Flu Restrictions Set For Cumberland River Hospital

To protect individuals and patients at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH), flu restrictions have been put in place. CRH will begin to restrict visitors under the age of 16 from visiting patients beginning Dec. 24. 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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Audit Findings Come Back Good

There were no audit findings during the last audit from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. It was discussed at the December school board meeting. Director of Schools Matt Eldridge spoke to board members about the latest audit. “The audit came in and you all got a copy (of the results),” the director said. “I…

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Major Water Leak Fixed

City of Celina employees worked late into a cold December night to restore water to city residents. A section of water line where a 10-inch line connects to a 6-inch line sprung a major leak, leaving residents from the Swan Subdivision and north without water a majority of the weekend. For more on this story,…

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Farmer Of The Year Awarded

Many Clay County farmers, children and people were honored at this year’s Clay County Soil Conservation awards banquet. Robert Craighead was named the 2018 Farmer of the Year. The Young Farmer of the Year award went to Curtis Collins. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands…

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Obits 12/4/18

Roy Munn Johnson Roy Munn Johnson, 64 of Moss, passed away on Nov. 18 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 21 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ray Williams Cemetery. James ‘Tater’ Johnson, Andrew Garrett, Bobby ‘Cobb’ Smith, Jimmy Goad, David Goad…

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Obits 11/27/18

Elizabeth Ann Nolan Elizabeth Ann Nolan, 75 of Allons, passed away on Nov. 15 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Newberry officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery. Jeff Nolan, Kevin Nolan, Harold Nolan, Kenny Nolan, Tom Spearman…

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Obits 11/20/18

Card of Thanks I would like to thank Dr. Jacquin and all the wonder nurses at Cookeville Cancer Center, the Cookeville Hospital and nurses. Thanks to everyone who visited, prayer and brought food, flowers and money. Thanks to our special friend, Freda Thompson. Luke King, Dan Nicson and Ed Moore for the kind words. Thanks…

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Recent News

Utility Ordinance Law Passed

The City of Celina aldermen passed the second reading of the tiny house ordinance during their December meeting. This law will ban tiny houses and tiny house villages from being allowed inside city limits. A public hearing was held before the meeting and during the 30-minute public hearing, residents had the opportunity to speak about…

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Man Arrested For Assaulting Trooper

A man was arrested after he allegedly wrecked his motorcycle while being intoxicated and fought with a state trooper. Jamie W. Emberton, 49 of Portland, was arrested on Dec. 6 for DUI, vehicular assault, assault on an officer, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment by THP Trooper Josh Brawner. For more on this story, pick up…

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One Fatality In Moss Car Crash

A man lost his life in an accident on Tompkinsville Highway on Friday. Christopher Scott Evans, of Clay County, lost his life tragically in an accident on State Route 51, also known as Tompkinsville Highway on the morning of Dec. 14. The accident happened near the 700 block of that road at approximately 8:03 a.m.…

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Security To Be Increased At Library

Additional security measures will be taken at the Clay County Library after some criminal activity has been reported there. Timmy Boles is a County Commissioner and library board member. Boles reported back to the Commission about recent developments at the library. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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An Impressive Christmas Display

Nestled in the Pea Ridge Community is one of the most impressive Christmas displays in the county. A Clay County husband and wife have set up a remarkable display of inflatables, lights and projections on Fire Hall Road. “You just don’t see it anymore. It is dying out, at least I feel like it is,”…

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Officials Attend Governor’s Conference

Clay County officials recently attended the annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development (ECD) here, receiving recognition for another year of ThreeStar certification. Developed in 1980, the ThreeStar Program is designed to help communities take full advantage of economic development opportunities. The goals are to preserve existing employment, create new employment opportunities, increase Tennessee…

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