City Approves Tax Rate And Budget

Aldermen Don Haston and Tonya Spears approved the certified tax rate, budget and several ordinances during the October City of Celina meeting. Alderman Buddy Thompson wasn’t present at the meeting. Don Haston made a motion to approve the second reading of the certified tax rate of .8732. Tonya Spears seconded the motion and it passed…

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CCHS Had Bye Week

The CCHS Football team enjoyed some down time during their off week and are preparing for the next game. Heading into the bye week, the Bulldogs easily defeated Sale Creek who are the one of the worst teams in their conference. Before that win, the Dawgs had suffered two losses in a row. For more…

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New Technology At Health Department

Beginning in October, the Clay County Health Department and Community Health Center will implement a new technology based electronic medical record system or EMR. “While we are training in preparation for this change, we do anticipate some delays in our normal scheduling. Please understand it may take longer to schedule an appointment. Additionally, your time…

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York Sentenced To 15 Years

Ricky Lee York, of Celina, was sentenced to 15 years in a Clinton County, Ky. courtroom following a plea agreement. York was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder and other charges. These charges stemmed from a case involving a residential fire that occurred on March 11, 2016. York allegedly set a home on…

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Sentinel 10-11-16

Sarah Smith It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sarah Margaret Sircy Smith, aged 68, on October 4th, 2016 at her home in Algood, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sarah was beloved by many.  Her sense of humor, caring nature, loving heart and free spirit captivated all that met…

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Citizen Statesman 10-11-16

Betty Carol Walker Factory Worker Betty Carol Walker, 64, passed away Oct. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Moss Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 1, 1952 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 10-11-16

Jane Mynatt Jane Allred Mynatt, 65, passed away Oct. 3. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.  Jane graduated from the University of Tennessee and worked for many years as a social worker for the State of Tennessee. She is preceded in…

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Project Graduation Donation

Twin Lakes sponsored the 2017 Clay County High School senior class with a check for $2,500.for Project Graduation. Twin Lakes supports Clay County seniors and their accomplishments. Photo includes from left: Sydney McLerran; Ellie Ogletree; Silas Delk; Amanda Forgy, Twin Lakes sales and marketing representative; Amy Dodson, Clay County High School business teacher; MaKenna Biles;…

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Clean Up Efforts Continue

Clean up efforts are continuing on the building that was recently demolished on East Lake Avenue. On April 3, property owner Jesse Copeland visited the site, which is in between Day’s Trading Post and the Handy Wash Laundry. He spoke about the clean up efforts and progress being made at the site. “It will look…

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New Sidewalk At County Jail

A new sidewalk was installed in between the buildings at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Brandon Boone explained that this was to help people and officers to not have to walk through mud. 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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Sheriff Addresses Jail Concerns

Sheriff Brandon Boone voiced his concerns and new developments regarding the problems and situation at the Clay County Jail to Clay County commissioners recently. Boone stated, “I approached the County Commission about a temporary solution (to the jail not being able to house females) and the Commission asked what it would take.” The sheriff explained…

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Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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