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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Walsh Sentenced To Life In Prison

Convicted murderer, Edward Walsh who is 58 years old, is most likely going to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced recently. Judge Gary McKenzie sentenced Walsh to life in prison, plus two years, nearly three months after he was found guilty of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Walsh…

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Tourism Official Visits Clay County

Sara Beth Urban, a representative of the State of Tennessee Department of Tourism Development recently visited Clay County. She spoke about a variety of tourism related issues during her visit. She highlighted recent tourism data that indicates Clay County generated 6.94 million in direct tourism expenditures and created $620,000 in local tax revenue. Tourist tax…

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Citizen Statesman 11-1-16

Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew, 79 of  Cookeville and formerly of Pinellas Park, Fla, passed away Oct. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home in Celina with Sonny’s brother, Reverend Larry Cheesebrew officiating. He was born May 6, 1937 in Pointe Pleasant, W.Va. He was a husband,…

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Enterprise 11-1-16

Budd Harris Bishop Budd Harris Bishop was born on Nov. 1, 1936 in Canton, Ga., and was predeceased by his parents, James Monroe Bishop and Mary Eula Ponder Bishop. In 1968, he married Julia Moss Crowder, and they lived on Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He was recognized in grade school as exceptional in art and by…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-1-16

Elmer D. Ayers Elmer D. Ayers, 81, passed away Oct. 27 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Morgan and Bro. Gordon Lee officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born June 17, 1935…

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Recent News

Three Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drug related offenses recently by Clay County deputies in separate and unrelated charges. Kristy D. Phillips was arrested on May 31 for Schedule IV drugs, possession without a prescription and contraband in the jail by Officer Jacob Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Introducing Fairest Of The Fair

The 2017 Fairest of the Fair winner is Hayley Smith. Hayley is the sister of the 2016 winner Hannah Smith. For more stories like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Police Chief Arrests Two Separate Individuals For Drugs

On the same day two individuals were arrested by the Celina Chief of Police for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. On May 22, John D. Cherry was arrested for simple possession, criminal trespassing and drug paraphernalia by Chief Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Two Bridges To Be Repaired

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee announced the two bridges that the IMPROVE Act will fund. The two Clay County projects that were announced were two bridges. The bridge at Wet Mill Creek Road, over Mill Creek, will be repaired at an announced cost of $173,000. The bridge on John Butler Road, over Proctor Creek will…

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East Lake Ave. Lot Purchased

Tonya Anderson, the new owner of the lot on East Lake Avenue, announced her plans for the future business that will be located there. “It’s going to be a clothing boutique and a tanning salon,” Anderson said. “We would like to be open by October and are locally owned. We have always dreamed of owning…

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Clay County Students Honored

CCHS students Tara Pedigo and Peyton Roberts were honored by elected officials and bank employees during a Valedictorian’s Luncheon. Photo includes from left: Citizens Bank President Joe Carter, Representative Mae Beavers, Class Valedictorian Tara Pedigo, Class Salutatorian Peyton Roberts, Clay County High School Principal Derick Upchurch, Citizens Bank Branch Manager Billy Snyder and Representative Kelly Keisling.…

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