Seven Arrested For Drug Paraphernalia

Seven individuals were arrested for drug paraphernalia following an outdoor altercation. According to police reports, Celina Chief of Police Terry Scott was on patrol on Riverside Avenue on April 29. Chief Scott noticed two individuals having an altercation outside of 700 Riverside Avenue. “Brandon Whitaker, he told me that the female, Jessica Raymer, was talking…

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A Night To Remember

Clay County High School held their prom on April 27th. For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Second Baptism Held For Inmates In Clay County

Several men have taken the first steps to turn their lives around by being baptized on April 24. This is only the second time in history that an inmate baptism has been held in Clay County. Readers may remember the first ever inmate baptism that was featured in the July 4, 2017 edition of the…

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Investigation Leads To Bust

A cooperative investigation between the Celina Police Department (CPD) and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) led to a marijuana growing operation sting. According to reports, CPD Police Chief Terry Scott learned through the course of an investigation that there was a possible marijuana growing operation at 277 Deer Run Road, which is outside the…

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Citizen Statesman 6-7-16

Lavelle Buford Lavelle Buford, 95 of Cordele, Ga.and formerly of Celina, passed away May 21 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held May 25 at Upton Hay Funeral Home with Bro. David Threet, Mike Buford and Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. She was born March 31, 1921. She spent…

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Citizen Statesman 5-31-16

Louise West Davis Louise West Davis, 92 of Hermitage Springs, passed away May 20 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette. Funeral services were held May 23 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook and Tyson Dillard officiating. Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery. Active pallbearers included: Eric…

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Enterprise 5-31-16

Linda C. Fitts LPN Linda C. Fitts, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla. passed away May 27 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services will be in St. Petersburg with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg. No local service will be conducted. She was born May 16, 1950 in Tampa, Fla. She…

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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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