Peterson Pleads Guilty To Elder Abuse Charges

Editors Note: Reprinted from the Herald-Citizen, Ben Wheeler reporting. Stephanie Peterson, formerly Butler, pleaded guilty to elder abuse stemming from when she was operator of an assisted livings facility. Peterson was the head of Senior Lifestyles, an assisted living facility in Putnam County, which was raided last year by law enforcement, and Peterson was subsequently…

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Bulldogs See Victories Over Jackets

The Clay County Bulldog basketball teams earned themselves a pair of big wins on Friday over Trousdale County at home. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Jackets 58-27 and the Bulldogs defeated the Jackets 85-58. In the girls’ game, Clay set the tone early by establishing a lead out of the gate and holding on…

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Crash Ends In Fatality

A 16-year-old from Celina was killed in a car accident Saturday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. on Brimstone Creek Road in Clay County. 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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Campaign Encourages Education In Rural Areas

WGU Tennessee launched Everywhere, TN, a new campaign focused on rural access to education. The campaign aims to increase the number of students in rural counties and affirms the university’s commitment to expanding access to students and working adults who live in rural counties. As part of Everywhere, TN, an accompanying scholarship is being offered…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 10/29/19

James Garnel Blakley James Garnel Blakley, 66, of Celina passed away Aug. 30 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 4 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Dale Reagan and Bro. Jerry Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Clay County. Pallbearers were: Thomas Dulworth,…

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Obituaries 10/22/19

Christopher William Thompson Christopher William Thompson, 25, of Celina passed away Sept. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Michael Miller and Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Thompson-Webb Cemetery in Celina. He was born Feb. 19, 1994…

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Obituaries 10/15/19

Flora H. Anderson Flora H. Anderson, 89, of Moss passed away Oct. 8 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held Oct. 9 at the McLerran Cemetery with Freddie Kendall officiating. Active pallbearers were: Kevin Rich, James Trobaugh, Eddie Rich, Zach Grace, Freddie Kendall and Junior Anderson. She was born Oct. 21,…

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Recent News

Santa And Frosty Visit Christmas Parade

Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus made their grand entrance during the Celina Christmas parade. Watch for a future edition of the Citizen-Statesman to see more pictures from the parade. Pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Museum Features Clay Co. In Exhibition

The Tennessee State Museum explored the rich and diverse history of Tennessee’s food through a new exhibition, Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food open now through Feb. 2, 2020, at the Museum’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park location in Nashville. Among the many stories told in the exhibition through artifacts, images, interactive activities…

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Clay Splits Games With Cannon County

The Clay County Bulldog basketball teams traveled to Cannon County on Friday to compete in the Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic where they would split games with the host of the event, Cannon County Lions. The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lionettes 63-41 and the Bulldogs bested the Lions 69-57. For more on this story,…

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Christmas Parade Is Set For Sunday

The Celina Christmas parade is set to happen on Dec. 1 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. “A Tennessee Christmas” is the theme for the parade. 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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Local Fire Chief Receives Special Honor

Last Monday Chief Ronnie Hummel of East Clay Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was honored with a proclamation from the state of Tennessee. Representative Kelly Keisling, Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan and Clay County Clerk Donna Watson were in attendance. Senator Mark Pody was unable to attend. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Cumberland River Is Still Closed

Those waiting for Cumberland River to open its doors for emergency services will have to continue waiting. According to recent news reports, government red tape is the culprit behind the hold up. 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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