Local Student Recognized…

Brison Edmond Burchett, son of Brian and Angie Burchett, was recognized at the Board of Education meeting for Perfect Attendance that included Kindergarten through 8th grade. Photo includes Burchett and Board of Education Chairman Benji Bailey. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Medical Call Turns Out To Be Aerosol Huffer

A CCSO deputy arrived on the scene of what was initially thought to be a medical emergency, but it turned out to be a woman who was allegedly inhaling Endust. Lisa M. Bowman, 47 of Celina, was arrested on Sept. 22 for inhaling aerosol for unlawful purposes, resisting stop, arrest or search and DUI by…

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Consultant Talks To Commissioners About Jail

Jail Management Consultant Jim Hart visited Clay County commissioners to discuss the jail during a meeting that was solely focused on the jail. Hart spoke about the current challenges that the aging jail faces. He spoke to commissioners about challenges such as housing inmates in other counties, no formal inmate classification system and inmates being…

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Homecoming Parade Is A Success

Emmy Upton was crowned Homecoming Queen during the 2017 Homecoming at Clay County High School. She is shown here showcasing her float during the parade. Check out our latest edition to see more photos from the parade and the homecoming game or visit www.citizen-statesman.com if you’re subscribed. You can also view all 135 photos that…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 10-25-16

Bonnie L. Jones Allen Business Owner Bonnie L. Jones Allen, 78, passed away Oct. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Bybee officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Enterprise 10-18-16

  Thelma Loraine York Crabtree Seamstress Thelma Loraine York Crabtree, 85, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 10 at Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Randy Pickens officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was born…

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Citizen Statesman 10-18-16

Ray Dalton Clements Ray Dalton Clements, 82 of the Hermitage Springs Community, passed away Oct. 10 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the Hermitage Springs School with Brother Joel Johnson and Brother Doug Lee officiating. Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery with full military honors by the Veterans…

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Recent News

Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

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New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

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Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. 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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