Junior High Boys Are Number One

The Celina Junior High boys won the state championship. They won the championship game 52-38. For more basketball photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Lady Bulldogs Take Win Over Yellow Jackets

For more basketball photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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Child’s First Snow

Madison Godwin enjoyed playing in the snow for the first time in her life. Madison is the daughter of Jonathan and Kayla Godwin. She is the granddaughter of David “Rat” and Belinda Westmoreland and Tim and Sherri Agee. Madison is the great granddaughter of David and Helen Westmoreland. For more photos from the winter storm,…

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THP Arrests Three Individuals

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested three individuals following traffic stops in Clay County. Ronnie Jo Thompson, 54, and Jennifer Ann Guffey, 38, both of Tompkinsville, were arrested on Jan. 15 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by THP Trooper Doug Foster. Thompson was also charged with a DUI. For more on this…

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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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Citizen Statesman 8-9-16

Bobby Smith Bobby Smith, 74 of Celina, passed away Aug. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Bro. Marlin Winningham officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. He was born May 7, 1942 in Celina. He was a…

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Recent News

Clay County Softball Defeats Jackson County

The Clay County softball team is off to a great start in tournament play after winning their last three tournament games. The girls defeated Jackson County 10-4 on April 10. In addition to that win, they have also defeated Pickett County and Clarkrange this season. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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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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