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Hermitage Springs School Seeing Positive Results In Student Newspaper

Hermitage Springs School journalism students are gearing up to publish the fifth issue of its student-run newspaper. 6th through 8th Grade ELA Teacher Hayley Goad said the club came about when new principal Christina McGee wanted to place an emphasis on students having extracurricular outside of school or sports. Goad said her 12 student journalists come up with story ideas, ... Read More »

Celina-Clay Chamber Improves Website With New Content

The Celina-Clay County Chamber of Commerce has rebuilt its websites to better advertise the community to tourists. Executive Director Doug Young said it includes new tabs for water recreation, nature opportunities and what local businesses have to offer. “That gave us a lot of really up-to-date photography to go on both websites,” Young said. “It allows people to get a ... Read More »

Clay HS Football Recognized At School Board Meeting

Clay County School Board recognized the high school football team Thursday night for their accomplishments this season. Chair Benji Bailey congratulated the team on making it to the championship for the first time in the school’s history. “Any time that something is accomplished that’s never been done before, it’s a great feat,” Bailey said. “And it’s something that you players ... Read More »

Clay Having To Push Back Bids For Jail Project

Clay County once again having to push back bidding out its new jail project. County Mayor Dale Reagan said plans continue to face delays while awaiting approval from the USDA. Reagan said they had originally hoped to bid out the project this month. “It’s frustrating it is,” Reagan said. “But hopefully it’s a blessing in one sense because they’re telling ... Read More »

Clay Approved To Take Next Steps Using TDEC Grant Funding

Clay County approved to take the next steps using its grant funding from the Community Block Development Grant program. County Mayor Dale Reagan said the county received three allocations of grant funding to put towards the solid waste department from TDEC. One grant will fund a compactor for the Mount Vernon convenience center. “Right now the way that we’re doing ... Read More »

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 »

Clay Community Disappointed With Turnout At Hospital Meeting

Some Clay County residents expressed disappointment with the lack of community investment at Thursday night’s Cumberland River Hospital meeting. Just 20 individuals attended the community meeting at the facility to discuss the possibilities for the hospital. This included three county commissioners and one city official, Mayor Luke Collins. Tom Rohyans said with a decision that affects the whole community, there ... Read More »

Clay Residents Call For Community Meeting Over Cumberland River Hospital

Clay County community members have called for a meeting Thursday night to try to again discuss options to reopen the hospital. Several community members have expressed concern to both officials and hospital advocates that the county’s decision on funding could jeopardize efforts. Clay County Commissioners voted earlier this month not to fund an incentive package for Boa Vida, an Indiana-based ... Read More »

Clay Co Plans To Use Solid Waste Grant On Trash Compactor

The Clay County Solid Waste Department a step closer to installing trash compactors at its convenience centers. Mayor Dale Reagan said the county received a $50,000 grant that will be used to purchase and install the gear. “We’ve got about five different locations across the county that we call the green box sites,” Reagan said. “What we are trying to ... Read More »