Towne Square Pizza Coming Soon

After much anticipation and excitement, Towne Square Pizza will be open soon. “We would like to be open in the next couple weeks,” co-owner John Johnson said. The new pizza place will be located at 102 East Lake Avenue, across from the Bank of Celina. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Golden Lane Home Is A Total Loss

A fire consumed a trailer and its contents during a blaze on May 31. Firefighters responded to a call on 201 Golden Lane at approximately 3:45 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon. 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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New CAO/CNO Named At Cumberland River Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. For more on this…

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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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Citizen Statesman 5-3-16

Larry Keen Larry Keen, 66 of McMinnville and formerly of Clay County, passed away on April 22. Funeral services were held April 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Keen Cemetery. Earl Davis, Jerry Green, Scott Gist, Michael Keen, Michael Keen Jr. and Buddy Neeley served as pallbearers. He…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 4-26-16

Sammie Glen Alexander Truck Driver Sammie Glen Alexander, 66, of Bloomington Springs passed away April 16 at his home. No services are planned at this time. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born March 13, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a truck driver for the Flagship Truck Lines. He loved…

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Enterprise 4-26-16

Reed Ramsey Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert Reed Ramsey, age 87 of Cookeville, were held Monday, April 25th at 1 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. Brent Davis officiated. Mr. Ramsey’s family received friends Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and…

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Recent News

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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