Local Store Closing After 27 Years

A Celina jewelry store, Thompson’s Jewelry and Gifts, is closing its doors after 27 years. Buddy Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Jewelry & Gifts, which has called 109 East Lake Avenue home for many years, is retiring after years of service to the community. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Check Presented To Celina

From left to right in photo: TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the Upper Cumberland Virginia Solimine; Rep. Keisling; Dr. Doug Young; Deputy Gov. Jim Henry; Executive Director of Clay County Chamber Kevin Donaldson; and Sen. Pody stand with a check for $100,000 that was presented to the Town…

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Officers Called In For A Home Invasion

A Clay County deputy has been busy in helping keep drugs off the streets. Deputy Thompson recently arrested two individuals for meth. William I. Atwood, 45 of Allons, was arrested on Feb. 2 for public intoxication and possession of methamphetamine by Deputy Tyler Thompson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Bulldogs Split With Jackson County

The Bulldogs made the short trip down the river to battle their rival Jackson County. In a hard fought battle the girls came up short, but the boys won. The Lady Bulldogs battled hard in the game, but struggled to contain Jackson County’s center Kyleigh Hardy. The girls team looked sharp in the first quarter…

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Citizen Statesman 9-20-16

Nina Fox Birdwell Nina Fox Birdwell, 95 of the Mt. Vernon Community in Clay County, passed away Sept. 7 at Signature Health Care in Tompkinsville, Ky. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with her family officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery with her grandchildren…

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Enterprise 9-20-16

Joseph Key Factory Worker Joseph W. Key, 84, of the Pleasant Ridge Community, passed away Sept. 11 at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 from the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Military honors were provided at graveside by the Honor Guard…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-20-16

Amy K. Clinton Residential Housekeeping Amy K. Clinton, 41, passed away Sept. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Mansell Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 11, 1975 in Cookeville.…

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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 citizen-statesman.com.

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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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East Lake Ave. Lot Purchased

Tonya Anderson, the new owner of the lot on East Lake Avenue, announced her plans for the future business that will be located there. “It’s going to be a clothing boutique and a tanning salon,” Anderson said. “We would like to be open by October and are locally owned. We have always dreamed of owning…

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Clay County Students Honored

CCHS students Tara Pedigo and Peyton Roberts were honored by elected officials and bank employees during a Valedictorian’s Luncheon. Photo includes from left: Citizens Bank President Joe Carter, Representative Mae Beavers, Class Valedictorian Tara Pedigo, Class Salutatorian Peyton Roberts, Clay County High School Principal Derick Upchurch, Citizens Bank Branch Manager Billy Snyder and Representative Kelly Keisling.…

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Peek Celebrates 100th Birthday

Ida Peek, seated in the middle, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends recently. She was born May 10, 1917 and is a long time Clay County resident. According to family members, Ida Peek had a printing shop and ran a newspaper in Clay County. Photo includes: standing, Tennessee McGaha, Pam Rhodes, Leonard Myers…

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