Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

A routine traffic stop and DUI investigation led to the arrest of Marty A. Oldham, 46, on the night of Dec. 28, by Deputy Tyler Thompson. This turned into more than just a routine stop when a substantial amount of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia were confiscated, resulting in high felony charges. For more…

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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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Citizen Statesman 8-16-16

Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn, 65 of Dickson, passed away July 24 at TriStar Horizon Medical Center. A memorial service was held July 30 at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tenn. with Claudell Tony Hill officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Waverly, Tenn. She was born Nov. 1, 1950 in…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-16-16

Barbara A. Sircy Heady Elderly Services Caregiver Barbara A. Sircy Heady, 72, passed away Aug. 4 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. She was born Dec. 30, 1943 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 8-16-16

James Lecile Wells Florist James Lecile Wells, 87, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 11 at his home. Funeral services  were held Aug. 14 from the First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Cole-Peterman Cemetery. He was born Aug. 18, 1928 in Kettle Creek, Ky. He was a wholesale…

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Recent News

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

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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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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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