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Sessions judge closest of 4 contested races in county-wide general election

Monroe takes bench, Browning dominates, and Mayor Reagan, county clerk Watson re-elected By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor   CLAY COUNTY-Two out of three current office-holders who made a bid for re-election against an opponent retained their seats here in this year’s general election, while the fourth contested race–for the vacated road superintendent seat–was overwhelmingly one-sided. […]

August 13th, 2014 | Continued

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Feature Article #2

Clay County budget proposal to be subject of commissioners meeting

By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor CELINA-The Clay County Commission will vote on the proposed $16.2 million 2014-2015 county budget here at the government complex at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, August 11–a spending plan with raw numbers showing expenditures increasing over $1.3 million from last year’s estimated number. The lion’s share of that increase is […]

August 4th, 2014 | Continued

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Feature Article #3

Moonshine Daze organizers announce change

  CELINA-After initially being held in the spring, organizers of the annual Moonshine Daze festival announced Monday they have moved this year’s event to Labor Day weekend, August 28-30. “In the past, the weather hasn’t been kind to us,” an event organizer explained.  “So, we did some research and found out August and September were […]

June 30th, 2014 | Continued

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Feature Article #4

Lt. Colonel Robert Louis Stone: Retired AF pilot who survived 6 months as WWII POW

Few of the WWII ‘s “Greatest Generation” Veterans are still alive today. Robert Louis Stone is one of those courageous soldiers who is.

Born and raised in the Arcot Community of Clay County, he graduated from Celina High School in 1939 where he played football and remembers scoring many touchdowns on his team. While attending Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville he joined the USAAF (Air Force)

June 10th, 2014 | Continued

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Feature Article #5

Clay’s school nurses recognized

In recognition of National School Nurse Day Clay County Schools Health Director, Diana Monroe made special recognition of Clay County’s school nurses stating “… the role of the school nurse is extremely important. I am grateful for the teachers, administrators and  support staff that help create a healthy learning environment for every child in our […]

May 27th, 2014 | Continued

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Clay County Commission will have 4 new faces

CELINA-The Clay County Commission will have four new faces on it when the September meeting rolls around, and a half-dozen current commissioners will continue to hold office. It was a given there would be at least three new faces on the commission, as a trio of incumbents chose not to run for re-election. One incumbent […]

CCHS hosts first annual bulldog pride drawing

CELINA-Just before the close of the 2013-2014 school year, Clay County High School (CCHS) students participated in the first annual Bulldog Pride Incentive Drawing as a reward for meeting goals announced by CCHS principal Ms. Melissa White in early January of this year.  Students earned entries in the drawing for participating in academic events, obtaining […]

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Fishing fun at Dale Hollow Fish Hatchery

Participants of the 17th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo lined the banks of the creek flowing from the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery to the Obey River to catch rainbow trout over the weekend.  Hatchery employees released fish, TWRA officers helped young anglers, and families enjoyed a day together in the outdoors.  See a future HORIZON […]

Corn from a Jar – moonshine stories

CELNA-“Corn from a Jar,” the third book in Friends of the Library’s moonshine series, goes on sale in the lobby of the Community Center here at 145 Cordel Hull Drive, Friday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each copy is only $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Clay County Library. The first two […]

Watson Memorial set for June 7

The 6th Annual Kevin Watson Memorial Bass Tournament will blast off here at Horse Creek Resort next Saturday night, June 7.
The event will follow the “any species” format–where smallmouth, largemouth, and Kentucky spotted bass are eligible to weigh in, and it will feature a five-fish limit adhering to lake rules.

Memorial Day ceremony set

CELINA-Clay County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted Monday, May 26th at 1 p.m. on the square here thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 18 and American Auxiliary Unit 18. A display of crosses honoring late Clay County veterans was unveiled last week around the historic courthouse and will remain as […]

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Clay County High School Class of 2014

Presenting the 2014 graduating class of Clay County High School, Tennessee.

Soldier care package effort reaches Nashville television

CELINA-Local military mother Susan Bailey’s effort to send care packages to deployed soldiers has seen its share of community support since the HORIZON first broke the story late last month, but she may soon see an outreach explosion now that the news has been broadcast via television all over the mid-state. Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 […]