Tech Is Tennessee Tour Visits Clay County

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Keisling Named State Representative Of The Year

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) was named State Representative of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville. Chairman Keisling was recognized because of his support and advocacy on issues and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Upper…

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CFD Looks To Lower ISO Rating

Members of the Celina Fire Department fight fires on a regular basis. They have a new battle on their hands, this time it’s the ISO rating. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a classification system used to reflect a community’s local fire protection. This rating is based on many factors and lots of paperwork.…

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Moulton Helps Rescue Bald Eagle

Pickett County wildlife officer Craig Norris and Clay County wildlife sergeant Bill Moulton retrieved an injured, juvenile bald eagle from the Meetinghouse Branch in Pickett County on March 6. The bald eagle was tangled in a discarded limbline, used to catch catfish. The eagle was taken to Dr. Dawn Lindsey, with the Clay County Animal…

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Obituaries

Jackson Co. Sentinel 6-28-16

Ann Burris Restaurant Cook Ann Burris, 74, passed away June 24 at her residence. Funeral services were held June 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at New Salem Cemetery. She was born Jan. 13, 1942 in Jackson County. She was a restaurant cook and was affiliated with the…

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Enterprise 6-21-16

Emagene Goolsby Restaurant Owner/Homemaker Emagene Goolsby, 86, passed away June 11 at her residence. Graveside services were held June 13 at Pharris Cemetery with Bro. Sam Mainord officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept. 28, 1929 in Jackson County. She was a restaurant owner and a homemaker. She…

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Enterprise 6-21-16

Carl Duane Copeland Construction Worker Carl Duane Copeland, 48, of Lexington, Ky. and formerly of Overton County, passed away in Lexington on June 8. Funeral services were held June 13 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Duane “Bud” Hargis officiating. Interment followed in the Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery. He was born in…

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Recent News

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 citizen-statesman.com.

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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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