City Settles Final Clark Subdivision Lawsuit

The City of Celina has settled a lawsuit and will pay $33,000 in damages. Readers may remember that a lawsuit was filed by some homeowners in the Clark Subdivision. Reportedly a drainage ditch was dug in the area and topsoil was removed from private property back when Willie Kerr was still mayor. A few people…

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Celina Girl Travels To NYC

Samara Elizabeth Williams, a four-year-old from Celina, will get the opportunity of a lifetime. She will be headed to New York City in July to compete in one of the world’s biggest talent and modeling shows. Samara’s journey to New York City started a little closer to home. She was photographed by Teresa Anderson of…

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Lady Bulldogs Defeat Lady Blue Devils

After suffering a loss during their last meeting, the CCHS girls softball team bounced back picking up a win over Jackson County. The girls got off to a quick start to the game. In the first inning, Brittany Boone hit a double and then was brought in a short time later by Jada Kerr. Summer…

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Clay County Residents Featured In Documentary

Several Clay County residents were filmed and will be featured in a documentary called “Income Outcome”. A film preview was shown in Celina on April 7. The film preview had what seemed to be a sad and somber tone and focused on challenges that some Clay County people face. The original idea for the documentary…

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Citizen Statesman 11-8-16

  Champ Boles Champ Boles, 62 of Celina, passed away Oct. 28. Graveside services were held Oct. 31 at the Ashlock Cemetery in Burkesville, Ky. with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed with friends and family serving as pallbearers. He was born March 22, 1952 in Livingston. He served in many roles throughout his life including:…

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Enterprise 11-8-16

Argil Raymond Colson Argil Raymond Colson, 74, of the Willow Grove community, passed away Nov. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery. He was born Aug. 17,…

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Citizen Statesman 11-1-16

Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew, 79 of  Cookeville and formerly of Pinellas Park, Fla, passed away Oct. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home in Celina with Sonny’s brother, Reverend Larry Cheesebrew officiating. He was born May 6, 1937 in Pointe Pleasant, W.Va. He was a husband,…

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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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