Tragedy Strikes Local Family

On Tues, Jan. 2, Gerald Burnette noticed smoke emanating from a residence at 7135 Burkesville Hwy. At 3:31 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched and crews from the City of Celina, East 52, Moss, Pea Ridge and Timothy fire departments arrived at the scene at 3:56 p.m. Upon their arrival, the residence of Matt and Tara…

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New Laws For The New Year

Clay County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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Bulldogs Battle In Tournament

Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs battled hard in their recent tournaments. The Bulldogs went into the Sonic Shootout with some serious momentum. The Dawgs had won their last six games headed into the Sonic Shootout. In the opening game, the Bulldogs overpowered Rhea County in a 76-62 victory. For more on this story, pick…

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Road Collapses Due To Heavy Rain

A road on Highway 52 near the Moss Fire Department was shut down to one lane traffic on Dec. 23 due to flood damage caused by all the rainfall on the previous two nights. TDOT workers, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and THP state troopers were on the scene throughout the day to deal…

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Obituaries

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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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-23-16

Mary Nell Smallwood Flatt Retired Mary Nell Smallwood Flatt, 82, passed away Aug. 14 at her residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery officiating. Interment followed at Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the India…

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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 citizen-statesman.com.

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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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