Moulton Helps Rescue Bald Eagle

Pickett County wildlife officer Craig Norris and Clay County wildlife sergeant Bill Moulton retrieved an injured, juvenile bald eagle from the Meetinghouse Branch in Pickett County on March 6. The bald eagle was tangled in a discarded limbline, used to catch catfish. The eagle was taken to Dr. Dawn Lindsey, with the Clay County Animal…

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Women Ejected From Windshield

Cheyenne Dulworth was injured after being ejected from the front windshield of a 2002 Ford Mustang on March 12. According to THP Trooper Toby Beaty, Peyton Smith and Cheyenne Dulworth, both of Celina, were traveling north in the 2002 Mustang on Highway 111 in Overton County. Marilyn Moses, of Ohio, was driving north in a…

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Roadblock Ordinance Passes

Questionable roadblocks should be a thing of the past. An ordinance was recently passed that will still allow some legitimate organizations to have roadblocks, but should stop some of the questionable ones. Driving through downtown Celina during the spring and summer weekends last year, you could almost guarantee getting stopped by a roadblock. People would…

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Clay County Receives $5,000 Check

A $5,000 check was presented to Clay County Healthier Tennessee on March 6 during the Clay County subcommittee meeting. The Healthier Tennessee members are from many different groups including: UT Extension Office, Clay County Health Department, Cumberland River Hospital, Celina Health and Rehab, the Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Schools and other local businesses. The…

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Obits 1/30/18

Alton Ross Roach Alton Ross Roach, 82 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 16 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Willie Kerr officiating. He was born in Cumberland County, Ky. on Jan. 24, 1935. He served in many roles, but…

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Obits 1/23/18

James E. King Mixer James E. King, 90 of Tompkinsville, Ky passed away Jan. 6 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Dr. Jerry Bean officiating. Interment followed in Cook Cemetery in Morgantown, Ky. He was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Woodburn, Ky.…

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Obits 1/16/18

Steven Edward Richards Machine Operator Steven Edward Richards, 39 of Moss, passed away on Jan. 3 at his home in Moss. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Rev. Eric Copass officiating.  Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Moss. He was born  Feb. 15, 1978, in Chicago,…

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Recent News

CPD Officer Discovers Stolen Vehicle

Celina Police Sergeant Megan Copas discovered a stolen vehicle after the suspect was reportedly acting suspicious while driving. Corey W. Dailey, 28 of Donaldson Avenue in Celina, was arrested on Feb. 25 for theft of property over $2,500 and driving on a revoked license by Officer Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up…

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Girls Take Runner-Up Spot In Regionals

The Clay County Lady Bulldogs battled hard through the regional tournament and will advance to the Sub-State tournament. The girls worked hard earning the runner up spot in Region 3. The Lady Bulldogs defeated South Pittsburg 78-33 and then defeated rival Jackson County by one point, 50-49 in the semi-finals. Coach Matt Walker credits the…

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Bulldogs Earn Their Way To Sub-State

The Clay County Bulldogs battled throughout the regional tournament and secured a sub-state spot. The Bulldogs were the runner up team in the regional tournament. “We hope to carry the momentum,” Coach Rob Edwards said about the team heading into sub-state. The Bulldogs’ journey in the regional tournament began when the Bulldogs knocked Division 5…

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Fresh Start For Clay County Inmates

Every Tuesday evening at 4:30 p.m., the inmates at the Clay County jail are not in their jail cells, they are having worship service behind the Sheriff’s office in a small building they all like to call, “The Shack.” It is a place where they aren’t looked at as criminals of any kind but as brothers in Christ.…

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Moss Hwy. 52 Set To Be Fixed By Mid March

TDOT had this to say about the ongoing repairs of Hwy. 52 in Moss, “Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance forces are currently repairing a slope failure on SR-52 at log mile 12.5 in Moss. For the safety of the traveling public and to be able to keep traffic flowing while the work is being done,…

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Lady Dawgs Rank Second In District

The Lady Bulldogs ended up being the runners up in the district tournament, losing a tight race against Clarkrange on Feb. 19. The girls received a plaque in honor of placing second. 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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