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Local companies, workers turn out for first Jobs Fair

JOBS FAIR-These Clay County High School seniors talk to a local employer at the Clay County Jobs Fair Wednesday, November 1 at the Government Complex in Celina. (Photo courtesy Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce)[/caption]CELINA-The recent jobs fair held here was well-attended by job-seekers and employers, and will be the first of more to come, […]

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Clay County High School 3-peats as a Reward School

Local high school is ranked among state’s top 5% again By THOMAS P. WEAVER HORIZON Editor NASHVILLE-Clay County director of schools Matt Eldridge got some great news late last week, as State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced this year’s list of Tennessee’s highest-performing schools. For what can be considered the third year in a row, […]

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TN Ag commissioner Jai Templeton makes stop here in Clay County

CELINA-Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton and staff members visited here recently to discuss various programs his department offers and to get feedback from local officials and residents. Templeton, who has served as agriculture commissioner since May of last year, said his stop here was part of a tour of the state’s 19 counties […]

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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.

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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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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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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 […]

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35th Rolley Hole Championship to include music festival debut

“The setting is spectacular, admission is free, and the talent line-up is top notch with a combination of great music artists, great marble making artists, and the world’s greatest marble players, this really is a special one-of a kind event,” said Standing Stone State Park Ranger Shawn Hughes.

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Tourism on the rise in Clay County

Visitors to Clay spent close to $7 million here in the last year CLAY COUNTY-Tourists and other visitors spent a total of $6.94 million here during 2016, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2015, generating a total of $0.40 million in state and $0.62 million in local tax revenues, increases of 4.7% and 3.5%, respectively. […]

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New-look Dawgs dominate Blue Devils 32-7

1st-year players help secure first win over JC in 9 yrs. By THOMAS P. WEAVERHORIZON Editor GAINESBORO-The drought is over and Bulldog football is back! Not only did Clay County beat arch-rival Jackson County for the first time in almost a decade, but they did it with a 32-7 domination of the Blue Devils for […]

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Celina fire department receives oxygen masks for pets in distress

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Fresh start for Bulldog football kicked off last Friday night at rival Jackson County

With first-year head coach Matt Bates at the reins since spring, the Dawgs have shown some promise in the preseason and the former Stone Memorial High School offensive coordinator showed his excitement about his new team’s debut this week.

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Clay County Library receives gift from author Garrett

CELINA-Overton County native Edwin Garrett recently presented a copy of his new book, “They Said It Their Way”, to the Clay County Library. Just released by Fideli Publishing of Martinsville, IN the book is a collection of old sayings and by-words and has been proclaimed “The Official Tennessee Book of By-words and Old Sayings.” Garrett […]

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