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

Ribbon Cutting Held…

November 28, 2017

A ribbon cutting was recently held at Crafty Charm Cottage which is located on East Lake Avenue near the Citizen-Statesman office. Photo includes from left: City Mayor Joey Rich, Owner Michelle Boles, Clay County Executive Dale Reagan and Chamber of Commerce Director Kevin Donaldson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Two Boys Make Unique Discovery

November 28, 2017

Two Clay County boys discovered a literal ‘standing stone’ at the park. Jacob Brunette and Jeffery Spivey were hiking around the bluffs off Walker Ridge Road. They eventually discovered this unique ‘standing stone’ rock formation. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Arrested For Theft

November 21, 2017

Celina Police Department Sergeant Megan Copas with assistance from Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Cain recently arrested two individuals for theft in separate and unrelated cases. Alexis Brooke Nelson, 20, was arrested for theft over $10,000 on Nov. 14 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this…

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Chickasaw Indians Celebrate Lacy’s 90th Birthday

November 21, 2017

Several Chickasaw Indian dancers celebrated Christine Lacy’s 90th birthday by performing Chickasaw dances and telling stories. The family of Christine Lacy reached out to the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers who are ambassadors for the Chickasaw Nation. Lacy and her family are Chickasaw Indians. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen…

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Walsh Sentenced To Life In Prison

November 21, 2017

Convicted murderer, Edward Walsh who is 58 years old, is most likely going to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced recently. Judge Gary McKenzie sentenced Walsh to life in prison, plus two years, nearly three months after he was found guilty of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Walsh…

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Tourism Official Visits Clay County

November 14, 2017

Sara Beth Urban, a representative of the State of Tennessee Department of Tourism Development recently visited Clay County. She spoke about a variety of tourism related issues during her visit. She highlighted recent tourism data that indicates Clay County generated 6.94 million in direct tourism expenditures and created $620,000 in local tax revenue. Tourist tax…

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