City Settles Final Clark Subdivision Lawsuit

The City of Celina has settled a lawsuit and will pay $33,000 in damages. Readers may remember that a lawsuit was filed by some homeowners in the Clark Subdivision. Reportedly a drainage ditch was dug in the area and topsoil was removed from private property back when Willie Kerr was still mayor. A few people…

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Celina Girl Travels To NYC

Samara Elizabeth Williams, a four-year-old from Celina, will get the opportunity of a lifetime. She will be headed to New York City in July to compete in one of the world’s biggest talent and modeling shows. Samara’s journey to New York City started a little closer to home. She was photographed by Teresa Anderson of…

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Lady Bulldogs Defeat Lady Blue Devils

After suffering a loss during their last meeting, the CCHS girls softball team bounced back picking up a win over Jackson County. The girls got off to a quick start to the game. In the first inning, Brittany Boone hit a double and then was brought in a short time later by Jada Kerr. Summer…

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Clay County Residents Featured In Documentary

Several Clay County residents were filmed and will be featured in a documentary called “Income Outcome”. A film preview was shown in Celina on April 7. The film preview had what seemed to be a sad and somber tone and focused on challenges that some Clay County people face. The original idea for the documentary…

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Obituaries

Obits 3/14/17

James Cunningham Painter James Cunningham, 54 of Celina, passed away on March 5 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina surrounded by his loving family. Graveside Services were held March 6 at Turkeytown Cemetery with Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. He was born Thursday, Jan.…

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Obits

Dustin Eugene Jenkins 2008 CCHS Graduate Dustin E. “Big D” Jenkins, 27, of Glasgow, Ky. and formerly of Moss, passed away at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 22. Funeral services were held March 1 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Donnie Ruby, Chris…

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C-S Obits 2-28-17

Lonnie Alvin Brown Lonnie Alvin Brown, 80, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in his home after a lengthy illness. Alvin married his dedicated and loving wife, Billie Sue Sullivan, on November 4, 1994. Prior to marrying Billie, Alvin served in the United States Air Force stationed in several locations, including two combat tours…

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Recent News

Man Assaults Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting a police officer. For…

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Four Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement officers had a busy two days. Four individuals were arrested for drugs in those two days. Jason E. Syverson Jr., 26, and Samantha R. Brewer, 27 both of Celina, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in a related case. They were both arrested on Nov.…

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Ribbon Cutting Held…

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Arrested For Theft

Celina Police Department Sergeant Megan Copas with assistance from Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Cain recently arrested two individuals for theft in separate and unrelated cases. Alexis Brooke Nelson, 20, was arrested for theft over $10,000 on Nov. 14 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Chickasaw Indians Celebrate Lacy’s 90th Birthday

Several Chickasaw Indian dancers celebrated Christine Lacy’s 90th birthday by performing Chickasaw dances and telling stories. The family of Christine Lacy reached out to the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers who are ambassadors for the Chickasaw Nation. Lacy and her family are Chickasaw Indians. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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