Clerk Now Issuance Partner For Carry Permit Renewals

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has recently added the Clay County Clerk as an issuance partner for renewals of handgun carry permits. The Clay County Clerk’s administrative offices are located at 145 Cordell Hull Drive in Celina, Tennessee. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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From The River To Your Tap

You might turn on your faucet, start your washing machine or water flowers with a garden hose, all of which are normal everyday simple activities. The process of how water reaches your home is not quite as simple. The City of Celina provides water to thousands of customers in a process that starts at the…

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New Robocall Rules Proposed

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed adoption of new rules banning malicious caller ID spoofing of text messages and international calls.  The Chairman’s proposal follows a bipartisan statement from more than 40 state attorneys general for the FCC to adopt these new anti-spoofing rules and continue its “multi-pronged approach to battle the noxious intrusion…

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Wilderness Day Camp Fun

The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the Seventh Annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 11. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, an outdoor cooking demonstration, fly rod/spin…

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Obituaries 6-11-19

Eddie Scott Eddie Scott, 54, of Celina passed away May 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenneth Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Greg Davis, William Collins, Tim Bertram, Jon Scott, Dutch Johnson and Johnny Rich. Honorary pallbearers were:…

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Obituaries 6/4/19

Irvin Kenneth Roberts Irvin Kenneth Roberts, 84, of the Hermitage Springs Community passed away May 20 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held May 23 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Browning Cemetery. He was born Oct. 30, 1934 in…

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Obituaries 5/28/19

  Anita Ellen Poindexter Spears Anita Ellen Poindexter Spears, 58, of Celina, passed away May 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 4 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenneth Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Lester Spears Cemetery. She was born Aug. 26, 1960 in Celina. She attended Celina High School, worked…

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Recent News

TN Redline Adds New Text Communication

The Tennessee REDLINE recently unveiled its new text message capability for people seeking a referral to addiction treatment services.  The number for confidential referrals via voice call or text message remains the same: 800-889-9789. Since 1989, the Tennessee REDLINE has served as a referral service to addiction treatment for people and their families looking for…

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U.S. Cellular Provides $1,000 Sponsorship

Russell Richardson C Club, which supports high school football in Clay County, has received $1,000 for equipment and other team essentials through U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections, a program that provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for expenses such as travel, equipment and uniforms. Russell Richardson C Club signed up on U.S. Cellular’s website…

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Teachers Receive Tenure

The Clay County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, June 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Clay County High School. The following members were present: Benji Bailey, Jason Coons, James Hatcher, Veda Hix, Todd Lynn, Chris McLerran, Nathan Sherrell, Todd Upton and Vonda Weir. David West was absent but participated by phone.…

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Macon Bank & Trust Co. Celebrates 100 Years

On June 29 at the Main Office, Macon Bank and Trust Company celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Food was provided by Jimmy Goad. The large tent, bounce house, tables and chairs were provided by Kyle Garmon, with Rhythm Arts & Entertainment. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Operation Dry Water To Be Held

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI…

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Make Sure Everyone Is Counted In 2020 Census

A local steering committee has been formed to help make sure every Clay County resident is counted in next year’s decennial U.S. Census. As communities prepare for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census starting April 1, 2020, local governments around the country are taking measures to ensure an accurate and complete census in their counties, towns…

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