Investigation Results In Charges

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and multiple local and state agencies has resulted in a multiple-count indictment against a former operator of a Putnam County group home. On April 10, and at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI…

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Junior Bulldogs Fall In Championship Game

A combination of muddy field conditions and lopsided penalty calls were enough to derail the Celina K8 Bulldogs season in the championship game. Gordonsville got the ball to begin the game, but a fumble early in the drive stalled it. Bryce Bailey recovered the fumble. Clay County and Gordsonsville continued the defensive battle. On their…

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$271K Communications Grant Awarded

By working together, Clay County fire departments and emergency services received a $271,896 Communications grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). All Clay County fire departments and emergency services personnel are now equipped with modern radios and pagers thanks to a $271,896 federal grant from FEMA. This grant provided 136 portable radios, 116 pagers,…

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McGee Signs With United States Air Force

CCHS Senior Dakota McGee signed with the Air Force. McGee is the first CCHS student to sign with the Air Force in a long time. “Dakota took his Oath of Enlistment and has now officially signed an Air Force contract,” Technical Sergeant Derrick Childress said. “Dakota is absolutely awesome. He is the first to sign…

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Obituaries

Enterprise 10-4-16

  Martha Jane Whitaker Martha Jane Whitaker, 85, of Cookeville, passed away on Sept. 24 in Sparta. A memorial service was held on Oct. 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville. Born on March 5, 1931 in Durham, N.C. to Eric Clyde Johnson and Annie Bagwell Johnson, Martha Jane graduated with the Durham High School…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 10-4-16

JB Davidson Retired JB Davidson, 88, passed Sept. 24, at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Hawkins and David Netherton officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge…

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Citizen Statesman 9-27-16
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Recent News

Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Arrested For Theft

Celina Police Department Sergeant Megan Copas with assistance from Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Cain recently arrested two individuals for theft in separate and unrelated cases. Alexis Brooke Nelson, 20, was arrested for theft over $10,000 on Nov. 14 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Chickasaw Indians Celebrate Lacy’s 90th Birthday

Several Chickasaw Indian dancers celebrated Christine Lacy’s 90th birthday by performing Chickasaw dances and telling stories. The family of Christine Lacy reached out to the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers who are ambassadors for the Chickasaw Nation. Lacy and her family are Chickasaw Indians. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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Walsh Sentenced To Life In Prison

Convicted murderer, Edward Walsh who is 58 years old, is most likely going to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced recently. Judge Gary McKenzie sentenced Walsh to life in prison, plus two years, nearly three months after he was found guilty of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Walsh…

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Tourism Official Visits Clay County

Sara Beth Urban, a representative of the State of Tennessee Department of Tourism Development recently visited Clay County. She spoke about a variety of tourism related issues during her visit. She highlighted recent tourism data that indicates Clay County generated 6.94 million in direct tourism expenditures and created $620,000 in local tax revenue. Tourist tax…

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Breakfast Held For Local Veterans

  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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