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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Obits 7/4/17

Donna Burris Donna Burris, 87 of Celina, passed away at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center on June 24. Funeral Services were held June 28 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Rossie Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery in the Baptist Ridge. She was born in Clay County…

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Obits 6/20/17

Bill Vinson Lumber Grader Bill Vinson, 68, of the Mt. Vernon Community in Clay County, passed away June 9 at his residence.  Funeral Services were held June, 13 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Gary Wilder and Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Vinson-Moss Family Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were Junior Key, Ricky…

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Obits 6/13/17

Dorothy Mae Smith Dorothy Mae Smith, 81 of Celina passed away on June 1 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral Services were held at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Eric Pitcock officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Dusty Smith, Jon West, Steven Bailey, Bobby “Toopy” Kerr, David “Spank” Ledbetter, Barry Davis and Nick Melton…

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Recent News

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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New Rescue Squad Officers Elected

Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCRS) is excited to announce their new officers. Results of their latest election are as follows: Captain – Bruce Rhoton, 1st Lieutenant – Stacy Boles, 2nd Lieutenant – Johnny Kerr, Treasurer / Secretary – Tina Paruszkiewicz, PR Sergeant – Marlene Rhoton, Training / Maintenance Sergeant – David Grote, Maintenance /…

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Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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