Puppies Saved Under Burning Trailer

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Hayes Property Sells For Over $1 Million

The finalized numbers are in on the auction of the home and land of the Mark and Nancy Hayes estate. The property sold for $1,189,000. Three transactions accounted for the $1.1 million dollar sale of the property. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or…

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City Looks At Revenue Loss Problem

The City of Celina aldermen are looking at their options to help solve a problem: renters running up water bills, not paying the bill and moving away. This problem has plagued the city for many years and Buddy Thompson, Don Haston and Tonya Spears are looking at ways to address the non-payment of water bills.…

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Several New Laws For The New Year

Several new laws went into effect for the upcoming year. Laws on opioids, sanctuary cities, civil asset forfeiture, wine sales and more have taken effect. A new law on opioids was passed. The new law limits initial opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply for new patients, with exceptions for major surgeries, cancer, hospice, sickle cell…

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Obits 12/11/18

Meskel Loujean Cunningham Meskel (Hayes) Cunningham, 83 of Moss, passed away on Nov. 28 while in the company of family members at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Ky. on Dec. 2 with Brother Danny Pace officiating. Interment followed at the Macedonia Cemetery in Moss. Pallbearers…

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Obits 12/4/18

Roy Munn Johnson Roy Munn Johnson, 64 of Moss, passed away on Nov. 18 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 21 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ray Williams Cemetery. James ‘Tater’ Johnson, Andrew Garrett, Bobby ‘Cobb’ Smith, Jimmy Goad, David Goad…

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Obits 11/27/18

Elizabeth Ann Nolan Elizabeth Ann Nolan, 75 of Allons, passed away on Nov. 15 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. Funeral Services were held on Nov. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Newberry officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery. Jeff Nolan, Kevin Nolan, Harold Nolan, Kenny Nolan, Tom Spearman…

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Recent News

Perfume Thief Arrested

A Celina woman was arrested after allegedly stealing perfume from a local dollar store. Wyeath Beechboard, 53 of Celina, was arrested on Dec. 10 for theft of merchandise by Assistant Chief Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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SADD Club To Record Video Highlighting Laws

The Clay County Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club is one of five in Tennessee that were chose to make a video highlighting the laws for drivers who are under the age of 18. Sandy Smith explained the exciting news during the Clay County Anti Drug Coalition (CCADC) meeting. “There were five schools chosen in…

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Flu Restrictions Set For Cumberland River Hospital

To protect individuals and patients at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH), flu restrictions have been put in place. CRH will begin to restrict visitors under the age of 16 from visiting patients beginning Dec. 24. 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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Audit Findings Come Back Good

There were no audit findings during the last audit from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. It was discussed at the December school board meeting. Director of Schools Matt Eldridge spoke to board members about the latest audit. “The audit came in and you all got a copy (of the results),” the director said. “I…

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Major Water Leak Fixed

City of Celina employees worked late into a cold December night to restore water to city residents. A section of water line where a 10-inch line connects to a 6-inch line sprung a major leak, leaving residents from the Swan Subdivision and north without water a majority of the weekend. For more on this story,…

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Farmer Of The Year Awarded

Many Clay County farmers, children and people were honored at this year’s Clay County Soil Conservation awards banquet. Robert Craighead was named the 2018 Farmer of the Year. The Young Farmer of the Year award went to Curtis Collins. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands…

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