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Smith 5k runs to record total money raised

The fourth annual Doug Smith Memorial 5K, held at Dale Hollow Dam Park, set a new fund raising total of more than $1600.00 with the support of more than 64 participants and various sponsors.
Eli Smith was the overall winner. Click to see all times and a photo gallery.

October 16th, 2017 | Continued

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Senate special election a 2-person race

CLAY COUNTY-Only two candidates, one Republican and one Democrat, have qualified to run in the upcoming special election to fill the vacated 17th District State Senate seat left open by the resignation of Mae Beavers—who did so to make a run at the governorship in 2018. According to local administrator of elections Wanda Daniels, both […]

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Tennessee Crossroads to feature Dale Hollow Dam’s story

CELINA-The story of Dale Hollow Dam will soon be told on television, thanks to the efforts of Tennessee Crossroads executive producer Ed Jones and videographer Paul Mojonnier—who visited the powerhouse and lake here earlier this month to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s involvement in producing hydroelectric power. The two were […]

Seniors and caregivers invited to upcoming Senior Expo

COOKEVILLE-The Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) invites seniors and caregivers from across the region to attend the 16th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo Thursday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. The Senior Expo brings businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers together in a one-day […]

Clay County Library to host trick-or-treaters

By JUDITH CUTRIGHT Director of Library Services The Clay County Public Library will welcome all trick­or­treaters to stop in the library from 3:00 until 4:30 on Tuesday, October 31. The library will be closing at 12:30 on Friday, November 10 and be closed on Saturday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.

Fall Fest Chili Cook-off next Saturday on the Celina square

CELINA-The 9th Annual Clay County Fall Fest Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for next Saturday, October 14 on the courthouse square here with activities in addition to the cook-off to include live music, a bounce house, a guess the pumpkin weight contest, and a best decorated booth competition. Food and concessions will also be available. The […]

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CCHS women are Region Champs!

Girls team advances to State, along with Strode individually COOKEVILLE-The Clay County High School (CCHS) girls golf team won the region championship here at the Golden Eagle Golf Club to advance to the state championship.—both accomplishments a first in school history for women’s golf. Dalton Strode, from the CCHS men’s team, also advanced to the […]

Tri-County Electric linemen head out to help Georgia

LAFAYETTE-Eight Tri-County Electric linemen and four bucket trucks recently headed to Clarkesville, GA to help Habersham EMC restore power to nearly 10,000 members, following damage from Hurricane Irma. Adam Borders, Alan Carman, Anthony Carter, Casey Cole, Holden Pitts, Kolby Sullivan, Brad Wood, and Tim Wooten were the Tri-County linemen traveling to help others. “Tri-County Electric […]

Abney joins county museum board

CELINA-Officials with the Clay County Museum recently announced the addition of Carol Venea’ Abney to the organization’s board of directors. “The Museum is honored to have such a talented board member and she is, and has already been, a great asset to the board with her vision and ideas,” they said. Abney is a graduate […]

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Clay County FFA chapter attends leadership camp

Members of the Clay County FFA chapter participated in FFA leadership camp this past July at Camp Clements in Doyle, Tennessee. Several members were recognized for their achievements throughout the week having been awarded bronze, silver, and gold leadership awards. Garrett Franklin, Clay County FFA chapter president and Middle Tennessee Regional Secretary, was elected as […]

New committee aims to improve local Clay County workforce

CELINA-A new committee, made up of business and community leaders, is tackling a broad spectrum of job-related matters here—work they hope will, in turn, help improve a wide array of economic development issues facing Clay County. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month here at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at 10 […]

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 […]