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Tyreke Key makes statement at State

Shows the world what Clay County fans already knew By THOMAS P. WEAVER Dale Hollow HORIZON Editor MURFREESBORO-Tennessean sportswriter Tom Kreager said it best in the Blue Cross Basketball Championship postgame news conference, after Clay County senior star Tyreke Key had what his colleague Michael Murphy described as “perhaps the best individual performance in state […]

March 21st, 2017 | Continued

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Clay County sports hall of fame induction again serves as highlight of year in local sports

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Like they have since the inception of the Clay County Sports Hall of Fame, this year’s induction ceremony held over the weekend again served as the highlight of the sports year here locally. With a good crowd in attendance, seven new members were enshrined as the 2017 class was […]

February 13th, 2017 | Continued

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Celina and Clay County economy on upswing with improved designations

County Mayor Dale Reagan recently announced Clay County has moved up a level in an economic designation established by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), showing things are improving business-wise here locally.

Annually, the ARC conducts a statistical analysis of all the counties in the nation, with an emphasis on the counties in their multi-state area. For the first time in many years, the ARC study reported that Clay County is no longer designated as an “economically distressed” county.

February 6th, 2017 | Continued

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Celina Mayor Willie Kerr will not seek re-election

CELINA-Celina Mayor Willie Kerr announced last week he will not be a candidate for re-election in the upcoming 2017 City elections this spring.   Kerr also looked back on the accomplishments and progress made during the past eight years. “I am very grateful to have served as your mayor for the last eight years,” Kerr […]

Clay County rescue squad takes first step in reorganizing

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-Over a dozen retired members, along with a pair of new applicants, joined county commissioner Winton Young last Thursday night for the first meeting of the Clay County Rescue Squad held in well over a year. In their first order of business, the assembly elected Betty Dailey captain of […]

City government election set in Celina, Tennessee June 6

CELINA-An election that will decide the aldermen and a new mayor for the city government here will be held June 6, according to the official notice on page 3 of this week’s HORIZON. The notice also states that the qualifying deadline to run for those offices is March 21, 2017 at noon. Citizens wishing to […]

Clay County father daughter date night set for February 18

CELINA-The 11th annual Father Daughter date nights set for Saturday, February 18 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Clay County High School (CCHS) cafeteria. The event is presented by the CCHS golf booster club and the school’s chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and includes a buffet dinner, dancing, and other […]

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Clay County Veterans books now available

CLAY COUNTY-A comprehensive collection of names and photos of the men and women from Clay County who have served their country as members of the military, in war and in times of peace, is now available in book form. The publication includes over 4,000 names and photos of those who served from 1776 through 2016 […]

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New service from Xpress Pharmacy

NEW BUSINESS-A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently conducted for Clay County Xpress Medical Supply. The new business is a companion to Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and will operate in the same building at 651 Brown Street in Celina, TN. Xpress Medical Supply offers a full line of home medical equipment for sale, lease or rental […]

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V & F Transformer to expand Celina facility

V & F Transformer to invest $1.4 million creating 50 new jobs here over the next five years.

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Lions name Paul Boyce as Citizen of Year

Bonecutter is Lion of Year CELINA-Paul Boyce was named Clay County’s Citizen of the Year at its annual banquet held at the fairgrounds here. Named Lion Club member of the Year was Ike Bonecutter. Susan Bailey introduced Boyce, recognized by many as “that guy in the green hat”, by listing his many volunteer efforts including […]

Commission requests size reduction for school board

Clay County, TN-Minutes from the December meeting of the Clay County commissioners show that the commission unanimously voted to “change the number of school board members from ten (10) to five (5) members….” The motion was made by Bryan Coons and seconded by Parish Wright. All members present voted aye. The action took place during […]

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Mabry grabs All-State high school football nod

He and Mackey named All-UC Celina-Clay County High School all-time leading receiver Wyatt Mabry was recently honored with well-deserved recognition for his record-breaking senior season and illustrious career. The 6’-6” standout wide receiver—who is set to sign with Cumberland University in the coming months—was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 1A All-State Football […]