Two Streets Changing Back

Several items were approved at the April City of Celina meeting. The aldermen approved a project to install new large water meters and changing two streets back for two-way traffic. A resolution was approved on a bid for the CBDG Grant. This motion approved the changing out of several large water meters. Water meters that…

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Three Area Residents Compete

Three Clay County natives or residents were among the graduates in the annual Highlands Economic Partnership Leaders Program here recently. Tammie (Scott) Dickerson, Dr. Doug Young, and Kevin Donaldson all finished the Highlands leadership series of classes on April 20. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Macon Bank’s David Browning To Retire

David Browning will retire from Macon Bank and Trust on April 28. Browning began his career at Farm Credit as a Branch Manager and left there after eight years to work at Clay County Bank. Clay County Bank was then bought out by Dekalb County Bank. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Hermitage Springs Boys Win

The Hermitage Springs Jr. High boys basketball team are the TNT State Champions for a second year in a row. The Wildcats ended their season with successful post season play again. The Wildcats entered the TNT State Tournament on Feb. 4 and defeated Monteagle 59-21. In the semi-final round, played on Feb. 17, the Wildcats defeated St. Mary’s…

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Obits 3/21/17

Card of Thanks Words can’t describe how much love was given after the passing of Jim Cunningham. I want to thank you all. Everybody worked so hard for the benefit. Thank you all for the money you gave, the kind words and the calls and cards that we received. Thank you from the bottom of…

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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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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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Recent News

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

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Sheriff Addresses Jail Concerns

Sheriff Brandon Boone voiced his concerns and new developments regarding the problems and situation at the Clay County Jail to Clay County commissioners recently. Boone stated, “I approached the County Commission about a temporary solution (to the jail not being able to house females) and the Commission asked what it would take.” The sheriff explained…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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