Graffiti Being Investigated By Police

A graffiti incident is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. A bridge on Homer Bray Road was vandalized recently. Vandalizing government property is a serious offense and violators can face felony charges, according to Tennessee laws. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said, “It is being investigated at this time.” Anyone with information about the…

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Father And Son To Open Business

A father and son have done major work to the old Family Dollar building and plan to open a Car Quest Auto Parts at the location. Major work has been done by Chris and Derek Hix at the future home of the auto parts store. Chris spoke about their inspiration to start the business. For…

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Man Arrested For Car Burglary

Is a $20 bill really worth getting a police record? Apparently a Celina man thought so. Bradley J. Adams, 18 of Celina, was arrested on March 22 for theft of property, burglary and vandalism by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Small Business Makes A Big Move

Old Home Place Antiques is moving into a building on the square, and the owner Kathy Merrett describes it as a dream come true. Merrett is known not only for her antique store, but also for her volunteer work with the Merchants Assocation. She explained about the decision to make the move. For more on…

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Obits 2/6/18

Donald Anthony Spielman Police Officer/Detective Donald Anthony Spielman, 86 of Celina, passed away Jan. 26 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ted Kocher officiating. Family served as active pallbearers. Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born on…

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Obits 1/30/18

Alton Ross Roach Alton Ross Roach, 82 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on Jan. 16 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Willie Kerr officiating. He was born in Cumberland County, Ky. on Jan. 24, 1935. He served in many roles, but…

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Obits 1/23/18

James E. King Mixer James E. King, 90 of Tompkinsville, Ky passed away Jan. 6 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Dr. Jerry Bean officiating. Interment followed in Cook Cemetery in Morgantown, Ky. He was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Woodburn, Ky.…

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Recent News

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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Women Ejected From Windshield

Cheyenne Dulworth was injured after being ejected from the front windshield of a 2002 Ford Mustang on March 12. According to THP Trooper Toby Beaty, Peyton Smith and Cheyenne Dulworth, both of Celina, were traveling north in the 2002 Mustang on Highway 111 in Overton County. Marilyn Moses, of Ohio, was driving north in a…

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Roadblock Ordinance Passes

Questionable roadblocks should be a thing of the past. An ordinance was recently passed that will still allow some legitimate organizations to have roadblocks, but should stop some of the questionable ones. Driving through downtown Celina during the spring and summer weekends last year, you could almost guarantee getting stopped by a roadblock. People would…

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Clay County Receives $5,000 Check

A $5,000 check was presented to Clay County Healthier Tennessee on March 6 during the Clay County subcommittee meeting. The Healthier Tennessee members are from many different groups including: UT Extension Office, Clay County Health Department, Cumberland River Hospital, Celina Health and Rehab, the Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Schools and other local businesses. The…

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Sellers Necessary For Market To Become A Reality

A group of interested citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the formation of a farmers market in the county. A dozen people who represented agricultural organizations, government and other groups, along with private citizens, attended the initial 2018 meeting to organize a farmers market in the county. For more on this…

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Fourth Generation Officer Has Local Ties

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather by becoming a law enforcement officer. Gonzalez, Jr., who lived in Clay County and attended Hermitage Springs, went through the police academy. He took his oath of office on Feb. 13 and will serve as an officer for the Suffolk Police Department…

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