CCHS’s Class Of 2018 Graduates

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UCHRA Fires Collins In Close Vote

The former director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency said he has no ill will toward the agency’s board in spite of the fact that they voted Wednesday to terminate him from his position. “Obviously, I wish the outcome had been different and I could have retired here, but that’s OK. Life goes on,”…

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City Aldermen Get Sticker Shock

Aldermen Buddy Thompson and Tonya Spears were alarmed when a representative unexpectedly increased a quote for computer software and upgrades by over $45,000. Last month the aldermen unanimously voted to approve upgrades to the city’s computer software, computers and the water department’s handheld readers. The aldermen approved the purchase from a company called Local Government.…

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Clay County Farm Joins State’s Century Farms Program

An historic Clay County family farm is now part of the Tennessee Century Farms Program, administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU, and is being recognized for keeping continuously owned family land in agricultural production for at least the last 100 years. The Bazle & Bertha White Farm, a 58-acre property located 15 miles west of Celina,…

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Enterprise 5-24-16

Daisy Beasley Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Jewell Beasley, age 99, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Bond officiating. Interment followed at Eckel Cemetery in Overton County. Mrs. Beasley passed away Sunday evening, May 8, 2016 at Bethesda…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 5-17-16

Frank Eugene Coffee Logging Industry Frank Eugene Coffee, 78, passed away May 12 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County. Graveside services were held May 16 at Coffee Cemetery with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 16, 1938 in Overton County. He worked in…

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Enterprise 5-17-16

Russell Lee Sidwell Roofer Russell Lee Sidwell, 22, of Livingston, passed away May 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Buck officiating. Interment will follow in the Turkeytown Cemetery in Hilham. The family will receive friends…

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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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