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Local helps honor Franklin veteran with UDC Cross of Military Service

FRANKLIN-Local United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) member and state UDC marshall Mary Loyd Reneau recently assisted the UDC Maryland Division in bestowing a Cross of Military Service to Richard Thomas Spencer, Jr.  presented by the organization at the Williamson County Archives here in Franklin, TN. Mr. Spencer served in WWII and was a direct […]

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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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2013 Year in Review: New road opening is top HORIZON news story

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CLAY COUNTY-With roots dating back to the 1930’s, this year’s top HORIZON news story has been a long time coming. It was talked about for over a half-century and the HORIZON has reported on it since the newspaper’s inception, but the story’s long run came to an end in […]

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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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Bank of Celina parent completes its merger with Liberty State Bank

LAFAYETTE-Bank of Celina parent company Citizens Bank of Lafayette announced Monday the completion of its merger with Liberty State Bank, effective with the close of business on December 13, 2013. Citizens Bank and Liberty State Bank customers now have use of all of the company’s 15 branch offices located in Macon, Wilson, DeKalb, Sumner, Smith, […]

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Rock Springs church hires Jim Blankenship as new minister

CLAY COUNTY-The Rock Springs church of Christ recently announced the employment of brother Jim Blankenship of Cookeville, Tennessee as their new minister. Brother Blankenship was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Sidney and Ruth Perry Blankenship. For 47 years he has been married to Nancy Flatt Blankenship, the daughter of the late J.D. and […]

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Outdoor Channel’s Fishing University filming on Dale Hollow this weekend; Pro fishermen to greet public this Sunday in Celina

CELINA-Longtime professional anglers and television show hosts Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier will be joined by Bassmaster Elite Series pros John Crews and Mike McClelland here at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce building for a meet and greet session this weekend and the public is invited to attend. The fishermen are making the stop […]

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Reneau named Marshall of UDC convention

ALCOA,TN-Mary Loyd Reneau of Clay County and Celina was appointed Marshall of the 117th Convention of The Tennessee Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) recently convened at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Alcoa, Tennessee. Reneau represented the William Wesley Elam Chapter #2557 of the UDC which was awarded 11 certificates recognizing its […]

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Rifle season is underway

CLAY COUNTY-Sportsmen here and all across Tennessee ventured to the woods for one of the state’s traditions with the annual opening of gun season for deer last Saturday and, for the third straight year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 5, 2014. The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented […]

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Names to decorate Relay for Life tree

CELINA-The 2nd annual “Love Lights A Tree” lighting ceremony will be held at the Clay County Courthouse on Saturday, December 14 immediately following the Christmas Parade. The tree is decorated with “names” in honor of or in memory of a special person. “Names” may be purchased from any Clay County Relay for Life committee or […]

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50-year local business founder/owner Ezell Nevans dead at age 87

CELINA-Funeral services were held here at Upton Funeral home Tuesday for longtime local business founder/owner Ezell Nevans, who passed away Sunday, November 24 at the age of 87. Nevans’ legacy is the thriving hardware and building supply known as Celina Lumber Company–one of the oldest continuously-operated family businesses in Clay County (if not the oldest), […]

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Volunteers help make fish hatchery programs successful

CELINA-Citizen volunteers, Gail Faulkner, Howard Hilton, and Max Endicott, have recently contributed their time and labor to assist the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery here in carrying out its tasks of routine fish care, grounds maintenance, and community and visitor outreach. The volunteers are doing the work of two recently retired employees whose replacements have […]

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