Clay Splits With Monterey On Road

The Bulldog basketball teams of CCHS split games with district rival Monterey High School at the Wildcats’ home court on Friday with the Lady Bulldogs bringing a big 70-52 win back to Celina and the Bulldogs falling just short with a final score of 68-74. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a good start and…

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Town Makeover? Celina Is Hopeful

HGTV is launching a nationwide search to find towns that could use some hometown touch for its upcoming series “Home Town Takeover.” Members of the community are working together in hopes that Celina will be one of the towns chosen for a makeover. Mayor Tonya Spears first found out about the town restorations when she…

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Dale Hollow Dam Road Will Close For Scheduled Maintenance

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Kelly Keisling Is Selected As TN House Legislator Of The Year

Representative Kelly T. Keisling was recognized as the 2019 Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council’s Legislator of the Year. The Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council’s (TREEDC) Seventh Annual Conference was held last month at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville. This event showcased best practices in renewable energy toward economic development across the…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 12/17/19

Betty Jean Hatcher Betty Jean Hatcher, 56, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Clay County. She was born March 23, 1963 in Livingston. She was preceded…

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Obituaries 12/10/19

Lenda Sue Cherry Lenda Sue Cherry, 73, of Celina passed away Nov. 21 at her residence. There were no services as she had chosen cremation. She was born Aug. 17, 1946 in Clay County. She worked in the healthcare field for Cumberland River Hospital where she found great pleasure in serving her community. She treasured…

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Obituaries 12/3/19

Katherine Terry Clark Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Terry Clark, age 93, of Cookeville, TN were held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Donaldson Cemetery in Clay County on her family farm. Buddy Johnson, minister of the Jefferson Avenue…

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Recent News

Bulldogs Claim Top Spot In District

The Bulldog basketball teams of Clay County hosted district rival Gordonsville on Friday where the Lady Bulldogs would win 61-26 and the Bulldogs would win 67-41 and advance to first place in District 6 A. The evening began with the Lady Bulldogs who set the tone of the game early by going up 19-6 in…

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Celina’s Willie McLerran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Willie McLerran had a surprise visitor for his 100th Birthday. Senator Mark Pody stopped by Willie’s home to wish him a very happy birthday. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.  

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Grant Allows For Face-Lift Of Commercial Building

James and Jo Helen Eads received a check from Celina Mayor Tonya Spears and ThreeStar Director Doug Young. This is the third commercial facade grant that Celina has received in the past 10 years.  Over 30 buildings have been given face-lifts as a result of these grants. The grants have provided shared funding to most of…

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County Commission Votes On Wheel Tax

During the county commission meeting on Jan. 3, the commissioners once again voted on the Wheel Tax increase to help fund the new jail. The votes were 7-3 in favor of the increase. Those who voted yes were: Timmie Scott, Jeff Gentry, Parrish Wright, Jerry Rhoton, Anthony Boles, Michael Miller and Liz Boles. Those who…

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Celina Man Is Charged With Attempted Murder

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol has resulted in the arrest of a Celina man on attempted murder and assault charges. On Dec. 30, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

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Fire Destroys Home

A fire destroyed a home last Saturday at 400 Pleasant Hill Road in Willow Grove. An estimated 30,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire. The roof collapsed into the interior; the home was a complete loss. No injuries were reported. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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