Two More County Commissioners Added To The Park Board

The Clay County Park Board historically has been an independent body with minimal influence from the Clay County Commission. Two more Commissioners were added to the Park Board and some Park Board members feel that the board is slowly losing their independence. On Oct. 1, the Clay Commission unanimously appointed Bryan Coons and Anthony Boles…

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Students Participate In Compost Pilot Program

Composting is a natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a rich soil additive known as compost. Other states are actively doing this with their food waste and our Clay County High School FFA students are leading the way for Tennessee by participating in a compost pilot program. Clay County High School…

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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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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 8-2-16

Phillip “Pulley” Page Phillip Richard Page, 82 of the Free Hill Community passed away on July 25 at Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held July 29 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Neil Pipkin officiating. Interment followed in the Free Hill Cemetery. Anthony Walthall-Hamilton, Carl Philpott Jr., Kyle Whitlow,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-2-16

Danny Joe Loftis Retail Management Danny Joe Loftis, 68, passed away July 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held July 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. He was born Oct. 12, 1947 in Jackson County. He worked in retail management and…

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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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Recent News

Local Student Recognized…

Brison Edmond Burchett, son of Brian and Angie Burchett, was recognized at the Board of Education meeting for Perfect Attendance that included Kindergarten through 8th grade. Photo includes Burchett and Board of Education Chairman Benji Bailey. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Medical Call Turns Out To Be Aerosol Huffer

A CCSO deputy arrived on the scene of what was initially thought to be a medical emergency, but it turned out to be a woman who was allegedly inhaling Endust. Lisa M. Bowman, 47 of Celina, was arrested on Sept. 22 for inhaling aerosol for unlawful purposes, resisting stop, arrest or search and DUI by…

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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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