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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Citizen Statesman 8-30-16

Geraldine Strong Geraldine Strong, 86 of the Brimstone Community in Clay County, passed away Aug. 18 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services were held Aug. 21 from the New Hope Church of Christ with Bro. Jason Dodson and Dr. Robert Strong Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Moss. She was born…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-30-16

Randy Len Curtis Highway Department Randy Len Curtis, 52, passed away Aug. 25 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dow Allen officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov. 18, 1963 in Cookeville.…

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Citizen Statesman 8-23-16

Leland T. “Turner” McBride Leland T. “Turner” McBride, 86 of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away Aug. 10. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Home. Entombment followed in the Washington Park East Cemetery. He was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Clay County. He served his country honorable, in the U.S. Army during…

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Recent News

Three Arrested For Drugs

Three local residents were arrested for drugs recently on separate and unrelated charges. Angela F. Connor, 42 of Celina, was arrested on March 25 for DUI, reckless endangerment by a deadly weapon, driving on a suspended license, Schedule VI drugs and Schedule IV drugs by Officer Andrew Farley. For more on this story, pick up…

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