Personal Services To Reopen Wednesday

Last Wednesday Governor Lee announced personal service businesses could begin reopening May 6. These businesses include barbershops, hair salons, waxing salons, nail spas, massage therapy services and similar businesses that require prolonged close contact with customers. “We know that for these businesses, things like masks are especially important because of the close contact that employees…

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Dale Hollow Dam Road Closes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced Dale Hollow Dam Road at the dam in Celina is closed to all traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 4 through Thursday, July 2 at 5 p.m. as workers upgrade machinery at the dam. Pedestrians and bicycle traffic are also not allowed across the dam.…

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Fire Safety Grants Announced For Clay

State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, and State Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, recently announced more than $40,000 for fire safety grants awarded to Clay County volunteer fire departments. “Our volunteer fire departments operate with very limited funds so these grants are greatly appreciated and will be used for much-needed resources that will help save lives. I…

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Ghearing’s Trial Date Moved

The trial date for a Livingston doctor with a practice in Celina has been moved. Gilbert Ross Ghearing, 66 of Livingston, was a former physician and owner of a family medical practice in Celina. He was charged in May 2019 with violating the Controlled Substances Act announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District…

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Obituaries 3/31/20

Doris Ann (Buck) Hamlet Doris Ann (Buck) Hamlet, 67, of Hilham, passed away at her residence. Funeral services were held March 22 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Stacey Cemetery in Jackson County. She was born April 24, 1952 in Gainesboro. She was the owner of Doris’…

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Obituaries 3/24/20

Turner Lee Ridge Turner Lee Ridge, 84, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away on March 13 at Mabry Healthcare and Rehab in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held March 16 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jerry Reed officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. He was born Oct.…

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Obituaries 3/17/20

Wealtha Olyne Strong Wealtha Olyne Strong, 92, of Celina, passed away March 8 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 11 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Andrew Strong, Matt Barlow, James Thomas Strong, Caye Strong, Grant Strong, Gaven Beasley…

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Recent News

Celina To Receive $472,288

State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced last week that the city of Celina will receive a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Multimodal Access Grant in the amount of $472,288. The money will be used for pedestrian facility improvements on State Route 52 from Green Street to College Avenue. For…

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Schools Honor Lunch Heroes

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition and food safety standards and offering service with a smile, Clay County nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To recognize their hard work and commitment, Clay County Schools want to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 8. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity…

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Phase One Of Reopening Begins

With more than 400,000 unemployed, many Tennesseans have wondered when they would be able to return to work. Last week Governor Lee announced the first steps in Tennessee’s phased reopening of the economy–allowing restaurants and retailers to reopen this week. Restaurants began reopening Monday, April 27 and retailers can begin reopening Wednesday, April 29. While…

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Emergency Room Now Open

It looks like the emergency room at the old Cumberland River Hospital is now open. State Senator Mark Pody and Johnny Presley, owner of Cumberland River Hospital, announced Monday afternoon that the emergency room at the hospital is now open. After 16 months and many phone calls between Pody, Rep. Kelly Keisling and the Governor,…

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Gov. Lee Extends Stay At Home Order

Last Monday Governor Bill Lee ordered an extension of the Stay At Home executive order until April 30 to preserve and increase the containment of COVID-19. The governor’s previous order for Tennesseans to stay at home unless engaging in essential activities or services was to expire April 14, but continued diligence is required to prevent…

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Fire Results In Total Loss

On April 8 at approximately 8:55 p.m. three volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in East Clay. The departments responding were East Clay, Taylor’s Crossroads and Monroe. They were at the scene for several hours and went back the following day for a re-check. No injuries were reported.

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