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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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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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New Highway 52 officially opens in Clay County

By BOB WEAVER, HORIZON Staff CELINA-At a location just east of the city limits here Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined Celina Mayor Willie Kerr, Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan, Chamber of Commerce President Ray Norris, Clay County TDOT employees, State Senator Mae Beavers, State Representative Kelly Keisling, and others in officially […]

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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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