Free Trees Distributed To Celebrate Tree Day

Clay County residents who want to beautify their properties and their community can do so by planting trees on Tree Day. Tree Day is coming soon and there will be free trees available at the Clay County UT Extension Office on Friday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more on this story,…

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Road Way Accident Spills Over Into Scott’s Bestway Parking Lot

The 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Chanah Sherrill, 21 of Moss was traveling west on East Lake Ave when she was hit head on by Patricia Arms of Celina. She was unable to stop before she hit a parked Honda CRV parked in the parking lot at Scott’s Bestway. She was transported to Livingston Regional…

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Police Chief Busts Shoplifter With Pills

Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott arrested a Celina woman for shoplifting and she was allegedly found with more than just the stolen item. According to reports, Chief Scott was dispatched to the Dollar General Store for a possible shoplifter call on March 11. The store manager reportedly identified a woman, Carol Sue Cherry, 51…

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Family Dollar Ribbon Cutting Held

A ribbon cutting was held recently to celebrate the Family Dollar remodel and grand opening of the store with Dollar Tree additives. Games and prizes were given out to local residents who visited the store. City Mayor Joey Rich, County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber Director Kevin Donaldson were in attendance. For more on this…

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Obituaries 1/15/19

William Tee Stephens William Tee Stephens, 85 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 5 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Ky. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Craig Ogletree officiating. Interment followed in the Ashlock Cemetery. Active pallbearers included: Jeff Watson, Dusty Adams, Chris…

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Obituaries 1/8/19

Bertis Elton Dickerson Bertis “Slim” Elton Dickerson, 96 of Celina, passed away at his residence on Dec. 31, 2018. Funeral services were held on Jan. 3 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Jason Dodson and Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Spear Cemetery. Pallbearers included: David Craighead,…

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Obits 1/1/19

Jesse Howard Swallows Jesse Howard Swallows, 91 of Celina, passed away on Dec. 16 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Dec. 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Rev. Josh Newberry. officiating Interment followed in the Okalona Cemetery in Overton County with full Military Honors.…

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Recent News

Flood Gates Opened At Dale Hollow Dam

Major rainfall from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23 caused some major issues with flooding and rising waters at Dale Hollow Lake. The Dale Hollow Dam floodgates were opened on Monday, Feb. 25 and this helped contribute to the rising water levels in the Clay County area. Clay County is the designated downstream control point for…

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Moss Woman Tragically Dies After Accident

Tracy A. Smith, 20 of Moss, was seriously injured after her vehicle reportedly struck a fallen tree on State Route 52 on the evening of Feb. 23. According to reports, heavy rainfall was a factor in the accident. Tragically, Smith passed away days later as a result of her injuries during the accident. According to…

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Opioid Hearing Reset For March 27

A hearing date was scheduled for March 27 according to recently released United States District Court documents. The order in the case of United States of America, plaintiff, v. Oakley Pharmacy, Inc., ET AL, defendants orders that the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction is reset for Wednesday, March 27, 2019. For more on this…

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Kirk Earns Eagle Scout Award

Justin Kirk earned his Eagle Scout award and is only the second Boy Scout who has earned that rank from Clay County in many years. He was honored at a court of honor celebration and many important people joined him for the special occasion. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Future Of Tennis In Question

Three years after getting the tennis court resurfaced at the high school, large cracks and chunks are forming and causing major damage. The future of tennis for this year and possibility of cancelling the season was discussed at the latest Board of Education meeting. CCHS Principal Derick Upchurch spoke to the Board about the problem.…

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Bulldogs Are The District Champions

“Everybody contributed in a big way,” Coach Rob Edwards said about the Bulldogs late game rally to earn the championship. The gritty Clay County Bulldogs rallied from an 8 point deficit in the third quarter to come back and win the game against Monterey. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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