History Of The Clay County Fair

From the covers of the fair books to the earliest known photos of the original grounds, they show the splendour of these grounds with its grand stands, to the track for harness racing, and the conversion to a baseball field. The cover of the 1912 program proudly states this is the seventh annual fair giving…

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Undercover Operations Lead To Arrests

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has conducted undercover narcotics operations that have led to the indictment and or arrest of over a dozen suspects recently. Clay County Sheriff Brandon Boone, authorized several narcotics operations over a year ago, which netted numerous suspects on charges ranging from the sale and delivery of narcotics to felons in…

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Snyder Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder

Jacob Stanley Snyder went to trial on May 21 for the murder of Harley Evans and the attempted murder of her younger sister, her father, Justin Evans and Kelsey Rhoton. The murder and attempted murders took place on Oct. 29, 2018 in Whitleyville on North Fork Road. For more on this story, pick up a…

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The 2019 CCHS Graduating Class

Seniors closed one chapter of their lives and are anticipating their next. On Friday night Clay County High School held the Commencement Exercises of their 16th Graduating Class. Students celebrated this milestone achievement surrounded by their families, friends and school administration. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 4/23/19

Jewell Cooper Jewell Cooper, 65 of Livingston, passed away April 8 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 12 at the Holly Springs Church of Christ with Wayne Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Old Union Cementery. Surviving relatives include husband, Robert Cooper; two sons, Charles Cooper and wife, Lacey and…

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Obituaries 4/16/19

Jewell Cooper Jewell Cooper, 65 of Livingston, passed away April 8 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 12 at the Holy Springs Church of Christ with Wayne Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery. Surviving relatives include her husband, Robert Cooper; two sons, Charles Cooper and wife, Lacey…

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Obituaries 4/9/19

Shirley Ann Rich Hooten Shirley Ann Rich Hooten was born April 28, 1959 in Indianapolis, IN. Shirley lived the majority of her life in Celina. She was a factory worker at Osh Kosh in Celina, before finding her passion of caring for people and becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant, which she pursued for the rest…

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Recent News

Kids’ Fishing Rodeo Set For June 8

In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, a Kids’ Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery. This annual free event is open to youth under the age of 15. If you would like to volunteer, call Andrew Currie, 931-243-2443. The…

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Jr. High Boys Recognized

Pictured are Mayor Reagan, the County Commission and Senator Mark Pody presenting a certificate to Coach Courtney Cherry and the Jr. High Boys for winning the James C. Haile State tournament. 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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East 52 VFD Receives Flags

Jessica Webb of Woodmen Life presented East 52 Volunteer Fire Department with both American and Tennessee Flags. Pictured front: Jessica Webb with Woodmen Life, Eric Mullins, Chris Nagy, James King, Dusty Keys, Jennifer Harvey, Heather King and Howard Seeley with Max. Back: Linda Massingille, Lonnie King, Barbara Seeley, Sierra Long and Daniel Strong. For more…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

Clay County Helping Hands, which is a 501(C)(3) organization, located at 682 Clay County Highway in Celina, is now under new management. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 3 to celebrate the revitalization of this program. The purpose of Helping Hands is to aid those affected by crisis or hardship by providing temporary…

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Local Blood Drive Held

Last Wednesday the American Red Cross held a community blood Drive in Celina. Many turned out to give this selfless gift. More Pictures can be found on page 7 of the Citizen-Statesman. 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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Teens Rescued From High Water

The U.S. Armed Forces has a division referred to as the Defense Logistics Agency – Disposition Services. They have the job to reutilize, transfer or donate equipment no longer being used. It goes first between the branches of the various services and it not needed its offered to various agencies and ultimately is made available…

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