Man Assaults Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting a police officer. For…

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Four Arrested For Drugs

Clay County law enforcement officers had a busy two days. Four individuals were arrested for drugs in those two days. Jason E. Syverson Jr., 26, and Samantha R. Brewer, 27 both of Celina, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in a related case. They were both arrested on Nov.…

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Ribbon Cutting Held…

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 11-1-16

Elmer D. Ayers Elmer D. Ayers, 81, passed away Oct. 27 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Morgan and Bro. Gordon Lee officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born June 17, 1935…

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Citizen Statesman 10-25-16

Carolyn (Blakely) Sadler Carolyn Ann (Blakely) Sadler, 67 of Kokomo, Ind., passed away on Oct. 12 at the Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo, Ind. Funeral services were held on Oct. 15 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home LLC of Celina with Bro. Don Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ray Williams Cemetery.…

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Enterprise 10-25-16

Frances Virginia Conner Deli Worker Frances Virginia Carmack Conner, 70, of Rickman, passed away Oct. 19 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Tommy Harris officating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman. She was born in…

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Recent News

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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Clay County Students Honored

CCHS students Tara Pedigo and Peyton Roberts were honored by elected officials and bank employees during a Valedictorian’s Luncheon. Photo includes from left: Citizens Bank President Joe Carter, Representative Mae Beavers, Class Valedictorian Tara Pedigo, Class Salutatorian Peyton Roberts, Clay County High School Principal Derick Upchurch, Citizens Bank Branch Manager Billy Snyder and Representative Kelly Keisling.…

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