Two Arrested For Drugs

Two individuals were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases recently. Joshua T. Fraley was arrested following an alleged incident that involved inhaling keyboard duster. Fraley, 24 of Hilham, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication by Officer Jake Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Stolen Four Wheeler Leads To Drug Arrests

A couple that allegedly stole a four-wheeler face several charges after police discovered drugs in their home. Patrick W. Bandy and Valla S. Mayhew were both arrested on Aug. 13 for theft of property, possession of meth, possession of Schedule VI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Officer Jeff Coffelt. For more on this…

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month

In Tennessee, an estimated 950 men, women and children die by suicide each year. More people die by suicide each year than from homicide, AIDS or drunk driving. Suicide is the leading cause of violent deaths in our state, nationally and worldwide, far above homicide and death due to natural disasters. Suicide is the second-leading…

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Bulldogs Season Starts Off 2-0

For the first time in what feels like a long time, Clay County Bulldog Football Team begins their season with a 2-0 record. In the Battle of the Bulldogs, the Clay County Bulldogs defeated the Red Boiling Springs (RBS) Bulldogs with a final score of 34-12. The Bulldogs snapped a losing streak against Jackson County…

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Obits 7/25/17

Card Of Thanks Thank you, From our family to yours a sincere thank you goes out to each and every person that helped us through losing Richard Wayne Lafever on 7-6-2017. From Potters at Baxter for helping us with the camper to the Baxter city police, Baxter Fire Department and Baxter Ambulance Service for trying…

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Obits 7/18/17

Carl Lewis Hayes Line Leader for Dacco Mfg. Carl Lewis Hayes, 70 of Allons, passed away on July 8 at his residence. Funeral Services were held July 10 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Eric Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Hayes Family Cemetery. Jerry Beason, Carl Smith, Stevie Sims, Cole McDonald, Derek Masters and…

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Obits 7/11/17

Connie Wayne Dillehay Teacher Connie Wayne Dillehay, 66 of the Hermitage Springs Community in Clay County, passed away June 28 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, Ky.  Funeral Services for Connie Wayne Dillehay were held July 2 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. …

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Recent News

Homecoming Royalty..

The Celina K-8 Queens celebrated during their homecoming game against Monroe County. Cherokee Upton, on left, was the Homecoming Queen this year. Haley Kirk, on right, was the Football Queen. 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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Total Solar Eclipse

People from every community, young and old, took time to enjoy the total solar eclipse that took place on Aug. 21. 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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Walsh Found Guilty

The jury deliberated for approximately five hours before finding Edward Walsh guilty of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Walsh was originally charged with first degree murder and abuse of a corpse in the July 2015 death of Melisha K. Mosier. Both sides argued their case during closing arguments. For more on this story,…

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York Trial To Take Place This Week

Ricky Lee York, from Clay County, will have his trial this week where he faces multiple charges that include attempted murder. York, 28, was arrested by Kentucky State Police in connection to a house fire that occurred on March 11, 2016 at 77 Old Ky Road in Clinton County, Kentucky. Three people were home at…

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Langford Appointed County Commissioner

Champ Langford was appointed by a majority of Clay County Commissioners and will fill the 5th district seat that was vacated by Billy Maxwell. Initially there were five candidates for the position, including: Michael Miller, Sharon Burks, Donald Haston, Judith Cutright and Langford. In each round, County Commissioners chose one candidate and at the end…

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Keisling Reappointed To Board

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell recently reappointed State Representative Kelly Keisling to the Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors. Keisling has served as a board member since 2013. The Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors is comprised of 14 members. The group is tasked with creating and submitting a funding and operational plan…

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