Moss Hwy. 52 Set To Be Fixed By Mid March

TDOT had this to say about the ongoing repairs of Hwy. 52 in Moss, “Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance forces are currently repairing a slope failure on SR-52 at log mile 12.5 in Moss. For the safety of the traveling public and to be able to keep traffic flowing while the work is being done,…

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Lady Dawgs Rank Second In District

The Lady Bulldogs ended up being the runners up in the district tournament, losing a tight race against Clarkrange on Feb. 19. The girls received a plaque in honor of placing second. 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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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

Turmoil is once again facing the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), this time regarding employee time, and specifically, the director of the agency. This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he…

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Goals For The Community Discussed

Over 70 people, including state-level officials from various agencies, local volunteers and elected officials, gathered at the Clay County Government Complex on Feb. 14 to discuss goals for the community and how the statewide ThreeStar and Economic and Community Development departments might help Clay County. Clay County is one of only three counties statewide chosen…

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Obituaries

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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Jackson Co. Sentinel 7-26-16

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 7-26-16

Brenda Faye Cherry Retired CNA Brenda Faye Cherry, 68, passed away July 18 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 11, 1948 in Jackson County. She was a retired CNA and a member of the Richmond’s Chapel Church of Christ. She…

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Recent News

Three Area Residents Compete

Three Clay County natives or residents were among the graduates in the annual Highlands Economic Partnership Leaders Program here recently. Tammie (Scott) Dickerson, Dr. Doug Young, and Kevin Donaldson all finished the Highlands leadership series of classes on April 20. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands…

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Macon Bank’s David Browning To Retire

David Browning will retire from Macon Bank and Trust on April 28. Browning began his career at Farm Credit as a Branch Manager and left there after eight years to work at Clay County Bank. Clay County Bank was then bought out by Dekalb County Bank. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Hermitage Springs Boys Win

The Hermitage Springs Jr. High boys basketball team are the TNT State Champions for a second year in a row. The Wildcats ended their season with successful post season play again. The Wildcats entered the TNT State Tournament on Feb. 4 and defeated Monteagle 59-21. In the semi-final round, played on Feb. 17, the Wildcats defeated St. Mary’s…

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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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