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Clay Road Department Preparing For Weekend’s Weather

Local Highway Departments are making preparations for this weekend’s winter weather. Clay Highway Superintendent Jason Browning said that the forecasted rain Saturday night could pose some issues. He said that the state will salt roads prior to Sunday’s snow, but the rain could wash it all away. “We just treat it as it comes,” Browning said. “Rain will wash the ... Read More »

Clay EMS Raises Pushed To Next Month After Not Making Commission Agenda

A pay raise for Clay County EMS workers could be coming next month depending on a county commission vote. That is according to County Attorney Jimmy White. White said the pay increase needs to be discussed in the planning committee before the full commission can consider. “They take it to the planning committee which will meet on the 24th or ... Read More »

Clay 911 Emergency Alert Notification System Open For Sign-Ups

With recent weather events, Clay County 911 wants to remind residents of its emergency alert straight to your phone. 911 Director Beth Moulton said the services notifies via land line and cell phone through text or call. “It gives them the opportunity to know about severe weather,” Moulton said. “But we also use it for other things like if you ... Read More »

Clay Awaiting State Approval On Plans For Jail Project

Clay County has taken the next step in building a new jail by submitting project plans for state approval. Sheriff Brandon Boone said if the Tennessee Corrections Institute and Fire Marshal’s Office gives the okay, construction could go out for bid in February. “I think it is like 60 days it stays out to bid, and then we’ll go from ... Read More »

Clay County’s Circuit Court Clerk Faces New Charges

Clay County’s Circuit Court Clerk has been indicted on new charges. 64-year-old Susan Beth Birdwell indicted on five additional charges by the Clay County Grand Jury. That is in addition to 11 charges by the Davidson County Grand Jury in November. The crimes revolve around alleged forgery and tampering. Birdwell accused of submitting false documents to the TBI to erase ... Read More »

Ducth Craft Sleep Products Expansion Bringing 20 New Jobs To Clay

Dutch Craft Sleep Products in Celina plans to expand its operations, creating 20 additional jobs. The UCDD Executive Committee approved a $250,000 loan for the expansion Wednesday. Loan Officer Jesse Villard said the money would go to the Joint Industrial Development Board of Celina and Clay County. “Dutch Craft Sleep Products, which is founded and owned by Eli Schmucker has ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Approve EMS Raise, Adoption Pends Commission Approval

Clay County EMS employees are a step away from receiving a $1 per hour pay raise. Clay County’s EMS committee approved the increase at its latest meeting. City Mayor Luke Collins said with the Board of Aldermen’s approval on Tuesday, the action only pends a vote from the full commission. “Good news is, we’ve had some employees to come back. ... Read More »

NWS: F-1 Tornado Caused Damage In Hermitage Springs

National Weather Service Meteorologists found a F-1 tornado touched down in Clay County Saturday morning. During a Monday assessment, meteorologists found the tornado stayed on the ground nearly six miles with a width of 75 yards. The storm uprooted trees in Hermitage Springs just south of Highway 52. It then crossed the highway destroying four agricultural buildings. The storm moved ... Read More »

Clay County Hardest Hit Early Saturday By Storms

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The Hermitage Springs community of Clay County suffered tree damage from what the National Weather Service called a likely tornado early Saturday morning. The Weather Service reports a large tornado debris signature on radar just after 4am Saturday morning. The signature shows building materials and trees on radar. “At this time, we ask that people, please stay off the roadways ... Read More »

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 »