Mitchell Creek Marina Under Contract

Two Upper Cumberland businesses, Swan Ridge Lake Resort and Castle Rock Farms, have been sold to Resource Land Holdings, LLC, according to April Smith Patterson. Patterson, along with her mother, Janie Smith and brother Shane, were owners of the properties that were established by their late father, Doug Smith. The Smith family also owns Mitchell Creek…

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Free Wi-Fi Available

Twin Lakes is proud to announce their partnership with local communities to provide free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the year for community events. “We appreciate the cooperation and collaboration of the city and county officials on the designated public venues for this service.”  Twin Lakes CEO, Jonathan West, said. “We have worked diligently to continuously…

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Donation Made To Football Program

AC Wireless and Furniture presented a $735 donation to the Clay County Football Program on behalf of US Cellular. Photo includes from left: Chatt Holaway from AC Wireless, CCHS Football Coach Matthew Bates, Lorissa Holaway from AC Wireless, Jason Mitchell and Martin Burgess, both from US Cellular. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Joey Rich Elected New Mayor

Joey Rich was elected to be the new City of Celina Mayor. According to the election administrator’s office, Rich received 373 votes, which was 74.01 percent of the total vote. His opponent, Charlie Goad, received 131 votes, which was 25.99 percent of the total vote. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Obits 5/9/17

Virgel P. Daniels Business Owner Virgel P. Daniels, 71, passed away on April 28 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held May 3 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle Ind. He was born August 26, 1945 in Celina. He was the owner and operator of Virgel’s Garage for many…

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Obits 5/2/17

Ruby Kathleen Williams Nurse Ruby Kathleen Williams, 74 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on April 24 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held on April 27 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Travis Webb, Chaston Webb, Jordan Melton, Randle Young, Randy…

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Obits 4/25/17

Mary Emma Scobey Reneau Business Owner Mary Emma Scobey Reneau, 100 of Celina, passed away on April 16 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were held on April 19 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Doug Plumlee officiating and other family members contributing to the eulogy. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Tom…

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Recent News

New Monument Unveiled

A new monument was unveiled at the Memorial Day Service in Clay County and the remaining World War II Veterans were honored. The new monument, which was unveiled at the ceremony, is a monument that is dedicated to all the Clay County men who lost their lives while serving in the military. Additionally, the three…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drug related offenses recently by Clay County deputies in separate and unrelated charges. Kristy D. Phillips was arrested on May 31 for Schedule IV drugs, possession without a prescription and contraband in the jail by Officer Jacob Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Introducing Fairest Of The Fair

The 2017 Fairest of the Fair winner is Hayley Smith. Hayley is the sister of the 2016 winner Hannah Smith. For more stories like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Police Chief Arrests Two Separate Individuals For Drugs

On the same day two individuals were arrested by the Celina Chief of Police for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. On May 22, John D. Cherry was arrested for simple possession, criminal trespassing and drug paraphernalia by Chief Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Two Bridges To Be Repaired

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee announced the two bridges that the IMPROVE Act will fund. The two Clay County projects that were announced were two bridges. The bridge at Wet Mill Creek Road, over Mill Creek, will be repaired at an announced cost of $173,000. The bridge on John Butler Road, over Proctor Creek will…

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East Lake Ave. Lot Purchased

Tonya Anderson, the new owner of the lot on East Lake Avenue, announced her plans for the future business that will be located there. “It’s going to be a clothing boutique and a tanning salon,” Anderson said. “We would like to be open by October and are locally owned. We have always dreamed of owning…

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