A proposed $45 wheel tax increase fell by the wayside here at a county budget meeting late last month, according to school board chairman David West.
“They basically rejected the idea,” West told the HORIZON Monday. “Now we’re heading back to the drawing board this week.”
In their May meeting, the school board unanimously voted to “approve the 2015-16 general purpose school budget and to request that the county commission raise the wheel tax by $45 to fund the increase,” recently released minutes from May 21 said.
West explained the increase “was about $300,000
CELINA-In their January meeting, school board members voted to “dedicate the softball field at Clay County High School in honor of former coach Richard Boswell,” minutes said. The longtime coach, school psychologist, and supervisor of special education passed away June 17, 2014 at the age of 60. See a future HORIZON for timing of a […]Continued
NASHVILLE-Jacqueline West, Clay County Fairest of the Fair for 2014, recently competed in the state-wide pageant, winning the 2015 Golden Shoe award. The Golden Shoe is presented to the contestant who designs and makes the best commemorative shoe. All pageant contestants are eligible for this prestigious award. “The state fairest of the fair pageant was […]Continued
CLAY COUNTY-Todd Lynn took office January 1, 2015 as the newly elected Jackson/Clay County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee representative for LAA 1 (local administrative area) here. Lynn was seated after being elected by eligible farmers and others with interests in agricultural operations. Mailed in ballots were tallied after the December 1, 2014 voting […]Continued
CELINA-Hometown Pickin’ & Grinnin’ begins its monthly show benefiting Clay County Cares, January 31st, 6-9 p.m. at the Women’s building on the Clay County fairgrounds here. Hometown Pickin’ & Grinnin’ will feature local and regional singers and performers as well as regular appearances by the band Music Boys. “Tom Watson, Don Sherrell, and I wanted to do something to […]Continued
The Clay County Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) inducted a fifth group of honorees over the weekend. Entering the HOF were (bottom row, left to right) Craig Ogletree, Billy Smith Jr., Derrick Anderson, Chase Stephens, Betty Melton Smith, Suzanne Cherry Wayman, Carlene Bean Browning representing her father Ray Bean, (back row, left to right) Walt […]Continued
CELINA-Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations by meeting or exceeding national standards for health care quality and safety. The accreditation award recognizes Cumberland River Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Cumberland River Hospital […]Continued
CELINA-Begining January 24, 2015 at noon and continuing the fourth Saturday of each month the Clay County Opry will return to the square here with open mic and karaoke performances by local and regional talent followed by a featured Country, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass, Jazz, or Southern Rock band. The event is a joint effort of […]Continued
HERMITAGE SPRINGS-The Dairy Burger, a successful, long-standing business in this community, has new owners. Justin and Paige Delk recently purchased the Dairy Burger from longtime owner Dale Franklin, and say they plan to carry on the popular restaurant’s heritage. “The Dairy Burger has supplied area residents with good food and good service for a long […]Continued
The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Paula Boone, administrator at Celina Health and Rehabilitation, to its board of directors for 2015. Boone joins other board members in directing the organization as it prepares long-term care providers for the challenges of the health care industry through education, advocacy and support. “Paula is a leader […]Continued
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. […]Continued
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 […]Continued