CCHS Will Receive A New Livestock Facility

Clay County High School will be getting a new livestock facility after receiving a $75,000 grant, Director of Schools Matt Eldridge told board members during their Oct. 18 meeting. “They got a $75,000 grant. They are going to be able to build a livestock facility,” Eldridge said. “It will be pretty nice, he (CCHS Principal…

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Woman’s Attempt To Evade Arrest Ends In Failure

Hiding in a barn and giving fake names weren’t enough to fool law enforcement. The woman faces several additional charges after her efforts were foiled. Cara J. Foster, 38, was arrested on Oct. 6 for criminal impersonation, evading arrest, false report to officer, possession of paraphernalia, Schedule VI drugs and failure to appear by Officer…

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Local Man Cannot Remember Accident

A Clay County man didn’t remember having a major accident in front of Spears Bait Shop, according to reports. Clay County emergency services was dispatched to an accident on East Lake Avenue at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 12. Officers arrived on the scene to discover that a Ford F150 had struck a parked vehicle…

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Grease Traps Being Considered

After a sewage backup into Dr. Gilbert Ghearing’s office, the City of Celina mayor and aldermen are looking into the requirements of having grease traps in restaurants and other related businesses. The City of Celina mayor and aldermen are deeply concerned that grease being dumped down the drains will eventually cause sewage back up into…

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Obits 9/25/18

Reva Nell Morris Reva Nell Morris, 69 of Celina, passed away on Sept. 12 at the Livingston Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Funeral services were held on Sept. 15 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery with Dr. Kenneth Beaty officiating. Pallbearers included:…

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Obits 9/11/18

Jennifer Elane (Davenport) Langford Jennifer Elane (Davenport) Langford, 39 of Lebanon, passed away on Sept. 2. Funeral services were held on Sept. 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dave Goldner and Pastor Eddie Turner officiating. Interment followed at the Puckett Cemetery in Smithville. Active pallbearers included: Curtis Stone, Josh Pruno, Gary Tinsley, Jon Williamson,…

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Obits 8/28/18

Joyce Tidwell Joyce Tidwell, 79 of Hilham, passed away on Aug. 14 at her residence in the company of her loving family. Graveside services were held on Aug. 15 at the Turkeytown Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. She was born on Feb. 9, 1939 in Clay County. She…

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Recent News

Samara Signs Modeling Contract

A four-year-old girl’s future is shining bright after signing a modeling and talent contract recently. Samara Williams, of Celina, signed a modeling and talent contract with BMG Model and Talent Agency out of Atlanta, Ga. Samara has taken the next step in her modeling career. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Horse And Buggy Wreck

An unusual accident happened on Arcot Road, as a horse and buggy ended up crashing down an embankment. According to reports the horse and buggy involved in the incident were traveling approximately at noon on Oct. 4. The buggy was on the roadway on Arcot Road near the entrance to the fairgrounds when one of…

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Two More County Commissioners Added To The Park Board

The Clay County Park Board historically has been an independent body with minimal influence from the Clay County Commission. Two more Commissioners were added to the Park Board and some Park Board members feel that the board is slowly losing their independence. On Oct. 1, the Clay Commission unanimously appointed Bryan Coons and Anthony Boles…

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Students Participate In Compost Pilot Program

Composting is a natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a rich soil additive known as compost. Other states are actively doing this with their food waste and our Clay County High School FFA students are leading the way for Tennessee by participating in a compost pilot program. Clay County High School…

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Investigation Results In Charges

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and multiple local and state agencies has resulted in a multiple-count indictment against a former operator of a Putnam County group home. On April 10, and at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

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Junior Bulldogs Fall In Championship Game

A combination of muddy field conditions and lopsided penalty calls were enough to derail the Celina K8 Bulldogs season in the championship game. Gordonsville got the ball to begin the game, but a fumble early in the drive stalled it. Bryce Bailey recovered the fumble. Clay County and Gordsonsville continued the defensive battle. On their…

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