Check Presented To Celina

From left to right in photo: TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the Upper Cumberland Virginia Solimine; Rep. Keisling; Dr. Doug Young; Deputy Gov. Jim Henry; Executive Director of Clay County Chamber Kevin Donaldson; and Sen. Pody stand with a check for $100,000 that was presented to the Town…

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Officers Called In For A Home Invasion

A Clay County deputy has been busy in helping keep drugs off the streets. Deputy Thompson recently arrested two individuals for meth. William I. Atwood, 45 of Allons, was arrested on Feb. 2 for public intoxication and possession of methamphetamine by Deputy Tyler Thompson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Bulldogs Split With Jackson County

The Bulldogs made the short trip down the river to battle their rival Jackson County. In a hard fought battle the girls came up short, but the boys won. The Lady Bulldogs battled hard in the game, but struggled to contain Jackson County’s center Kyleigh Hardy. The girls team looked sharp in the first quarter…

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Two Players Score 1,000 Points

Excited was the word both Taylor Strong and Kenzie Arms used to describe reaching 1,000 points this season. These long time teammates and friends were as proud of each other as they were themselves. Both players spoke about the accomplishment, each other, and their team. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-22-16

Ronnie Bess Residential Painter Ronnie Bess, 51, passed away Nov. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Bedford County,…

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Enterprise 11-22-16

Aaron Dorsey Private graveside services for Mr. Aaron Lamont Dorsey, 94, of Livingston, Tenn. were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 from Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Dorsey passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Livingston Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 21, 1922…

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Citizen Statesman 11-15-16

Dennis Odell Moore Dennis Odell Moore, 71 of Moss, passed away Nov. 8 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery in Moss. He was born Dec. 15, 1944 in Monroe County, Ky. He worked for 15 years at…

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Recent News

Langford Appointed County Commissioner

Champ Langford was appointed by a majority of Clay County Commissioners and will fill the 5th district seat that was vacated by Billy Maxwell. Initially there were five candidates for the position, including: Michael Miller, Sharon Burks, Donald Haston, Judith Cutright and Langford. In each round, County Commissioners chose one candidate and at the end…

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Keisling Reappointed To Board

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell recently reappointed State Representative Kelly Keisling to the Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors. Keisling has served as a board member since 2013. The Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors is comprised of 14 members. The group is tasked with creating and submitting a funding and operational plan…

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Vet Performs Opening Ceremony

World War II Veteran Paul White was selected to perform the Ringing of the Bells ceremony. The Ringing of the Bells ceremony is the annual opening ceremony of Homecoming Days. White was chosen to be the bell ringer of both historic bells. White was introduced to the audience by his granddaughter, Melissa White. Melissa White…

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Healthier Tennessee…

Many people are working together towards getting a Healthier Tennessee Community designation from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. Recently representatives from health care, the school system, local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce gathered for the kick off to a Healthier Clay County. Photo includes: Kevin Donaldson from the Clay County Chamber, Rob…

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Scenes From Homecoming Days

Members of Boy Scout Troop 359 participated in a flag raising ceremony. Photo includes from left: Levi Garrett, Brett Dailey and Committee Member Greg Burch. 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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Man Arrested For Meth

Poor driving skills got a man pulled over and arrested for drugs. Jesse D. Pearce, 22 of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested for Schedule II drugs and possession of paraphernalia by Officer Jacob Beu and Officer Jimmy Morgan. According to Officer Beu’s report, “I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Brown Street…

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