Tech Is Tennessee Tour Visits Clay County

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Keisling Named State Representative Of The Year

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) was named State Representative of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville. Chairman Keisling was recognized because of his support and advocacy on issues and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Upper…

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CFD Looks To Lower ISO Rating

Members of the Celina Fire Department fight fires on a regular basis. They have a new battle on their hands, this time it’s the ISO rating. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a classification system used to reflect a community’s local fire protection. This rating is based on many factors and lots of paperwork.…

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Moulton Helps Rescue Bald Eagle

Pickett County wildlife officer Craig Norris and Clay County wildlife sergeant Bill Moulton retrieved an injured, juvenile bald eagle from the Meetinghouse Branch in Pickett County on March 6. The bald eagle was tangled in a discarded limbline, used to catch catfish. The eagle was taken to Dr. Dawn Lindsey, with the Clay County Animal…

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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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Enterprise 11-15-16

Joe Douglas Daniels Painter Joe Douglas Daniels, 67, of Livingston, passed away Nov. 11 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehab facility. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Buck officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. He was born March 29, 1949 in Overton…

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Recent News

Hilham Man Arrested For Statutory Rape

A Hilham man was arrested for statutory rape following alleged inappropriate relations with a 15 year old female. Joshua T. Fraley, 24 of Baptist Ridge Road in Hilham, was arrested by Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Rick Lisi. Fraley was arrested for statutory rape, solicitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a…

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TCI Reports Jail Issues Continue

The problems and issues regarding the Clay County Jail are still lingering. A recent Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) report cites several issues with the aging jail. The TCI conducted an inspection of the Clay County Jail and issued a report dated Aug. 2. Main concerns highlighted in the report included overcrowding issues, medical examination issues,…

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Celina Police Chief Makes Four Drug Arrests

Celina Police Chief Terry Scott made a difference in the fight against drugs in Celina recently, as he arrested four individuals on drug related charges within a week’s timespan. Mark Brewington, 26, was arrested on Sept. 1 for public intoxication, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule II drugs by Chief Scott. Chief Scott’s report states in…

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Man Arrested Twice In 24 Hours

Getting arrested once in 24 hours wasn’t enough for one man. While in jail, the man continued his crime spree and allegedly assaulted an officer. Lance Gregory Grooms, 26 of Celina, was arrested on Aug. 30 for domestic assault, Schedule VI drugs and unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a convicted felon by…

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Murderer Describes Killing In Own Words

Recently convicted murderer Edward Walsh had his confession played at his trial. In the confession interview, Walsh described in his own words how he killed Melisha Mosier. Walsh was interviewed by Investigator Randall Slayton and the confession was played in open court during his trial. In his confession, Walsh admitted to killing his girlfriend Melisha…

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Meadows Announces Retirement

Russell Meadows announced his retirement after an over 50 year career as a mechanic. Meadows stated, “I am thankful for everyone who helped me out and stuck with me over the years. I want everyone to know that I will still be operating the wrecker.” Meadows began his career as a mechanic in the late…

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