Opioid Hearing Reset For March 27

A hearing date was scheduled for March 27 according to recently released United States District Court documents. The order in the case of United States of America, plaintiff, v. Oakley Pharmacy, Inc., ET AL, defendants orders that the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction is reset for Wednesday, March 27, 2019. For more on this…

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Kirk Earns Eagle Scout Award

Justin Kirk earned his Eagle Scout award and is only the second Boy Scout who has earned that rank from Clay County in many years. He was honored at a court of honor celebration and many important people joined him for the special occasion. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Future Of Tennis In Question

Three years after getting the tennis court resurfaced at the high school, large cracks and chunks are forming and causing major damage. The future of tennis for this year and possibility of cancelling the season was discussed at the latest Board of Education meeting. CCHS Principal Derick Upchurch spoke to the Board about the problem.…

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Bulldogs Are The District Champions

“Everybody contributed in a big way,” Coach Rob Edwards said about the Bulldogs late game rally to earn the championship. The gritty Clay County Bulldogs rallied from an 8 point deficit in the third quarter to come back and win the game against Monterey. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Obituaries 1/15/19

William Tee Stephens William Tee Stephens, 85 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 5 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Ky. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Craig Ogletree officiating. Interment followed in the Ashlock Cemetery. Active pallbearers included: Jeff Watson, Dusty Adams, Chris…

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Obituaries 1/8/19

Bertis Elton Dickerson Bertis “Slim” Elton Dickerson, 96 of Celina, passed away at his residence on Dec. 31, 2018. Funeral services were held on Jan. 3 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Jason Dodson and Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Spear Cemetery. Pallbearers included: David Craighead,…

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Obits 1/1/19

Jesse Howard Swallows Jesse Howard Swallows, 91 of Celina, passed away on Dec. 16 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Dec. 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Rev. Josh Newberry. officiating Interment followed in the Okalona Cemetery in Overton County with full Military Honors.…

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Recent News

Bailey Retires After 37 Years

After spending the last 37 years at the Bank of Celina, Mike Bailey is retiring from the bank. His last day was Feb. 14 In the fall of 1981, Bailey accepted a part-time collections position at the bank. He advanced and worked as a full time farm agent in 1982. For more on this story,…

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Courthouse Awarded Creative Placemaking Grant

In Creative Placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of their neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities or assets. The Creative Placemaking grant competition is designed to help communities enhance the distinctive local character of Tennessee places for positive economic and community…

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Comptroller Forces Water Rate Increase

The City of Celina aldermen got bad news, as a recent order by the comptroller will force the city to raise water and sewer rates. Water and sewer grants have to be depreciated over many years. The City of Celina over time has received more grants and more grants, which swelled the depreciation number up…

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Jr. Bulldogs Are State Champs

The Celina K8 Bulldogs won the 2019 James C. Haile State Championship in double overtime. “Everyone was excited and there was a lot of optimism going into the game,” Head Coach Courtney Cherry said. The excitement was amplified by the fact that the boys won the championship last year. For more on this story, pick…

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Clay Pharmacies Raided By DEA

The United States Justice Department took a first of its kind action to stop pharmacies from unlawfully dispensing opioids in Tennessee. Agents were particularly focused on Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and Dale Hollow Pharmacy and raided the two pharmacies on Feb.8. A report details actions to stop the two pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists…

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Mayor Gives Hospital Update

The Clay County Courtroom had many people in attendance and a large majority were hospital employees during last weeks County Commission meeting. The looming Cumberland River Hospital closure on March 1 was on most everyone’s mind and Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan provided an update about the latest developments. For more on this story, pick…

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