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Celina Working With Interested Land Donor For Park

Celina working with a potential land donor to create a small park in the downtown area. Mayor Luke Collins said Mel Brown of Clay County recently moved away from the area and expressed interest in donating property. “It would be called the Brown Family Park,” Collins said. “It’s not a real large area, but certainly large enough for a handicap ... Read More »

Celina To Offer Leak Insurance For Farms And Businesses

Farms and businesses that purchase water through Celina will soon be able to utilize leak insurance. The Board of Aldermen approved coverage up to $1,000. Mayor Luke Collins said home owners already had the option, so the city wanted to expand the coverage. “Commercial leaks happen and leaks happen on the farm,” Collins said. “With this insurance, it will help ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Discuss EMS Contract And Recruiting More Workers

Celina officials are exploring options to find more EMS workers after several employees have left the department. Interim Director Andy Hall presented the situation to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday. Hall said six full-time employees have quit, leaving just six workers operating emergency services in Clay County. “Five or six are working at least 3-4 48 hour shifts,” Hall said. ... Read More »

Celina EMS Director Steps Down, Staffing Issues Continue

Celina EMS Director Jason Emerton has stepped down from his position. Paramedic Andy Hall has taken over as interim director. Some other EMS workers also transferred after Emerton’s move, so Hall said he plans to bring up the staffing issue during Tuesday’s Celina Board of Aldermen meeting. “Basically, let them know what we are looking at and try to come ... Read More »

Celina To Begin Movie Nights At Donaldson Park

Celina looks to bring monthly move nights to Donaldson Park. The Board of Aldermen approved the some $12,000 purchase for a projector screen and sound system. Mayor Luke Collins said he would like to have a showing this month. “Through town meetings and also through just listening to people when you go to ball games or you go here or ... Read More »

Celina To Give Holiday Pay To Local EMS Workers This Year

Celina Mayor Luke Collins said local EMS workers will receive holiday pay moving forward. The town’s EMS employees have voiced concerns over equal benefits after being excluded from several departmental raises. Collins said he hopes the increased wages improves Celina’s relationship with emergency workers. “This has got to make them feel better,” Collins said. “So hopefully, we’ll continue to work ... Read More »

Clay Schools Set Start Date For All Three Summer Learning Camps

All three summer learning camps in Clay County have their start dates set for 2022. That includes the the learning camp for rising 1st through 5th graders, learning loss bridge camp and STREAM mini camps. Supervisor of Instruction Misty Strong said that camps will start on May 23. However, Strong said the end date is still tentative. “We don’t know ... Read More »

Celina EMS Workers Concerned About Lack Of Pay Raise

Celina ambulance employees voiced concerns over equal benefits during Tuesday’s Celina Board of Aldermen meeting. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said police and water department employees will receive pay increases. However, Collins said local EMS workers will not this fiscal year due to financial constraints. Paramedic Andy Hall said members still want to be treated the same compared to other city ... Read More »

Clay BOE Sets Interview Date For Director Of School Candidates

An interview date and even a potential hiring date have been set for Director of School applicants by the Clay County Board of Education. Applicants will have an open interview during a special called meeting on November 9, with the potential to be hired two days later at regular board of education meeting. Board Member James Hatcher suggested that with ... Read More »

Celina Gauging Funding Options To Begin Road Repaving

Celina is considering a loan to repave downtown streets in the most need. Mayor Luke Collins said USDA Rural Development has indicated Celina could get a 20 year loan with a 2-3 percent interest rate. “It becomes difficult when you have to choose a few roads and maybe doing part of it as opposed to all of it,” Collins said. ... Read More »