Lady Bulldog Selected As All-State Player

June 15, 2021

By Matthew Stafford On June 7 the TSCA (Tennessee Softball Coaches Association) released their Miss Softball awards and All-State teams selections with one Lady Bulldog being listed. Two Upper-Cumberland players were selected to the All-State teams in Class A: Aliyah Kingery, a player from Clay County High School, and in Class AA Jordan Key, from…

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Board Of Mayor And Alderman Approve First Budget Reading

June 15, 2021

The City of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the first reading of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget at last week’s meeting. The budget is currently a $2.7 million spending plan with no tax or utility raises. “We had to cut back in all areas, because not knowing what all of our numbers were…

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Officials Hear Request For VSO Salary Increase

June 15, 2021

Members of the Clay County American Legion are making requests to local government officials for an increase in pay for the Veterans Service Officer (VSO), which has recently become open. The VSO currently serves veterans in both Clay and Jackson County areas. Both Clay and Jackson Counties along with the cities of both Celina and…

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Board Of Mayor And Alderman Sees New Faces

June 8, 2021

After last Tuesday’s election for the City of Celina Board of Mayor and Alderman, the elected body sees all new and fresh faces. Luke Collins, gaining the most votes, is to take the mayoral seat. Mayor Tonya Spears lost, having only 61 votes. Collins rallied 239 votes, while the second place contender Michael Boles only…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6/1/21

June 1, 2021

Harold Franklin Layne Harold Franklin Layne, age 72, of Tracy City, passed away in the comfort of his lifelong home place and surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday May 15 2021. Born August 14, 1948 to the late Edd and Mary Beulah Layne, Harold had devoted his life to being a loving husband, father,…

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Obituaries 5/25/21

May 25, 2021

Georgia Irene (Black) Cherry Georgia Irene (Black) Cherry, 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana and formally of Red Boiling Springs, passed away May 14 at her residence in Indiana. Funeral services were held May 20 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. She was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Science Hill,…

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Obituaries 5/18/21

May 18, 2021

Amon Kendall Amon Hoover Kendall, 91, of Moss, passed away May 7 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 9 in the chapel of The Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dennis Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jon Kendall, Nerbert Ray Trobaugh, Josh Smith, Mason Sharp, Carson Sharp and Kolby Boles.…

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Recent News

Clay County Health Department Offering Walk-In Option For COVID Vaccinations

May 4, 2021

Appointments still available but not required to get a COVID-19 vaccine The Clay County Health Department announced today it is offering walk-in options for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are still available but not required. The Clay County Health Department is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM until 11 a.m. and…

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Another Façade Project Completed With Grant

May 4, 2021

Jo Helen Eads has completed a façade project on her building that was partially funded by the most recent Downtown Grant. This grant is administered by the ThreeStar Downtown Revitalization Committee along with a representative from the Upper Cumberland Development District. The grant provides 75% of the cost of remodeling the façade of the building…

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CCADC To Host Narcan Training This Week

April 27, 2021

By Amanda Loshbough The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition (CCADC) met last Tuesday and discussed several upcoming community events including a drug take-back event and the annual “Together We Rise” walk. The coalition will host a Naloxone (also known as Narcan) training and drug take-back event Wednesday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in…

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Clay County Schools Awarded Three Classrooms

April 27, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Education Early Childhood Division awarded Clay County Schools three Pre-K classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year. T.C.A. § 49-6-105 requires Voluntary Pre-K (TN-VPK) funding to be awarded through a competitive grant process. VPK funds are intended to support the most in need families and students, and the competitive grant process helps…

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Grant Allows For Façade Improvements

April 27, 2021

Cumberland Exteriors has completed a project that was partially funded by the most recent Downtown Grant. This grant is administered by the ThreeStar Downtown Revitalization Committee along with a representative from the Upper Cumberland Development District. The grant provides 75% of the cost of remodeling the façade of the building that faces the street. Pictured…

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Fire Depts. Attend Safety Classes

April 20, 2021

The John Henry Oil Company visited East Clay Volunteer Fire Department this past Tuesday to teach a class on oil spills, safety precautions, H2S gas, as well as emergency response. John Henry Oil Company has several oil wells in Clay, Overton and surrounding counties. Several fire departments were in attendance including East Clay, East 52,…

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