Local Fire Department Needs Help

The Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department may be a small department in Clay County, but they do big things. They do the best they can with what they have, but desperately need some new gear. The Pea Ridge VFD doesn’t have enough turnout gear to equip all of their members. “There are two to three…

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Towne Square Pizza Coming Soon

After much anticipation and excitement, Towne Square Pizza will be open soon. “We would like to be open in the next couple weeks,” co-owner John Johnson said. The new pizza place will be located at 102 East Lake Avenue, across from the Bank of Celina. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Golden Lane Home Is A Total Loss

A fire consumed a trailer and its contents during a blaze on May 31. Firefighters responded to a call on 201 Golden Lane at approximately 3:45 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon. 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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New CAO/CNO Named At Cumberland River Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. For more on this…

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Obituaries

Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-6-16

Ernest Julius Gillihan Jr. June 29, 1965 –  August 23, 2016 On August 23, 2016, Ernie, “Big E” as he was known, with his family by his side passed at the home of his daughter, Carrie Bush, in Boca Raton, Florida after a long battle with Cancer.  Ernie was born on June 29, 1965. He…

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Enterprise 9-6-16

Judy Dickerson Judy Long Dickerson, 55, of Cookeville passed away Aug. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date. She was born in Livingston on Nov. 28, 1960. She spent her life appreciating her family, friends and her animals. She was…

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Enterprise 8-30-16

Theodore Ernest Brown Veteran Theodore Ernest Brown, 65, of Allons, passed away Aug. 26 at his home. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 from the Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons with Bro. Randy Pickens officiating. The family will welcome friends at the time of service. He…

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Recent News

Langford Appointed County Commissioner

Champ Langford was appointed by a majority of Clay County Commissioners and will fill the 5th district seat that was vacated by Billy Maxwell. Initially there were five candidates for the position, including: Michael Miller, Sharon Burks, Donald Haston, Judith Cutright and Langford. In each round, County Commissioners chose one candidate and at the end…

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Keisling Reappointed To Board

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell recently reappointed State Representative Kelly Keisling to the Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors. Keisling has served as a board member since 2013. The Access TN Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors is comprised of 14 members. The group is tasked with creating and submitting a funding and operational plan…

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Vet Performs Opening Ceremony

World War II Veteran Paul White was selected to perform the Ringing of the Bells ceremony. The Ringing of the Bells ceremony is the annual opening ceremony of Homecoming Days. White was chosen to be the bell ringer of both historic bells. White was introduced to the audience by his granddaughter, Melissa White. Melissa White…

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Healthier Tennessee…

Many people are working together towards getting a Healthier Tennessee Community designation from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. Recently representatives from health care, the school system, local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce gathered for the kick off to a Healthier Clay County. Photo includes: Kevin Donaldson from the Clay County Chamber, Rob…

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Scenes From Homecoming Days

Members of Boy Scout Troop 359 participated in a flag raising ceremony. Photo includes from left: Levi Garrett, Brett Dailey and Committee Member Greg Burch. 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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Man Arrested For Meth

Poor driving skills got a man pulled over and arrested for drugs. Jesse D. Pearce, 22 of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested for Schedule II drugs and possession of paraphernalia by Officer Jacob Beu and Officer Jimmy Morgan. According to Officer Beu’s report, “I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Brown Street…

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