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White is guest speaker to Prime Timers

CELINA-Clay County High School (CCHS) Principal Melissa White discussed and shared her book “Our Clay County Heritage” recently as guest speaker to the Prime Timers, a social group of senior citizens here. The book is a compilation of research papers written in 1997 by Ms. White’s students when she was an English teacher at CCHS. […]

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HOF event hot ticket this month

CELINA-Tickets to enjoy a meal and honor the newest Clay County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) class are now available and are sure to be a hot commodity since the event date of Saturday, January 25 is fast approaching. With former Clay County resident and District Attorney General Randy York serving as the the Master […]

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New academic challenge offers all students chance to compete

CLAY COUNTY-Student-athletes here have enjoyed competition with Jackson County and Pickett County for years, but now all students at Clay County High School (CCHS) have their shot to beat both the Blue Devils and Bobcats thanks to the 2013-2014 school year being the inaugural year of the ExCEED Academic Challenge. “These three schools have competed […]

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Clay County Sports Hall of Fame to induct 16 into Class of 2013

CELINA -Sixteen new members will be inducted into the Clay County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 25. Inductees will be recognized at a banquet and ceremonies at the high school cafeteria.  Former Clay County resident Randy York, District Attorney General, will be the Master of Ceremonies. A fellowship period will be held from […]

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Strode inks Clay’s first-ever golf scholarship

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Clay County High School senior golfer Savanna Strode capped off an amazing prep career here last week by signing a scholarship with Cumberland University–the first-ever inked by a Lady Bulldog golfer. “Savanna is the total package,” Cumberland golf coach Richard Williams said of his newest signee.  “She’s a great […]

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New-look Bulldogs using underdog status as motivation for the season

Published in the HORIZON November 20, 2013 By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-After losing five senior starters to graduation, Clay County Bulldog head basketball coach Rob Edwards has a new-look team this season and explained his squad’s pre-season ranking would serve as motivation for the inexperienced group. “We are picked to finish last in […]

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Consistent scoring, improving as season goes are both keys to Lady Bulldog success

  Published in the HORIZON November 20, 2013 By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Head coach Joe Sims heads into his 22nd year as the Clay County Lady Bulldog head basketball coach knowing his team has a tough challenge ahead of them in District 7-A, but he feels with consistent scoring and improvement every game […]

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Seniors honored at season finale; Stewart breaks single-season passing-yardage mark, Fraga goes over 1,000 yards rushing in loss to Macon

Published November 6, 2014 By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Nine seniors, including seven football players, were honored here at Coach John Teeples Field last Friday night before the Bulldogs’ matchup with the Macon County Tigers, to whom Clay County fell in defeat by a score of 45-20 ending their 2013 campaign at 3-7. Senior […]

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Dawgs take stab at playoffs with 56-6 win

Published October 30, 2013 By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-Clay County completed the first of their two-part process to earn a shot at the postseason with a 56-6 blowout win over Clinton County, KY here last Friday night. Step two comes in the form of a needed victory over Macon County in the Bulldogs’ […]

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Clay County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations

CELINA-After inducting the first three classes, the Clay County Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday the nomination period for the 2013 class was open and would run through November 27. “We will be taking nominations now through the end of the month,” hall officials said in the announcement.  “We are looking forward to honoring more […]

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Dawgs show grit in close one with highly touted LCA squad

Published October 23, 2013 By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor SMYRNA-Clay County’s football team left Celina last Friday afternoon as a big underdog en route here to face a 5-1 Lancaster Christian Academy (LCA) team, but after turning in a gritty performance against the highly touted non-TSSAA school, the Dawgs have gained some respect and […]

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Youth league teams advance to championship round in Baxter

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 23, 2013   BAXTER-Two Clay County Youth Football League teams will be playing for championships this weekend here thanks to winning their first-round games last week. The Bulldogs knocked off Cannon County and the Junior Bulldogs blanked Gordonsville to keep their seasons alive over the weekend. The Bulldog team struggled early with the […]

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City designates Oct. 31 official Halloween day

CELINA-The City of Celina announced Monday their designation of Thursday, October 31 as the official day to celebrate Halloween here and Mayor Willie P. Kerr and Chief of Police Terry Scott remind everyone to use safe and respectful methods while celebrating. The past practice of “egging” is prohibited and any/all state laws will be enforced, […]

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