Donaldson Park To Hopefully Promote And Revitalize Celina

Mayor Joey Rich called the City of Celina monthly meeting to order on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.. Those in attendance were Aldermen Buddy Thompson, Donald Haston, Tonya Spears, Mayor Joey Rich, alternate city recorder Joyce Strong, City Attorney James White, several business owners and concerned citizens. The first order of business began with a…

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Officer Saves The Day

The Clay County Sheriffs Department received a theft call pertaining to a Yorkie dog. After investigating the case, Deputy Anthony Combs located the dog in Maryland. They are happy to report that Harley has been reunited with his owner Rhonda Bailey and is safe and healthy. Please remember to always put a collar with a…

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City Officials Attend Governor’s Conference

Clay County officials recently attended the annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development (ECD) in Gatlinburg, receiving recognition for another year of ThreeStar certification. Developed in 1980, the Three-Star Program is designed to help communities take full advantage of economic development opportunities. The goals are to preserve existing employment, create new employment opportunities, increase…

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First Stage Of New Clay County Jail Project Approved

After months of speculation and discussion, the first major step has been taken for the proposed jail project during the Clay County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 4. Resolution two was accepted to hire an architectural firm to construct a new jail. Several architectural companies submitted bids and the commission majority agreed and chose Cope Architecture…

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Obituaries

Obits 11/14/17

Bryon Keith Beck Welder/Mechanic Bryon Keith Beck, 54, of Celina, passed away Nov. 3 at his residence in Celina. Funeral Services were held Nov. 6 with Bro. Roger Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. He was born Aug. 24, 1963 in Allegan, Mich. He owned his own welding and mechanic business and was…

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Obits 11/7/17

Geneva Adams Homemaker Geneva Adams, 91 of Livingston, passed away on Oct. 10 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services were held on Oct. 12 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with David Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Ray Williams Cemetery. Nathaniel Tinsley, Dustin Spears, Steven Spears, Landon Olson, Jacky Watkins, Shane Ledbetter, Kevin Watkins…

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Obits 10/31/17

Sharon Lee Clements Administrative Healthcare Worker Sharon Lee Clements, 50 of Celina, passed away peacefully on Oct. 23 at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville in the company of her devoted parents. Funeral Services were held Oct. 26 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home. Joe Donald Bailey, Jake Clements, Ted Tucker, Roger Garrett, Johnny Allen, Anthony Boles, Tim…

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Recent News

Man Assaults Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting a police officer. For…

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Four Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement officers had a busy two days. Four individuals were arrested for drugs in those two days. Jason E. Syverson Jr., 26, and Samantha R. Brewer, 27 both of Celina, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in a related case. They were both arrested on Nov.…

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Ribbon Cutting Held…

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Arrested For Theft

Celina Police Department Sergeant Megan Copas with assistance from Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Cain recently arrested two individuals for theft in separate and unrelated cases. Alexis Brooke Nelson, 20, was arrested for theft over $10,000 on Nov. 14 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Chickasaw Indians Celebrate Lacy’s 90th Birthday

Several Chickasaw Indian dancers celebrated Christine Lacy’s 90th birthday by performing Chickasaw dances and telling stories. The family of Christine Lacy reached out to the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers who are ambassadors for the Chickasaw Nation. Lacy and her family are Chickasaw Indians. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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