Revitalize Celina

Mayor Joey Rich called the City of Celina monthly meeting to order on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.. Those in attendance were Aldermen Buddy Thompson, Donald Haston, Tonya Spears, Mayor Joey Rich, alternate city recorder Joyce Strong, City Attorney James White, several business owners and concerned citizens. The first order of business began with a…

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Officer Saves The Day

The Clay County Sheriffs Department received a theft call pertaining to a Yorkie dog. After investigating the case, Deputy Anthony Combs located the dog in Maryland. They are happy to report that Harley has been reunited with his owner Rhonda Bailey and is safe and healthy. Please remember to always put a collar with a…

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City Officials Attend Governor’s Conference

Clay County officials recently attended the annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development (ECD) in Gatlinburg, receiving recognition for another year of ThreeStar certification. Developed in 1980, the Three-Star Program is designed to help communities take full advantage of economic development opportunities. The goals are to preserve existing employment, create new employment opportunities, increase…

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First Stage Of New Clay County Jail Project Approved

After months of speculation and discussion, the first major step has been taken for the proposed jail project during the Clay County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 4. Resolution two was accepted to hire an architectural firm to construct a new jail. Several architectural companies submitted bids and the commission majority agreed and chose Cope Architecture…

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35k Building Donated To CCSO

What began as inmates attending church services in a small and cramped hallway has grown into a new building for them to worship in. Life Church donated the $35,000 building to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The building will be used for worship services. The building will also be used to teach them life…

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Public Outcry Does Affect Outcome On Trailer Park

No action was taken on the second reading of the mobile home park ordinance or the revised water agreement after several people objected to this during a public hearing. The public hearing was held directly before the November regular city meeting. Last month, Aldermen Tonya Spears and Don Haston approved the first reading of the…

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