Browning Named Who’s Who

Kenny Browning was recently honored by being selected for the 2018 Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-term Care. Browning was one of 69 residents across the State of Tennessee who was selected for the honor that was presented by the Tennessee Health Care Association. The Who’s Who in Tennessee honors people for their achievements either before…

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Paciunas To Retire From Post Office

Longtime Postal Mail Carrier Michele Paciunas will be retiring from the Celina Post Office on Thursday. She began her career in June of 1990 in Livingston, before moving to the Celina branch in 1993. Paciunas has ran the Route 3 mail for many years. “I have got awesome customers on my route,” she said. For…

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Budget Discussed With BOE

The budget was discussed with the Board of Education during the May meeting. Finance Director Ashley White described the upcoming budget as “doing great.” “All the revenue that we budgeted for the most part is coming in,” White told the Board. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Three Students Honored At Meeting

Three Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club members were honored at a Clay County Anti Drug Coalition (CCADC) meeting last week. Shea Spears, Tessa Pedigo and Alyssa Colson are three high school seniors that were recognized at the CCADC meeting for their outstanding leadership efforts and work in the SADD Club. Spears, Pedigo and Colson…

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Citizen Statesman 5-10-16

Ned Thomas (Tony) Cherry Ned Thomas (Tony) Cherry, 84 of the Oak Grove Community, passed away May 2 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held May 5 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dennis Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Henson Cemetery. Patrick Cherry, Brandon Birdwell, Joey Nolen, Richie Cherry, Brandon Key and Mark Biles…

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Enterprise 5-10-16

Jerrye Martin Jerrye Sue Martin passed away in her home in Alabama on April 30. She has been laid to rest with her parents, Horace and Gladys Myers, in Overton County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Martin lives on in the minds of her two daughters, Kelly Fazekas and Jill Janssen; three grandchildren, Amanda Schmidt, Jamie Llanos…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 5-3-16

Dollie E. DiSanti Hairdresser Dollie E. DiSanti, 77, passed away April 24 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Scott-Red Hill Cemetery. She was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Tompkinsville, Ky. She was a hairdresser. She was preceded…

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Recent News

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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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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