Cell Phone Law Now In Place

It’s time to start putting your phone down while driving in Tennessee with the launch of “Hands Free TN” law as of yesterday, July 1. It will be illegal to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle. If you need to use your cell phone while driving it must be…

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New Deputy In Town

Congratulations to Deputy Sheriff Anthony Sherrell. Deputy Sherrell graduated from the Walters State Community College Basic Law Enforcement Class on June 6. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office extends a very warm welcome to Deputy Sherrell and his family to the Sheriffs Office family. Job well done Deputy Sherrell! For more on this story, pick up…

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Do Twins Run In Your Family?

In one Clay County family they do. Kyla Smith is finding out first hand that they do. Her great, great grandmother started when she had twin boys, Roy and Troy. Then her great grandmother had two sets of twins, a boy and girl, Darrell and Shirley (Shirley is Kyla’s grandmother) and then she had twin…

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County Receives Site Grant

The Joint Industrial Board of Celina and Clay County has been awarded a Site Development Grant by the State of Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant award of nearly $60,000 will fund ongoing efforts to develop the Mitchell Street site for industrial recruitment. “We are fortunate here in Clay County to have…

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Obituaries 5/28/19

  Anita Ellen Poindexter Spears Anita Ellen Poindexter Spears, 58, of Celina, passed away May 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenneth Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Lester Spears Cemetery. She was born Aug. 26, 1960 in Celina. She attended Celina High School, worked…

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Obituaries 5/21/19

Carol Joy Hinson Carol Joy Hinson, 86, of Moss, passed away May 9 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 13 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Nathan Sherrell officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. She was born on July 28, 1932, in the Union Hill area of Clay County. She was…

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Obituaries 5/14/19

Bill Teeples Bill Teeples, 97, of Celina, passed away April 24 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held April 27 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. He was born April 16, 1922 in Celina. He served during World War II as a part…

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Recent News

Celina Man Facing Charges

A Celina man was arrested in Cookeville on Wednesday night following a shooting. David Garrett Devries, 41, of Brown Street, was arrested for aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and violating bond conditions by Algood Police. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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22nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo A Tremendous Success

On the morning of June 8, a total of 2,000 nine-inch rainbow trout, 10 large display rainbow trout and brook trout were released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery for the 22 annual “Kids’ Fishing Rodeo.” Held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the Rodeo was open to kids…

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Grand Opening Held For Therapy Addition At CH&R

On June 11, Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center invited the community to tour the new therapy addition. Construction began in September of 2018 and completed in April of 2019. An outpatient therapy gym and six private short-term rehabilitative suites were constructed to provide services to the residents of Clay County. For more on this story, pick…

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Farmers Market Will Begin June 15

The first of several scheduled Clay County Farmers Markets is set for Saturday, June 15 at the courthouse square. The farmers market will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held every Saturday as long as produce and other products last through the summer and early fall, organizers say. Vendors and buyers will be important…

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Farm Bureau Talks Issues With Congressman Rose

Clay County Farm Bureau leaders recently joined with other county Farm Bureau members from all corners of the 6th Congressional District to show appreciation to Congressman John Rose for his dedicated service to the 6th district of Tennessee and to the agricultural community, listen to an update from Washington and share concerns and issues with…

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Clay County School System Awarded School Bus Grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program,…

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