Jr. High Basketball Champions Honored

Hard work and determination are words used by head coaches Phillip Matthews and Courtney Cherry to describe their championship teams. Both the boys and girls teams were honored at the CCHS gym. Courtney Cherry spoke about the boys team and their impressive 20-0 season this year. “They are hard working and have a good attitude,”…

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Two Individuals Arrested For Meth

A Clay County officer arrested two individuals for meth following a search of a residence. Randall Bledsoe Jr., 31 of Celina and Rachel Criswell, 27 of Celina were arrested for manufacturing, selling, delivery of Schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Officer Robert Jacoby. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Clay County Fair Named Most Improved

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently presented awards to 54 of the top county, regional and state agricultural fairs. The Clay County Fair was named most improved fair for Division A. “Agricultural education is as important as it has ever been,” Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton said. “County fairs provide an opportunity for communities across…

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Junior High Boys Are Number One

The Celina Junior High boys won the state championship. They won the championship game 52-38. For more basketball photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Enterprise 11-29-16

Alice June Boyd Alice June Boyd, 82, formerly of Hilham and Anderson, Ind., passed away Nov. 21 in Johnson City, Tenn. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. She was born April 5, 1934 in Overton County. She graduated from Anderson…

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Citizen Statesman 11-22-16

David B. Head David B. Head, 74 of Smithville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Graveside services were held Nov. 12 at the Pitcock Cemetery in Moss with his son David S. Head officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born Mach 6, 1942 in Clay County. David…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-22-16

Ronnie Bess Residential Painter Ronnie Bess, 51, passed away Nov. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Bedford County,…

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Recent News

Langford Appointed County Commissioner

Champ Langford was appointed by a majority of Clay County Commissioners and will fill the 5th district seat that was vacated by Billy Maxwell. Initially there were five candidates for the position, including: Michael Miller, Sharon Burks, Donald Haston, Judith Cutright and Langford. In each round, County Commissioners chose one candidate and at the end…

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Keisling Reappointed To Board

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell recently reappointed State Representative Kelly Keisling to the Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors. Keisling has served as a board member since 2013. The Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors is comprised of 14 members. The group is tasked with creating and submitting a funding and operational plan…

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Vet Performs Opening Ceremony

World War II Veteran Paul White was selected to perform the Ringing of the Bells ceremony. The Ringing of the Bells ceremony is the annual opening ceremony of Homecoming Days. White was chosen to be the bell ringer of both historic bells. White was introduced to the audience by his granddaughter, Melissa White. Melissa White…

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Healthier Tennessee…

Many people are working together towards getting a Healthier Tennessee Community designation from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. Recently representatives from health care, the school system, local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce gathered for the kick off to a Healthier Clay County. Photo includes: Kevin Donaldson from the Clay County Chamber, Rob…

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Scenes From Homecoming Days

Members of Boy Scout Troop 359 participated in a flag raising ceremony. Photo includes from left: Levi Garrett, Brett Dailey and Committee Member Greg Burch. 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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Man Arrested For Meth

Poor driving skills got a man pulled over and arrested for drugs. Jesse D. Pearce, 22 of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested for Schedule II drugs and possession of paraphernalia by Officer Jacob Beu and Officer Jimmy Morgan. According to Officer Beu’s report, “I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Brown Street…

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