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March 26 p What county in the state
lost the most population last year? Yelp, Clayberry
March 26 p Berkeley County saw
the state’s biggest population gain last year.
March 26 p Last year, Frontier
advertised its new super duper DSl service for sections of the county.
Promises came of 25 megs down for the highest level of service and 12 down
for the not so pricey version.
March 26 p Being easily duped, the
Ace Cub Reporter fell for the come on, cancelled his Exede satelite service,
,a dswitched back to Frontier.
March 26 p The new system was actually
pretty good for a few months.
MArch 26 p Tonight at 9pm, that new
super super system clocked in at 2.70 Mbps down and .087 Mbps up.
March 26 p Federal standards
call for 25 Mbps down to even call itself high speed service.
March 26 p Improved service? Sure didn't
March 26 a We've put away the snow
shovels and plow. Gardens are turned over. Spuds are in the ground. Spring
flowers are blooming. The Carhartt is back in the closet. Suppose to be
in the high 60's today.
March 26 a Snow showers return to the
forecast tonight, Friday, and Saturday.
March 26 a !!@@@***
March 25 p Charles Junior
Nicholas, 80, of Duck, see OBITUARY page
March 25 p Shannon Brent Pettit,
73, of Duck, see OBITUARY page
March 25 p Robin D. Daily, 53,
see OBITUARY page
March 25 p NOTICE: 2014 Clay
High yearbooks are now available for pick up on Thursday, Friday, Monday,
and Tuesday in the band room during the lunch periods. There's a
limited supply of extra books $59.00. Plastic covers are also available
March 25 p Jesse Dewayne Keen
was offered a plea deal on a grand larceny charge. The lad decided to take
his chances with a jury. That trial was held this morning before Judge
March 25 p Maybe not a record
but in 10 minutes, Keen was found guilty of stealing Bill Triplett's blue
car while parked at the Big Otter Community Center last year.
March 25 p Mr Keen will
be sentenced May 18th.
March 25 p County Commission
passed the new year budget this morning without comment.
March 25 p When it all washes out,
the approved budget will be more than expected revenues for next year.
March 25 p The other biggy this morning
was the decision to award a $30K grant to the CAEZ.
March 25 p Lets tell you how things
work in Clayberry
March 25 p Queen Smiley read the agenda
item, a motion to select XXXX for the grant. When she got to the actual
agency, she looks past Greg Fitzwater who sits in the middle, and over
to Link and said, It's CAEZ right?
March 25 p Immediately, Link's face
glowed bright red.
March 25 p Talk about showing
your hand in public.
March 25 p Linky is going to have to
coach his ward on how to handle secrecy matters in front of taxpayers.
MArch 25 a Clay Co PSD customers
in Hartland, Indore, Bickmore, Fola, Lizemore, the Boil Water Order has
been lifted by the supplier, the Town of Clay
March 25 early a County Commission
meets this morning at 10 am
March 25 early a Unlike most meetings,
there's a couple very important votes to be made
March 25 early a Three groups
are vying for $30K in state grant funds and the title of lead economic
development group for the next 12 months. The CCC will decide who
gets the loot.
March 25 early a Currently the CAEZ
holds the LED title and has for the last 12 months. During those months,
raise your hand if you've seen any substantial growth in the land of little.
March 25 early a Other contenders are
the BDA and Clay Development, the CDC
March 25 early a The most important
vote for the CCC is setting the budget for the new fiscal year. For the
2015-2016 year, all departments have asked for more $$$. At the same time,
tax revenues are down. For this current year, there's not enough $$$ to
make it thru June 30th. There is a real likelihood, cuts will come in June
or invoices will go unpaid.
March 25 early a With fewer dollars
coming in, current budget levels will have to be cut back. Forget
increasing budgets for each department. It just ain't possible.
March 25 early a Tie all that together
with the recent court decision that made it clear, each department must
be properly funded and you see, Clayberry has a problem.
March 25 early a Meeting starts at
10 am. Bring your own popcorn
March 24 p The new batch of indictees
showed up for Arraignment Day this morning.
March 24 p Each and every said not
me Judge, not guilty. Well, one, Mikey Lanham, didn't come into the Courtroom.
Our guess, they're doing psych tests on the lad and the results aren't
March 24 p Turns out, that nearly new
tractor trailer that wrecked last night was carrying a gazillion pounds
March 24 p This morning, those hams
were being given away in downtown Clay. Not sure how people found out about
the freebees but a bunch of people showed up at the Courthouse and
then CDC, for the giveaways.
March 24 a 911 scanner traffic was
abuzz last night beginning around 7:15. Emergency service providers responded
to a tractor trailer rollover on I-79 near the 43 mile marker.
March 24 a The area was congested
for nearly 3 hours and at one point, the interstate was shut down.
March 24 a Early on came a call
that a passing motorist in a Cadillac had struck a fireman's personal vehicle
March 24 a It's arraignment time this
morning before Judge Jack Alsop. All open to the public and usually interesting
to watch from the peanut gallery
March 23 p Emily June King, 71,
of Clay, see OBITUARY page
March 23 p BOIL WATER ORDER issued
for Clay County PSD customers Hartland, Bickmore, Indore, Lizemores, Fola
due to the Town of Clay's main line break. Boil it first folks!
March 23 p Clay High was on a Boil
Water Order all day Monday.
March 23 p We received NO notification
of that BWO problem
March 23 a Today at noon the Health
Dept Bd of Directors meet for a rescheduled quarterly meeting
March 23 a Tuesday morning all
those indicted last week are suppose to show up in Circuit Court and tell
the Judge, Not me buddy, I'm not guilty
March 23 a Wed morning the Clay County
Commission meets at 10 am
March 23 a How about some happy news!
