Congratulations Lt. Billy Pierce

On Oct. 18, 2019, Lt. Billy Pierce, whose area of responsibility includes Clay Co., graduated from the Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA) in Chattanooga on the campus of UTC. This five-week school is designed to improve the leadership skills of law enforcement leaders and included 34 officers from 20 agencies. For more on this story, pick…

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EMS Call Of The Year Awarded

Congratulations to Paramedics Andy Hall and Billy Kyle Haney and AEMTs Jennifer Cowan and Emilie Harris for being recognized today at the Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Association Symposium and receiving an award for EMS Call of the Year. 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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Cross Country Team In Action

The Clay County cross-country team competed on Thursday at the York Invitational in Jamestown. The team finished the race with three runners placing in the top 10. Cherokee Upton finished the race with a time of 27:01 earning fourth place in the girls’ division. Right behind her was Zoe Seber, who finished the race in…

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Continue To Fall Back

Earlier this year, the Tennessee House advanced a proposal that would keep the state on daylight saving time year-round. “This act shall take effect on the first Sunday of November following the date on which the United States Congress amends or repeals…to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round, the public welfare requiring it,”…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 9/17/19

Omer Collins Omer Collins, 84, of Rockwood and formerly of Celina, passed away Sept. 8 at the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. A private service was held. He was born Dec. 21, 1934 in Clay County. He was a hard-working man who spent his life’s career as a laboratory technician. He enjoyed life and especially…

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Obituaries 9-10-19

Chloe Nell Moore Chloe Nell Moore, 82, of Celina passed away Aug. 31 at her home. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donnie Smith and Chris Vinson officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Joshua Sweezy, Matthew Ledbetter, Carl Philpott, Jr., Michael Sweezy, Jonathon Leonard, Ryan…

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Obituaries 9-3-19

Tim Hilton Rich Tim Hilton Rich, 78, of Celina passed away Aug. 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Craig Ogletree and Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Tyler Kerr, Tanner Rich, Briley Rich, Sawyer Kerr, Dusty Birdwell and Gary…

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Recent News

Chili Cook-Off Winner Announced

Celina United Methodist Church took first place in this years Chili Cook-Off. Phyliss Boyce and Linda Hamilton made a great team. See inside for more on the event. 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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THP Encourages Traffic Safety This Halloween

Seven people were killed in traffic crashes in Tennessee during last year’s Halloween period between Tuesday, October 30 through Thursday, November 1. That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to drive cautiously, buckle up, never drive distracted and don’t drink and drive this Halloween. One of the seven vehicular fatalities during last…

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THP Welcomes K-9 Axel

On Oct. 10, Trooper Josh Brawner and Axel completed K-9 Training at the THP Training Division in Nashville. This extensive training accumulated hands on training and Axel obtained certification from USPCA. Cookeville THP is excited about the addition of Axel to our area. Trooper Brawner is assigned to Clay Co. and we look forward to…

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CCHS Bounces Back Against Pickett

The Clay County Bulldogs blew out the Pickett County Bobcats Friday night with a dominant performance to win 45-0 and remain undefeated in the conference. “It is always good to bounce back in the win column,” said Clay County head coach Jake Johnson. The Bulldogs took their first lose of the season last Friday at…

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Clay County Chili Cook-Off Is Saturday

Mark your calendars folks, as the Clay County Chili Cook-Off is this coming Saturday. Cooler weather will put you in the spirit for chili, and you will have your pick this weekend, as a large number of people are expected to provide all the chili you could want. For more on this story, pick up…

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ThreeStar Grant Awarded

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced 59 counties that will receive ThreeStar grants. Clay County was awarded $50,000 for continued community efforts. 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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