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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Reagan Signs Declaration

On March 29 Dale Reagan, county mayor, signed a proclamation declaring the month of April 2018 Confederate History Month in Clay County. With Mayor Reagan at the signing of the Proclamation is Mary Loyd Reneau, president of the William Wesley Elam Chapter 2557, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, established in Celina in August,…

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Enterprise 9-27-16

Patricia Gail Dixon Patricia Gail Dixon, 56, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 13 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 16 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Mike Kirby and Bro. Duane “Bud” Hargis officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-27-16

Edna Doris Brown Meadows Factory Worker Edna Doris Brown Meadows, 77, passed away Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept.…

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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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Recent News

Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Police

Driving while under the influence isn’t a good idea. Crashing your vehicle into the assistant police chief’s vehicle while driving under the influence is worse. Lana Kirk, 28 of Celina, was arrested for DUI and implied consent after she ran into the back of the vehicle that Celina Assistant Police Chief William Cherry was driving.…

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Kerr Celebrates His Retirement

There was a large turnout for former Mayor Willie Kerr’s retirement celebration. Kerr spoke to everyone who attended his celebration. He stated, “It’s been an honor and privilege to serve as mayor for eight years. I made mistakes and we all make mistakes, but I have tried to do the best job that I could…

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Reecer To Retire From Farm Bureau

Sue Reecer will be retiring soon from Farm Bureau after a long career. She has been a receptionist there for 26 years. She was hired by Hugh Davenport and has worked with several people throughout her career. “I started with Hugh and Launa Stone. Then, I worked with Judy Smith, Mark Ashlock, Teri Davenport, Melissa…

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Former Bail Bondsman Pleads Guilty

A former Clay County bail bondsman has pled guilty and will now see what life is like on the other side of the law. John Baxter Ashburn has pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a child in criminal court recently. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Joey Rich Sworn In As Mayor

Newly elected Mayor, Joey Rich, was sworn in under oath by Judge Diana Monroe on June 30. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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First Baptism Held For Inmates

The first ever baptism was held for Clay County inmates who have rededicated their life to the Lord. Baptism for the 11 inmates was performed by Pastor Bobby Davis at the Pleasant Grove boat dock. Several law enforcement officers and the mens’ family members were on hand at the ceremony performed on June 29. For…

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