Reagan Signs Declaration

On March 29 Dale Reagan, county mayor, signed a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 Confederate History Month in Clay County. With Mayor Reagan at the signing of the Proclamation is Mary Loyd Reneau, president of the William Wesley Elam Chapter 2557, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, established in Celina in August,…

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Tech Is Tennessee Tour Visits Clay County

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Keisling Named State Representative Of The Year

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) was named State Representative of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville. Chairman Keisling was recognized because of his support and advocacy on issues and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Upper…

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CFD Looks To Lower ISO Rating

Members of the Celina Fire Department fight fires on a regular basis. They have a new battle on their hands, this time it’s the ISO rating. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a classification system used to reflect a community’s local fire protection. This rating is based on many factors and lots of paperwork.…

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Obits 2/27/18

Garry Wayne Langford Garry Wayne Langford, 67 of the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County, passed away Feb. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Bilbrey and Joy Langford officiating. Interment followed at the McDonald Cemetery. Nick McLerran, James…

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Obits 2/13/18

Johnny Clovis Pedigo Johnny Clovis Pedigo, 56 of Moss, passed away on Feb. 1 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Eric Copass and Charles Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 29, 1962 in Tompkinsville, Ky. He…

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Obits 2/6/18

Donald Anthony Spielman Police Officer/Detective Donald Anthony Spielman, 86 of Celina, passed away Jan. 26 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ted Kocher officiating. Family served as active pallbearers. Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born on…

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Recent News

Moulton Helps Rescue Bald Eagle

Pickett County wildlife officer Craig Norris and Clay County wildlife sergeant Bill Moulton retrieved an injured, juvenile bald eagle from the Meetinghouse Branch in Pickett County on March 6. The bald eagle was tangled in a discarded limbline, used to catch catfish. The eagle was taken to Dr. Dawn Lindsey, with the Clay County Animal…

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Women Ejected From Windshield

Cheyenne Dulworth was injured after being ejected from the front windshield of a 2002 Ford Mustang on March 12. According to THP Trooper Toby Beaty, Peyton Smith and Cheyenne Dulworth, both of Celina, were traveling north in the 2002 Mustang on Highway 111 in Overton County. Marilyn Moses, of Ohio, was driving north in a…

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Roadblock Ordinance Passes

Questionable roadblocks should be a thing of the past. An ordinance was recently passed that will still allow some legitimate organizations to have roadblocks, but should stop some of the questionable ones. Driving through downtown Celina during the spring and summer weekends last year, you could almost guarantee getting stopped by a roadblock. People would…

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Clay County Receives $5,000 Check

A $5,000 check was presented to Clay County Healthier Tennessee on March 6 during the Clay County subcommittee meeting. The Healthier Tennessee members are from many different groups including: UT Extension Office, Clay County Health Department, Cumberland River Hospital, Celina Health and Rehab, the Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Schools and other local businesses. The…

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Sellers Necessary For Market To Become A Reality

A group of interested citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the formation of a farmers market in the county. A dozen people who represented agricultural organizations, government and other groups, along with private citizens, attended the initial 2018 meeting to organize a farmers market in the county. For more on this…

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Fourth Generation Officer Has Local Ties

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather by becoming a law enforcement officer. Gonzalez, Jr., who lived in Clay County and attended Hermitage Springs, went through the police academy. He took his oath of office on Feb. 13 and will serve as an officer for the Suffolk Police Department…

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