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35th Rolley Hole Championship to include music festival debut

“The setting is spectacular, admission is free, and the talent line-up is top notch with a combination of great music artists, great marble making artists, and the world’s greatest marble players, this really is a special one-of a kind event,” said Standing Stone State Park Ranger Shawn Hughes.

September 6th, 2017 | Continued

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Tourism on the rise in Clay County

Visitors to Clay spent close to $7 million here in the last year CLAY COUNTY-Tourists and other visitors spent a total of $6.94 million here during 2016, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2015, generating a total of $0.40 million in state and $0.62 million in local tax revenues, increases of 4.7% and 3.5%, respectively. […]

September 6th, 2017 | Continued

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National Rolly Hole Championship is Saturday

STANDING STONE PARK-The 35th annual National Rolley Hole Championship (NRHMC) is set to get underway Saturday, September 16 at 8 a.m. In addition to the championship competition there will be separate marble tournaments for spectators and players to enjoy. They may include Ringer, Tennessee Square, British, Georgia Rolley Hole, and Arrowhead. A tribute to the […]

Saturday Night fishing series in the books

BYRDSTOWN-The Saturday night smallmouth-only tournament series held here at Star Point Resort has drawn to a close after a good summer of fishing. The last two tournaments featured 17 boats each and entries of over 20 boats were seen on a regular basis all season, showing fishing remains popular here on Dale Hollow Lake. Ten […]

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A C Reagan honored

State route 292 (Willow Grove Road) named in honor of notable Clay County citizen, A C Reagan

New-look Dawgs dominate Blue Devils 32-7

1st-year players help secure first win over JC in 9 yrs. By THOMAS P. WEAVERHORIZON Editor GAINESBORO-The drought is over and Bulldog football is back! Not only did Clay County beat arch-rival Jackson County for the first time in almost a decade, but they did it with a 32-7 domination of the Blue Devils for […]

Celina fire department receives oxygen masks for pets in distress

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Junior Bulldogs draw even with homecoming blowout of Tompkinsville

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-After dropping a heartbreaker to Jackson County by a score of 28-24 in their season-opener, the Celina Junior High Football team drew even for 2017 with a blowout of Tompkinsville here at Coach John Teeples Field last Thursday night on Homecoming. Orchestrated by eighth-grade starting quarterback Keaton Arms, the […]

ARLP loans available for Clay County homeowners

Clay County homeowners may be eligible for funds through the Appalachian Renovation Loan Program (ARLP) for repairs or improvements to their homes. ARLP is a program provided through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to improve homeownership for residents of Appalachian counties. Homeowners of single-family (one-to-four unit) homes in Clay County that require repairs or modifications are […]

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Local students attend Girls State

NASHVILLE-The Celina American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 18 recently sent two Clay County High School students here for a weeklong learning experience at ALA Girls State on the campus of Lipscomb University. Lauren McHenry and Mary Smith represented the local ALA Unit at the leadership experience event offered to more than 550 rising high school […]

Fresh start for Bulldog football kicked off last Friday night at rival Jackson County

With first-year head coach Matt Bates at the reins since spring, the Dawgs have shown some promise in the preseason and the former Stone Memorial High School offensive coordinator showed his excitement about his new team’s debut this week.

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Clay County Library receives gift from author Garrett

CELINA-Overton County native Edwin Garrett recently presented a copy of his new book, “They Said It Their Way”, to the Clay County Library. Just released by Fideli Publishing of Martinsville, IN the book is a collection of old sayings and by-words and has been proclaimed “The Official Tennessee Book of By-words and Old Sayings.” Garrett […]

National Rolley Hole marble tournament sign-up now underway

STANDING STONE PARK-Registration for the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship scheduled here for Saturday, September 16, 2017, began August 14 and continues through Thursday, September 7, 2017. To sign-up call the park office, 931-823-6347, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., daily. Entrants must provide the name, email address, mailing address, and phone number of both […]