DEA Visits Four Local Pharmacies

Twenty agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) traveled to Clay County last week, visiting four pharmacies. According to a statement released by the DEA, “As a result of inspection findings, DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question.…

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Copas Promoted To Assistant Chief

Megan Copas, a six-year veteran of the force, has climbed the ranks and was recently prompted to the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Celina. She began her career in law enforcement as a patrol officer in March of 2012. Her dedicated and honorable service got her promoted to Sergeant in 2016. Now,…

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Local Husband Supports His Wife

After a local woman got cancer, had to take chemotherapy treatments and began to lose her hair, her husband shaved his head in support of his wife. Hal and Karen Tackett moved to Celina approximately two years ago. In May, Karen went to the doctor for a check up and after a biopsy was diagnosed…

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Probation Given In Plea Agreement

Richard Stewart was sentenced to one year of probation as part of a plea agreement after being arrested for having a marijuana growing operation in his home. Readers may remember that Richard and Brandon Stewart were arrested on March 17. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on…

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Obits 7/24/18

Brenda K. Trouten Brenda K. Trouten, 72 of Celina, passed away on July 18 at Cumberland River Hospital. Visitation was held on July 21 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation and no other services will follow. She was born on Nov. 7, 1945 in Battle Creek, Mich. She…

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Obits 7/17/18

Janalee Partlow Franklin Janalee Partlow Franklin, 74 of the Mt. Vernon Community, passed away on July 5 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on July 9 at the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Brother Lester Richard officiating.  Interment followed in the Bakerton Cemetery.  Trey Cunningham, Garrett…

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Obits 7/10/18

Card of Thanks Family of Frank Hoover offers their Thanks. On behalf of my husband, Frank Hoover, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone for their tremendous outpouring of support through prayers, comforting words, calls, food, visits, flowers and gifts. I was extremely touched by the support at the visitation and funeral…

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Recent News

Aldermen Approve Vehicle Purchases

The City of Celina Aldermen unanimously approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the city. The city trucks are worn out, a fact that Mayor Joey Rich pointed out to the aldermen during the meeting. “We have been using the city car to read water meters,” the mayor said. The city aldermen were presented…

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Two Injured In Car Accident

Two individuals suffered minor injures following a collision at the intersection of Highway 53 and East Lake Avenue. According to THP Trooper Matthew Russell, Mary Rogers of Cookeville was driving a 2015 Ford Fusion. A juvenile was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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Couple Brutally Assaults Victim

Tonya J. Scott and Jason E. Syverson Jr. allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat, tied him up and ransacked his home. Scott, 24 of Celina and Syverson Jr., 27 of Celina were both arrested on Aug. 15 for theft, aggravated assault, aggravated vandalism, aggravated burglary and vandalism by Officer Michael Allen. For more…

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Overdose Awareness Plans Discussed

With the high risk of overdose death due to fentanyl laced drugs, leaders from the healthcare and emergency services met to form a plan in case an overdose death crisis happened in Clay County. This meeting laid the initial groundwork of a plan to contain and minimize deaths in case an overdose crisis were to…

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CCSO To Focus On Treatment

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has partnered with First Step Recovery Centers in an effort to provide treatment and rehabilitation to inmates. “This has been a goal of (Sheriff) Brandon and I for a long time,” Chief Deputy Risk Lisi said about the CCSO now offering drug and rehabilitation options. For more on this…

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Water Refill Station In The Works

The possibility of getting a water bottle refill station at the historic Courthouse was one of the topics discussed at the latest Clay County Healthier Tennessee meeting held last week. The Clay County Healthier Tennessee Committee discussed ways to spend their grant funding and one of those items was the water bottle refill station. For…

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