March 23 a On Saturday, the BC&
G RR Co-Op met. Around 20 were in attendance. An overwhelming majority
voted to reconstituted the corporation and take a second go at making it
March 23 a Not sure how successful
they will be but nice knowing, they know, how important growing tourism
is for our future.
March 21 a Two things of mention....
March 21 a Someone's idea starts
many groups. Such was the case with Roger Nutter and the Buffalo Creek
and Gauley Railroad Co-Op. Roger's idea was to grow a tourism train ride
on the rails heading to Widen from Dundon.
March 21 a Hundreds of hours of effort
went into the project. With the death of Mr Nutter, so went that spark
plug and for the most part, the BC&G RR Co-Op
March 21 a This morning the group meets
at 11 am in the old Valley Fork School for what may be a vote to give the
group's assets to the CAEZ and close down a great idea.
March 21 a Sad day in Clay
March 21 a On a happier note, tonight
is Prom Night for CHS graduating seniors. For the teens, it's a time to
dress up and dance the night away.
March 21 a They are down to 70 some
days of public education and the real world
March 21 a Watch out for em tonight
and Seniors, don't anything too stupid tonight.
March 19 a We've got a new round of
criminals as a result of Spring Grand Jury proceedings on Tuesday. From
March 19 a Crystal Tanner indicted
on possession with intent to deliver cocaine, $10k bond
March 19 a Melissa Koch delivery of
controlled substance $40K bond
March 19 a Jeremy Gray delivery of
controlled substance $40K Bond
March 19 a Joseph Mollahan burglary
petit larceny $5K Bond
March 19 a Angela Salisbury Grand
Larceny, Dest of puter, B&E $3.5K Bond
March 19 a James McCune poss with intent
Meth, operating a lab, conspiracy
March 19 a Steven Duffield poss
w/ intent to deliver, drug lab, conspiracy $30K Bond
March 19 a Bernard Buckhannon poss
w/ intent to deliver, drug lab, conspiracy
March 19 a Ronald Newhouse poss w/
intent to deliver Meth, drug lab, conspiracy
March 19 a Perry DeMoss sex abuse by
parent or custodian, sex assault 2nd degree x 3 $40K Bond
March 19 a Frankie Phillips poss w/
intent to deliver Cocaine
March 19 a And finally, here they go
picking on one of Clayberry's finest, Mikey Lanham
March 19 a Michael Edward Lanham petit
larceny x 2, malicious wounding, battery
March 19 a Arraignment before
Judge Jack Alsop is Tuesday March 24th beginning at 9am
March 19 a Providing you don't make
a bunch of noise or wear your hat, anyone can sit it on the court action.
Nice soft seats too.
March 18 a The newest bestest yet Communicator
hit the news stands across the region Tuesday afternoon.
March 18 a The lead article makes public
a civil suit against a Hospice Care provider that serves families in County
Clay. At issue is the firing of a Clayonian after she reported seeing some
not so good actions by other employees
March 18 a Did you receive that
colorful oversize School System postcard in the mail last week. Ever wonder
how many tax dollars it took to produce? Wonder who paid for it? Read all
about it and more in the just published Communicator
March 18 a Spring officially arrives
Friday around 6pm.
March 18 a Got your cabbage in the
ground? It's time.
March 18 a Welcome Spring!
March 18 a Volunteers with Buffalo
Creek Watershed Assoc have stocked Buffalo for a number of years. Their
efforts have helped create this county's premier trout stream drawing tourists
from across the region.
March 18 a This year, they don't have
enough $$$ to do stockings. Their plea is posted over on the ADVISORY along
with Delegate Roger Hanshaw's article on how great things went in the House
of Delegates this year
March 16 a School Board meets tonight
at 6pm in Clay Middle School. The
agenda is posted online.
March 16 a Before that public meeting,
they're holding a public gathering (also at CMS) for comments on the new
year school calendar. If you don't speak up now, don't complain next Fall.
March 16 a You are invited to both
March 16 a Spring Grand Jury convenes
March 16 a Communicator comes out Tuesday
afternoon. Today's the deadline for emailing your stuff over to Clayberry's
journal of record.
March 15 a What the heck is Ides of
out for yourself right here.
March 15 a From the last few days.....
March 15 a While important stuff languishes
in Congress, the elected dummies spent hours talking about Hillary's emails.
March 15 a 47 senators sent a letter
to the Republic of Iran. The treasonous act includes W Va Senator Shirley
Moore Capito's signature. Wonder if voters will remember this during
the next election cycle
March 15 a After 60 days of out
of control behavior, thank goodness the Legislature is closed for another
year. Saturday night when the gavel came down, many of the foundation busting
notions were put aside.
March 15 a From that whole mess, Clayberry's
democratic Senator, Mike Romano , proved to be a moderate voice full of
good thinking skills.
March 15 a Thursday night the Lady
Panthers were taken out of State Tournament contention by Sissonville.
That team went on to win the top prize. Interestingly enough, during regular
season, the Lady Panthers beat Sissonville not once but twice.
March 15 a New businesses are hard
to find in the County of Little. The Sizemore family bucked the sit at
home crowd and opened a 140 by 30' greenhouse in Maysel, Saturday,
Mike Sizemire Jr, set out the first volley of cabbage and early crops for
public sale. Great!
March 15 a Speaking of things that
are growing.... The State Road crews are trying their best to get ahead
of the pothole filled roads. Seems like overnight, another 100 pop
up at the ready to wipe out a $150 tire.
March 15 a Not nearly as bad as this
time last year, but the tank traps are back and ready to bite ya. Beware
the potholes of March.