Shoplifting Spree Leads To Arrest

A Moss man was arrested after allegedly stealing items from two stores over a three day span. Patrick W. Hix of Moss was arrested on July 1 by Celina Police Officer Thomas Montgomery for the two incidents that reportedly happened just days before. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Gone Country Has A New Owner

Jeanne Key is the proud new owner of Gone Country Café. “I am so glad and excited to be here to meet the people here. We have a lot of relatives here and the area is not new to us,” Key said. Key is originally from Indiana, but has local ties. 40 years ago she…

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New Trash Regulations Begin On August 1

The recently passed City of Celina trash pickup regulations will begin to be enforced on Aug. 1. Mayor Joey Rich would like to encourage everyone to begin recycling their cardboard now. “There will be a cardboard recycling bin at the City of Celina Maintenance Building, so that residents can bring their cardboard to be recycled,”…

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Woman Faces Serious Charges

A Celina woman faces serious charges after she allegedly struck another woman with a crowbar during an altercation. Whitney A. Wilburn, 27 of Celina, was arrested for aggravated assault, vandalism and aggravated burglary by Officer Daniel Stewart. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or…

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Obits 5/15/18

Dimple Savage Thompson Dimple Savage Thompson, 91 of Tompkinsville, Ky., passed away on May 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on May 6 at Strode Funeral Home with Jason Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. She was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Jackson County. She was a retired…

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Obits 5/8/18

Card of Thanks Thank you for the flowers, gifts and food that you sent. Thanks to the Ashlock Singers and to Donald Bryant who has always been in our family. Thank you for the kind words and friendship that was shown. Special thanks to Cumberland River Hospital staff, Dr. Horne, Dr. Raines and Mandy Hayes.…

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Obits 5/1/18

Genevieve Pharris Genevieve Pharris, 77 of Moss, passed away on April 18 at Macon County General Hospital. Funeral services were held on April 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Tim White officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. She was born on May 2, 1940 in the…

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Flag Retirement Held

Members of the Celina American Legion Post #18 salute the flags one final time, before they retire them honorably on Flag Day. 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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Trash Pickup Regulations Passed

Facing substantial annual losses on the garbage collection services, the City of Celina aldermen passed a resolution on trash pickup regulations during their June meeting. “People just sit whatever they want out there for $10 (a month),” city employee Bobby “Cobb” Smith said. “About every year, we take a $38,000 to $40,000 loss.” Smith also…

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Board Of Education Votes To Sell Building

After a lengthy discussion, the Clay County Board of Education unanimously decided to sell the old Active Network building. Chairman Benji Bailey explained to the Board that bids were posted in local and non-local newspapers. Bailey told the Board and audience how the school system came in possession of the building. The building was on…

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Architect Firm Discusses New Jail

Plans are moving along for the new jail. Recently members of an architect firm met with several county commissioners, the mayor and sheriff to discuss plans for the new jail. Architects showed the Jail Board plans for a new facility. A new jail will fix a major problem that Clay County is currently facing. Readers…

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Local Fire Department Needs Help

The Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department may be a small department in Clay County, but they do big things. They do the best they can with what they have, but desperately need some new gear. The Pea Ridge VFD doesn’t have enough turnout gear to equip all of their members. “There are two to three…

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Towne Square Pizza Coming Soon

After much anticipation and excitement, Towne Square Pizza will be open soon. “We would like to be open in the next couple weeks,” co-owner John Johnson said. The new pizza place will be located at 102 East Lake Avenue, across from the Bank of Celina. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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