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Lions name Paul Boyce as Citizen of Year

Bonecutter is Lion of Year CELINA-Paul Boyce was named Clay County’s Citizen of the Year at its annual banquet held at the fairgrounds here. Named Lion Club member of the Year was Ike Bonecutter. Susan Bailey introduced Boyce, recognized by many as “that guy in the green hat”, by listing his many volunteer efforts including […]

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Commission requests size reduction for school board

Clay County, TN-Minutes from the December meeting of the Clay County commissioners show that the commission unanimously voted to “change the number of school board members from ten (10) to five (5) members….” The motion was made by Bryan Coons and seconded by Parish Wright. All members present voted aye. The action took place during […]

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Celina Health and Rehab completes national safety program

Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center was among 19 Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) member nursing homes recently honored for completing a national safety program designed to reduce certain health care-associated infections (HAI). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Long-Term Care focuses on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and other […]

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Ever-lasting Christmas feature added to Celina Square

Purchased with ticket proceeds from previous “Christmas on the Square” events and planted with assistance from the City of Celina and Clay County maintenance department, this evergreen now adorns the historic Clay County Courthouse grounds and will be decorated for the holidays annually.

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Keisling’s efforts lauded

Clay County’s state representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) continues to receive acclaim for his efforts in support of district organizations and 38th district issues. The Upper Cumberland Emergency Medical Services Directors Association recently named him as Legislator of the Year for his support and work on issues that benefit emergency medical personnel across the state and […]

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Clay County veterans eligible for Honor Flight

The Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee is currently accepting signups for its spring 2016 flight and interested Clay County veterans are eligible for this trip and should apply as soon as possible. The trip is cost free to veterans and WW ll veterans get priority with veterans of the Korean War next in line and […]

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Director Strong details Clay County Schools budget dilemma in open letter

The following was read into the minutes of the Clay County School Board meeting for October, 2015 The Clay County Board of Education (CCBE) will fail to have an approved budget submitted to the Department of Education (DOE) by October 1, 2015. CCBE’s initial request of a $315,000 budget increase was reduced to $200,000 following […]

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Field to be dedicated in Boswell’s honor

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 […]

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Recreation complex to get new lighting

CLAY COUNTY-Mayor Dale Reagan informed the Clay County Commission during its latest regular session that money for the previously approved lighting and public address system upgrades for the Clay County Recreation Complex had arrived and that preparations to begin installation were awaiting final approval and confirmation from the Corps of Engineers. Other actions during the […]

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REDLINE offers treatment help

The Tennessee REDLINE (1-800-889-9789) is an information and referral resource for those fighting addictions. This toll-free line provides current information about alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addictions and also offers sources for treatment. Sandra Smith of the Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition urges, “If you or someone you know is suffering with an addiction, call […]

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Clay County fairest earns award at state

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 […]

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Free flu shots still available

CELINA-Area residents may receive free flu vaccinations at the county health department here. Vaccine is offered without an appointment, while supplies last, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m at the department’s clinic at 115 Guffey Street. Flu shots will be provided at no charge to patients. Both adults and children may receive flu vaccine at the […]

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Lynn elected to FSA committee

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 […]

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