Graffiti Being Investigated By Police

A graffiti incident is being investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. A bridge on Homer Bray Road was vandalized recently. Vandalizing government property is a serious offense and violators can face felony charges, according to Tennessee laws. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said, “It is being investigated at this time.” Anyone with information about the…

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Father And Son To Open Business

A father and son have done major work to the old Family Dollar building and plan to open a Car Quest Auto Parts at the location. Major work has been done by Chris and Derek Hix at the future home of the auto parts store. Chris spoke about their inspiration to start the business. For…

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Man Arrested For Car Burglary

Is a $20 bill really worth getting a police record? Apparently a Celina man thought so. Bradley J. Adams, 18 of Celina, was arrested on March 22 for theft of property, burglary and vandalism by Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Small Business Makes A Big Move

Old Home Place Antiques is moving into a building on the square, and the owner Kathy Merrett describes it as a dream come true. Merrett is known not only for her antique store, but also for her volunteer work with the Merchants Assocation. She explained about the decision to make the move. For more on…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 6-14-16

Russell Edward Lee Russell Edward Lee, 47, passed away June 7. A memorial service was held June 11 at Richardsville Baptist Church in Bowling Green with Bro. Kenneth Whitaker officiating. He was born Jan. 22, 1969. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard William Lee. Surviving relatives include his father, Charles Edward Lee;…

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Enterprise 6-14-16

Keith Richardson U.S. Army Keith Richardson, 72, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County passed away on June 13 at the River Park Hospital in McMinnville. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. today, June 14, from the Okolona Cemetery in Rickman with Bro. Ron Brown and Bro. Carl Wilmoth officiating. Burial followed with a…

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Citizen Statesman 6-14-16

Dillon L. Crawford Dillon L. Crawford, 78 of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Clay County, passed away June 1 in Columbus, Ind. after an extended illness. Funeral services were held June 4 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers included: Bill Malone, Richard Wallace, Jonathon…

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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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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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