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Clay County Commission will have 4 new faces

CELINA-The Clay County Commission will have four new faces on it when the September meeting rolls around, and a half-dozen current commissioners will continue to hold office. It was a given there would be at least three new faces on the commission, as a trio of incumbents chose not to run for re-election. One incumbent […]

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Sessions judge closest of 4 contested races in county-wide general election

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. […]

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Clay County budget proposal to be subject of commissioners meeting

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 […]

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Fishing fun at Dale Hollow Fish Hatchery

Participants of the 17th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo lined the banks of the creek flowing from the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery to the Obey River to catch rainbow trout over the weekend.  Hatchery employees released fish, TWRA officers helped young anglers, and families enjoyed a day together in the outdoors.  See a future HORIZON […]

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Lt. Colonel Robert Louis Stone: Retired AF pilot who survived 6 months as WWII POW

Few of the WWII ‘s “Greatest Generation” Veterans are still alive today. Robert Louis Stone is one of those courageous soldiers who is.

Born and raised in the Arcot Community of Clay County, he graduated from Celina High School in 1939 where he played football and remembers scoring many touchdowns on his team. While attending Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville he joined the USAAF (Air Force)

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Corn from a Jar – moonshine stories

CELNA-“Corn from a Jar,” the third book in Friends of the Library’s moonshine series, goes on sale in the lobby of the Community Center here at 145 Cordel Hull Drive, Friday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each copy is only $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Clay County Library. The first two […]

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Memorial Day ceremony set

CELINA-Clay County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted Monday, May 26th at 1 p.m. on the square here thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 18 and American Auxiliary Unit 18. A display of crosses honoring late Clay County veterans was unveiled last week around the historic courthouse and will remain as […]

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Clay County deployed soldier’s selfless request in need of community support

A soldier’s request for his family to keep in touch through the mail is not out of he ordinary, but the selflessness of PFC Bailey’s plea was anything but the norm.
The 23-year-old didn’t ask for anything for himself,

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Reagan Day Dinner well attended

CELINA-It was a big night for the Clay County GOP here as nearly 250 Republicans came together for the annual Clay County GOP Reagan Day Dinner Saturday, April 5th. A special meet and greet with appetizers one hour before the dinner centered around the Republican 13th Judicial candidates giving them full exposure to the local […]

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Weekly newspaper columnist Edwina Napier’s 35-year run ends with her death at age 88

CELINA-Funeral services were held here at the Celina Church of Christ on March 28 for longtime community newspaper columnist Edwina Napier, who passed away Wednesday, March 26 at the age of 88. Napier’s column ran here weekly for the better part of the past 35 years and appeared for the final time in last week’s […]

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Local ties impact Bassmaster Classic

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor GUNTERSVILLE (AL)-Two fishermen with local ties made headlines here at the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville over the weekend shining the spotlight on the Upper Cumberland. Paul Mueller, who is sponsored by Celina’s own Punisher Lure company, not only finished just a pound shy of Classic champion Randy Howell […]

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Free healthcare event set

CELINA-A Remote Area Medical Expedition (RAM) providing free dental, vision, and general medical care will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 at the Clay County High School. Care will be provided beginning at 6 a.m. each day. Numbers will be given out beginning at 3 a.m. each morning with patients being seen […]

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Students encouraged to prepare for the cold

CLAY COUNTY-With snow and icy road conditions already causing students here to miss a total of 10 school days, schools are in session this week even though below normal temperatures remain. “Despite frigid temperatures, school needs to be in session if possible,” schools director Jerry Strong said in a statement released Monday.  “Every effort is […]

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