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Cumberland River Hospital Owner Suing Clay County And Celina

Summons delivered to the City of Celina, Clay County and three other entities Wednesday as a lawsuit filed surrounding the closing of Cumberland River Hospital. Hospital Owner Johnny Presley charges the parties with “intentional, malicious and reckless actions” that led to the hospital’s closing. The lawsuit claims that leaders purposely misled EMS staff of the hospital’s medical capabilities and diverted ... Read More »

Collins Says City Is Feeling Effects Of Nationwide Police Shortage

Celina Mayor Luke Collins said he did not instruct police officers to go home while Chief Terry Scott recovers from medical leave. Collins said the city has been dealing with a nationwide police shortage and as of Tuesday, did not have officers working in the city’s department. He said the County Sheriff’s Office has been aiding the city with law ... Read More »

Clay Sheriff: Celina Police Force Needs Attention

The city of Celina is currently operating without a police force. Clay County Sheriff Brandon Boone told County Commissioners Monday night that in a department with six positions, the police department has been operating with just three over the past year. He said now, the chief is out on medical leave and the other officer told Boone that Celina Mayor ... Read More »

Clay Commissioners Will Consider Celina’s Match To Healthcare Company

The Clay County Commission will vote Monday night on whether to provide money to a company interested in reopening Cumberland River Hospital. During a commission planning session Monday, Boa Vida Executive Darrwin Perkins said the company intends to purchase the closed hospital. Perkins said the company had yet to secure the funding. Commissioner Winton Young then asked commissioners to add ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Hoping To Reopen As Critical Access Hospital

Cumberland River Hospital hoping to reopen in Celina as a Critical Access Hospital, but what does that designation mean? Terry Hill is the Senior Advisor and Founder of the National Rural Health Resource Center. He said Critical Access Hospitals are specific in the maximum capacity of 25 beds and the way they are funded. “It would have some pretty significant ... Read More »

Potential Cumberland River Hospital Partner Working Well In Jellico

The healthcare management company Boa Vida showing interest in aiding the town of Celina with reopening its Cumberland River Hospital. The town of Jellico, Tennessee recently worked with the company on its own hospital. Jellico Mayor Dwight Osborn said the partnership began after the city became dissatisfied with its previous hospital manager. Osborn said after an exhaustive search trying to ... Read More »

Celina Approves TDEC ARP Fund Resolution

Celina Board of Alderman has approved a resolution to apply for its TDEC and American Rescue Plan funds. Mayor Luke Collins said the money will be used for water and sewer upgrades in the city. He said the county is funneling a portion of its TDEC funds to extend water to Add Stafford Road. “Now in our priority list and ... Read More »

Celina Plans To Submit Cumberland River Hospital Reopening Letter Of Intent

The City of Celina planning to submit a letter of intent to healthcare provider company Boa Vida. The company recently expressed interest in helping to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital. Mayor Luke Collins said the group wants to ensure that the local community would be invested, so he proposed a compensation plan that would pay the company to reopen the ... Read More »

Celina/Clay Chamber Schedules First Fall Fishing Tournament

The Celina Clay County Chamber of Commerce hosting its first-ever fishing tournament. The MidWest Crappie Tournament happening November 10th through the 12th at Dale Hollow Lake. Chamber Director Doug Young said up to 130 boats are expected. “We’ve never done it, and we’re just playing on some new ground,” Young said. “Any time  we can get tourists to come to ... Read More »