Water Dept. May Get New Handhelds

The City of Celina’s water department may be replacing some outdated equipment if the price is right. During the Jan. 9 meeting of the City of Celina, Mayor Joey Rich and the aldermen asked employee Don Haston Jr. to look into price estimates for two items. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

A routine traffic stop and DUI investigation led to the arrest of Marty A. Oldham, 46, on the night of Dec. 28, by Deputy Tyler Thompson. This turned into more than just a routine stop when a substantial amount of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia were confiscated, resulting in high felony charges. For more…

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Tragedy Strikes Local Family

On Tues, Jan. 2, Gerald Burnette noticed smoke emanating from a residence at 7135 Burkesville Hwy. At 3:31 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched and crews from the City of Celina, East 52, Moss, Pea Ridge and Timothy fire departments arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Upon their arrival, the residence of Matt and Tara…

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New Laws For The New Year

Clay County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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Obituaries

Enterprise 12-20-16

Bill “Cherokee” Allred William (Bill) “Cherokee” Allred, 74, of Alpine, passed away Dec. 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 13 from the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery. He was born in Clay County July 16,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-20-16

Debra Gail Gentry Licensed Practical Nurse Debra Gail Gentry, 58, passed away Dec. 12 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-13-16

Christina Denise Barlow Fox Factory Worker Christina Denise Barlow Fox, 43, passed away Dec. 3 at her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Barlow officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 11, 1973…

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Recent News

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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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 citizen-statesman.com.

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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 citizen-statesman.com.

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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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