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Clay Community Disappointed With Turnout At Hospital Meeting

Clay County residents were disappointed with the lack of community investment at the recent Cumberland River Hospital meeting. Just 20 individuals attended the community meeting at the facility Thursday night 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, ... Read More »

Celina/Clay Chamber Finishes Improvement Projects At Donaldson Park

The Donaldson Park tennis and basketball courts have been fully refurbished. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said the chamber of commerce over a year ago received grant funding to conduct the work. “The tennis courts have been redone,” Collins said. “New nets and the surface has been redone. So now we have two tennis courts which can also be used for ... Read More »

Celina Mayor To Present Paving Loan For Aldermen Approval

Celina Mayor Luke Collins has identified a $2 million rural development loan to possibly fund several paving projects in the city. Collins said the plan is to resurface 14 miles of street. “Some of them have a lot of potholes in them, and some of them where work has been done the road had to be dug up and patched,” ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Admits Controversial Sign Was Placed By His Orders

Celina Mayor Luke Collins confirmed Monday that he told city employees to place the sign regarding drug use on an affordable housing property. Collins said the sign was placed after two residents that live near the property voiced concern about drug use there. Collins said he made a promise to the residents to take action. “There’s some folks that said ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Unaware With Who Installed Controversial Sign

The person or party behind a controversial sign regarding drugs in Celina remains unknown. The sign that has since been removed read “To drug dealers and dope heads, this is not Amsterdam, this is Celina Tennessee. We will put you in jail.” It was located on a Highlands Residential Services property without permission. Alderman Winton Dillon said he does not ... Read More »

Two Celina Roads Being Targeted In Paving Project Out For Bid

Celina targeting River Road and East Lake Avenue through its paving efforts in this new fiscal year. Mayor Luke Collins said the city is currently accepting bids for paving rates. “We had an engineering group that did a road survey, and then we had some local people that did one,” Collins said. “Amazingly, the local folks and the engineering group ... Read More »

Clay Commission Unanimously Approves Joint Celina EMS Contract

Clay County Commission unanimously approved the joint EMS contract with the city of Celina at its meeting Monday night. Mayor Dale Reagan said that the 3-year contract had no changes from the one approved by the Celina Alderman at its April meeting. According to Celina Mayor Luke Collins, the Clay Ambulance Committee and city agreed on a some $464,000 contract ... Read More »

Brown Family Park in Celina Put On Hold

A potential pocket park in name of the Brown family at the Celina Square has been put on hold. Former resident Mel Brown was to donate a small parcel to create the “Brown Family Park.” Mayor Luke Collins said the future of the project is now unknown with Brown recently passing away. “At this point in time, I do not ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Table Leak Insurance Provision

The Celina Board of Aldermen tabled a provision to the town’s leak insurance Tuesday that would provide a payment plan for extreme leak events. Mayor Luke Collins said he presented the provision for fixed income residents that opted out of leak insurance. “Some of them may only pull a few hundred dollars a month, and if they were to have ... Read More »

Celina’s Sewer Headworks Project More Expensive Than Anticipated

Celina will be spending another $33,000 towards its headworks sewer project due to increased construction costs. Mayor Luke Collins said the ARC grant paying for majority of the work has reached funding capacity leaving the price difference for the city to cover. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” Collins said. “Nobody likes to spend more money, but under the circumstances, ... Read More »