Two Groups Bid On Hospital

Editor’s Note: Reprinted from the Herald-Citizen, Lindsay McReynolds reporting. Two organizations have submitted letters of intent to purchase the closed Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Both seek to reopen the hospital, according to their proposals. The Osborn Group, LLC, of Ohio wants to purchase the Celina hospital for $500,000. Celina Healthcare of Clinton, Tennessee wants…

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Charges In Regional Opioid Investigation

Federal indictments were unsealed today charging nine Middle Tennessee medical professionals, including four doctors, four nurse practitioners and a pharmacist, with various charges alleging their participation in illegally prescribing and dispensing opioids and other dangerous narcotics and health care fraud schemes, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. Federal agents across…

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East Clay VFD Receives Firefighters Grant

East Clay Volunteer Fire Department has received a firefighters grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Air Paks (SCBA’s), masks, air cylinders and bags for masks. These new air paks will make the jobs of our volunteer firemen easier and safer.  The paks were ordered from G&W Diesel/EVS, Memphis, through their TN representative, Bradley…

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Celina Walks Plan Holds First Public Meeting

Sidewalk improvements are coming to Celina, and more may even be on the way. The first public meeting for the Celina Walks Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan was held last Thursday at the Clay County Community Center. Celina recently received a $50,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Health’s Access to Health Through Healthy Built Environments…

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Obituaries 4/9/19

Shirley Ann Rich Hooten Shirley Ann Rich Hooten was born April 28, 1959 in Indianapolis, IN. Shirley lived the majority of her life in Celina. She was a factory worker at Osh Kosh in Celina, before finding her passion of caring for people and becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant, which she pursued for the rest…

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Obituaries 3/26/19

Wanda Jean Franklin Wanda Jean Franklin, 71 of Gainesboro formerly of the Union Hill Community of Clay County passed away March 20 at Mabry Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held March 22 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving relatives include; brothers, Lonnie Franklin and Joe Franklin…

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Obituaries 3/19/19

Tracy Abbagail Smith Tracy Abbagail Smith, 20 of Moss, passed away on Feb. 27 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services were held on March 4 at the Acres of Grace Farms witha Kenny Westmoreland, Jason Dodson and Keith Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery.…

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Recent News

Two Different Fires In One Week’s Span

Pictured to the right the Baptist Ridge VFD, Celina VFD and East 52 VFD responded to a reported house on fire on April 4, at 3701 Baptist Ridge Road. On arrival they found the siding on the back of the trailer to be on fire and about a half acre of grass, leaves and brush on…

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Water Bill Cut-Off Resolution Approved

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Celina City Hall in Celina, Tennessee. Present: Mayor Joe Rich, Shannon Boles, City Recorder and Jimmy White, City Attorney. Aldermen Present: Tonya Spears, Buddy Thompson and Donald Haston. Visitors Present: Lydia Smith, Wayne Rich, Matthew Copeland, Tanner Rich…

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School Parking Lots To Be Paved

The Clay County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Office. The following members were present: Benji Bailey, Jason Coons, James Hatcher, Veda Hix, Nathan Sherrell, Todd Upton and Vonda Weir. Chris McLerran, Todd Lynn and David West were absent.…

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Walker Ridge Road Closed

The road across the dam, Walker Ridge Road, remains closed to traffic. The main road repairs have been completed but must settle before the final completion can be accomplished. The Clay County Highway Commissioner has informed us the road should be opened within three weeks or so, weather permitting. We are very grateful to the…

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City Receives Grant To Improve Sidewalk System

The City of Celina has received a $50,000 grant aimed at helping increase physical activity and improving the quality of life for residents through improved sidewalks and other features in the downtown area, creating a link to Donaldson Park. The grant is from the Tennessee Department of Health’s “Access to Health through Healthy Built Environments”…

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Tri-County Electric Again Warns Members Of Scams

Once again Tri-County Electric members have reported receiving phone calls stating they have an unpaid bill and power will be disconnected if no payment is made within 45 minutes. They are directing customers to call 1-800-508-4310 to make the payment. Unfortunately, some of the scammers have become sophisticated enough that Tri-County Electric will sometimes show…

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