Monday, May 20, 2024
Happening Now

Tag Archives: Clay County

First Lady Building Hermitage Springs Playground Saturday

First Lady Maria Lee and Governor Bill Lee will be working in Hermitage Springs Saturday, a one-day project to build a new community playground. The project is part of Lee’s Tennessee Serves initiative meant to help a different community in the state each month. Lee said she wants to impact the area in a way that will benefit them for ... Read More »

Clay EMS Starts New Tradition Honoring Director

Clay County EMS hopes May 12 can serve as “Jimmy Philpott Day” every year, honoring the department’s late director who started things some 50 years ago. Clay County EMS Director Andy Hall said Philpott was a Clay County native who worked as an EMT in the county before it even had an EMS department. He said Philpott was a mentor ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed For Clay Playground Build Saturday

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce hopes to double its 50 volunteers signed up to help build the new Hermitage Springs playground. Clay County Tourism Director Beverly Murphy said the playground, designed by Hermitage Springs Elementary School Students, is coming to life as part of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves initiative. She said volunteers are needed Saturday to haul ... Read More »

Clay School Board Extends Monroe’s Contract 1 Year

The Clay County Board of Education voted Thursday night to extend Director Diana Monroe’s contract by one year. Monroe’s new term continues through June 30, 2027. Chairman Benji Bailey said this was the maximum amount they could extend the agreement. “Keep in mind that we could not extend anything over, beyond four years,” Bailey said. “The state Tennessee Code Annotated ... Read More »

Clay Sanitation Running Week-Long Spring Cleanup Event

The Clay County Sanitation Department asking residents to pitch in during its annual spring cleanup event this week. Administrative Assistant Meghan Deckard said the team goes to a different district in the county each weekday and take requests from citizens to come pick up specific kinds of trash like glass, motor oil, and scrap metal. Deckard said there are many ... Read More »

Clay Requesting Proposals For Tourism Assessment

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce is taking proposals for a Tourism Asset Assessment as well as a three-year strategic plan for the county. Chamber Executive Director Doug Young said he wants to rebrand Celina as a River Town. He said the aquatic activities at Dale Hollow Lake and Cordell Hull Lake have been underutilized. He said according to data ... Read More »

Clay March Unemployment Highest In State

Clay County’s unemployment rate ranked highest in the state during March at 4.6 percent. Most economists believe rates between three and five percent rank as low unemployment. 31 of the state’s 95 counties reported March unemployment rates below three percent. No Upper Cumberland counties reached those numbers, but Fentress, Putnam and White Counties all finished March with three percent rates. ... Read More »

Clay Passes One-Time Bonus For Employees

Clay County School Board passed a one-time bonus for all regular employees Thursday night, a total of some $204,000 across the system. School Board Chair Benji Bailey said the year’s revenue has played out better than expected. Bailey said the system’s building projects have only added to the load of school employees this year. The bonus will be pro-rated for ... Read More »

Gas Prices Up 8 Cents Over Last Week

Gas prices rose some eight cents last week across Tennessee, up more than 20 cents that just a month ago. But Triple A reports prices are still down from a year ago. The average price of a gallon of gas stands at $3.28. Clay County reported the highest prices on gas in the region at $3.39 per gallons. Jackson and ... Read More »

Clay High School Students Offered Summer Job Program

Clay County High School students can earn up to $4,000 over eight weeks this summer through a new Youth Employment Program. Clay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Young said the chamber is working alongside the American Job Center to offer the program. He said Clay County is the only distressed county in the Upper Cumberland, largely due to ... Read More »