Clay County Fair Named Most Improved

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently presented awards to 54 of the top county, regional and state agricultural fairs. The Clay County Fair was named most improved fair for Division A. “Agricultural education is as important as it has ever been,” Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton said. “County fairs provide an opportunity for communities across…

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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

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Lady Bulldogs Take Win Over Yellow Jackets

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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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Citizen Statesman 8-2-16

Phillip “Pulley” Page Phillip Richard Page, 82 of the Free Hill Community passed away on July 25 at Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held July 29 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Neil Pipkin officiating. Interment followed in the Free Hill Cemetery. Anthony Walthall-Hamilton, Carl Philpott Jr., Kyle Whitlow,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-2-16

Danny Joe Loftis Retail Management Danny Joe Loftis, 68, passed away July 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held July 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. He was born Oct. 12, 1947 in Jackson County. He worked in retail management and…

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Citizen Statesman 7-26-16

James Copas Jr. James “Jimmy” Copas Jr., 49 of the Union Hill Community of Clay Coun­ty, passed away on July 15 at his residence surrounded by friends and family. The family has honored Mr. Co­pas’ wishes to be cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Hall Funeral Home was in…

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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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