A Night To Remember

Clay County High School held their prom on April 27th. For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Second Baptism Held For Inmates In Clay County

Several men have taken the first steps to turn their lives around by being baptized on April 24. This is only the second time in history that an inmate baptism has been held in Clay County. Readers may remember the first ever inmate baptism that was featured in the July 4, 2017 edition of the…

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Investigation Leads To Bust

A cooperative investigation between the Celina Police Department (CPD) and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) led to a marijuana growing operation sting. According to reports, CPD Police Chief Terry Scott learned through the course of an investigation that there was a possible marijuana growing operation at 277 Deer Run Road, which is outside the…

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Residents Receive Lifesaving Training

Clay County residents recently received lifesaving training through a program called Project TN Save A Life. The Clay County Anti Drug Coalition (CCADC) partnered with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to provide training to administer Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that will almost immediately reverse an opioid overdose and possibly save…

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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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Recent News

New Rescue Squad Officers Elected

Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCRS) is excited to announce their new officers. Results of their latest election are as follows: Captain – Bruce Rhoton, 1st Lieutenant – Stacy Boles, 2nd Lieutenant – Johnny Kerr, Treasurer / Secretary – Tina Paruszkiewicz, PR Sergeant – Marlene Rhoton, Training / Maintenance Sergeant – David Grote, Maintenance /…

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Roadblock Concerns Discussed

Concerns about roadblocks at the four way intersection in the middle of downtown Celina prompted a lengthy discussion at the City of Celina meeting. Mayor Joey Rich asked the aldermen, “What do you all think about it?” Alderman Buddy Thompson stated, “In my personal opinion, I would like to do away with them. I think…

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Tourism Official Visits

Melanie Beauchamp (left), director of Outreach and Engagement for the Tennessee Department of Tourism, visited the Clay County Chamber of Commerce last week, meeting with Celina Merchants Association head Kathy Merrett, among others. 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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Trio Breaks Into Vacationers Home

Three suspects were arrested in a case involving approximately $6,000 worth of items. The items were reportedly stolen while the victim was on vacation. After a successful investigation by Chief of Police Terry Scott, three suspects were arrested in connection to the case. Chief Terry Scott arrested Andrew A. Garrett, 21 of Celina, Timothy G.…

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Burglar Caught By His Shorts

An aggravated burglary suspect was arrested after his unique shorts were identified during a police investigation. Fidel Cristobal Martinez, 23, of Celina, was arrested for aggravated burglary on July 15 by Officer Thomas Montgomery. 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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Seven Arrested For Drugs

Seven individuals were arrested for drugs recently by law enforcement officers. Brian T. Boles and Heather A. King were arrested on July 10 for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia by Officer Tyler Thompson. According to Officer Thompson’s report, “On July 10, I Deputy Tyler Thompson, was dispatched to said address to talk with…

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