Junior Bulldogs Win Overtime Thriller

“Boom that’s what I am talking about,” were the first words that Head Coach David Maxfield told his Celina Juniors team after their thrilling overtime win at Homecoming. Maxfield and the other coaching staff have a lot to be proud of as the team currently is undefeated with a 3-0 record. For more on this…

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Duo Arrested For Aggravated Burglary

A Celina man and woman were arrested for aggravated burglary and the pair allegedly took some medication. Eric D. Scott, 33 of Celina and Taylor E. Ellis, 22 of Celina were arrested on Aug. 28 for aggravated burglary, possession of Schedule V drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott.…

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Couple Sets Marriage Right

Fifty-four years after a technical discrepancy, Wendell Collins proposed to his wife on Aug. 28 Wendell, born in Pine Hill, and Carolyn, born in Union Hill, were married 54 years ago, when Carolyn was 16 years old. The couple couldn’t be officially married with Carolyn being 16, so the paperwork listed a different age for…

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DEA Visits Four Local Pharmacies

Twenty agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) traveled to Clay County last week, visiting four pharmacies. According to a statement released by the DEA, “As a result of inspection findings, DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question.…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 8-16-16

Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn, 65 of Dickson, passed away July 24 at TriStar Horizon Medical Center. A memorial service was held July 30 at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tenn. with Claudell Tony Hill officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Waverly, Tenn. She was born Nov. 1, 1950 in…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-16-16

Barbara A. Sircy Heady Elderly Services Caregiver Barbara A. Sircy Heady, 72, passed away Aug. 4 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. She was born Dec. 30, 1943 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 8-16-16

James Lecile Wells Florist James Lecile Wells, 87, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 11 at his home. Funeral services  were held Aug. 14 from the First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Cole-Peterman Cemetery. He was born Aug. 18, 1928 in Kettle Creek, Ky. He was a wholesale…

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Recent News

Consultant Talks To Commissioners About Jail

Jail Management Consultant Jim Hart visited Clay County commissioners to discuss the jail during a meeting that was solely focused on the jail. Hart spoke about the current challenges that the aging jail faces. He spoke to commissioners about challenges such as housing inmates in other counties, no formal inmate classification system and inmates being…

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Homecoming Parade Is A Success

Emmy Upton was crowned Homecoming Queen during the 2017 Homecoming at Clay County High School. She is shown here showcasing her float during the parade. Check out our latest edition to see more photos from the parade and the homecoming game or visit www.citizen-statesman.com if you’re subscribed. You can also view all 135 photos that…

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Sergeant Moulton Receives Award

TWRA Sergeant Bill Moulton received the prestigious Governor’s award for his work as a first responder. Moulton was nominated by the Safety and Homeland Security District in which he works. This district includes Overton, Clay and Jackson Counties. As a senior member of the TWRA Unified Dive Team, Moulton has taught and assisted in several…

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Brothers Arrested For Theft And Drugs

The Davis brothers were a long way from their home when they allegedly broke into some cars at the hospital and were caught with drugs. Vernon Davis Jr., 49 of Hartsville, and Terrance Davis, 57 of Hartsville, were arrested on Sept. 21 for possession of legend drugs without a prescription and theft of property by…

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Reagan And Young Recently Re-appointed Chairmen

Mayor Dale Reagan was re-appointed chairman of the county commission and Winton Young was re-appointed chairman pro-tempore during the September meeting. A motion was made by Denzil Cherry and seconded by Dorothy Forney to re-appoint Reagan as the chairman. All commissioners voted yes and the motion passed. A motion was made by Timmie Scott and…

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CCHS Girls Golf Wins Championship

The Clay County Girls Golf Team were the district champions after an impressive finish at the district golf tournament. The Boys were the runner up team in the district. The District 7A/AA Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 11 at the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville. Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs teams played…

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