Fourth Generation Officer Has Local Ties

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather by becoming a law enforcement officer. Gonzalez, Jr., who lived in Clay County and attended Hermitage Springs, went through the police academy. He took his oath of office on Feb. 13 and will serve as an officer for the Suffolk Police Department…

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CPD Officer Discovers Stolen Vehicle

Celina Police Sergeant Megan Copas discovered a stolen vehicle after the suspect was reportedly acting suspicious while driving. Corey W. Dailey, 28 of Donaldson Avenue in Celina, was arrested on Feb. 25 for theft of property over $2,500 and driving on a revoked license by Officer Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up…

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Girls Take Runner-Up Spot In Regionals

The Clay County Lady Bulldogs battled hard through the regional tournament and will advance to the Sub-State tournament. The girls worked hard earning the runner up spot in Region 3. The Lady Bulldogs defeated South Pittsburg 78-33 and then defeated rival Jackson County by one point, 50-49 in the semi-finals. Coach Matt Walker credits the…

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Bulldogs Earn Their Way To Sub-State

The Clay County Bulldogs battled throughout the regional tournament and secured a sub-state spot. The Bulldogs were the runner up team in the regional tournament. “We hope to carry the momentum,” Coach Rob Edwards said about the team heading into sub-state. The Bulldogs’ journey in the regional tournament began when the Bulldogs knocked Division 5…

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Citizen Statesman 7-12-16

Jack Reed Copass Jack Reed Copass, 78 of Moss, passed away July 2 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held July 6 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Dale Strong officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Tanner Jenkins, D.J. Laureigh, VanEric Short, Adam King, Allen…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 7-12-16

Sandra Barnett Homemaker Sandra Barnett, 74, passed away July 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Lane Pippin, Bro. Charles Maxwell and Bro. Steve Bowman officiating. Interment followed at Double Springs Cemetery. She was born Jan. 5, 1942 in Jackson County. She was…

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Enterprise 7-12-16

Carol Sue Bull Carol Sue Walker Bull, 65, of Livingston passed away July 10 at Overton Count Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Harris and Bro. Jimmy Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Overton County…

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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

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