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Clay County jobs fair a success; another likely

CELINA-The recent jobs fair held here was a success, officials say, and employers and residents can expect another one in the coming months to help bridge the gap between employers and those looking for work. The jobs fair was the second one held in Clay County in less than a year, with adult participation in […]

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Johnson era at Clay County High School underway

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-The Jake Johnson era here at Clay County High School is already underway, just days after the Bulldog football team’s former coach left the program (see related story). The 29-year-old Monterey native was named the new Bulldog head coach concurrently with the announcement of Matt Bates’ resignation, and Johnson […]

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Students assist at Dale Hollow fish hatchery

CLAY COUNTY-Local students Brandon Boles and Mila McCullough spent this summer working at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery here as Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) enrollees. Boles and McCullough helped the hatchery staff with feeding fish, collecting and counting dead fish, cleaning tanks and raceways, moving fish around the hatchery, distributing fish to local waters, […]

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Marcom carries Clay County High School Dawgs to 36-8 win over Devils

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-Senior running back Jared Marcom put Clay County on his back last Friday night in their season-opener and carried the Dawgs to a 36-8 blowout win over downriver rival Jackson County with a historic 272-yard, 2-touchdown performance in the 65th edition of the Clash on the Cumberland. Marcom’s outburst […]

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Homecoming Days 2018 gallery

A photo gallery of scenes from Homecoming Days 2018

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Horizon Sports Network season two starts Friday

CELINA-The Horizon Sports Network will kick off its second season of broadcasting Clay County High School sports here Friday night, August 17 as the live-stream audio affiliate of the Dale Hollow HORIZON newspaper carries the Clash on the Cumberland live from the Twin Lakes Broadcast Booth high atop Joe Neal Eads Stadium. Play-by-play announcer Daniel […]

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Brown retiring after nearly 10 years at Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Dawgs looking to build on last year’s success

After finishing with their first winning season in nearly a decade and making what had become a rare playoff appearance last season under first-year head coach Matt Bates, the Clay County Bulldog football team is looking to build on that success heading into Friday night’s home season-opener.

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National marble competition includes players from Clay County

Four Clay County students joined youth from across the U.S. to compete in the National Marbles Tournament held last month in Wildwood, NJ for a chance to be crowned kind and queen of marbles, a $2,000 college scholarship, and a $500 good sportsmanship scholarship. Eighth-grader Bridget Cherry (pictured at right with her trophy) was the […]

Clay County awarded grant to help improve EMA service

CELINA, TN-Clay County has been awarded funds to make improvements to the Emergency Management Agency Department here through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Clay County was one of the 70 statewide recipients of grant funds through the CDBG program, which assists communities […]

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Homecoming Days community festival starts August 2

CELINA, TN-Homecoming Days 2018, the annual event sponsored by the Clay County Museum is set to liven up the town square here beginning Thursday, August 2 and continue through that weekend. Patrons will enjoy three days of craft and art booths, food booths, fun activities, live music, and much more. The fun officially begins at […]

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Clay County Courthouse on historical record

IT’S OFFICIAL-A plaque officially announcing the placement of the Clay County Courthouse on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places was unveiled over the weekend during the county’s Sesquicentennial Kick-off event. Though county offices have been moved, the building still holds the distinction of being the second-oldest “working” courthouse in the […]

Crucial early voting period began July 13

CLAY COUNTY-How significant is the early voting period for candidates hoping to win their respective races here in the county general election? Calling it crucial is an understatement, because more people voted early than on election day four years ago. In 2014, the last time the majority of county-wide offices were up for grabs, a […]