THP Arrests Three Individuals

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested three individuals following traffic stops in Clay County. Ronnie Jo Thompson, 54, and Jennifer Ann Guffey, 38, both of Tompkinsville, were arrested on Jan. 15 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by THP Trooper Doug Foster. Thompson was also charged with a DUI. For more on this…

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Man’s Jeep Slides Into Lake

A man’s jeep slid into Dale Hollow Lake while he was launching his boat. Snow and ice were the cause of the mishap. There were also some other single-vehicle accidents that were reported. A man, who’s name has not been released, went to Holly Creek Boat Dock to spend some time duck hunting and fishing…

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Three Individuals Arrested For Drugs

There will be less meth and marijuana on the streets after three people were arrested for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. Eric S. Reece, 31 of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested on Dec. 29 by CCSO Officer Jeff Coffelt for possession of meth, criminal impersonation, filing a flase report and possession of drug paraphernalia.…

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Student Athletes Honored At Eighth Grade Night

For more photos from eighth grade night at Celina K-8, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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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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Jackson Co. 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 10-4-16

Neva Florence Ritter King Neva Florence Ritter King, 85 of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Sept. 28 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel with interment following in the Memory Gardens in Iowa City. She was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Red Boiling Springs.…

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Recent News

Trailer Condemned In City Limits

A trailer was condemned days after being put on a lot on West Lake Avenue, directly across from AC Wireless. The dilapidated trailer was set up on June 4 at the empty lot without a building permit. Therefore, it couldn’t have the electricity turned on. Tri-County Electric wouldn’t connect the power to the trailer without…

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New Monument Unveiled

A new monument was unveiled at the Memorial Day Service in Clay County and the remaining World War II Veterans were honored. The new monument, which was unveiled at the ceremony, is a monument that is dedicated to all the Clay County men who lost their lives while serving in the military. Additionally, the three…

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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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