City Officials Attend Governor’s Conference

Clay County officials recently attended the annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development (ECD) in Gatlinburg, receiving recognition for another year of ThreeStar certification. Developed in 1980, the Three-Star Program is designed to help communities take full advantage of economic development opportunities. The goals are to preserve existing employment, create new employment opportunities, increase…

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First Stage Of New Clay County Jail Project Approved

After months of speculation and discussion, the first major step has been taken for the proposed jail project during the Clay County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 4. Resolution two was accepted to hire an architectural firm to construct a new jail. Several architectural companies submitted bids and the commission majority agreed and chose Cope Architecture…

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35k Building Donated To CCSO

What began as inmates attending church services in a small and cramped hallway has grown into a new building for them to worship in. Life Church donated the $35,000 building to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The building will be used for worship services. The building will also be used to teach them life…

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Public Outcry Does Affect Outcome On Trailer Park

No action was taken on the second reading of the mobile home park ordinance or the revised water agreement after several people objected to this during a public hearing. The public hearing was held directly before the November regular city meeting. Last month, Aldermen Tonya Spears and Don Haston approved the first reading of the…

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Enterprise 9-13-16

Wayne Booher Oil Driller Wayne E. Booher, 69, of Allons, passed away at his home on Sept. 6 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held Sept. 9 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Perry Clayton officiating. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery. He was born in…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-6-16

Ernest Julius Gillihan Jr. June 29, 1965 –  August 23, 2016 On August 23, 2016, Ernie, “Big E” as he was known, with his family by his side passed at the home of his daughter, Carrie Bush, in Boca Raton, Florida after a long battle with Cancer.  Ernie was born on June 29, 1965. He…

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Enterprise 9-6-16

Judy Dickerson Judy Long Dickerson, 55, of Cookeville passed away Aug. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date. She was born in Livingston on Nov. 28, 1960. She spent her life appreciating her family, friends and her animals. She was…

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Recent News

TCI Warns About Jail Conditions

Members of the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) warned Clay County Commissioners about potential consequences of doing nothing about the jail situation. Some of the consequences could include: the jail being decertified, lawsuits, federal government mandates and other problems. Bob Bass is the Senior Inspector at TCI and spoke to the commissioners at length about the…

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New Administrator Named At CH&R

Rebecca Tandy is the new administrator at Celina Health and Rehab (CH&R). Tandy will fill the position that was formerly held by Paula Boone for approximately nine years. Tandy began her new career at CH&R on April 3. Although she stepped into a new administrative role at CH&R, she is not new to the healthcare…

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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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